Archtober 2018 is approaching the halfway point of this month-long event series full of architecture-centered exhibitions, lectures, workshops, talks, conferences, film screenings, and tours across New York City's five boroughs.
For the eighth year in a row, Archinect & Bustler are proud to partner with Archtober and present you our weekly highlights from an eclectic calendar of events. Below are our recommendations for Archtober Week 3, October 16–22.
In June 2018, R & Company, a pre-eminent design gallery, opened its second location in Tribeca at 64 White Street. The renovated 1869 cast-iron building, designed by Kulapat Yantrasast of
wHY Architecture, hosts multilevel exhibition spaces and an academic
research center with an extensive archive and library.
Opening night is the world premiere of Leaning Out by Basia and Leonard Myszynski. This is the story of Leslie Robertson, the lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center, a man who oversaw the construction of the tallest building on the planet, haunted by its collapse and 9/11 events.
This interactive forum will bring together voices from various
front-line community groups, design professionals, and more to present
and discuss a comprehensive view of the post-disaster challenges that
architects and planners must help address in Puerto Rico and the region.
Inspired by the forms of the vessels that were once built in the Navy
Yard, the building’s “V-shaped” structural columns lift the ship-like
structure above the floodplain and form dual water and land access.
Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the stories of women in the fields of architecture and interior design, throughout history to the present day.
National Design Award winners will lead salons for discussion of new ideas and advancements in design.
Poised on riprap overlooking the water, a new boathouse extends from the
Pier 5 Uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The porous structure punctuates
the rhythm of the one-and-a-half mile long park experience, connecting
the landscape to the waterfront.
At this year’s conference, experts will prompt attendees to think
differently, and with a sharper pencil, about the costs and benefits of
resiliency on a large scale.
This evening’s talk will feature a conversation between Tei Carpenter,
Principal of Agency—Agency, and Andrés Jaque of Office for Political
The Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden is a 1.5-acre wetland and
riparian environment with a network of innovative water conservation
features. It was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to
highlight the beauty of water elements at BBG and anchor the Water
Conservation Project, a Garden-wide initiative to reduce outdoor
freshwater use and mitigate storm-water impact.
Join Michael Samuelian, President of the Trust for Governors Island and Amy Plitt, Editor of Curbed NY for a conversation about the future of this unique resource for the City and the vision for a year-round, 24/7 Governors Island.
Join NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program and the Building Energy Exchange for a business development training workshop to help consultants, MEP engineers, and architects better understand how to integrate energy efficiency into their work with commercial tenants.
This 61-story residential tower at 100 East 53rd Street continues the
practice’s investigations into the nature of the tall building in New
York, exploring the dynamic between the city and its skyline.
Guggenheim Museum staff who usually work behind-the-scenes share their
stories on what makes the museum a unique and sometimes challenging
space in which to present art.
In 2012, FDR Four Freedoms Park was completed posthumously as one of the
last great projects of the visionary architect Louis Kahn; this tour
will discuss the challenges of creating public spaces today.
This new library is designed to be a source of pride for the community. A
perimeter of open rooms for adults, teens, children and staff wraps a
core of stacks and is capped with a green roof.
Create your own architecture-inspired Halloween costume!
Architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and focus on the
Museum’s building, which was designed by the architectural firm SANAA.
A new interactive museum experience situated in the podium of 250W 55th
St. The existing building is a 38-storey office tower designed by SOM,
completed in 2013. The demise is split over three levels; the entire
second level, partial ground level and partial cellar level.
Responsive Cities are the new frontier in human settlement. Responsive
Cities engage residents and prospective citizens from the very beginning
in the planning and management of their habitat, based on Smart City
Focusing on the intersection of biology, computation, and design,
Benjamin has articulated three frameworks for harnessing living
organisms for architecture: bio-processing, bio-sensing, and
Don't forget to check back for our Week 4 highlights! For the complete list of events from October 1–31, head over to the Archtober event list, like the Facebook page, or follow Archtober on Twitter and Instagram.
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