Hey New York City, fall is here, and that means Archtober is about to kick off! Fittingly starting on World Architecture Day, Monday, October 1, the month-long festival celebrates the city's architecture and its presence in everyday life with a plethora of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, talks, conferences, film screenings, and exciting 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 a packed calendar of events. Below are our recommendations for Archtober Week 1, October 1–8.
One John Street was the winning response to a public RFP held
by Brooklyn Bridge Park. The design's simple mass and
authentic materiality is consistent with DUMBO’s Historic District.
Celebrate World Architecture Day and kick off the month of Archtober with a special tour of the Rubin Museum. One of the most striking architectural elements in our space is the iconic spiral staircase designed by Andrée Putman.
Architecture produces spaces, buildings, and environments that embody
the creative energy evident in hip-hop’s first four elements. Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture exhibits the work of students, academics and practitioners at the center of this emerging architectural revolution.
Originally designed by Albert Ledner as the headquarters of the National
Maritime Union and district hiring hall for local maritime trades, this
160,000 sf facility underwent an adaptive reuse to provide three
primary medical services [...].
Join Nandini Bagchee, Germane Barnes, Nicholas Korody, and Louise
Harpman for a discussion about the ways exclusion is inscribed onto
urban spaces through planning, design, and architecture.
Interiors Beyond Architecture proposes an expanded impact for interior
design that transcends the inside of buildings, analyzing significant
interiors that engage space outside of the disciplinary boundaries of
Domino Park is part of the ambitious Domino Sugar mixed use development
project, providing a unique and unprecedented opportunity to reconnect
Williamsburg to its waterfront and create a significant and continuous
open space that is deeply rooted in the community and the site’s
What are the larger political, social, and economic forces shaping the
future of housing in NYC and globally? Harvard economist Edward Glaeser,
author of Triumph of the City, joins sociologist Miriam Greenberg for a
spirited exchange of ideas.
Architects, designers and design lovers are invited to pop in and out
over 12 of SoHo's top design showrooms where festive libations and a
unique curated selection of 36 short films will take place.
The design and planning framework for Newtown Creek employs a
“kit-of-parts”: structures and systems consisting of durable and
corrosion-resistant materials—including stainless steel, glazed ceramic
tile, glazed brick and glass—are keyed by color, form and material to
organize the plant both visually and functionally.
Bringing voices from multiple disciplines, this conference aims to build
upon the present discourse around mass timber with an inquiry about the
implications for architecture and design; health and material research;
and global urbanization and climate change.
Rem Koolhaas will discuss the Serbian based firm Energoprojekt. His
lecture will be followed by Q&A with MoMA Chief Curator of
Architecture + Design, Martino Stierli, and Vladimir Kulic, co-curator
of MoMA exhibition "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980."
The 4-story building contains 7,500 sf of gallery spaces for exhibitions
and open programming, a library, flexible spaces for open programming, a
Printed Matter bookstore, and a roof terrace and garden which features
site-specific installations and enjoys views of the neighborhood and
A panel discussion will be organized in collaboration with James Beard
Foundation to address urban waste challenges and solutions, and share
knowledge and good practices to reduce and manage the wastes.
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
The TWA Hotel project is an adaptive reuse of the historic 1962 TWA
Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen. The iconic terminal structure
will serve as the lobby for a new 512-room hotel, with guest rooms
located in two adjacent 7-story structures, and a 50,000 square-foot
At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd
Wright—the visionary behind the Guggenheim Museum’s
design—unhesitatingly employed several.
The story of Grand Central Terminal is that of New York City itself: the
structure embodies the social, cultural, economic and technological
evolution around it. It is one of great men, feuding architects,
ingenuity, rejuvenation, secrets and surprises.
BSE Global, formerly Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, wanted to unify their staff under one roof at Building 19 in Industry City. The client engaged TPG to design an exciting and welcoming workplace that reflects their commitment to creating memories.
Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid
transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past and present
transit hubs of lower Manhattan.
In 1817, New York State began digging what would become the Erie Canal, a
363 mile ditch from Albany to Buffalo that cemented New York's place as
the financial capital of the USA.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s
leading research facilities focusing exclusively on African-American,
African Diaspora, and African experiences.
Join the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as they
announce the winners of the pilot award program the AIANY + ASLANY
Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.
The Thing is a workshop and an “automatic” performance. Twelve
participants, alone in a conference room, open a suitcase of cues that
guide them to imagine and commit to their own “thing” – a beautiful,
disruptive, and inclusive action that they would not normally do but
that is eminently doable.
Don't forget to check back for our Week 2 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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