After several weeks of intensive negotiations, a deal has been reached to create the first-ever large-scale AIDS memorial in New York City, though it will be much smaller than its supporters had initially hoped.
After conceiving a master plan for the Roosevelt Island campus, SOM is not a shoo-in for designing the actual buildings. Image courtesy SOM SOM designed the master plan for the new Cornell campus on Roosevelt Island. Related Links: Ambitious Energy Goals in SOM Plan for NYC Campus In December, New York City announced it had selected Cornell, along with partner Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, to build a new applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island. The master plan for the campus, conceived by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), likely helped the university win the bid, though it didn’t hurt that Stanford,
While architects report some progress, rebuilding challenges persist. Architecture for Humanity recently completed construction of Ecole la Dignité, a school in Jacmel. Read more about the project in an upcoming issue of Architectural Record. Dozens of housing prototypes are now on display at an expo outside of Port-au-Prince. Click on the slide show button to see images. Read more about the expo: Haiti: A Housing Expo Gone Bad Related Links:Haiti Dispatch: Ongoing Report on the Rebuilding Effort A Housing Expo Gone BadHaiti: Few Major Haiti Reconstruction Projects Have BegunIn Haiti, Emerging Signs of Progress Haiti Experiences Progress, Exasperation Two Years
November 2011 Getting an architecture degree is expensive. Is it worth it in a recession? If bookshelves are to be believed, it has become fashionable to knock the way schools teach architecture. The latest this fall is humorous—The Real Architect’s Handbook: Things I Didn’t Learn in Architecture School, from Guy Horton and Sherin Wing. It dispenses cheeky wisdom such as, “If you already have a B.Arch., consider further education in a different field. Your M.Arch. can’t make a real contribution to the field if you’re just showing off software skills.” Illustration: Dan Page These writers might be on to something.
Architects do a lousy job of selling their ideas to the general public, said Bjarke Ingels, on Thursday morning during his keynote address at Architectural Record’s annual Innovation conference in New York.
In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg introduced his sweeping initiative to green the city and improve living conditions for all New Yorkers. Is the plan working? Photo courtesy Wikipedia Related Links: Death and Life of a Great American City The Future of New York Buildings Figure Large in PlaNYC NYC Supports Green Jobs When Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled PlaNYC in 2007, it was seen as a visionary proposal that would likely define his legacy. With the city’s population expected to rise from 8 million to 9 million by 2030, the catch-all initiative sought to make the city greener and more livable by