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Adrián Villar Rojas brings a surreal dinner party to The Met rooftop

Spring is finally here, and sure as daffodils, new art has sprouted on the rooftop of The Met. Last year, Cornelia Parker enlivened the roof with a creepy house, and this year, Argentine artist Adrián Villar Rojas has created The Theater of Disappearance, a surreal dinner party that questions how cultures are presented and objects contextualized in New York’s largest encyclopedic museum. […]

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MET Rooftop to WUNDERLUST/WANDERKAMMER at 3A Gallery and more!, A Talk at The Emily Harvey Foundation -In conjunction with 3A Gallery

MET Rooftop to WUNDERLUST/WANDERKAMMER at 3A Gallery and more! Dan Graham (Artist), Günther Vogt (Director, Vogt Landscape Architects), David Seiter (Principal/Design Director, Future Green Studio) Moderator: Miguel Angel Baltierra (Architect) Dan Graham and Günther Vogt were aware of and admired each other’s work for approximately 10 years. Their first collaboration work was the Novartis Campus […]

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Cornelia Parker’s Psychobarn brings a haunting beauty to the Met Rooftop

Looming in a corner on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is a new structure that looks like it’s been there forever: its mansard roof tattered, its blood-red siding weather-beaten, its porch crumbling. It looks haunted. It looks familiar. It looks like—it is—the house from Psycho. Cue the theme music, […]

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On View> Dan Graham’s Rooftop Pavilion at the Metropolitan Museum Reflects on Public Space

Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue, New York Through November 2. 2014 One of the great gifts bestowed on New York in the summer is the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s roof garden. You are thrust into Olmsted’s Central Park from a promontory surrounded by the perimeter skyline on all sides. […]

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South Brooklyn’s Metabolist-inspired green tower rejected over parking concerns

A 14-story, sustainable, mixed-use tower complete with a senior care facility that’s situated just blocks away from a subway station in the low-density, single-family home neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, sounds like a smart, responsible idea. However, community board opposition may shutter that dream due to—of all things—a lack of parking. Last week, Community Board 15 voted unanimously against […]

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Lehrer Architects plans a vertical mausoleum for the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is an unconventional tourist destination: not only is it the burial site of stars including Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, and Dee Dee Ramone, but it also hosts a series of outdoor movie screenings and musical performances, making it one of the city’s most popular entertainment venues. The cemetery’s renown has made […]

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Alicja Kwade hews a cosmos from steel and stone on the Met’s roof

An astronomical ballet has landed on the roof of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for the summer. The 2019 Roof Garden commission has gone to Polish-German artist Alicja Kwade, who has installed two stark sculptural interventions in the space overlooking Central Park; ParaPivot I and ParaPivot II, which will be on display through October 27. […]

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EPFL puts new high-efficiency rooftop solar panels to the test

While solar panels have become increasingly common, the ones usually found on rooftops and the like can convert at most between 17 and 19 percent of received solar energy to usable electricity. This average yield has plateaued, increasingly only about 3.5 percent since the 2000s. More efficient panels are available, like those used on satellites, […]

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Rockwell Group designs a chill winter escape for Pier17’s new rooftop lounge

What’s most surprising about Rockwell Group’s design for R17, the new speakeasy-inspired lounge atop Lower Manhattan’s Pier 17, is that it’s not flashy. In contrast to the stand-out building it’s housed in, the 1,830-square-foot restaurant and bar provides a chic setting for cocktail and wine lovers to casually get a drink after work without being […]

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Facades+ Boston will dive into the materials and methods transforming facade design

On November 9, Facades+ is headed to Boston for a full-day conference. The conference features a range of facade specialists and manufacturers, ranging from stone fabricator Quarra Stone to Boston’s very own designLAB Architects. Chris O’Hara, founding principal of Studio NYL, and Rishi Nandi, associate at Perkins + Will, are co-chairing the event. With decades of experience […]

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Neil M. Denari Architects unveils a sculptural rooftop office space in El Paso

Los Angeles–based Neil M. Denari Architects (NDMA) has unveiled plans for a 10,000-square-foot office and gallery addition slated for the Sotoak Realty company in the Union Plaza District of El Paso, Texas. The adaptive-reuse project aims to add a sculptural rooftop pavilion to an existing three-story red brick warehouse. The proposed addition cantilevers 18 feet […]

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Ultrathin concrete roof to cap a net-positive energy rooftop apartment

Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/4146307/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/4146307/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a> A full-scale prototype of the design was the culmination of a four-year research project by ETH Zürich, and now the thin-shell integrated system’s concrete roof is under construction. The razor-thin assembly, built over the course of six months, tapers to an impressive […]

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