Paris-based architect Jacques Moussafir laughed and then had to count out loud when asked exactly how many floors exist in the 1,650-square-foot house he designed for a bachelor in the city's fashionable Latin Quarter.
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers will open at the Museum of the City of New York on January 23. RECORD spoke with the show's co-curator. Image courtesy The Durst Organization and Dattner Architects Dattner Architects' proposal for New York City's adAPT competition is a micro-unit-only building with 60 apartments. The units are typically 300 square feet. The building would be an "80/20" project, where at least 20 percent of the units are set aside for households with incomes at 50 percent or less of the local median income. Micro-apartments are having a moment, and not just as
“How many works does an architect need to build to be valid? One,” said Steven Holl recently, referring to the late Lebbeus Woods's only permanent structure, Light Pavilion, which is embedded in (and juts out from) one of five towers that make up Holl's Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China.
The 600,000-square-foot project will break ground in the new city of Tianjin, China, in spring 2013. At a December lecture at New York City's Cooper Union, Steven Holl spoke about the swiftness with which his Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums were designed and approved—as opposed to the 15-year gestation period for his Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway. He sketched the ecology museums on August 31, 2012, the designs were approved on November 2, and construction of the 600,000-square-foot project is set to begin this spring, said Holl. The museums, which the architect said are visually dependent on each
Photo courtesy Carlos Zapata Studio Carlos Zapata’s design for a 12,000-seat soccer stadium in Cité Soleil, Haiti. Carlos Zapata, who designed Chicago’s Soldier Field football stadium with Benjamin Wood in 2003, has just unveiled his design for a pro bono stadium in Cité Soleil, Haiti. The 12,000-seat soccer stadium will include an attached school and sports complex in a phased development. The project, dubbed Phoenix Stadium, will be used by underprivileged youth—and eventually a new professional team seeded, in part, by the best of them—in what is considered to be Haiti’s poorest and most dangerous slum. It is being spearheaded