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New Film Explores Photographer Jay Maisel’s Move from His Iconic 6-Story New York Home

05:00 - 5 August, 2019
New Film Explores Photographer Jay Maisel’s Move from His Iconic 6-Story New York Home, © Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories
© Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories

A new film by Oscilloscope Laboratories and Stephen Wilkes explores photographer Jay Maisel’s move from his iconic six-story bank building he called home for 49 years. The landmark structure at 190 Bowery in the East Village of New York was locally known as The Bank, and considered by many New Yorkers to be abandoned. Wilkes tells the story of Maisel's move and documents the incredible structure that has housed a collection of countless objects for half a century.

© Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories © Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories © Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories © Stephen Wilkes, courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories + 5

Cutaway America: Discover 8 United States Landmarks in Cross-Section

05:00 - 24 July, 2019
Cutaway America: Discover 8 United States Landmarks in Cross-Section, Courtesy of NeoMam Studios
Courtesy of NeoMam Studios

American home services website Angie's List has released a series of commissioned images showcasing eight United States landmarks in cross-section. Dubbed Cutaway America, the project takes a new perspective on projects that people are used to seeing from the outside. From idealistic designs that attempt to become one with nature to complex infrastructure, these cutaways hint at a longer story of America and its history.

The New York Botanical Garden Opens Expansive Show on Roberto Burle Marx

10:00 - 23 June, 2019
The New York Botanical Garden Opens Expansive Show on Roberto Burle Marx, The “Modernist Garden” section of the exhibition. Courtesy NYBG
The “Modernist Garden” section of the exhibition. Courtesy NYBG

This article was originally published on Metropolismag.com.

Studio Gang Breaks Ground on Museum of Natural History Expansion in New York

05:00 - 17 June, 2019
Studio Gang Breaks Ground on Museum of Natural History Expansion in New York, Courtesy of Studio Gang
Courtesy of Studio Gang

Studio Gang has broken ground on the American Museum of Natural History Expansion in New York. Called the Richard Gilder Center, the project held its groundbreaking ceremony on June 12 to kick off construction. Designed by Jeanne Gang, the $383 million Center was first proposed seven years ago. The project was made to link a range of museum buildings for better circulation throughout the campus.

Courtesy of Studio Gang Courtesy of Studio Gang Courtesy of Studio Gang Courtesy of Studio Gang + 12

Studio Gang's 11 Hoyt Tops Out in Brooklyn

09:00 - 5 June, 2019
Studio Gang's 11 Hoyt Tops Out in Brooklyn, © Binyan Studios
© Binyan Studios

The Studio Gang-designed 11 Hoyt has topped out in Brooklyn to its full height of 620 feet. Offering 481 luxury residential condominiums, with interiors by Michaelis Boyd Associates, 11 Hoyt features a scalloped façade comprised of exquisitely crafted, shimmering cast concrete and glass, animated by bays that appear to peel away from the building and change as sunlight moves across them throughout the day.

© Jesse David Harris © Tom Harris courtesy of Studio Gang © Jesse David Harris © Tom Harris courtesy of Studio Gang + 27

Archimatika's Snail Brings Slow Living to Manhattan

09:00 - 4 June, 2019
Archimatika's Snail Brings Slow Living to Manhattan, © Archimatika
© Archimatika

Archimatika has designed a modern high rise residential scheme for Manhattan. “The Snail” prioritizes slow living in the high-paced metropolis, providing residential amenities usually lacking in typical Manhattan housing. While proposing a departure from New York City’s fast-paced lifestyle, the scheme blends with the city’s urban fabric with mosaic concrete facades over a steel frame structure.

© Archimatika © Archimatika © Archimatika © Archimatika + 17

Jendretzki Proposes Off-Grid Eco Retreat for New York's Rat Island

13:00 - 29 May, 2019
Jendretzki Proposes Off-Grid Eco Retreat for New York's Rat Island, Eco Retreat. Image Courtesy of Jendretzki Design
Eco Retreat. Image Courtesy of Jendretzki Design

New York-based Jendretzki Design has created a proposal for an off-grid eco resort for New York’s Rat Island. Sited on the only isle off the city's Bronx borough that's privately owned, the project was made as prefab gabled cabins with large glass facades overlooking the ocean. Designed with zero-energy buildings, the site would run on solar and wind power with rainwater collection systems.

Courtesy of Jendretzki Design Courtesy of Jendretzki Design Courtesy of Jendretzki Design Courtesy of Jendretzki Design + 9

Adjaye Associates' First US Residential Skyscraper Tops Out in New York City

09:00 - 17 May, 2019
Adjaye Associates' First US Residential Skyscraper Tops Out in New York City, © Binyan Studios
© Binyan Studios

The Adjaye Associates-designed 130 William has topped out in Lower Manhattan at 800 feet. The first residential skyscraper in the USA designed by the firm, the iconic exterior architecture features a custom hand-cast façade with rhythmic large-scale arched windows and bronze detailing. Made to recall New York City’s historic fabric from the 19th and early 20th centuries, the tower will include 242 new luxury condominiums in the Financial District over 66 stories.

Studio INI's Urban Imprint Exhibition Debuts at A/D/O for NYCx Design

09:00 - 16 May, 2019
Studio INI's Urban Imprint Exhibition Debuts at A/D/O for NYCx Design, © Studio INI / A/D/O
© Studio INI / A/D/O

Studio INI is set to unveil Urban Imprint, an immersive installation at A/D/O by MINI in Brooklyn that reconstructs the fabric of our urban environment and imagines the city as a megaphone to the self. The outdoor installation will open to the public tomorrow, May 17th, during NYCxDesign, New York City’s annual celebration of Design which takes place throughout May.

© Studio INI / A/D/O © Studio INI / A/D/O © Studio INI / A/D/O © Studio INI / A/D/O + 6

The Statue of Liberty Museum is Set to Open in New York

09:00 - 30 April, 2019
The Statue of Liberty Museum is Set to Open in New York, Courtesy of FXCollaborative
Courtesy of FXCollaborative

The Statue of Liberty Museum is set to open on Liberty Island, New York. Designed by New York-based firm FXCollaborative led by Nicholas Garrison, the 26,000-square-foot scheme seeks to create the illusion of a structure lifted from the earth. To achieve this, the project incorporates angular design techniques and native materials to the island and statue, such as Stone Creek granite, copper, plaster, and native vegetation.

SHoP Architects' 111 West 57th Street Celebrates Topping Out near Central Park

11:00 - 24 April, 2019
SHoP Architects' 111 West 57th Street Celebrates Topping Out near Central Park, © Hayes Davidson
© Hayes Davidson

The SHoP Architects-designed 111 West 57th Street has witnessed a major milestone with the topping out of its reinforced concrete superstructure, as reported by New York YIMBY. The supertall scheme, measuring 1428-feet-tall, will be the second-tallest building in New York City by roof height, and the most slender tall building in the world.

New York City's Mayor is Planning to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers

11:00 - 23 April, 2019
New York City's Mayor is Planning to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers, © Bizzi & Partners
© Bizzi & Partners

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to introduce a bill banning the construction of glass skyscrapers, forming part of efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent. Unveiling the plans, he described all-glass façade skyscrapers as “incredibly inefficient” because of heat loss, according to NBC New York.

How Three Major US Cities are Preparing for Climate Change

09:00 - 22 April, 2019
How Three Major US Cities are Preparing for Climate Change, © SCAPE/City of Boston
© SCAPE/City of Boston

As the world recognizes Earth Day 2019, the public discourse is increasingly dominated by citizen action across the world manifesting a widespread fear and frustration at a perceived lack of action by governments and officials to confront the issue forthrightly. From the Extinction Rebellion protests that have gripped London, to school student strikes across 125 countries, global cities are increasingly finding themselves on the front line of a battle to limit the effects of global warming.

MAD Designs Slender Skyscraper to Soften New York City's Skyline

11:05 - 11 April, 2019
MAD Designs Slender Skyscraper to Soften New York City's Skyline, East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects
East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects

MAD Architects have revealed a new vision for New York City skyscrapers with a sinuous slender tower near the Empire State Building. Dubbed ‘East 34th’, the project was designed with a dark-colored glass facade that was made to fade into the atmosphere. Located adjacent to one of New York's most iconic structures, the project rethinks the city's rectilinear towers and sharp edges to create a new form for the Manhattan high-rise.

East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects + 7

BIG Covers Brooklyn Highway in Landscaped Waterfront Park

10:20 - 5 April, 2019
BIG Covers Brooklyn Highway in Landscaped Waterfront Park, © Bjarke Ingels Group
© Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group has released details of their proposed landscape urbanism project in Brooklyn, New York, transforming a six-lane highway into a connected realm between the city and waterfront. The scheme centers on the Robert Moses-designed Brooklyn Queens Expressway, dating back to the 1960s.

The Shed Opens in New York's Hudson Yards

05:00 - 5 April, 2019
The Shed Opens in New York's Hudson Yards, The Shed. Image © Iwan Baan
The Shed. Image © Iwan Baan

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's iconic Shed has opened after more than a decade in the making in New York City. The building features a 120-foot telescopic shell in Hudson Yards that can extend out from the base building when needed for larger performances. Clad in ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) “pillows,” the project is connected to the High Line on 30th Street to bring performances and art to the city's newest neighborhood,

The Shed. Image © Timothy Schenck The Shed. Image © Iwan Baan The Shed. Image © Iwan Baan The Shed. Image © Timothy Schenck + 8