The official exhibition from the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale has arrived in the States—and it’s proving to be more relevant than ever. Although it was originally intended to serve as a showcase of American design for a foreign audience, this time the exhibition is being presented as an example, and even a call to arms, for those at home. Image courtesy Into the Open: Positioning Practice/Slought Foundation, 2008-9 The exhibition in the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale included images of projects such as “Migrant Farmworker Housing” (above). The exhibition is now on display at
Developer Tishman Speyer won rights to develop Manhattan’s Hudson Rail Yards with a scheme designed by architect Helmut Jahn and landscape architect Peter Walker. Announced yesterday, the deal is expected to be formalized within 14 days.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is getting a surprisingly tall, and stunningly slender, neighbor. Real estate developer Hines is planning a 75-story tower designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel for a narrow, 17,000-square-foot site directly west of the museum. When complete, the building is expected to rise nearly as high as the 1,047-foot-tall Chrysler Building. Images courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel Atelier Jean Nouvel has designed a 75-story tower for a slender site adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan (left). The building could rise more than 1,000 feet tall (right). Hines purchased the land
A team led by the Dutch landscape architecture firm West 8 has been selected to design a new park and open space on Governors Island, a 172-acre landmass near the southern tip of Manhattan. The project will include a two-mile promenade along the water’s edge, a new 40-acre park on the southern half of the island, and improved park design on the northern half of the island, which is a National Historic District. “These spaces will be places where New Yorkers and others will experience a completely new set of captivating and unique recreational, cultural and educational opportunities,” West 8’s
Five design teams presented their proposals for the development of Manhattan’s Hudson Rail Yards yesterday evening before a crowd of more than 1,000 people packed into Cooper Union’s Great Hall. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which owns the 26-acre chunk of prime real estate—stretching from 30th Street to 33rd Street, between 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue—invited development proposals last July in advance of its plan to sell the property.
Manhattan’s Storefront for Art and Architecture celebrates its 25th birthday this month and the gallery is breaking out hula hoops to celebrate. Over the coming weeks, the non-profit gallery will host a series of public events in “Ring Dome,” a temporary pavilion, designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Seoul-based Mass Studies, made of 1,000 off-the-shelf plastic hoops stuffed with electroluminescent wire. Image: Courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture The Storefront for Art and Architecture celebrates its 25th birthday this month with “Ring Dome,” a temporary pavilion designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Seoul-based Mass Studies. The sculpture is
The Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization announced yesterday that Leeser Architecture won a competition to design a new museum in Siberia. The Brooklyn-based firm bested finalists Antoine Predock, Massimiliano Fuksas, SRL, and YakuProekt. Photos Courtesy Leeser Architecture Interior Escalator Tubes Lichen and Moss Garden. Museum entry Summertime view Wintertime view While the distant location of Siberia might seem surprising, given that it attracted such international talent, the museum’s name explains a lot about its focus: the World Mammoth and Permafrost Museum. Located roughly 280 miles from the Arctic Circle,