The Architect's Newspaper - News Channel http://www.archpaper.com/ The Architect's Newspaper speaks directly to architects with the news, developments, trends, resources, and updates when and how they want it. Short, direct, and lively, we are the essential read in the field. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:09:39 +0000 en http://www.archpaper.com/ Painting The Town Green http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7555 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/03-bike-lanes-deblasio-nyc.jpg" /><br/><b>New York City's de Blasio administration plans to build on Bloomberg's bike legacy.</b>:<p>In early September, New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg hopped on a Citi Bike and pedaled up Manhattan’s newest protected bike lane. She was headed to a press conference where <i>Bicycling Magazine</i> would announce that the country’s biggest city was also its most bike-friendly. In just one year, New York had jumped from seventh place to first—topping the likes of Portland, Minneapolis, and Boulder.</p> <p>Trottenberg touted New York’s bike culture, but acknowledged that the city’s top billing was not necessarily her doing. After all, (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7555">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7555 Fashion Anchors the Yards http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7554 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/hudson-yards-retail.jpg" /><br/><b>Neiman Marcus makes its New York debut at Hudson Yards.</b>:<p>A flagship Neiman Marcus store, marking the company’s expansion into New York, is scheduled to open in Hudson Yards in 2018. The store will occupy 250,000 square feet—or one-fourth of the retail space—at the Shops at Hudson Yards, a retail destination designed by the Boston-based firm Elkus Manfredi Architects. The announcement by the high end retailer further cements Hudson Yards as a center for fashion-related businesses.</p> <p>The building’s glass curtain wall will afford shoppers a view of the High Line and also the Culture Shed, a Diller Scofidio + Renfro and (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7554">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7554 Motoring in Jamaica Bay http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7553 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-jamaica-bay.jpg" /><br/><b>Academic teams investigate coastal defense.</b>:<p>While recent visitors to Fort Tilden were awash in the sounds of Janet Cardiff’s art installation, a team of researchers pored over nearby Jamaica Bay, investigating strategies to manage both rising seas and storm hazards—like Superstorm Sandy, which nearly destroyed the chapel where Cardiff’s work was installed. The team’s research is a component of Structures of Coastal Resilience, a Rockefeller-Foundation-supported project to propose designs for north Atlantic coastal resilience.</p> <table width="320" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left"> (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7553">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7553 Mall for All http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7552 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-willets-point-queens.jpg" /><br/><b>Judge approves megamall for public parkland in Queens.</b>:<p>A New York State Supreme Court justice has given the green light to a controversial 1.4-million-square-foot shopping mall and entertainment center slated to rise on public parkland next to Citi Field in Queens. The “Willets Point West” development sits within Flushing Meadows–Corona Park and is currently being used as a parking lot for Mets fans. Opponents of the project tried to block it in court on the grounds that giving away public land for private development would require state approval. In mid-August, justice Manuel Mendez rejected that argument, writing in his ruli (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7552">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7552 Martha Schwartz' Hillside Mountain Range http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7551 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/fab01.jpg" /><br/><b>Illuminated steel pavilions mimic Chinese peaks.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7551">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7551 Q+A> The Prodigy Network http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7550 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-prodigy-networks-archpaper.jpg" /><br/><b>Rodrigo Nino dishes about his crowd-funded development company.</b>:<p style="padding:12px; color:#444; margin:12px 0;background:#eee;font-size:15px;line-height:130%;">The Prodigy Network is a New York–based development firm that raises capital for projects through crowdfunding campaigns. It is similar to Kickstarter, but on a much larger scale. Prodigy was founded in 2003 and has most famously raised funds for a 66-story tower in Bogota, Colombia. Now, the developer is at work converting an existing Manhattan building into an extended-stay hotel. The project, known as 17John Street, is not only crowdfunded, its interior design is crowdsourced as well. W (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7550">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7550 Review> Patience Makes Beauty http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7549 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-zumthor-review.jpg" /><br/><b>Michael Webb reads this new title on the work of Peter Zumthor.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 320px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3858817236/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=3858817236&linkCode=as2&tag=brokesidew-20&linkId=LLXX3QEOA7DTZX2X"><i><b>Peter Zumthor, Buildings and Projects, 1985-2013</b></i></a><br /> Ed (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7549">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7549 Gehry Exits the Stage http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7548 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-gehry-wtc.jpg" /><br/><b>World Trade Center Performing Arts Center scraps Pritzker winner's design.</b>:<p>Frank Gehry’s proposal for a performing arts center at the World Trade Center has been shelved. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/arts/design/arts-center-at-ground-zero-shelves-gehry-design.html?_r=1">According to <i>The New York Times</i></a>, the board overseeing the project opted to eschew the Pritzker Prize–winner’s design and begin the process anew. Board chairman John Zuccotti told the <i>Times</i> that the group has shortlisted three firms to move the project forward, but declined to divulge names.</p> <p>More than a decade ago, in his original master plan (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7548">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7548 Review> Recovering A Master http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7547 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-paul-rudolph.jpg" /><br/><b>Gideon Fink Shapiro reads the first comprehensive scholarly study of Paul Rudolph's career.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 250px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300149395/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0300149395&linkCode=as2&tag=brokesidew-20&linkId=MJ2637ADVDXIBHJN"><i><b>The Architecture of Paul Rudolph</b></i></a><br /> Timothy M. Rohan<b (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7547">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7547 Old-School Meets New in Stantec's Pew Library http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7546 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/GVSU-Pew-Library_SHW-Group-now-Stantec_31.jpg" /><br/><b>Contemporary stone envelope asserts the continued relevance of book learning at GVSU.</b>: (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7546">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7546 Open> Hermes Petit H http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7545 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-hermes-costa-mesa.jpg" /><br/><b>Escher Gune Wardena "up-cycles" cast offs from the fashion brand's manufacturing processes.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 10px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); float: left; width: 220px; -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font: 13px/150% helvetica,arial,sans-serif;"><b>Hermes Petit H</b><br /> South Coast Plaza<br /> 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa<br /> Tel: 714-437-1725<br /> Designer: Escher Gune Wardena</p> <p>For a fleeting time, Hermes’ pop-up store in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza paired the brand’s new line, Petit h, with the architecture of (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7545">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7545 The Missing Link http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7544 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/AECOM_East-Midtown-Waterfront-Esplanade_02_Northern-Esplanade-Ribbon.jpg" /><br/><b>AECOM designing new path to connect New York City's East River Esplanade.</b>:<p>For years there has been an inconvenient gap in the East River Esplanade between East 37th and East 60th streets, disrupting what could be a contiguous promenade experience along the waterfront. The gap is there because of two major built projects that cause the north section to be disjointed from the south section. The first is FDR Drive, the brainchild of Robert Moses who gave preferential treatment to vehicular traffic along the East River. The second is the United Nations headquarters, an iconic Modernist building complex that trumps local land use in the interest of global alliances. D (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7544">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7544 Uncharted Territory http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7543 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/01-studio-gang-national-aquariumjpg" /><br/><b>The National Aquarium hires Studio Gang to rethink its operation.</b>:<p>The National Aquarium Institute (NAI), operator of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, has hired Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and IMPACTS Research and Development, a “predictive intelligence” consultant, to undertake its “BLUEprint” project, a strategic plan to update the aquarium model for the 21st century.</p> <p>“Like many contemporary visitor-serving organizations, aquaria face a critical turning point with regard to their future roles and relevance,” said Gang in a statement. “Once considered solely as entertainment venues driving thei (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7543">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7543 Green for a Green Roof http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7542 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/Transbay-Transit-Center-City-Park-Aerial-Day-(Transbay-Joint-Powers-Authority).jpg" /><br/><b>Roof park at San Francisco's Transbay Center faces test.</b>:<p>San Francisco’s answer to Grand Central Station in New York—Pelli Clarke Pelli’s under-construction Transbay Transit Center—is experiencing $300 million in cost overruns, which will require alternative funding to complete its signature feature, a rooftop park over its five-story terminal. The $1.9 billion project is expected to carry 100,000 riders daily.</p> <p>Currently funded by a mix of local, regional, state, and federal monies, the project is set to connect San Francisco’s fragmented public transportation. This will include the transit center, the 61-sto (<a href="http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7542">Continue reading.</a>) News http://www.archpaper.com/e-board_rev.asp?News_ID=7542