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Herzog & de Meuron's West Village Condo Building Takes Shape In New York

14:10 - 2 March, 2017

Construction on Herzog & de Meuron’s 160 Leroy condominium tower in New York’s West Village has nearly topped out, with 12 of its planned 15 floors now complete. The design, inspired by the great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, features a curved concrete and glass facade and contains 57 luxury condos ranging in price from $3.1 to $48.5 million.

Herzog & de Meuron's West Village Condo Building Takes Shape In New York via Field Condition via Field Condition © DBOX +4

New Images of Studio Gang's Solar Carve Tower Revealed as Project Gets Underway

16:10 - 27 February, 2017
© Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang
© Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang

New renderings have been revealed of Studio Gang’s Solar Carve Tower, located at 40 10th Avenue along the High Line in New York City, as the project gets set to begin construction. Initially conceived by the architects in 2012, the tower was presented to New York’s Board of Standards and Appeals on four occasions before finally receiving planning approval in November 2015. In the new images, the building’s interiors and roof terrace are seen for the first time, as well as its relationship to the nearby Pier 55, the proposed park along the Hudson Waterfront designed by Heatherwick Studio.

© Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang The Solar Carve Tower, with Pier 55 in the foreground. Image © Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang © Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang © Neoscape. Courtesy Studio Gang +6

David Chipperfield's West Village Apartment Complex Finally Given Greenlight

14:10 - 22 February, 2017
David Chipperfield's West Village Apartment Complex Finally Given Greenlight, Rendering of the latest proposal. Image via LPC Review Materials
Rendering of the latest proposal. Image via LPC Review Materials

David Chipperfield’s West Village Apartment Building in New York City is finally getting off the ground. Following three rejected planning applications, originally submitted in July 2016, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has finally given the six-story building the go-ahead. Located at 11-19 Jane Street, the site sits within the Greenwich Village Historic District, designated as a historic preservation district by the LPC in 1969.

WXY and BLA Unveil New York Affordable Housing Development

14:00 - 18 February, 2017
WXY and BLA Unveil New York Affordable Housing Development, Courtesy of WXY/BLA
Courtesy of WXY/BLA

WXY architecture + urban design has unveiled its design for The Peninsula, a five-acre mixed use development for New York City that aims to “create [an] instant [community] with jobs, training, education, and hundreds of affordable apartments.”

Created in conjunction with Body Lawson Associates (BLA) for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Housing and Preservation Development (HPD), the project will feature retail, light industrial, recreational, and residential space—all of which will be affordable—in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx.

Tadao Ando's First NYC Residence Tops Out in Nolita

12:00 - 18 February, 2017
Tadao Ando's First NYC Residence Tops Out in Nolita, © The Boundary and Noë & Associates
© The Boundary and Noë & Associates

Tadao Ando’s first residential building in New York City—152 Elizabeth—has topped out in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. A collaboration with architect and designer Michael Gabellini of Gabellini Sheppard Associates, as well as developer Sumaida + Khurana, the project will feature Ando’s hallmarks, poured-in-place concrete, burnished, metal, voluminous glass, and a living green wall.

Conceived as an inner sanctuary within downtown Manhattan, the building highlights acoustics as a key consideration, with a façade system and exterior glass enabling a high OITC rating to “ensure a tranquil home environment in the center of this vibrant neighborhood.”

© The Boundary and Noë & Associates © The Boundary and Noë & Associates © The Boundary and Noë & Associates © Noë & Associates +5

New York City Unveils Plans for New Fashion and Film Hub in Brooklyn

12:20 - 16 February, 2017
New York City Unveils Plans for New Fashion and Film Hub in Brooklyn, © WXY Architecture + Urban Design
© WXY Architecture + Urban Design

As rising rents have began to drive out historic garment companies from New York City’s storied Garment District in Midtown Manhattan, mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans for a new development that would bring together the artistic fields into one creative hub in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. Conceived and designed by WXY architecture + urban design, the $136 million “Made in NY Campus” will provide the setting for film and television production, virtual reality tech offices, and a new home for New York’s fashion and garment manufacturing industry.

© WXY Architecture + Urban Design © WXY Architecture + Urban Design © WXY Architecture + Urban Design © WXY Architecture + Urban Design +7

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 375,000 Images for Unrestricted Use

14:15 - 15 February, 2017
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 375,000 Images for Unrestricted Use, © Wikimedia CC user Fcb981. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
© Wikimedia CC user Fcb981. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Looking to add a beautiful piece of art to your render to really sell your project? Look no further.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its new Open Access policy, which releases over 375,000 images of artworks from their expansive collection for free download, with absolutely no restrictions under copyright law – meaning you are completely free to copy, remix, or distribute any image for any use, including commercial.

Saatchi & Saatchi New York Office / M Moser Associates

13:00 - 10 February, 2017
Saatchi & Saatchi New York Office  / M Moser Associates, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Charlton Hutton, Senior Designer
  • Area

    44200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Applicants: Architecture Conflicts Program and Strategy Fellow

19:30 - 9 February, 2017
Call for Applicants: Architecture Conflicts Program and Strategy Fellow, Architecture Conflicts - Program and Strategy Fellowship. Storefront for Art and Architecture
Architecture Conflicts - Program and Strategy Fellowship. Storefront for Art and Architecture

Digital technologies heighten our awareness of ongoing conflicts around the world. A main strategic focus for Storefront in 2017 is to investigate the ways in which art, architecture, and design participate in the articulation and resolution of local and global struggles affecting individuals and collectives around the world.

Storefront announces a call for a one-year Program and Strategy Fellow who will develop and present a critical new project: Architecture Conflicts. This grant-funded position aims to reach candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and communities that have faced barriers to entry for leadership roles on major global projects. The fellow will work alongside Storefront's team in New York City.

Immigration-Themed Valentine's Day Heart Erected in Times Square

14:00 - 8 February, 2017
Immigration-Themed Valentine's Day Heart Erected in Times Square, © Justin Bettman for @TSqArts
© Justin Bettman for @TSqArts

The Office for Creative Research's winning design for the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, We Were Strangers Once Too, has officially opened in New York City's Times Square. A celebration of New York City’s rich immigrant culture, the sculpture takes the form of 33 metal poles inscribed with the origins of foreign-born NYC residents. As visitors travel around the sculpture, the red and pink blocks come together to create an iconic Valentine’s Day heart.

Forgotten Futures and Abandoned Ambitions: How the "Never Built" Franchise Took New York

10:30 - 3 February, 2017
Paul Rudolph's City Corridor design, commissioned in 1967 in response to Robert Moses' failed Lower Manhattan Expressway. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books
Paul Rudolph's City Corridor design, commissioned in 1967 in response to Robert Moses' failed Lower Manhattan Expressway. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books

In 2013 former Los Angeles Magazine architecture critic Greg Goldin and journalist Sam Lubell co-wrote and co-curated Never Built Los Angeles. The acclaimed book and accompanying exhibit at the Architecture and Design Museum of LA celebrated hundreds of projects that never quite reached fruition. Following its success, the duo published a second installment: Never Built New York. Having just sold out of its first pressing, the book has garnered similar praise as its predecessor. Goldin and Lubell are currently planning an accompanying exhibit at New York’s Queens Museum that will debut this fall. Fresh off their NYC book tour, I sat down with Mr. Goldin to discuss his latest book and the future of Never Built.

Thomas Musca: You’ve been able to snag two high-profile architects to write the foreword for each book: Thom Mayne for Never Built LA and Daniel Libeskind for Never Built NY. Why do you think they’re so willing to help? Why are they so interested in the unbuilt?

Greg Goldin: I think architects feel that a lot of the work they do is the stuff that we would describe as "on paper." It’s not something that got realized. So, I think that there’s a natural sympathy for this subject matter in general. We didn’t have to convince anyone: "Oh, overcome your worst fears, you’re going to be included in this book that is consigning you to the dung heap of history." I don’t think anybody ever felt that way. I think that they feel like these are things that they don’t want to see just disappear into the archives. There’s a sympathy that already exists. Sam and I knew Thom Mayne and we thought Thom would be good for this and he just said yes. The same is true with Daniel Libeskind. Our editor, Diana Murphy, is friends with him. We felt fortunate because he has an amazingly positive attitude for a guy who’s been batted about by how things work in the real world of trying to get stuff built. You can have the dream project, Freedom Tower, and get ground down by it. But Daniel, bless his heart, is kind of upbeat about the whole thing, and that comes across in what he had to say in the foreword.

Victor Gruen’s Welfare Island proposal for Roosevelt Island, designed in 1961. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books Norman Bel Geddes + R. Buckminster Fuller’s proposal for the Dodger Dome, designed in 1955. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books Santiago Calatrava's 2003 proposal for the 80 South Street Tower. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books Frank Lloyd Wright’s Key Project for Ellis Island, proposed in 1959. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books +14

Statue of Liberty Museum Proposal Points to Social Injustice Through Tweets

06:00 - 2 February, 2017
Statue of Liberty Museum Proposal Points to Social Injustice Through Tweets, © Jung woo Ji + Bosuk Hur + Suk Lee (Ji+Hur+Lee)
© Jung woo Ji + Bosuk Hur + Suk Lee (Ji+Hur+Lee)

Jungwoo Ji (of EUS+ Architects), Bosuk Hur (of Folio:), and Suk Lee (a fourth-year student at Iowa State University) have won the Liberty Museum / New York competition with their speculative design for a museum at the site of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York City.

Inspired by the concept of civil candlelight marches against social injustice in Korea—the designers’ home country—the proposal is designed to be an architectural device that reflects human rights and social justice disparity in real time. When visitors send messages, namely tweets, about dire events in their cities to the museum with their phones, each unit of the proposal receives electronic signals and changes its position to point towards the region in question.

© Jung woo Ji + Bosuk Hur + Suk Lee (Ji+Hur+Lee) © Jung woo Ji + Bosuk Hur + Suk Lee (Ji+Hur+Lee) © Jung woo Ji + Bosuk Hur + Suk Lee (Ji+Hur+Lee) © Jung woo Ji + Bosuk Hur + Suk Lee (Ji+Hur+Lee) +8

Winning Times Square Valentine's Day Installation Will Celebrate NYC's Immigrants

14:00 - 1 February, 2017
Courtesy of The Office for Creative Research
Courtesy of The Office for Creative Research

The Office for Creative Research has been announced as the winners of the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition. Their winning design, titled We Were Strangers Once Too, is a public data sculpture in the shape of a heart that “highlight[s] the role that immigrants have played in the founding, development, and continued vibrancy of New York City.”

Courtesy of The Office for Creative Research Courtesy of The Office for Creative Research Courtesy of The Office for Creative Research Courtesy of The Office for Creative Research +4

The Unexpected Stories Behind 10 Skyscrapers That Were Actually Built

04:00 - 24 January, 2017
The Unexpected Stories Behind 10 Skyscrapers That Were Actually Built, Torre Velasca. Image © José Tomás Franco
Torre Velasca. Image © José Tomás Franco

As long as there have been buildings mankind has sought to construct its way to the heavens. From stone pyramids to steel skyscrapers, successive generations of designers have devised ever more innovative ways to push the vertical boundaries of architecture. Whether stone or steel, however, each attempt to reach unprecedented heights has represented a vast undertaking in terms of both materials and labor – and the more complex the project, the greater the chance for things to go awry.

Ryugyong Hotel. Image © José Tomás Franco Robot Building. Image © José Tomás Franco CCTV Headquarters. Image © José Tomás Franco Cayan Tower. Image © José Tomás Franco +21

Slack NYC HQ / Snøhetta

17:00 - 23 January, 2017
Slack NYC HQ / Snøhetta, © Michael Grimm
© Michael Grimm

© Michael Grimm © Michael Grimm © Michael Grimm © Michael Grimm +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Design Team

    Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Vanessa Kassabian, Aaron Dorf, Rikard Jaucis, Craig Dykers
  • Area

    12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

New York City's SeaGlass Carousel, Photographed by Danica O. Kus

14:00 - 23 January, 2017
New York City's SeaGlass Carousel, Photographed by Danica O. Kus, © Danica O. Kus
© Danica O. Kus

In this latest photoseries, architectural photographer Danica O. Kus takes her lens inside New York City’s SeaGlass Carousel, designed by WXY Architecture + Urban Design with artist George Tsypin. Completed in summer 2015, the 2,575 square foot nautilus-shaped pavilion has become a new attraction within a Piet Oudolf-designed landscape in Battery Park, drawing in visitors with an immersive LED and audio experience inspired by bioluminescent organisms found deep within the ocean.

© Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus +15

Elizabeth Diller to Produce Opera for the High Line

12:00 - 20 January, 2017
Elizabeth Diller to Produce Opera for the High Line, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Continuing in her firm’s tradition of blurring the lines between architecture, art and environment, Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is producing an opera for the High Line. Dubbed the “Mile Long Opera,” the production will be set along New York’s new favorite attraction, which was designed by DS+R with James Corner and Piet Oudolf and opened to the public in 2009.

New York Affordable Housing Challenge

15:00 - 19 January, 2017
New York Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the New York Affordable Housing Challenge  ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Enter the New York Affordable Housing Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 23, 2017

In the words of Bill de Blasio, New Yorkers have a “crisis of affordability” on their hands. This is a crisis built upon the success that the city has had in recent decades. These years have made the city safer, and more appealing, for people from all over the world to come and start businesses, studies, and their lives. This has put a huge strain on housing stock, and has led to New Yorkers having to spend increasing amounts to cover their housing expenses and have made entire neighbourhoods unaffordable.