Cornell Tech campus opens on New York’s Roosevelt Island

Morphosis and SOM were among the architecture firms involved in the design of a new permanent home for Cornell Tech university, described as “the first campus ever built for the digital age”. The Cornell Tech campus, which opened last week, was constructed on a slender island in New York’s East River, between the boroughs of Manhattan

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Thomas Heatherwick saddened after plans for New York “treasure island” are scrapped

Only a month after the Garden Bridge was scrapped, Thomas Heatherwick’s plans for a park on New York’s Hudson River have been abandoned – and the designer has described the decision as “really, really sad”. Billionaire Barry Diller announced yesterday he is giving up his battle to replace an old pier with an undulating park and events space designed

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Office of Architecture adds rooftop master suite during Brooklyn row house overhaul

Brooklyn-based Office of Architecture has completely gutted and expanded a local row house for an architect, jewellery designer and their two children. Having lived in the home for eight years, the family chose to stay in the up-and-coming neighbourhood and renovate the 1,000-square-foot (93-square-metre) home. “The owners of this 11-foot-wide row house in Brooklyn were faced with a

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DFA proposes tallest timber observation tower to clean Central Park reservoir

New York studio DFA has envisioned a prefabricated timber tower for New York’s Central Park that would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The temporary 712-foot-tall (220-metre) Central Park Tower would sit in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, a 106-acre man-made lake that encompasses one-eighth of the park’s area and

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 “MoMA tower” progress shown in photographs

Construction photos, released along with new renderings, show that French architect Jean Nouvel’s supertall skyscraper in Manhattan has reached the 58th floor. Rising above New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, the 53W53 residential tower is due to reach 1,050 feet tall once complete. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Nouvel’s design has

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BIG’s VIA 57 West offers affordable homes for less than $1,500 a month

A lottery for affordably priced apartments in BIG’s Manhattan housing development VIA 57 West has begun, with some homes available to rent from $1,448 per month. There are 36 affordable apartments up for grabs inside the so-called “courtscraper” – one of the most desirable addresses in Manhattan, which features a huge courtyard at its centre. These home are being

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Office III builds simple open-air welcome centre on Governors Island

US studio Office III has constructed a visitors’ centre for Governors Island in New York City using marine-grade plywood and cedar decking. The pavilion is the first-ever welcome centre for Governors Island, and was added to help tourists better navigate the small island in the city’s harbour. It lies just 800 yards (732 metres) from Manhattan’s southern-most tip, and

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Central Park Tower to become world’s tallest residential skyscraper

New details about the future tallest residential building on Earth have been released, along with an updated rendering showing the supertall skyscraper towering over New York City. Sales of the ultra-high-end residences at Central Park Tower are slated to commence imminently, as the structure continues to rise at 225 West 57th Street. Designed by Adrian

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Bostudio updates Sunset Park Row House with fibre-cement cladding and open layout

The renovation of this Brooklyn row house by local firm Bostudio Architecture involved recladding the property in grey fibre-cement board and reworking its internal layout. Bostudio principal Ula Bochinska overhauled the Sunset Park Row House, with the help of a relative of her clients. “When Ula… first met her clients for a row house renovation

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Public hotel guests’ X-rated activities anger New York neighbours

Horny guests at New York’s newly opened hotel Public are ruffling the feathers of neighbours by leaving the curtains open while they have sex. Developed by legendary hotelier Ian Schrager and designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, the 28-storey building at 215 Chrystie Street has only been open for two months. But complaints

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Lot-Ek uses shipping containers to overhaul Brooklyn carriage house

American studio Lot-Ek has used brightly painted, metal cargo containers to create a vertical enclosure and a rooftop penthouse for an urban residence owned by a creative couple in New York. The Irving Place Carriage House is situated on a leafy street in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood. An artist and gallery owner, and their daughter

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World’s skinniest skyscraper stalls at 20 storeys tall

Construction has halted on the skinny supertall skyscraper designed by SHoP Architects in Manhattan due to ballooning costs. The svelte 111 West 57th Street is reportedly $50 million over budget, so a major investor has filed a lawsuit against the sponsors and lender. Therefore work has stalled indefinitely on the project, which has so far

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Architects can help to manage gentrification caused by projects like the High Line, says Liz Diller

The impact that the High Line had on New York real estate can teach architects “a really good lesson” on the need to manage gentrification, says Elizabeth Diller in the second part of our exclusive video interview at the RIBA International Conference. Liz Diller’s architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro was one of the driving forces behind the popular elevated park, along with

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Architects must work harder “to put new ideas on the table” says Liz Diller

Architects should be more proactive in driving forward development proposals, says architect Elizabeth Diller in this exclusive video interview Dezeen filmed at the RIBA International Conference in London. Liz Diller, a co-founder of New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, said that architects shouldn’t wait around for clients to bring them projects – and should instead be pushing forward ideas

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ODA creates stepped terraces at corner of Brooklyn condo building

Cascading balconies top this Brooklyn apartment block by American studio ODA, which is shown in a movie starring the design team throwing footballs, catching flowers and passing balloons between the terraces. Photographer and filmmaker Miguel de Guzmán of Imagen Subliminal shot the film to showcase the “optimistic atmosphere of the life in the terraces”, which ODA created on the upper corner of

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Loop NYC driverless-car proposal offers Manhattanites more time and green space

New York studio Edg has proposed converting some of Manhattan’s major roads into public-transit highways for driverless vehicles, in order to reduce travel times and turn the island’s central thoroughfares into landscaped parks. Edg’s project, named Loop NYC, envisions swapping existing cross streets and highways for “driverless expressways” that could shuttle people around the city

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Renzo Piano designs top-heavy arts centre for Columbia University

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Lensvelt Center for the Arts is the second building to be completed in the university’s new Manhattanville campus, a few blocks north of its historic home in Morningside Heights,

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Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th condo building in New York nears completion

Instagram users are capturing the sinuous facades of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first building in New York City as it moves towards completion in Chelsea. Zaha Hadid Architects’ 520 West 28th abuts the popular High Line elevated park, providing a vantage point for photographers to document its construction progress. A post shared by Sine Cera (@edgaskin) on

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New York Wheel in jeopardy as construction halts indefinitely

Work on a giant observation wheel planned for New York’s Staten Island has ground to a halt, after a legal battle resulted in the firing of its contractor. The New York Wheel – slated to become the world’s tallest observation wheel – is now delayed indefinitely following the feud. Developer NY Wheel terminated its contract

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First boutique hotel Morgans to become micro condos

The Morgans Hotel in New York, which developer Ian Schrager turned into the world’s first boutique hotel, is being sold and converted into high-end micro apartments. Real-estate agency Kash Group and investment firm Shel Capital are finalising a $41 million deal for the 17-storey, 117-room hotel at 237 Madison Avenue, according to The Real Deal.

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ODA creates thick gridded facade for Manhattan condo building

American studio ODA has taken cues from New York’s historic character while designing this apartment block, which aims to “combat the cold modernism of so much contemporary construction”. Called 15 Renwick, the luxury condominium building is located on a secluded street near Soho, and is surrounded by low-scale structures faced with brick and stone. “Renwick

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Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Oculus continues to leak

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s transportation hub at New York’s World Trade Center has sprung another leak, but so far no one is taking responsibility. The building, known as the Oculus, started to let in water after an intense downpour of rain that took place in New York City in early May this year. As with a leak in

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Public hotel by Herzog & de Meuron features fuss-free bedrooms “like cabins on a yacht”

Photographs of New York’s latest hotel Public, designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, have emerged following its opening last week. Public is the brainchild of legendary hotelier Ian Schrager, who opened the 367-room venture in the city’s Bowery neighbourhood in response to growing competition from Airbnb. He enlisted architecture firm Herzog & de

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Frank Lloyd Wright subverted typical art-gallery layouts with spiral Guggenheim museum

Our week of celebrating the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth by examining his most important projects ends with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, which he designed as a spiral ramp for viewing avant-garde artwork. The Solomon R Guggenheim, commonly referred to as the Guggenheim, is one of Wright’s most iconic

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive opens at New York’s MoMA

A major retrospective exhibition examining the drawings and models of legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has opened today, coinciding with what would have been his 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive presents almost 400 objects from the architect’s vast collection of materials, which was jointly acquired by MoMA and the

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Hollwich Kushner reimagines New York’s art-deco landmarks

Architecture studio Hollwich Kushner has remodelled New York’s art-deco buildings, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, to show what the iconic landmarks might look like if built today. Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) undertook the New(er) York Project to develop more a contemporary version of art deco – a decorative art, design and architecture style that emerged in

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“The hotel industry is in denial about Airbnb” says Ian Schrager as Public hotel opens in New York

Legendary New York hotelier Ian Schrager has unveiled Public, a hotel concept designed by Herzog & de Meuron to counter the threat of Airbnb. The hotel, located at 215 Chrystie Street in New York’s Bowery district, offers luxury without frills as well as an emphasis on social activity – an aspect that the home-sharing rival

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Freedom Tower is a “missed opportunity” says Ian Schrager

The skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers represents a missed chance to create great architecture, according to New York hotelier Ian Schrager. Schrager described One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot-high (541 metres) tower designed by SOM, as a “missed opportunity”. “I’m not trying to diminish the architecture of the Freedom Tower, but I just think

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Images of New York skyscraper by David Adjaye leaked

Renderings have emerged of The Wall Street Tower, a 61-storey skyscraper designed by British architect David Adjaye for Downtown Manhattan. The residential tower will be the recently knighted architect’s first skyscraper in New York City, and include 244 luxury condominiums. Adjaye designed the project for the Lightstone Group, which published the images on a dedicated website that

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Andrew Berman Architects adds timber-framed extension to old Staten Island library

Tasked with renovating and extending the Stapleton branch of the New York Library, Andrew Berman Architects overhauled the interior and connected it to an annex clad with zinc and glass. The facility is situated in northeast Staten Island – one of the five boroughs that make up New York City – and was first constructed in

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Metal cube by SOM houses emergency call centre for New York City

Textured facades and a grassy berm help soften the boxy appearance of this high-security emergency facility in New York, designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The Public Safety Answering Center II, or PSAC II, occupies a prominent nine-acre (3.6-hectare) site in the Bronx – one of New York’s five boroughs. The building sits

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Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory site to become six-acre park by James Corner Field Operations

The site of the former Domino Sugar Factory on the Brooklyn waterfront will open as a public park in 2018, as part of a major redevelopment project. The derelict patch of land that the red-brick factory sits on – just north of the Williamsburg Bridge – will be transformed by landscape architecture firm James Corner

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Modular affordable housing envisioned for “abandoned” New York airspace

This conceptual scheme by designers Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee calls for using vacant airspace over existing New York buildings to create affordable apartments and public areas. Called Instant City: Living Air-Right, the design consists of a white, modular, grid-like structure built atop existing low-rise buildings. Renderings show the proposal above 225 West 28th

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Architizer to celebrate 2017 A+Awards winners at New York gala

A+Awards: the winners of the 2017 Architizer A+Awards, which include David Adjaye, Odile Decq and Tatiana Bilbao, will be honoured during a special event during the NYCxDesign festival next month. The gala will take place on 11 May 2017 to celebrate the fifth edition of the annual awards, which acknowledge and promote the year’s best

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Snøhetta’s Times Square transformation officially opens

Architecture firm Snøhetta has completed its redesign of New York’s Times Square, almost doubling the pedestrian areas at the busiest place in the US. Officially opening today, the project involved the urban reconfiguration and landscaping of 5.18 acres (2.1 hectares) at the “bowtie”-shaped intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Home to many

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SHoP completes “dancing” copper-clad luxury apartment towers in New York

US firm SHoP Architects has completed a pair of skyscrapers that feature copper cladding, bent silhouettes and a skybridge suspended more than 90 metres above the ground. The first tenants have moved into the American Copper Buildings, located on First Avenue and 36th Street, along Manhattan’s East River waterfront. Designed by New York-based SHoP Architects,

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ODA completes “pixelated” luxury condo building in Queens

New York architecture firm ODA has constructed a residential complex in Long Island City that features protruding boxes across its street-facing facades. Located close to the MoMA PS1 museum, ODA’s project at 2222 Jackson Avenue rises 11 storeys and accommodates 147 apartments. The L-shaped building’s skeleton comprises a poured concrete grid, of which sections are

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Luxury Manhattan apartment tower by S9 Architecture cantilevers over low-rise neighbour

The unusual massing of this 21-storey residential building by US firm S9 Architecture responds to development rights that were purchased for airspace next to the New York tower. The condominium tower, called 160 East 22nd Street, is located in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park district. Encompassing 116,000 square feet (10,776 square metres), the building contains 84 luxury apartments and ground-floor

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Heatherwick’s Pier 55 park for New York now unlikely to go ahead

Plans to construct a Thomas Heatherwick-designed park and events venue jutting out over New York’s Hudson River have hit a major bump after a federal court vacated the project’s permit. The United States District Court has modified the permit issued for the construction of Pier 55, making it near impossible for the project to go ahead.

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ 666 Fifth Avenue skyscraper compared to glass dildo

A skyscraper proposed for Midtown Manhattan, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and developed by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has received phallic comparisons on social media. The $12 billion plans for 666 Fifth Avenue involve replacing a 1950s office building and adding 40 floors above its previous height. The glass addition would bring the

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Oiio imagines The Big Bend skyscraper for New York as “the longest building in the world”

In response to the swathe of supertall luxury residential towers rising in New York, local studio Oiio has proposed a conceptual skyscraper that loops over to boast length rather than height. The Big Bend would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the

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SHoP Architects’ wooden skyscraper for New York gets the chop

The developer behind plans for New York’s tallest timber-framed building, designed by SHoP Architects, has axed the project. The 10-storey condominium building proposed for 475 West 18th Street in Chelsea was to be built using a mass-timber structure – a first of its kind for the city. But developer Sy Ghassemi has cancelled the plans, citing

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High Line Nine galleries to surround Zaha Hadid’s New York condos

A series of gallery spaces will open in and around Zaha Hadid Architects’ High Line-adjacent 520 West 28th residential building in New York. Developer Related Companies announced the creation of 15 new galleries on West 28th Street and West 27th Street in West Chelsea, which is home to many art galleries and cultural institutions. The

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Herzog & de Meuron to transform Brooklyn’s “Batcave” into creative hub

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron is set to turn a derelict power station on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn into a manufacturing centre for designers and makers. Hoping to repeat its success with London’s Tate Modern, Herzog & de Meuron plans to overhaul the 113-year-old industrial building that has laid empty since the 1950s.

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Studio Gang reveals High Line-hugging Solar Carve Tower for New York

US firm Studio Gang has unveiled plans for a glass tower that is “sculpted by the angles of the sun”, adjacent to the High Line in New York’s Meatpacking district. The office building at 40 Tenth Avenue will sit between the popular elevated park and the Hudson River, close to the Standard Hotel. The location is

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Assemble sets up clay-extruding factory at Brooklyn’s A/D/O

UK collective Assemble has built a temporary factory at the A/D/O creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and clad its front with tiles made inside. The 2015 Turner Prize-winning group’s first project in the US is titled A Factory As It Might Be. The group has taken over an open-air section of the warehouse building that

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Exhibition reveals role of modernist architecture in liberated African nations

A current show at New York’s Center for Architecture reveals how several sub-Saharan African countries used modernist architecture to assert their identities, following a break from colonial rule in the 20th century. The exhibition, Architecture of Independence – African Modernism, explores the history and legacy of modernist architecture in Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and

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Rem Koolhaas discusses OMA’s first New York apartment building in new movie

Architect Rem Koolhaas has expressed his excitement at building in Manhattan for the first time, in a movie created to promote his firm OMA’s 121 E 22nd residential tower. In the film, the Dutch architect speaks about how important it is to him to be working in the city he has studied and admired for

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David Chipperfield’s West Village residences finally receive go ahead

After three rejected planning applications, British architect David Chipperfield has been given the go-ahead for a residential building in New York’s West Village. The six-storey apartment building at 11-19 Jane Street received permission from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) earlier this month. This is the fourth time Chipperfield’s plans have been submitted since July

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Skinny Manhattan residential skyscraper by KPF nears completion in Flatiron District

New photos reveal the glassy exterior and thin sculpted form of Madison Square Park Tower, a 65-storey apartment building by US firm Kohn Pedersen Fox that is slated to open this year. Reaching a height of 777 feet (237 metres), the skyscraper – formerly known as 45 East 22nd Street – will be the tallest building

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Columbia GSAPP presents architectural models and photos in Stagecraft exhibition

Intricate models of buildings by Le Corbusier, Norman Foster, Peter Zumthor and more are going on show at New York’s Columbia University, alongside photographs by James Ewing. The scale models were created by students at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) between 1993 and 2004. They represent the Pavillon des Temps Nouveaux

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Manhattan apartment building by Handel Architects takes cues from historic church

US studio Handel Architects has completed a pair of residential towers with concrete facade elements designed to reference a neighbouring stone cathedral. Called Enclave at the Cathedral, the project is located on the property of the historic Cathedral of St John the Divine in Upper Manhattan – one of the largest Christian churches in the world. The

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Jenga-like 56 Leonard skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow

The stacked-blocked form of Herzog & de Meuron’s residential tower in Tribeca, New York, is shown in these images by photographers Hufton + Crow. The Swiss architecture firm’s 60-storey skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street towers over the comparatively low-rise neighbourhood. Hufton + Crow’s photos present the building as complete from the outside, after Instagram users

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Giant slanted glass wall defines New York apartment tower by FXFOWLE

This mixed-use building by American firm FXFOWLE consists of a shard-like tower that juts out above Manhattan’s low-rise Chelsea neighbourhood. Reaching 347 feet (106 metres) in height, the hybrid building called 35XV contains an 18-storey apartment tower anchored to a six-storey base. These lower floors serve as an extension to a neighbouring high school. “The building design establishes

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BIG’s VIA 57 West skyscraper captured at sunset by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow have become the latest photographers to shoot BIG’s first contribution to the Manhattan skyline, capturing the building’s dramatic silhouette from across the Hudson River. The tetrahedral shape and metallic cladding of the VIA 57 West residential tower clearly stand out against neighbouring skyscrapers in Hufton + Crow’s images. BIG founder,

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Luis Barragán’s “emotional architecture” recreated in model photographs

The colours and atmosphere of buildings by legendary Mexican architect Luis Barragán are captured in these realistic model photographs by American artist James Casebere, set to go on show in New York. Casebere recreated elements of Barragán’s iconic buildings to create the body of work for the exhibition, titled Emotional Architecture. “The title of the

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Young Projects extends brick townhouse in Brooklyn with metal-clad addition

Black zinc cladding and a sinuous staircase feature in the renovation and expansion of an urban masonry building by New York studio Young Projects. The Wythe Corner House project involved the revamp of a mixed-use structure on a corner lot in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The firm re-designed the existing building and created an addition in a

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Karim Rashid launches design and development firm Kurv Architecture

New York designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with architect Alex Hughes to launch an architecture and development firm that offers comprehensive property design, from foundations to artwork. Manhattan-based Kurv Architecture will provide multidisciplinary services for residential projects across New York City. “Our company’s role and mission is to apply our collective knowledge of and

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New York’s JFK airport to receive $10 billion revamp

The governor of New York has announced a major overhaul for John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens. Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the vision – which will aim to “transform the airport for the 21st century” – during a presentation yesterday. The proposal calls for a unified interconnected terminal layout, as well as improved road

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New York’s latest skyscrapers are “disrespectful to the whole city” says Richard Meier

New York is losing its character to a new wave of skyscrapers according to architect Richard Meier, who has also revealed he would consider working for US president-elect Donald Trump. In an exclusive interview with Dezeen, Meier – who, at 82, is one of America’s most respected architects and one of the last of the 20th-century modernists

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Foster + Partners skyscraper joins line-up at New York’s Hudson Yards

The next piece to be unveiled as part of the vast Hudson Yards development in New York is a glass office tower by architecture firm Foster + Partners. The UK studio’s 985-foot-tall skyscraper at 50 Hudson Yards will join others by KPF, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, at the site on the

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S9 Architecture designs huge co-working building for Brooklyn Navy Yard

New York studio S9 Architecture has conceived a 16-storey office building for a waterfront site that is intended to house 4,000 employees working for tech and creative startups. Called Dock72, the co-work facility will occupy a strip of land that juts out into the East River, which runs between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It will be located

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Viñoly, Meier and KPF design luxury towers for Manhattan waterfront

American firms Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners, and Kohn Pedersen Fox have conceived a trio of high-end residential buildings that will overlook New York’s Hudson River. Encompassing nearly five acres (two hectares), the Waterline Square project is rising on one of the last undeveloped waterfront sites in Manhattan’s Upper West Side district. The buildings will

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World’s tallest modular high-rise by SHoP Architects opens in Brooklyn

Tenants have begun moving into 461 Dean, a New York residential building by SHoP Architects described as the world’s tallest modular tower and billed a solution to meet the high demand for urban housing. The 32-storey tower is located in central Brooklyn, at the intersection of four neighbourhoods. It sits near a major transit hub and

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Expandable cultural venue The Shed is being built in New York

New York firms Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group have designed a cultural building for the city’s vast Hudson Yards development, with a sleeve that rolls out to create extra covered event space. The venue, known as The Shed, will house galleries and flexible areas for art and culture events of every kind. It

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Watch The Met’s day of architecture talks live from New York

In Our Time: tune in here for the live stream of today’s series of architecture talks and discussions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes presentations by OMA, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and many more. The live stream via Facebook will begin at 10:30am New York time (3:30pm UK time) and continues until

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WORKac adds jagged black rooftop extension to historic Manhattan building

US studio WORKac has renovated a 19th-century structure in New York and added a spacious penthouse topped with a folded metal roof. Called the Stealth Building, the project entailed the renovation of a historic building with a cast-iron facade, along with the construction of a new penthouse volume with a folded metal roof. It is

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Richard Meier releases more images of black tower for New York

American architect Richard Meier has followed up teasers of a black tower planned for New York’s East River with a wider set of images showing the firm’s interiors for the building. 685 First Avenue will occupy a 32,365-square-foot (3,000-square-metre) site between East 39th and 40th streets, just down the river from the iconic United Nations

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