'FitNation' Exhibition

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
'FitNation' Exhibition, Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon
Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, from San Antonio to Cincinnati, communities and organizations across the United States are tackling heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases with a dose of powerful medicine: active design. Organized by AIA New York, with the Center for Architecture, their groundbreaking 'FitNation' exhibition. brings together for the first time 33 projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia that showcase the ways design, policy, and grassroots strategies are promoting physical activity as part of daily life. The event began this week and concludes on August 8. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

'POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions.' Exhibition

00:00 - 11 June, 2013
'POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions.' Exhibition

Taking place at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York from June 19 - July 20, the 'POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions.' exhibition will investigate what constitutes a position in architecture today and how that might be generated through the architect’s drawing. The exhibition presents 30 original drawings by 30 architects of the Storefront gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street that address both ends of the architectural drawing spectrum, understanding its codes and protocols and deploying the personal obsession of each architect in the articulation of a position now. For more information, please visit here.

Exhibiting in New York in the Air: Alberto Campo Baeza Exhibition

00:00 - 9 June, 2013
Exhibiting in New York in the Air: Alberto Campo Baeza Exhibition, Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza
Courtesy of Alberto Campo Baeza

Exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York until this month, the work of Alberto Campo Baeza is on display to celebrate the awarding of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture 2013. In a spare white quadrangular room in the main building and with only natural light from above, 24 white panels appear floating over the walls, without touching or marking them. It is an exhibition that is very sui generis, it is an Exhibition in the air; it is an exhibition that is very Campo Baeza. More information on the exhibition after the break.

5th Avenue Camper Store / Nendo

01:00 - 28 May, 2013
© Jesse Goff
© Jesse Goff
  • Architects

  • Location

    522 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jesse Goff © Jesse Goff © Jesse Goff © Jesse Goff +18

Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Rotunda to be Temporarily Transformed into a Turrell Skyspace

00:00 - 23 May, 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Rotunda to be Temporarily Transformed into a Turrell Skyspace, James Turrell: Rendering for Aten Reign, 2013, Daylight and LED light, Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © James Turrell, Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 © SRGF
James Turrell: Rendering for Aten Reign, 2013, Daylight and LED light, Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © James Turrell, Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 © SRGF

With his first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980, James Turrell will dramatically transform the sinuous curves of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum into one of the largest Skyspaces he has ever mounted. Opening on summer solstice, June 21, 2013, Aten Reign will give form museum’s central void by creating what Turrell has described as “an architecture of space created with light.”

Ice Falls / James Carpenter Design Associates Inc

01:00 - 21 May, 2013
Ice Falls / James Carpenter Design Associates Inc, © Andreas Keller
© Andreas Keller
  • Architects

  • Location

    959 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Foster, Partners
  • Design Team

    Johanna Kindvall, Jonathan Forsythe
  • Architect Of Record

    Adamson Associates Architects
  • Design Principal

    Torsten Schlauersbach, Richard Kress
  • Water Consultant

    Fluidity Design Consultants
  • Cast Glass Fabrication

    John Lewis Glass
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller +15

'Le Corbusier/New York' Symposium

00:00 - 16 May, 2013
'Le Corbusier/New York' Symposium, Courtesy of Center for Architecture & AIA New York
Courtesy of Center for Architecture & AIA New York

Held in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, “Le Corbusier/New York” is a two-day international symposium taking place June 8-9. The event will examine this world-renowned French architect's ideas on the city before and after his first trip to the United States, along with his influence on generations of American architects. The journey through Le Corbusier’s work will begin on Saturday with an exclusive preview of the MoMA exhibition led by its curator Jean-Louis Cohen and Sunday's events include engaging lectures at the Center for Architecture. Discussions will focus on how Le Corbusier's ideas about New York City influenced his work and how, in turn, Le Corbusier's legacy impacted the city's built environment. For more information, please visit here.

Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute’s New Street-Level Space

01:00 - 16 May, 2013
Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute’s New Street-Level Space, Courtesy of Van Alen Institute
Courtesy of Van Alen Institute

Ground/Work is a design competition just launched yesterday that seeks to recognize emerging design talent with a highly visible built project in New York City for Van Alen Institute. Since 1982, the Institute has occupied the sixth floor of its building at 30 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, where a diverse program of competitions, curatorial initiatives, and public events has made Van Alen an influential center for design innovation. This year, the Institute is making its public-oriented mission central to the reinvention of its own office and event space, transforming the ground floor and lower level of its building for a new venue to house its entire work space and public programs. The deadline for submissions is June 13. For more information, please visit here.

Video: One World Trade Center Tops Out

19:39 - 13 May, 2013

Caution: This video may induce vertigo.

As the final segment of the One World Trade Center was hoisted into position – topping the structure out at a patriotic 1,776 feet – Curbed NY captured its journey via a small Go-Pro camera to reveal its fascinating, and somewhat nauseating, view of Manhattan.

While the US rejoices this monumental feat, a debate amongst architects, engineers and city officials lingers on whether or not the 408-foot spire will count towards the One WTC’s overall height and allow it to officially claim its title as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Port Authority argues that the spire doubled as a radio antenna is considered as non-essential telecom equipment and therefore should not be considered as part of the “architectural top”, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will make the final call in October.

Red Bull Music Academy New York / INABA

01:00 - 13 May, 2013
Red Bull Music Academy New York / INABA, © Greg Irikura
© Greg Irikura
  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, USA
  • INABA - Principal in Charge

    Jeffrey Inaba
  • INABA - Project Architect

    Ostap Rudakevych
  • INABA - Project Team

    Yoichiro Mizuno, Alan Kwan, Sean Connolly, Steven Tsai, Shuning Zhao, Allyn Hughes, Stephanie Lee, Richard Yoo
  • Architect of Record

    SLAB Architecture
  • Area

    38200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura © Greg Irikura +20

Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects

01:00 - 10 May, 2013
Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY 10034, USA
  • Design Architects

    Steven Holl, Chris McVoy
  • Partner in Charge

    Chris McVoy
  • Associate in Charge

    Olaf Schmidt
  • Project Team

    Marcus Carter, Christiane Deptolla, Peter Englaender, Runar Halldorsson, Jackie Luk, Filipe Taboada, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Ebbie Wisecarver
  • Area

    4459.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Iwan Baan © Chris McVoy © Chris McVoy © Chris McVoy +31

MoMA Selects Diller Scofidio + Renfro as Architect of the Folk Art Museum

00:00 - 9 May, 2013
MoMA Selects Diller Scofidio + Renfro as Architect of the Folk Art Museum , © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

The Museum of Modern Art has commissioned Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) to design its controversial expansion that will overtake the former American Folk Art Museum in New York. This news comes after an intense backlash from prominent architects, preservationists and critics worldwide pressured MoMA to reconsider its decision to raze the iconic, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-design museum in order to make way for its new expansion. 

In response, DS+R has requested that MoMA gives them the “time and latitude to carefully consider the entirety of the site, including the former American Folk Art Museum building, in devising an architectural solution to the inherent challenges of the project,” as stated by Glenn D. Lowry, MoMA’s director, in a memo sent on Thursday to his trustees and staff. He added, “We readily agreed to consider a range of options, and look forward to seeing their results.” 

More on the DS+R’s commission and the fate of the Folk Museum after the break...

Council Approves Cornell’s Net-Zero Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

00:00 - 9 May, 2013
Council Approves Cornell’s Net-Zero Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island, © Kilograph
© Kilograph

City Council has approved Cornell’s two-million-square-foot tech campus planned to break ground in 2014 on New York’s Roosevelt Island. Masterplanned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the ambitious carbon positive campus will offer housing for 2,000 full-time graduate students, world-class education facilities, a hotel, a corporate co-location building, and more than an acre of public open space. Construction will commence with the first, state-of-the-art academic building that will be designed by Thom Mayne, founder ofMorphosis, who will incorporate the latest environmental advances, such as geothermal and solar power, to achieve net-zero energy for the landmark structure.

City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2013-2014

00:00 - 7 May, 2013
City of Dreams Pavilion Competition 2013-2014, City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013 Winner: 'Head in the Clouds' by Studio Klimoski Chang Architects
City of Dreams Pavilion 2012-2013 Winner: 'Head in the Clouds' by Studio Klimoski Chang Architects

FIGMENT has teamed with the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter (AIANY) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to host their 4th annual call for proposals to design and construct an architectural pavilion on Governors Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion. The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, be able to enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Participants are being challenged to imagine a future New York City where anything is possible. The deadline to register is June 1, and submissions are due July 1. For more information, please visit here.

The East Harlem School / GLUCK+

01:00 - 6 May, 2013
The East Harlem School / GLUCK+, © Erik Freeland
© Erik Freeland
  • Architects

  • Location

    309 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, USA
  • Design Team

    Shannon Bambenek, Kees Brinkman, Kathy Chang, Steven Chen, A.B. Moburg-Davis, Marc Gee, Peter L. Gluck, Bethia Liu, Jill Reinecke , Elaine Sun, Stacie Wong
  • Area

    27800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Erik Freeland © Erik Freeland © Theo Morrison © Erik Freeland +18

One World Trade Center Will Soon Top Out at 1,776 Feet

00:00 - 3 May, 2013

After weather conditions refused to cooperate on Monday, the final two sections of Freedom Tower have been lifted to the summit of the One World Trade CenterConstruction of the gargantuan 758-ton, 408-foot spire - a joint Canadian-U.S. venture - began in December 2012, when 18 separate pieces were shipped to Manhattan from Canada and New JerseyThis final addition, including a steel beacon, means that the height of the building will soon rise from 1,368 feet to a more patriotic 1,776 feet once the segments are permanently installed within the next few weeks. However, it's not yet certain that the building will officially be the tallest in the U.S.

Read more after the break...

Tomas Ghisellini Architects at MoMA New York

00:00 - 1 May, 2013
Tomas Ghisellini Architects at MoMA New York, Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Scheduled to be on view from July 10th to December 1st at MoMA New YorkTomas Ghisellini Architects will be presenting the international exhibition 'Cut'n'Paste'. With a recent project exposed, their exhibition is dedicated to design, composition and communication languages of contemporary architecture. For more information, please visit here.

FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Competition

01:00 - 27 April, 2013
FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] Competition, pre-Hurricane Sandy boardwalk / © 2013 FARROC
pre-Hurricane Sandy boardwalk / © 2013 FARROC

The extensive damage to low-lying waterfront zones caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 reinforced the need for resilient infrastructure and redevelopment strategies for existing coastal communities throughout the greater New York area. Costly damage to buildings, roads, and utility systems by the storm raises the controversial question of whether areas of particular geographic vulnerability should be rebuilt, maintained and defended, or simply abandoned. In an effort to solicit creative ideas, the FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] competition seeks innovative proposals for the design and development of a comprehensive new master plan for Arverne East, a vacant 80+ acre Urban Renewal site on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City. Submissions are due no later than June 14. For more information, please visit here.