Archtober 2019, New York City's month-long architecture and design festival, is approaching the halfway point, and there's still so much happening!
Bustler and our sister site Archinect have partnered with Archtober for the ninth year in a row and present you our weekly highlights from a packed calendar. Below are our event recommendations for Archtober 2019 Week 3, October 17–24.
The Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Lending Room are located in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Designed by Carrere and Hastings in 1911, they contain 52-foot-high ornate fibrous and metal lathe plaster ceilings including four murals and hundreds of suspended ornaments. After one of the rosettes fell in May 2014, WJE investigated and developed a restoration program which included reinforcement of all suspended plaster, allowance for plaster ceiling expansion, fibrous plaster consolidation, crack injection and new plaster work at damaged areas.
The 47th Annual National Organization of Minority Architects Conference and Exposition. This conference brings together building industry thought leaders, future architects, and shining stars of the design, real estate, planning and construction industries under one roof. (Listen also to Archinect's recent podcast interview with NOMA President Kimberly Dowdell, Madame President Goes ALL-In; A Conversation with NOMA President Kimberly Dowdell)
Circumnavigate the Island of Manhattan aboard a classic yacht and learn about the Bridges and Infrastructure of NYC narrated by a member of AIANY.
Located in Upper Harlem, the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club’s new four-story, 45,000 square-foot Pinkerton Clubhouse is a model for the next generation of Boys & Girls Clubs, with amenity-rich after-school activities for young people ages 6-18. T he Clubhouse is highly visible in one of the most under-served neighborhoods in NYC. From the bright entryway and open stair to the luminous dance studio and rooftop sports field—kids will come, stay, and thrive here.
The centenary of the Bauhaus School’s founding in 1919 has been marked by a wide range of international events and publications. [...] This symposium engages with the history and legacy of the Bauhaus as a school of craft and design within the context of design reform during the modern period.
Phaidon, the Cooper Union, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation present a panel discussion inspired by the new book BREAKING GROUND: ARCHITECTURE BY WOMEN.
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 events.
Concluding National Design Week, a day of special programming for all ages, led and inspired by National Design Award winners.
Didn’t make it to the 1939/40 or 1964/65 World’s Fairs? Well here’s your chance! This unique walking tour will uncover numerous remnants of both fairs including time capsules, Andy Warhol’s mosaics and much more! Includes access to the Queens Museum.
The renovation of Eleven Madison Park drew inspiration from neighboring Madison Square Park through the quality and color of light, the textures and patterns of foliage, the shifts of form, line and shadow through the seasons. The space builds anticipation, and exudes a sense of invitation and welcome. It is a space that expands time in its calm, color and craftsmanship, and offers time to sit and enjoy one of the world’s most extraordinary culinary experiences.
To celebrate his latest book, The New York Times’ Sam Roberts sits down with Curbed’s Alexandra Lange to share the stories behind our city’s most transformative structures.
Since 1959, several esteemed architects have been selected to reinvent the Guggenheim's rotunda. For the 60th anniversary, Meejin Yoon, Hani Rashid, and Lise Anne Couture return to reflect on how their bold exhibition design interventions amplified the singularity of Wright's architectural icon.
Designed by French architect Françoise Raynaud for Loci Anima, her first New York condominium is in symbiosis with the environment, seeking to encourage our relationship with nature. This is a New York tower with French overtones using noble and natural materials throughout its design. The spacious apartment layouts are designed to take advantage of the large bay windows that capture the light and reflection of the Hudson river views.
The talk will feature Alan Goldberg and Michael Biondo in conversation with writer Gwen North Reiss. They will discuss the New Canaan houses featured in a+u Magazine's feature on New Canaan moderns, the making of the monograph, and the international competition, Living in the Future.
Mr. Kaplan will recount the trials and triumphs of New York's Original Penn Station: The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landmark. The loss of this magnificent building inspired the birth of preservation laws in NYC that would save other landmarks.
Kate Orff will discuss un-making as a difficult and creative act, and new form of creative expression for the anthropocene. Orff is the founder of SCAPE and Professor at Columbia University GSAPP, Director of the Urban Design Program and co-Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes.
The new Statue of Liberty Museum is conceived as an extension of the Park, and is accessible to all of its 4.5 million yearly visitors without additional security clearances. The Museum's defining gesture is the lifting of the Park itself, creating a naturalized habitat above. Below, a sparkling vitrine showcases the Statue's original torch. Monumental steps engage and activate the circular flag plaza, providing sitting, climbing and viewing spaces towards the Statue. The roof terrace affords spectacular views of the island, the harbor and the city beyond.
Join Laura Carpenter, Director of Van Cortlandt House Museum, for a tour that will focus on the newly opened attic Slave Quarters. Opened in the late Summer of 2019, the Slave Quarters have been furnished to evoke the lives of enslaved people who worked within the walls of Van Cortlandt House.
Building on the seminal writings of Jacobus ten Borek and his 1966 assertion of “the right to live in the world,” this talk looks at the underdiscussed subject of design, civil rights, and the law. From the construction of ramps to the use of Braille signage, design has played a significant role in implementing the Americans with Disability Act.
WXY was commissioned to design the new Bronx Music Hall, a 14,000 square foot performing arts venue. The Bronx Music Heritage Center is designed to honor the unique cultural and musical history of the neighborhood, and will serve multiple purposes, including a flexible performance space with seating for 300 people, an interactive exhibit that connects visitors to the history and influences of Bronx music, rehearsal and classroom spaces, and a gallery space for exhibitions.
Each year, architects and industry professionals come together for the Heritage Ball, an annual benefit to support the Center for Architecture. Heritage Ball began in the 1980s and has grown from a small party to an over 1,100-person gala.
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition "French Fashion, Women, and the First World War," this monthly conversation series explores questions of gender, labor, justice, and subversion. On October 24, Sara Ziff, Minh-Ha T. Pham, Elizabeth Wissinger, and Marissa Nuncio are in conversation.
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