New York City is ready to kick off another eventful Archtober! Starting October 1, the New York City-wide festival is 31 days of celebrating the significance of architecture and design in everyday life.
For the seventh year in a row, calendar of events, we'll be picking out exciting weekly highlights. Plan ahead with our recommendations for Archtober Week 1, October 1-8.
The Woolworth Tower Residences is an extraordinary conversion of the iconic Woolworth Building’s top 30 floors into 33 luxury residential condominiums, including a five-level penthouse dubbed the “townhome in the sky.”
Through an installation of actual scaffolding designed by OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu, Scaffolding is an exhibition that examines the history and extraordinary potential of scaffolding as a kit-of-parts technology to provide novel forms of inhabitation and access.
Architectural historians have focused on the history of drawing primarily as a project design tool. By applying the methods of art history, this talk traces color as a key player in the long history of rivalry and exchange between European traditions in architectural drawing and practice.
Join partners Shawn Sullivan and Greg Keffer at Rockwell Group’s Union Square office for an evening of project-inspired cocktails and treats and an inside look at the firm’s diverse work.
How does the constructed environment promote or inhibit resilience? Parsons SCE facutly Dr. Sharon Sutton, Jennifer Bolstad and Walter Meyers of Local Office, will present and discuss tangible and intangible forms of social and environmental resilience.
How can a firm diversify their portfolio and secure different kinds of projects when their portfolio is concentrated on one project type? Hear from a panel including Shawn Watts (Principal, Leroy Street Studio); Susanna Sirefman (Principal, Dovetail Design Strategists); Stephan Jaklitsch (Principal, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects); and John Patrick (Principal, Above the Fold)
To reach our sustainability goals we must rethink, experiment and innovate. Is wood the answer? The use of wood in the city is now possible in a different way than before...From 6-8 PM Snøhetta, Lever Architects and Helen & Hard architects will explain how.
The Phantom Wall is a wall made of light that represents the walls we carry inside our heads; it stands as a physical and ideological symbol of division and personal stagnation. Jorge Cruz and Gallery AWA are delighted to collaborate on realizing a physical representation and discursive space for a topic matter that is unfortunately of utmost social pertinence, and would like to invite the public to engage in this discussion upon The Phantom Wall’s opening.
Designed for GrowNYC in 2016, Farmhouse is a community events center and agriculture exchange near Union Square in Manhattan. ORE's Thomas Kosbau translated the traditional geometry of the American farmhouse into an abstract ceiling motif that guides visitors using light refraction against angular panels of recycled plastic bottles, creating dynamic patterns of shadow and negative space.
Don't forget to check back for week 2 recommendations! For the complete list of events from October 1-31, head over to the Archtober online calendar, like the Facebook page, or follow Archtober on Twitter, Instagram, and their blog.
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