“It was not a given that the New Practices New York (NPNY) competition would even continue past its first year,” said Philipp von Dalwig, Assoc. AIA, co-chair of the AIANY New Practices Committee, in announcing the 2016 competition winners on the program’s 10th anniversary on 01.28.16. NPNY provides a platform for new and diverse models for the practice of architecture, an endeavor as important and relevant to AIANY now as it was 2006.
The final public hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) proposal took place on 02.10.16 before the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. The hearing came after the City Planning Commission voted to approve a slightly updated version of the text on 02.03.16. Read More
At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries committed to capping global temperature increase to under 2 degrees Celsius, with the goal of maxing at 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, in the first, legally-binding global climate deal. While the historic agreement was signed by nations, it is cities, the contributors of an estimated 75 percent of global greenhouse emissions, that are really the sites of carbon reduction. From Queens to Jakarta, cities are also well aware that climate change is already in effect, that we are already at risk of extreme weather. Read More
In this issue:
- DDC’s Duo Designed for New York’s Finest and Bravest
- Dream Weaver
- A Research Library to Learn About
- Back to the Garden
- A Museum Within a Tropical Florida Garden Read More
The Architectural League’s 2016 Emerging Voices include Jon Lott, AIA, Principal, PARA Project, and Co-founding Member, Collective-LOK. Read More
Do you know an AIA architect who has significant and measurable achievements in design, preservation, education, literature, or service?
Election to AIA fellowship recognizes those achievements, and honors before the public and the profession the architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society at a national level.
Please make a recommendation of who the AIA New York Chapter should nominate to fellowship for the 2016/2017 cycle by 02.19.16.
2016 Oculus Editorial Calendar
If you are an architect in practice or by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! You may submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com
Fall: Tech in the City
Why cutting-edge industry loves older buildings. How technology businesses transform neighborhoods and the city at large. Adaptive Reuse & Interiors.
Deadline for story ideas: 05.16.16
Winter: Preservation & Reinvention / Rethinking Preservation / Preservation & Urbanism / Preservation Today
Projects with a unique take on history and how to reconcile it with contemporary needs. Focus on daylight and natural ventilation as city becomes more dense; historic preservation as zoning tool; quality vs. scale. Is city preserving too much in historic districts?
Deadline for story ideas: 08.19.16 Read More
At the Center for Architecture
“Annual Rings: A New Generation of Wood Architecture in Finland”
“Heart of Hearts” by Collective-LOK in Father Duffy Square
“Arch Schools 2015”
“Structures of Coastal Resilience: Designing for Climate Change”
02.09.16: Collective-LOK’s Heart of Hearts, the winner of this year’s Times Square Heart competition organized by the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, invites passerby to reflect on romance. (l-r) Ben Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY and Center for Architecture; Michael Kubo, Co-founder, Collective-LOK; Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance; William O’Brien, Jr. and Jon Lott, AIA, Co-founders, Collective-LOK; and Sherry Dobbin, Director, Public Art, Times Square Alliance. Read More
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