The recent building boom in New York City has radically altered the look and feel of the city and added considerably to the list of starchitects currently reshaping New York’s iconic skyline. It has also helped redefine boundaries of the eclectic pluralism of postmodern architecture.
How do we label the current architectural style of the last decade? Is there a post-postmodern? Join architect Rafael Viñoly and Julie Iovine, executive editor of The Architect’s Newspaper, for a conversation about the present and future of architecture in New York.
The conversation will take place Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm. Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is $6 for museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members. Thanks to the Museum of the City of New York, the price will also be $6 when you mention ArchDaily! For more information, click here.
The New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects [NYCOBA]has planned a Portfolio + Resume review day for graduating college seniors and young professionals seeking feedback on their portfolio as well as some advice about the interview/job hunting process.
The event will offer one on one break-out sessions and a panel discussion comprised of professionals representing different sectors of the architectural + design community. The event is intended to be practiced for potential interviews and to gain an understanding of current job trends. Come with a complete portfolio and at least 6 copies of your resume and cover letter. If you plan on showing a multimedia presentation then be prepared to have wrk samples in multiple medias & platforms. Prepare your Portfolio and get ready to be engaged!
The event will take place on Saturday, April 16th 2011, between 11:00am and 5:00 pm at the Office of Perkins + Will: 215 Park Avenue South, 4th Floor. Admission is free for NYCOBA/NOMA members. $15 for NON Members up to April 14th and $25 after April 14th. Space is limited, so reserve your space now! Register at email@example.com.
Architects: Nandinee Phookan Architects
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
General Contractor: Giovannitti, LLC
Structural Engineer: Pennmax Engineering
MEP Engineer: Clifford Dias Engineering
Stair Manufacturer: Product and design metalwork
Project area: 3,700 sq. ft.
Project year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: Tom Judge Photography
Garrison Architects are completing designs for Red Hook Green, New York’s first sustainable zero-energy, live/work building. A completion date projected is summer 2011. This unique structure is expected to become one of the most distinctive architectural additions to up-and-coming Red Hook section of Brooklyn.
Architect: Garrison Architects
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Project Area: 4,000 sqf
Renderings: Courtesy of Garrison Architects
Located on the third floor of a residential tower, this amenity space combines a fitness center with a diverse entertainment program including screening room, gaming area, and demonstration kitchen. The boundary between these two programs is defined by a folded metal structure. This luminous patterned surface intersects the residential corridor to form the entrance.
With the small Chinatown site proving to be too confining for the growing Children’s Museum of the Arts, the institution secured a new space in Hudson Square, New York. Now that the new space is three times the size of the Chinatown site, WORKac has designed a museum where the activities are connected in a natural manner and are organized around a central colorful gallery. This dramatic increase in square footage will allow the museum to reinterpret the best parts of their current museum and add the new programs they had long desired.
More about the project after the break.
Rockwell Group worked with JetBlue to re-think the airline’s brand concept and to re-imagine the T5 marketplace – a triangular retail and dining area where all three concourses will meet. JetBlue believed that the marketplace was the one area in its new terminal where it could fully exhibit its “JetBlue-ness.” In response, Rockwell Group expanded JetBlue’s brand concept by equating “JetBlue-ness” with “New York-ness” and created a marketplace interior concept that is bold, celebratory and affirmatively New York.
Architect: Rockwell Group with Gensler
Location: John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, New York, USA
Planner and Design Manager: Arup
Airside/Landside Civil Engineers: DMJM Harris
Construction Management: Turner Construction
Engineers: Amman & Whitney
Collaborator: Port Authority of New York and New York
Project Area: 55,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Nic Lehoux
The formal opening of the 76-story 870 foot skyscraper New York by Gehry (previously Beekman Tower) was held this past Saturday. In celebration with hundreds of guests, the occasion also marked the Pritzker Prize winning architects 82nd birthday.
New York by Gehry, located within the Lower Manhattan skyline, has a recognizable facade of stainless steel cladding appearing as draped fabric. Now the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere the building boasts 903 luxury rental units and 22,000 sqf of amenity space. A building under a lot of scrutiny during its design and construction phase, the completed New York by Gehry received remarks of praise from architecture critics stating that it is “the finest skyscraper to rise in New York since Eero Saarinen’s CBS building went up 46 years ago,” (NY Times) and from the New Yorker, “one of the most beautiful towers downtown”.
AFTERTASTE: Immaterial Environments will investigate aspects of interior space that are seemingly intangible yet highly perceived. What are some of the immaterial qualities that make up our surroundings? How do we better understand elements of interior climate, the physiological and psychological impacts, so that these become material with which we create and educate?
On April 1st and 2nd, designers, physicians, scientists, scholars and artists will come together to explore these questions.
Preceding the symposium, there will be an exhibition and panel discussion called Radical Shifts, documenting the transition from an ‘Interior Design’ to an ‘Environmental Design’ program at Parsons dating from the mid-60s, a predecessor to our current Program in Interiors. More information right here.
The new 4,170 sqf Chanel boutique, located in the heart of Soho, was inspired by the artistic feel of the neighborhood, and was designed to reflect its legendary spirit. The work of Peter Marino, the NY architect responsible for the design of Chanel’s worldwide boutiques, its interiors also draws inspiration from signature icons of the house and from materials reminiscent of the brand.
Project description and images after the break.
Alf Naman, Developer, and Erin Boisson Aries, SVP and Director at Brown Harris Stevens, announced that, the eagerly awaited residential tower by acclaimed Los Angeles architect Neil Denari, will be ready to welcome its first occupants on June 1st. Just as the High Line has reinvigorated West Chelsea, HL23 has participated in the radical transformation of the cityscape. HL23 now stands as a new beacon for the district that has firmly established itself as a major cultural hub. All interiors are scheduled to be complete to coincide with the opening of Section 2 of the High Line.
More information and photos of this project after the break.
“Marcel Breuer and Postwar America”, an exhibition from the Breuer archives, is on display through March 29 in Slocum Gallery at Syracuse University School of Architecture. It features images of 120 drawings, as well as photographs, documenting 13 of Breuer’s major postwar buildings and projects. Full-scale reproductions highlight themes that characterized some of Breuer’s lesser-known major work and document his responses to the needs and opportunities of postwar American society.
The show was curated by architecture students as part of a seminar on the Bauhaus architect taught by visiting professor Barry Bergdoll, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, with Jonathan Massey, Syracuse Architecture associate professor and undergraduate chair. The exhibition is the outcome of their work in the extensive Breuer archive at the Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Hours M-F, 9-5. Closing reception March 22 at 5 pm.
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Architects: Fabrica 718
Project Team: Cara Solomon, Minyoung Song, Kim Letven, Michael Brehmer, Natalya Egon, Abigail Coover, and Corey Yurkovich
Location: Soho, New York City, NY, USA
Architect of Record: Melissa Cicetti, AIA
MEP Engineer: D’Antonio Consulting
Project area: 1,850 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Sean Hemmerle
It has become standard to check the stock market, book a flight, and find a restaurant using our phones…but to review building permits? Starting today, Mayor Bloomberg of New York announced the Quick Response code that will allow New Yorkers to simply scan the bar code located on construction permits to access information about a specific building or construction site. The information given will share the “approved scope of work, identities of the property owner and job applicant, other approved projects associated with the permit, [and] complaints and violations related to the location,” explained the Mayor in a press release.
What do you think of this new feature? More about the latest app after the break.