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11 New York Architectural Icons Misplaced by Anton Reponnen

08:00 - 17 September, 2018
11 New York Architectural Icons Misplaced by Anton Reponnen, © Anton Reponnen
© Anton Reponnen

Architecture is all about context, either as a way to find harmony with it's surroundings or as a reaction against them. But what happens when you take context out of the picture entirely?

Designer Anton Reponnen, in his Misplaced photo series, has taken 11 of New York's most iconic landmarks, ranging from the Empire State Building to Renzo Piano's Whitney, and transplanted them in deserts, tundras, and plains. With the buildings placed in a "wrong" condition, viewers are challenged to evaluate the architecture in a different way. In Reponnen's eyes (and in the stories that accompany the images), each structure is as alive as we are, and their new location is mystery with motives to uncover.

© Anton Reponnen © Anton Reponnen © Anton Reponnen © Anton Reponnen + 11

Bjarke Ingels Designs Micro WeGrow School in New York

14:00 - 12 September, 2018
Bjarke Ingels Designs Micro WeGrow School in New York, WeGrow. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
WeGrow. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group has released new images of their WeGrow micro school in New York. As the first school design of the office-sharing brand WeWork, the project was designed to undo the compartmentalization often found in traditional school environments and reinforce the significance of engaging kids in an interactive environment. The design starts from the premise of a school universe at the level of the child. This first WeGrow project is now open in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

AD Classics: World Trade Center / Minoru Yamasaki Associates + Emery Roth & Sons

10:30 - 11 September, 2018
© Robert Paul Van Beets/Shutterstock
© Robert Paul Van Beets/Shutterstock

A New York City icon that once rivaled structures such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, colloquially known as the Twin Towers, was one of the most recognized structures in history. Designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki, it held the title of Tallest Building in the World from 1972–1974. Up until its unfortunate demise, the WTC site was a major destination, accommodating 500,000 working people and 80,000 visitors on a typical weekday.

© Flickr user David Farquhar via Wikipedia Commons via Wikipedia Commons via Wikipedia Commons + 28

SHoP Architects' 111 West 57th Rises to Supertall Height as Terracotta Facade Pieces Go Missing

14:00 - 10 September, 2018
SHoP Architects' 111 West 57th Rises to Supertall Height as Terracotta Facade Pieces Go Missing, 111 West 57th Street. Image © Andrew Campbell Nelson
111 West 57th Street. Image © Andrew Campbell Nelson

SHoP Architects' super-slender tower at 111 West 57th Street has reached supertall height, but the tower has begun missing pieces of its façade. As New York YIMBY revealed, sales have already started for the Manhattan skyscraper as new photographs show missing fragments of the terracotta façade. Located in Billionaire's Row just south of Central Park, the supertall is being created by JDS Development and Property Markets Group. The project aims to become an iconic terracotta skyscraper in Midtown as it passes its third setback.

111 West 57th Street. Image © Andrew Campbell Nelson 111 West 57th Street. Image © Andrew Campbell Nelson 111 West 57th Street. Image © Andrew Campbell Nelson 111 West 57th Street. Image © Andrew Campbell Nelson + 11

150 Charles / Dirtworks Landscape Architecture

09:00 - 8 September, 2018
150 Charles / Dirtworks Landscape Architecture, © Mark Weinberg
© Mark Weinberg

© Mark Weinberg © Mark Weinberg © Mark Weinberg © Mark Weinberg + 15

Hunan Slurp / New Practice Studio

13:00 - 5 September, 2018
Hunan Slurp / New Practice Studio, © Montse Zamorano
© Montse Zamorano

© Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano © Montse Zamorano + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    112 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009, United States
  • Design Team

    Nianlai Zhong, Tai-li Lee, Sidong Lang, Junchao Yang, Steve Fang, Junrui Wang
  • Area

    280.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

New Photographs Reveal Studio Gang's Solar Carve Tower as it Nears Completion in New York

12:00 - 5 September, 2018
New Photographs Reveal Studio Gang's Solar Carve Tower as it Nears Completion in New York, 40 Tenth Avenue. Image © Tectonic
40 Tenth Avenue. Image © Tectonic

Studio Gang 10-story Solar Carve Tower is nearing completion in New York’s Meatpacking District. Officially named 40 Tenth Avenue, the scheme responds to the Highline and surrounding site with a dramatic curtain wall and chiseled shape. Sculpted by the angles of the sun, 40 Tenth Avenue explores how shaping architecture in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its potential to have a positive impact on its environment.

Chelsea Triplex / de-spec

09:00 - 31 August, 2018
Chelsea Triplex / de-spec, Courtesy of Frank Oudeman
Courtesy of Frank Oudeman

Courtesy of Frank Oudeman Courtesy of Frank Oudeman Courtesy of Frank Oudeman Courtesy of Frank Oudeman + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Farnaz Mansuri, Principal-Lead Designer
  • Area

    1320.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

Empire State Building's Observatories Open with New Public Entrance

12:00 - 27 August, 2018
Empire State Building's Observatories Open with New Public Entrance, Observatory Entrance Renovation. Image © Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust
Observatory Entrance Renovation. Image © Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust

As part of the first phase in an extensive rebuilding project, the Empire State Building Observatories have a newly renovated entrance. Created by a team of architects and designers, the renovation aimed to transform visitor experience of the Art Deco skyscraper and its history. The 34th Street entrance was renovated for better flow, and to showcase a technology-driven lobby space. The project is the first in a multi-part rebuilding of the tower, which will be completed by late 2019 and include both digital hosts and a new lighting ceremony installation.

Observatory Entrance Renovation. Image © Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust Observatory Entrance Renovation. Image © Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust Observatory Entrance Renovation. Image © Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust Observatory Entrance Renovation. Image © Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust + 7

Snarkitecture's BOUNCE Offers A Surreal Playground to Hong Kong's Waterfront

12:30 - 13 August, 2018
Snarkitecture's BOUNCE Offers A Surreal Playground to Hong Kong's Waterfront, BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture
BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture

New York-based collaborative and design studio Snarkitecture have unveiled their newest interactive installation, bringing a surreal sense of play to Hong Kong’s waterfront. Titled “BOUNCE,” the installation features hundreds of 300% sized bouncing balls contained in a cage-like stadium, inviting the public to “create their own unique playing experiences.”

The program is spread across three locations, with the feature installation along the Harbour City waterfront, an indoor installation at the Ocean Center titled “Gallery by the Harbour,” and a children’s “Eyeball Maze” at the Ocean Terminal.

Gallery by the Harbour. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture BOUNCE. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture Eyeball Maze. Image Courtesy of Snarkitecture + 26

Pier 17 / SHoP Architects

11:00 - 9 August, 2018
Pier 17 / SHoP Architects, © Ty Cole
© Ty Cole

Courtesy of SHoP Architects © Ty Cole © Ty Cole © Ty Cole + 15

BIG's First Twisting Tower Tops Out in Manhattan as New Renderings Released

16:00 - 8 August, 2018
Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson
Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson

Bjarke Ingels Group’s “The Eleventh” has marked a major milestone, with the first of the scheme’s two twisting High Line towers topping out in Chelsea, Manhattan. New images show construction moving quickly along, with the taller 35-story tower now topped out, and work on the cladding steadily progressing.

The 400-foot-tall structure will twist alongside a second 300-foot-tall sister tower, standing out even amongst notable neighbors including Frank Gehry’s IAC Building, Jean Nouvel’s 100 11th Avenue and Foster + Partners’ 551 West 21st Street.

Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson Courtesy of TheXI.com + 14

10 ArchDaily Projects That You Can Book Through Airbnb

14:00 - 8 August, 2018
10 ArchDaily Projects That You Can Book Through Airbnb, La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill. Image © Gregori Civera
La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill. Image © Gregori Civera

ArchDaily and Airbnb were both founded in 2008, but for two very different reasons. Since then, ArchDaily has amassed a vast database of tens of thousands of buildings, located in cities and countries all around the world. Meanwhile, Airbnb has revolutionized the way in which we explore these countries, and use these buildings, even if just for one night.

While architecture lovers have occasionally been offered very limited experiences through Airbnb, such as a one-night stay on the Great Wall of China, or an architectural tour of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium courtesy of Kengo Kuma, it transpires that Airbnb’s listings contain some notable architectural gems available for regular booking.

Kubuswoningen / Piet Blom. Image © Dirk Verwoerd Ex of In House / Steven Holl Architects. Image © Paul Warchol Sky Pods / Natura Vive. Image © Airbnb VillaLóla / ARKÍS architects. Image © ARKÍS architects + 52

American Copper Buildings / SHoP Architects

09:00 - 7 August, 2018
American Copper Buildings / SHoP Architects, Courtesy of SHoP Architects
Courtesy of SHoP Architects

Courtesy of SHoP Architects Courtesy of SHoP Architects Courtesy of SHoP Architects Courtesy of SHoP Architects + 6

  • Architects

  • Location

    626 1st Avenue, New York, NY, United States
  • Project Year

    2018

Call for Submissions: AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

11:48 - 2 August, 2018
Call for Submissions: AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards

The AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards recognize exceptional design by New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania AIA and ASLA members. The awards program is open to registered architects, landscape architects, and planners.

Squarespace Offices / A+I

17:00 - 31 July, 2018
Squarespace Offices / A+I, © Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

© Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat + 25

  • Architects

    A+I
  • Location

    8 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014, United States
  • Design Team

    Brad Zizmor & Dag Folger, Eliane Maillot, Laura Sinn, Cheryl Baxter, Brita Everett, Peter Knutson, Tim Aarsen, Alan Calixto, Megan Kalinowski, Ryan Erb, Katina Kremelberg
  • Area

    98000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

These Are The 50 Smartest Cities in the World in 2018

06:00 - 26 July, 2018
These Are The 50 Smartest Cities in the World in 2018, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/22240293@N05'>Flickr user Francisco Diaz</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>. Image: New York City, ranked #1 on the Cities In Motion Index
© Flickr user Francisco Diaz licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image: New York City, ranked #1 on the Cities In Motion Index

The Center for Globalization and Strategy from Barcelona’s IESE Business School has unveiled its annual list of the world’s smartest cities. In its fifth year, the IESE Cities in Motion Index has calculated the performance scores for 165 cities across 80 countries based on an exhaustive rubric of economic and social indicators. Familiar global power centers have maintained their position at the top of the heap, while expanded categories of assessment have helped a few small cities advance their position drastically.

UN and Yale University Unveil "Tiny House" as the Future of Eco-Living

12:30 - 19 July, 2018
UN and Yale University Unveil "Tiny House" as the Future of Eco-Living, © David Sundberg/Esto
© David Sundberg/Esto

In an effort to spark public discussion and new ideas on how sustainable design can manifest as decent, affordable housing, Yale University has collaborated with UN Environment and UN-Habitat to unveil a “tiny house” fully powered by renewable energy. At 22-square-meters, the eco-house is designed to “test the potential for minimizing the use of natural resources such as water.”

The prototype was unveiled during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, constructed from locally-sourced, bio-based renewable materials. While the first prototype is designed for the climate and context of New York, future iterations can be adapted for site-specific conditions around the globe. Design and fabrication of the module was carried out by Gray Organschi Architecture, working in direct partnership with the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture.

© David Sundberg/Esto © David Sundberg/Esto © David Sundberg/Esto © David Sundberg/Esto + 26