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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New York home swaps dated plywood siding for charred timber and cement panels

Brooklyn studio AlexAllen has entirely revamped a family home in New York State, trading its outdated plywood siding for a modern finish composed of cement panels and blackened timber. For the New Paltz Renovation, the architects renovated an existing property that was built in the 1970s and is roughly 80 miles (100 kilometres) north of

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Rex releases images of performing arts centre for New York’s World Trade Center

A translucent marble cube by Rex Architecture that will contain the Perelman Performing Arts Center has been unveiled as the “keystone” for the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan (+ slideshow). The New York studio revealed the long-anticipated design for the 90,000-square-foot (8,400-square-metre) performing arts venue earlier today. The Ronald O Perelman Performing Arts More

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Studio Padron creates secluded library in the woods of New York state

This tiny black cabin by US firm Studio Padron serves as a cosy library and guest house for a vacation home in upstate New York (+ slideshow). Studio Padron completed the cabin to serve as a standalone, one-room library on the property. The small black hut doubles as a place for visitors to sleep. The More

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BIG’s VIA 57 West “courtscraper” in Manhattan shown in new images

The tetrahedral New York apartment building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group is captured in these pictures by photographer Montse Zamorano (+ slideshow). Facing the Hudson River at 57th Street on Manhattan’s West Side, the VIA 57 West tower includes 709 rental properties and 142 units that qualify as affordable housing. Tenants began moving in to More

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Iwan Baan photographs Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Vagelos Educational Building in New York

Photographer Iwan Baan has released new images of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s recently completed medical building for Columbia University, which trades a typical educational facility’s “boring” horizontal layout for vertical organisation (+ slideshow). Baan’s photos include aerial shots of the new 14-storey building, as well as interior images and exterior perspectives. The structure, which opened in mid-August, More

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KPF’s One Vanderbilt skyscraper for Manhattan moves forward after lawsuit dropped

Another supertall tower for Manhattan is going ahead, now that legal proceedings stalling KPF’s 1,501-foot skyscraper beside Grand Central station have been abandoned. Construction is set to commence on the 458-metre One Vanderbilt tower, which has been halted since 2015 after a lawsuit was filed by the owners of Grand Central Terminal. The company, Midtown More

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Architects imagine new uses for Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion

A proposal to add a giant curvaceous greenhouse on top of the pavilion designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964-65 World’s Fair has won a competition to suggest uses for the abandoned structure. The New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition gave entrants free reign to imagine how the Queens landmark could be repurposed for the public. More

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Rotating and tilting ReActor house accommodates two artists for five days

A pair of artists built and lived in this house balanced on a pole in upstate New York, which spun around and inclined as they moved around it during their week-long residency (+ movie). Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder built the inhabitable ReActor structure at the OMI Art Center, which is located in the Hudson Valley More

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New York’s supertall towers “damage the city fabric” says Elizabeth Diller

Diller Scofidio + Renfro co-founder Elizabeth Diller has hit out at New York’s spate of luxury skyscrapers, saying that the city is at risk of being “consumed by the dollar” (+ interview). Diller said that supertall residential towers like Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue, Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 and SHoP’s 111 West 57th Street are being developed piecemeal with no overarching More

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Studio Zung creates cedar-clad “modern barn” in the Hamptons

New York firm Studio Zung has reinterpreted the traditional wooden barns of Long Island to design this house in one the high-end seaside communities of the Hamptons (+ slideshow). The 3,800-square-foot (350-square-metre) home named Atelier 216 is located in Amagansett, at the eastern end of Long Island. The area is brimming with large residences and More

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10 of the most significant Modernist summer houses in Fire Island Pines

As the Fire Island Pines resort off New York’s Long Island recovers from its annual summer party, architect and Pines Modern founder Christopher Rawlins has chosen 10 of his favourite Modernist retreats dotted among the dunes (+ slideshow). Located approximately two hours’ journey from Manhattan on a long, thin slither of land, Fire Island Pines More

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“New York is rapidly evolving beyond a Manhattan-centric identity”

Opinion: major landscape interventions like West 8’s recently opened The Hills on Governors Island, along with planned improvements to transport links, will bolster New York’s coherence as a multi-island metropolis says Alan G Brake. Starting this week, New Yorkers and visitors to the city will have a new must-see landscape offering a whole new perspective More

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Alexander Gorlin creates colourful affordable housing for single adults in The Bronx

New York studio Alexander Gorlin Architects has completed a Bronx apartment block with small studios for low-income tenants, including those who were once homeless (+ slideshow). Called Boston Road – in reference to the street it overlooks – the residential building is located in The Bronx, one of the five boroughs in New York City. It encompasses More

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“Dream of working from your own backyard in New York” fuels Brooklyn garden studio trend

As real-estate prices in New York City continue to soar, Brooklyn residents are using their extra space and relaxed planning restrictions to extend their townhouses and build “quirky” garden studios, according to local architects (+ slideshow). Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn for more space for their money. Townhouses in the borough typically More

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New York gives thumbs up to subterreanean Lowline park

New York’s City Hall has given the go-ahead for the Lowline underground park, which aims to emulate the success of the city’s elevated High Line (+ slideshow). Billed as the world’s first underground park, the scheme proposes transforming a section of a former trolley terminal in Manhattan’s Lower East Side into a public space. It will be More

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Harvard students create tiny vacation houses for stressed-out city dwellers

Graduate students from Harvard University have launched a company that designs, builds and rents out wilderness micro cabins to urban residents “looking to escape the digital grind and test drive tiny-house living” (+ slideshow). The company, called Getaway, is based within the Harvard Innovation Lab – a multidisciplinary program that supports entrepreneurship and innovation. The More

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Deborah Berke to turn former New York prison into women’s rights headquarters

New York firm Deborah Berke Partners has won a competition to transform a correctional facility into a permanent home for the girls’ and women’s rights movement in the city. The studio founded by Berke – the current dean of Yale School of Architecture – triumphed in the international competition to redesign the former Bayview Correctional Facility More

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TBD uses contrasting materials to define his-and-hers art studio in the Hamptons

US firm TBD Architecture + Design Studio has created a studio building for a Hamptons couple that consists of two intersecting volumes clad in different materials (+ slideshow). The Leff Art Studio is located on the edge of a residence in Water Mill, a hamlet on Long Island in New York. It was designed for an More

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Edgar Papazian transforms pointy wooden cabin in the Hamptons into weekend retreat

Architect Edgar Papazian of New York studio Doon Architecture has revamped an ageing A-frame home into a frugal family dwelling, in an area of Long Island known for its “outrageous housing market” (+ slideshow). Called the Triangle House, the project entailed the renovation of a dilapidated A-frame cabin dating to 1965. The cottage is located on Long Island More

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West 8 creates artificial hills on New York’s Governors Island

Landscape architecture firm West 8 has added rolling hills with playgrounds and art installations across Governors Island in New York harbour (+ slideshow). Opening to the public later this month, The Hills on Governors Island takes up 10 acres (four hectares) of park space. Measuring between 26 and 70 feet (eight and 21 metres) in height, More

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New York Wheel reaches construction milestone as foundations complete

The world’s largest ferris wheel is set to rise on the northern end of New York’s Staten Island, as constructors finished pouring its foundations last weekend (+ slideshow). Measuring 630 feet tall (192 metres) – the equivalent of around 60 storeys – the New York Wheel is designed by Perkins Eastman and S9 Architects, and is set to More

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SHoP Architects chosen for National Veterans Resource Complex at Syracuse University

New York-based SHoP Architects has beaten Adjaye Associates and Snøhetta in a competition to design a centre for war veterans at Syracuse University (+ slideshow). The result of the six-month competition was announced last week by the institution, located in upstate New York. The National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC) will provide educational and vocational programmes More

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ODA’s Rheingold Project housing to take up two full city blocks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood is set to receive a vast housing development designed as a “European village” by architecture firm ODA New York (+ slideshow). Encompassing one million square feet of apartment units (92,900 square metres), the Rheingold Project will take up two full city blocks on the site of the former Rheingold Brewery. “Over the More

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Architensions clads rear facade of historic Brooklyn townhouse in charred wood

New York studio Architensions has enlarged a Brooklyn townhouse by adding two boxy volumes clad in vertical slats of burnt wood (+ slideshow). The Blurring Boxes Residence is located in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Greenpoint, an industrial area where fashionable restaurants and condominium buildings are starting to emerge. Brooklyn-based Architensions renovated an apartment that occupies the garden level and More

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New York’s 2020 skyline shown in new visualisations

These visualisations show the swathe of skyscrapers set to spring up across New York by 2020. Created as part of a report by City Realty this week, the trio of images shows a vast increase in the number of towers in Manhattan. The most noticeable additions to the skyline include the row of supertall towers – over More

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MoMA to stage major Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition in 2017

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced a major exhibition of work by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to coincide with what would have been his 150th birthday. Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive will open next summer and comprise approximately 450 works created over his 60-year career. Wright is considered More

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Foster + Partners’ first Brooklyn project is a waterfront office development

UK studio Foster + Partners has unveiled the design for its first project in Brooklyn: a development of offices and creative workspaces on the Red Hook waterfront. Norman Foster’s firm was announced as the architect for the 7.7-acre (3.1-hectare) property by New York-based developer Thor Equities yesterday. The site is located in a largely industrial More

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KPF’s 10 Hudson Yards skyscraper in New York welcomes first tenant Coach

The first completed tower in the massive Hudson Yards development in New York has opened its doors, giving fashion brand Coach a new global headquarters (+ slideshow). Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) designed the 52-storey skyscraper to straddles the top end of the popular High Line park on Manhattan’s far West Side. Measuring 895 feet (273 metres) tall, More

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Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard “Jenga tower” nears completion in New York

The Jenga-like form of Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron’s residential skyscraper in Tribeca, New York, has been captured by Instagram users ahead of its imminent completion. Located at 56 Leonard Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood, the 60-storey tower appears largely complete apart from a section of external elevator scaffolding that remains on one side. More

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Skyscraper Museum chronicles explosion of “super-slender” towers in New York

New York’s Skyscraper Museum has released an online tool that tracks the growing number of skinny towers in the city. The interactive chart compares the heights and silhouettes of 18 so-called “super-slenders” now complete or under construction in New York. Many of these measure well over 1,000 feet (305 metres), and some have ratios of base-width More

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Buro Koray Duman finds uses for neglected space under elevated New York highway

Food trucks and a sports facility are included in these conceptual schemes by Buro Koray Duman for a derelict space under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, a major elevated highway in New York (+ slideshow). Titled Under the BQE, the schemes are focused on a forlorn parcel that sits under a stretch of the highway, known as the BQE, More

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Peter Marino clads Hublot’s Fifth Avenue store in angled black metal panels and LEDs

American architect Peter Marino’s New York flagship store for Hublot has become the Swiss watch brand’s tallest boutique in the world (+ slideshow). The slender structure is situated on a dense site on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, where luxury retailers abound. Marino designed both the building and the interiors, setting out to create an aesthetic More

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Richard Meier unveils black tower for Manhattan at 685 First Avenue

American architect Richard Meier has unveiled the design for an apartment block on New York’s East River, eschewing his signature white palette for black glass facades. The 42-storey tower will sit on the corner of 39th Street at 685 First Avenue, a few blocks south of the United Nations headquarters. Unlike most buildings by Pritzker More

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Studio 804 builds Kansas home designed to achieve net-zero energy consumption

Students in a design-and-build programme at the University of Kansas have completed a family dwelling intended to demonstrate a more responsible approach to house building (+ slideshow). Called the New York Street Passive House, the home is located in the city of Lawrence. It was created by Studio 804, a design-build programme affiliated with the architecture school More

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Rafael Viñoly apologises for comments on 432 Park Avenue skyscraper “screw-ups”

Architect Rafael Viñoly has sent Dezeen a public letter apologising for comments he made about the interior design of his supertall New York skyscraper. “In the context of what we understood to be a private and off-the-record conversation, I expressed frustration, inartfully, about the consequences of my profession’s diminished position in the real estate development More

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Viñoly admits “screw-ups” with 432 Park Avenue tower in New York

Architect Rafael Viñoly has spoken out about problems with his 432 Park Avenue skyscraper in Manhattan, currently the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere. As tenants begin to move in to the 1,396-foot (426-metre) tower on 57th Street, its architect has revealed that he is not entirely happy with the project. “It has a More

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Lisson Gallery opens a new location under New York’s High Line

Studio MDA and Studio Christian Wassmann have collaborated to create the first US outpost for Lisson Gallery, which has a roster of contemporary artists that includes Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović (+ slideshow). Totalling 8,500 square feet (790 square metres), Lisson Gallery New York occupies a newly constructed building under the High Line, the popular elevated park on More

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New York house by O’Neill Rose Architects hosts three generations under one roof

Different cladding materials distinguish three separate homes in this New York property, which was designed by O’Neill Rose Architects for an extended family (+ slideshow). The Brooklyn architecture studio was asked to design the house for a builder and his family in Flushing, a neighbourhood in Queens that is largely populated by single-family dwellings. O’Neill Rose Architects came More

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“Calatrava’s transit hub feels utterly scrubbed of memory and dislocated from New York”

Opinion: Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center transit hub may be Instagram-friendly, but it is part of a troubling trend for public spending on spaces that aren’t really public at all, says Alan G Brake. On a recent Sunday afternoon children sprawled on the gleaming white marble floor beneath the oculus in Santiago Calatrava’s new transit More

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MoMA’s Insecurities exhibition to address the global refugee crisis

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced an exhibition of projects that aim to tackle the issue of shelter for migration and global refugee emergencies. This autumn, Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter will bring together examples of art, architecture and design works at a range of scales, which all focus on the topical subject More

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Piero Lissoni wins design competition with waterfront aquarium in New York

Italian architect Piero Lissoni has won a speculative competition for a site on New York’s East River with his proposal for a submerged circular aquarium. The open ideas competition organised by Arch Out Loud called for an aquarium and waterfront proposal at Long Island City’s 11th Street Basin – opposite Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park at the More

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BIG and Foster both still in contention for Two World Trade Center tower

The developer of New York’s Two World Trade Center tower, Silverstein Properties, is uncertain whether it will retain Bjarke Ingels Group for the project or go with original architect Foster + Partners. Larry Silverstein, the company’s chairman, said it is learning toward Danish firm BIG, but nothing has been decided. “We can go in either More

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Heatherwick’s Pier 55 to begin construction over New York’s Hudson River

British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s elevated park over the Hudson River has been given the go ahead by planners and will start construction this summer. The 2.7-acre Pier 55 has been given final consent by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Hudson River Park Trust announced last week, after the project overcame a lawsuit earlier More

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ODA designs trio of irregularly stacked towers for Williamsburg waterfront

Architecture firm ODA New York has conceived three glass towers for Brooklyn that feature setbacks and protrusions to ensure tenants are afforded expansive views. Named after its address, 420 Kent, the residential project is rising in the Williamsburg neighbourhood, on a former industrial site just south of the historic Williamsburg Bridge. Construction began in December, More

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New images released of luxury condo tower by KPF in New York

Renderings of a sculptural Manhattan residential skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox have been unveiled to entice buyers to purchase units costing up to $18.5 million (+ slideshow). Called 111 Murray Street, the 58-storey condominium tower is currently under construction in the Tribeca neighbourhood. The 157 units range from studios to a five-bedroom apartment, with prices More

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SHoP’s supertall Brooklyn tower gets green light

Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper by New York studio SHoP Architects has received the go ahead for construction. Clad in bronze, blackened stainless steel and marble, the skinny residential tower will rise 1,000 feet (304 metres) at 340 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. Plans were initially unveiled in November 2015, but the project has been awaiting More

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Skybridge with a swimming pool will link pair of Manhattan towers by SHoP

Construction is underway on two bendy apartment towers in New York by SHoP Architects that will be joined by a skybridge offering a pool, hot tub and bar. Called the American Copper Buildings – and formerly known as 626 First Avenue – the 41- and 48-storey residential towers are rising on First Avenue and 36th More

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Future uncertain for MoMA’s architecture and design galleries

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is closing its architecture and design galleries for refurbishment, but the institution is unable to confirm that they will reopen in the same format. MoMA’s third-floor galleries dedicated to architecture, design, drawings and photography are shutting as part of ongoing renovations to the building on 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. More

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“Disparity in the values assigned to architecture and landscape architecture continues”

Opinion: a proposal to surround New York’s Central Park with a giant “sidescraper” epitomises architects’ disregard for designed landscapes, says president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Charles A Birnbaum. What does it say about the architecture profession that a design concept that would destroy New York’s Central Park as we know it has gotten publicity More

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Sunken “sidescraper” bordering New York’s Central Park wins skyscraper competition

US designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu have proposed transforming Manhattan’s Central Park into a sunken landscape encircled by a below-grade megastructure with office, housing, retail and cultural space. Titled New York Horizon, the project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers. The annual ideas More

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Barker Freeman overhuals narrow Brooklyn row house for a family of four

US firm Barker Freeman Design Office has renovated a slender brick row house in Brooklyn and added a two-storey extension with a glass wall overlooking a garden (+ slideshow). Called the 12 Foot Wide Rowhouse, the project entailed the refurbishment of a 12-foot-wide (3.6 metres), four-storey residential building. The firm completely gutted the dwelling, which More

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Architect Nicholas Hunt creates a tiny retreat in his Brooklyn garden

American architect Nicholas Hunt has built a micro studio in the backyard of his Brooklyn home, intended to provide “solitude within the immense landscape of New York City”. Called the Brooklyn Garden Studio, the outbuilding encompasses 55 square feet (five square metres). It sits in the slender yard behind the architect’s ground-level apartment in a townhouse More

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Prefabricated tiny homes by Cocoon9 designed to meet demand for “efficiency and luxury”

Cocoon9, an American designer and manufacturer of prefabricated dwellings, has created a collection of micro homes, with the smallest one starting at 15 square metres (+ slideshow). New York-based Cocoon9 described the dwellings as “plug-and-play houses with the sophisticated features of a custom home or luxe resort”. Three floor plans are available: the Cocoon Cabin, which has More

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Leeser Architecture transforms Brooklyn factory into colourful co-working space

New York-based Leeser Architecture has inserted angular and brightly coloured stairwells into an ageing industrial building in Brooklyn to create a vibrant office for creative professionals and entrepreneurs (+ slideshow). Encompassing 47,000 square feet (4,330 square metres), the Coworkrs facility is located in Gowanus, an industrial neighbourhood where new artist studios, restaurants and condo buildings have all emerged More

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“New York should give Breuer’s building lasting protection”

Opinion: the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s temporary move in to the Whitney’s old unprotected Breuer building is the result of behind-the-scenes machinations of a major donor. Thank goodness, says Alan G Brake. It might be surprising that one of New York City’s best examples of publicly accessible modern architecture could be passed from More

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Buro Koray Duman aims to dispel fears about Islam through design of New York cultural centre

The schematic design for a glass-clad Islamic cultural centre in New York by local architecture firm Buro Koray Duman aims to dispel fear-based attitudes towards the Islamic faith. New York-based nonprofit organisation the American Society for Muslim Advancement approached the studio in 2014, asking it to research and design a Muslim-sponsored, multi-faith community centre at More

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Official photos revealed of The Met Breuer ahead of public opening this month

New York-based Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners sought to preserve the “authentic patina of aging materials” in its subtle refurbishment of the former Whitney Museum, which will reopen this month as The Met Breur. The Met Breuer is the new, temporary home for the contemporary and modern art collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum More

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New York “courtscraper” by Bjarke Ingels set to open in March

Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower by BIG, is preparing to welcome its first group of tenants next month. A photo posted by Anthony Maruca (@maracazzz) on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:40am PST While the building is not yet complete, the developer offered a sneak peek of the 940,000-square-foot (87,330 square metres) tower this More

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Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center transit terminal to quietly open next week

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is scheduled to partially open next week in Lower Manhattan, more than a decade after work began. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the terminal, has not announced a specific date, saying only that the building will open More

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Instagram users offer a sneak peek inside The Met’s empty Breuer building

Instagram users have been posting images of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s empty Breuer building in New York, before the interiors are populated with art works for its opening next month. A photo posted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum) on Feb 10, 2016 at 7:14am PST The first official images of the reinstalled interior More

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New images of SHoP’s supertall Brooklyn tower revealed

New images of a planned 304-metre-tall tower in Brooklyn by SHoP Architects have been revealed in advance of a review by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The 73-storey tower would be the tallest building in the borough and the first supertall building in the city outside of Manhattan, which has been experiencing a More

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Robert A M Stern to design luxury condo building influenced by Manhattan’s industrial past

New York architect Robert A M Stern has revealed designs for a condominium building in Lower Manhattan that references the massive warehouse buildings of Tribeca, and the Art Deco buildings of the Financial District and Midtown. The 14-storey building is covered in limestone and will contain 46 units overlooking the Hudson River. Related story: US Treasury More

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BIG unveils designs for The Spiral office tower in New York

Bjarke Ingels Group has released a conceptual design for its latest project in New York, an office skyscraper wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces (+ movie). Called The Spiral, the 65-storey glass tower is slated to rise at 66 Hudson Boulevard, as part of the massive Hudson Yards mixed-use development that is now under construction on More

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Amagansett Dunes House by Bates Masi Architects is shaded with strips of canvas

This house in Amagansett, New York, by Bates Masi Architects is designed to take advantage of its windy site on Long Island’s south shore (+ slideshow). Built on dunes that back up to a wooded nature preserve, the four-bedroom 1,725-square-foot (163 square metres) house is oriented toward the prevailing winds to help keep the house comfortable in the More

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Escobedo Soliz to create “cloud of ropes” for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Mexico City-based Escobedo Soliz Studio has won this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program contest, with plans to create a colourful woven canopy and a paddling pool in the New York gallery’s courtyard (+ slideshow). For the 2016 edition of the YAP programme – which invites emerging architects to propose a temporary structure for the MoMA More

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BIG reveals design of police station planned for the Bronx

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has unveiled its design for a police station in New York that will consist of intersecting blocks clad in concrete, metal and glass. Revealed today, the 45,000 square feet (4,180 square metres) station is designed by BIG for the New York City Police Department’s 40th precinct. It will be located in the Melrose neighbourhood of More

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Photos released of New York’s first micro-apartment tower by nArchitects

New York architecture firm nArchitects has released new photos of its modular, micro-unit residential building that is intended to serve as a “systemic new paradigm” for cities facing an affordable housing crisis (+ slideshow). Formerly known as My Micro NY, the nine-storey building has been renamed Carmel Place. It is located in Manhattan’s Kips Bay More

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Studio Gang designs Brooklyn fire station with bright red details

Architecture firm Studio Gang has designed a fire station for Brooklyn, where emergency workers will be able to live, work, and use the building itself for training exercises. Located in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York, the 20,000-square-foot (1,858 square metres) station will be made of precast concrete panels with large openings edged in red-glazed terracotta. The design is organised More

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16 residential condos by famous architects that are changing the face of New York

New York is experiencing a boom in high-end residential construction not seen since before the 2008 recession, including buildings by Álvaro Siza, Bjarke Ingels, Rafael Viñoly and Renzo Piano. The list of architects now designing towers in New York includes several Pritzker Prize winners, like Shigeru Ban and Zaha Hadid. Though these buildings are reshaping both the skyline and the street, More

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