WHOAH it has been awhile, but Futures+ is back! We have been crazy lately, but we are excited to get back to studio with Critical Shifts a student run symposium dedicated to exploring the ongoing transformations of critical practice in architecture. It’s happening this Saturday April 5th at Studio-X in NYC. Futures+ might even make an appearance to check it out, and we highly suggest if you are a student in the area to check it out! All the details on this event are after the jump.
It seems every summer day we look out into the Boston Harbor or NYC rivers, and one mentions how awesome it would be to just jump into the water. +Pool is still pushing forward to make this a reality in NYC. One of the largest civic kickstarters ever done and you can be a part of helping to make it a reality. We have been following +POOL, and Archie Lee Coates, Jeffrey Franklin, Dong-Ping Wong, every since the original idea was reveled. Float Lab is just another stepping stone in making +Pool a reality. A smart and creative design funded by the people for the people. It seems like a no brainier! So make sure to check out the +Pool kickstarter after the jump!
TEAM: Archie Lee Coates, Jeffrey Franklin, Dong-Ping Wong KICKSTARTER: +Pool, Tile by Tile SUPPORT: CLICK HERE YEAR: 2013
Since the addition of the High Line to the New York City landscape we have begun to see an influx of apartment buildings and high rises being built all around it. Unlike when it was an elevated rail system and buildings shunned the tracks, the new designs are creating an intimate relationship to the site, as they hug it closer and lean over the walkway. Taryn Bone and Johnny Ng project does that and more, as their project pushes and pulls against the high line, the facade’s densification plays with the new found voyeurism given to walkers on the raised platform. The skin of the building opens up reveling circulation and public spaces, and blanks out private space, leaving some program to the viewer’s imagination. We just wish all these buildings would begin the 2nddialogue of the high-line and finally begin to connect points of public circulation into these new hubs. Check it out after the jump!
Experiments in Motion is a research collaborative between Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in partnership with Audi of America exposing partis between motion, mobility and design. Mengyi Fan and Marc Moukarzel challenge the notion of urban densification by layering the city’s streets in multiple axes. NYC city takes on the look of “The Fifth Element”, as they challenge NYC’s Urban sprawl and push its grid vertical. Through their case study they are challenged with the notion pedestrian foot traffic, the violence of vehicular traffic, and the expansion of the urban footprint. Check it out after the jump!
Today we thought we change it up at F+ and take a look at this year’s winners from City Vision competition to re-envision NYC. The composition of the first prize project is flat out amazing and artistic. We highly suggest you take a look at the projects at their full extent at the site along with the honorable mentions. Check it out after the jump!