Archtober 2018 successfully commenced on Monday, and for the entire month of October, New Yorkers get to enjoy a host of architecture-centered exhibitions, lectures, workshops, talks, conferences, film screenings, and tours across the 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 2, October 9–15.
The renovation of this 1M sf brutalist building repositions it within
its new urban context—it is neighbor to the High Line, Manhattan West,
and Hudson Yards-to Class A status by upgrading its public spaces,
bringing daylight deep into the massive floorplates, transparency to its
street presence, and improving its energy performance.
Marking the 125th anniversary of MAS, this year’s Summit will explore
present-day concerns around the issues central to our long history of
advocacy. From preserving the character of neighborhoods to examining
the public realm, the 2018 Summit will tackle the most prominent issues
shaping the city.
The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design plays in achieving New York City’s ambitious goal, outlined in OneNYC, to send zero waste to landfills by 2030.
As part of the Design Excellence initiative of the New York City
Department of Design and Construction and in concert with the Department
of Cultural Affairs, the Bronx River Art Center selected Sage and
Coombe to redesign its facility.
This tour of the Museum at Eldridge Street focuses on the architectural
history of its landmark synagogue building. Built in 1887, it was nearly
lost to neglect in the mid-1900s. A 20 year, $20 million restoration
united meticulous research, period craftsmanship and contemporary
Join SITU for an inside look at their Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY)
operations and the unique projects emerging from this multidisciplinary
Rafael Viñoly designed the tower with columns at the building’s
perimeter to keep the interiors free from structural elements that might
obstruct views and interrupt the layout of rooms. The perimeter columns
establish a rhythm of alternating floor-to-ceiling vertical windows
that frame views along multiple exposures and solid walls suitable for
Join us at the AIA New York l Center for Architecture for an inspiring
evening with international pioneers of natural and mixed-mode
ventilation, as we explore two northeastern case studies, HouseZero at
Harvard University and Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
This panel discussion explores the unique challenges faced by cultural
institutions that are also historic sites. How do you interact with the
public and let them explore your site, while simultaneously dealing with
the responsibility of historic preservation?
This tour will showcase five Marcel Breuer-designed buildings
constructed on the uptown NYU campus (now Bronx Community College)
between 1959 and 1970. These modernist structures of reinforced concrete
and steel provide a dramatic contrast to the Neo-Classical style of
architecture seen elsewhere on campus.
Using the Memorial Plaza and Museum exhibitions at the National
September 11 Memorial and Museum, visitors will learn about the history
of the World Trade Center, the architecture and design of the site pre-
and post-9/11, and how this dynamic space plays a role in Lower
A fully narrated tour by a member from the American Institute of
Architects NY Chapter, this 2.75-hour cruise provides guests
unobstructed views of innovative skyscrapers, local, national, and
international award-winning architects, enduring Art Deco and Beaux Arts
icons as well as waterfront parks and infrastructure.
The annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks doors to the best of New
York City’s built environment. From historic to contemporary,
residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs
are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special
Kicking off National Design Week, a day of free museum admission and
special programming for all ages, led and inspired by National Design
Families will explore architecture, design and construction with
everyone’s favorite building material – LEGO bricks! Warm up with fun
design challenges, playing with the basics of massing, corbeling and
Architecture-focused tour for families with children ages 5 and up.
In 2015, Second Stage Theater purchased the landmarked Hayes Theater on
Broadway, with a goal of dedicating it to contemporary works of theater
by living American playwrights. After a two-year restoration by Rockwell
Group, it reopened again in February 2018.
This year’s competition invites firms to contemplate how a Valentine
sent from the heart of Times Square might embrace various expressions of
love, both individual and collective. Can the public art installation
generate connections and ignite conversations that articulate our
aspirations as individuals, as a city, as a nation, and beyond?
In honor of the 20th anniversary of this series, we invite you to hear
three influential landscape architects showcase their signature
projects, working methods, and design philosophies. This year’s lineup
features a passionate and influential trio, each of whom is transforming
cities around the world in their own way.
Don't forget to check back for our Week 3 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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