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Aug 26, 2020
CB Insights Headquarters New York Midtown

Aug 21, 2020
House for a Contractor in Queens

Aug 18, 2020
Audemars Piguet Boutique East Hampton

Aug 12, 2020

Aug 13, 2020
Brooklyn Bridge Competition Design
Brooklyn Bridge Design by DXA studio
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Brooklyn Bridge Design by DXA studio
DXA’s version of the Great Bridge envisions a future that elevates people over automobiles, reclaims land entangled by roads and ramps for civic use in the form of parks, museums, local commerce, recreation and housing, and makes the bridge more accessible to adjacent communities.

Aug 10, 2020
SAR Academy, Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School, Jesselson Campus, 655 West 254th Street Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
Design: architects Esther Sperber and Hila Stern
SAR Academy, Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School in Bronx
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SAR Academy, Orthodox Jewish Day School
SAR Academy and High School, a private Modern Orthodox Jewish facility in the Bronx, was the first NYC school to close its doors due to coronavirus. Now, after three months of working with architects Esther Sperber and Hila Stern, the academy has been redesigned as an environment that allows for a safe return to the classroom while maximizing the learning experience and student engagement.

Aug 4, 2020
Newlab Office Space in Brooklyn

July 31, 2020
Glam Seamless Hair Salon in Soho, NY

July 27, 2020
Brooklyn Bridge Competition Entry
Design: Daniel Gillen
Brooklyn Bridge Competition Entry Design by Daniel Gillen
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Brooklyn Bridge Competition Entry

July 27, 2020
Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis, NYC

July 20, 2020
Designing Peace at Copper Hewitt Smithsonian

May 20, 2020
The Long Beach House in Nassau County, NY

May 12, 2020
David H. Koch Center in New York City

Apr 7, 2020
Charlie West Condos in Hell’s Kitchen

Apr 3, 2020
53 West 53 Tower in New York City

Mar 24, 2020
Dome Over Manhattan – Covid-19 Hermetic Verticalism
Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Over Manhattan
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Architecture and Pandemics
One of Buckminster Fuller’s most daring ideas, the Dome Over Manhattan, taken in the context of today’s global pandemic would make perfect sense. Perhaps Fuller’s idea was crazy for his time, now our times are crazier than his ideas and an encapsulated city would be a safe one.

Mar 12, 2020
63 Madison Avenue
Architects: WilkinsonEyre
Metals Construction International Design Challenge 2020 New York Architecture News
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63 Madison Avenue Manhattan
WilkinsonEyre are delighted to receive first prize of in the international The Metals in Construction magazine 2020 Design Challenge, in a team including façade consultants Eckersley O’Callaghan and facade contractor Josef Gartner GmbH.

Mar 2, 2020
Rural Mobility, 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Curators: AMO in partnership with Volkswagen
Rural Mobility Exhibition Guggenheim Manhattan - New York Architecture News
photo © Philipp Gladsome
Rural Mobility Exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York City
AMO, the think tank co-founded by Rem Koolhaas and led by Samir Bantal, is delighted to announce a research partnership with Volkswagen that aligns their shared interest in the countryside, with a focus on Rural Mobility.

Feb 3, 2020
Leather SPA at Saks 5th Ave

Jan 23, 2020
277 Fifth Avenue, NoMad, NYC, USA
Architects: Rafael Viñoly
277 Fifth Avenue Luxury Condos NoMad New York City
rendering : THREE MARKS
277 Fifth Avenue Building
This 55-storey tower is located in the heart of NoMad, where Manhattan’s East and West Sides, Uptown and Downtown, meet.

Jan 24, 2020
Poster House, 119 W 23rd Street
Design: LTL Architects
Poster House Flatiron District NYC
photo : Michael Moran / OTTO
Poster House in the Flatiron District, New York City
The design for the first museum devoted to poster art in New York City responds to both the unique qualities of the institution within the cultural landscape of New York City. The proposal also relates to the exceptional urban conditions of its site in the Flatiron district near Madison Square Park.

Jan 8, 2020
550 Madison
Architects: Snøhetta
550 Madison NYC - New York Architecture News
photo © Snøhetta and MOARE
550 Madison in New York City
Snøhetta’s design for the public garden and revitalization of The Olayan Group’s 550 Madison receive unanimous approval from the City Planning Commission.

Oct 31, 2019
The Modern at Fort Lee
The Modern at Fort Lee, New Jersey – ok, not in NYC, but included for interest!

Oct 11, 2019
20 Times Square Skyscraper Building, corner of Seventh Avenue & West 47th Street, Manhattan, NYC
Design: PBDW
20 Times Square Skyscraper Building, New York City
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20 Times Square Skyscraper Building
The architects at PBDW designed 20 Times Square – the first major skyscraper development in 30 years at the apex of New York’s most famous commercial and tourist destination – to be more than a strobing commercial castle.

Oct 8, 2019
Rolex HQ Building, corner of 5th Avenue and 53rd Street, Manhattan
Architects: David Chipperfield Architects
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Rolex USA Headquarters
Following an international design competition, David Chipperfield Architects has been selected to build the Rolex USA Headquarters in New York.

Oct 4, 2019
Ismael Leyva

Architect Ismael Leyva is the key architect in many of New York’s iconic projects. From Time Warner Center to Greenpoint to Hudson Yards, his designs and projects span over 25 years.

Three completed buildings, all in the process of being occupied:

The Alyn at E 87th Street:
The Alyn at E 87th Street New York Architecture News
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The Greenpoint at 21 India Street, Brooklyn, NY:
21 India in Greenpoint New York City building
image : Neoscape

515 West 36th Street, Hudson Yards:
515 w 36th Street New York Architecture News
image courtesy of architects office

Arriving from Mexico decades ago as a young architect with no track record in the US, he has become a true New York City success story in the most competitive architectural landscape in the world. His work over the years with noted developers such as Related, Magnum, Richard Mack and others has been widely acclaimed.

Sep 26, 2019
1215 Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

A 10-story, 240,000-sqft residential building by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, has been unveiled. It is the architect’s first work in New York.

The design is for The Collective, a London-based developer of co-living projects.

1215 Fulton Street Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto
image courtesy of The Collective / Artefactorylab

The 1215 Fulton Street building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood will accommodate 440 units across a variety of types, ranging from studio apartments to 2-3 bedroom clusters, for year-long, month-to-month, and nightly stays.

1215 Fulton Street Brooklyn New York Architecture News
image courtesy of The Collective / Artefactorylab

Fujimoto works with red brick for the first time, incorporating the material into the building’s exterior as an homage to the historic neighborhood.

The property development is the company’s third acquisition in New York. It is due to open in 2022.The developers will also build in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District and in Chicago’s Loop.

The Collective will open the largest co-living building in the world in Canary Wharf, London, with 705 housing units, in October.

Sep 26, 2019
Hunters Point Library
Hunters Point Library by Steven Holl Architects opens on a waterfront site in Queens, NY.

The $40-million building provides 22,000-square-foot in a 82-foot-high form.

SHA was selected in 2010 by the City’s capital-project agency, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

June 21, 2019
International Space Design Award Idea-Tops launches at Times Square New York

Apr 30, 2019
View over Central Park Apartment in Manhattan

Apr 10, 2019
East 34th in New York City

Apr 5, 2019
Trans World Flight Center at JFK International Airport Redevelopment
Renewal Design: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Buildng refurbishment in Queens, NY, to reopen in mid May:
TWA Flight Center Redevelopment News

Mar 28, 2019
126 Madison Avenue Building, 15 East 30th Street, NoMad
126 Madison Avenue Building NoMad New York Architecture News
render courtesy of Handel Architects
Construction update for new tower at 15 East 30th Street containing 180 condominiums: ‘126 Madison Avenue’ has now grown past the roof of Sky House, a residential skyscraper. The 756-ft-high, 51-story high-rise is designed by Handel Architects.

15 East 30th Street New York City skyscraper
render courtesy of Handel Architects
The condos average over 1,600 square feet, totalling 300,000 sqft, plus 7,500 sqft of retail onto East 30th Street and Madison Avenue. Developers are Fosun Group and JD Carlisle.

Mar 19, 2019
Casa Celina, The Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses, Soundview, The Bronx, NYC
Architect: Magnusson Architecture + Planning
Casa Celina, Affordable Senior Housing in the Bronx, NY
render courtesy of Magnusson Architecture + Planning
Affordable Senior Housing in the Bronx
New 16-story building adds 200 senior units and more than 3,000 sqft of community space at Justice Sonia Sotomayor Housing Development.

Mar 18, 2019
Crown Heights Brownstone House in Brooklyn

Mar 9, 2019
MLK Plaza Apartments in the Bronx

Feb 10, 2019
Fifteen Hudson Yards Manhattan
Lead Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro ; Lead Interior Architect: Rockwell Group
Fifteen Hudson Yards New York Building News
photo courtesy Timothy Schenck for Related-Oxford
Fifteen Hudson Yards Manhattan Building News
Hudson Yards revealed a first look inside Fifteen Hudson Yards, designed inside and out by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Lead Interior Architect.

Feb 9, 2019
441 Ninth Avenue
441 Ninth Avenue Midtown Building NYC
rendering Courtesy Cove Property Group

An interesting project with dynamic stepped additions above a plain rectilinear base dating from 1962.

441 Ninth Avenue is located in Midtown, between 34th Street and 35th Street. US architects Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) is leading the design for the new extension. The design is dominated by landscaped terraces that step around the building, creating an interesting architectural profile.

441 Ninth Avenue Building New York Architecture News
rendering Courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

The mixed-use project includes a new 17-story addition above an existing eight-story building that is fifty-seven years old. Cove Property Group (NYC) and Baupost Group (Boston, MA) are the developers of the 700,000 sqft development, titled ‘Hudson Commons’. Retail will occupy the ground floor, with offices / commercial space above.

Jan 10, 2019
The Essex, 125 Delancey Street
The Essex Lower East Side building design NYC
rendering of The Essex : Handel Architects
Leasing officially launches for The Essex, a new residential rental tower on the Lower East Side, designed by Handel Architects. The 26-story building will have 98 residences and be the tallest component of the 1.9 million sqft Essex Crossing development. The overall project comprises of residential buildings, commercial components, a 14-screen Regal Cinemas, historic Essex Market redevelopment, and a bazaar-style marketplace.
Sales will be handled by leading Manhattan real estate brokers Douglas Elliman New Development Marketing. Available units will range from studios to two bedrooms, beginning at $3,750 a month.
The development consortium is a collaboration between L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, the Prusik Group, and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group.

Jan 10, 2019
Chrysler Building goes on Sale
Chrysler Building New York: Manhattan Skyscraper
photo © Joe Lekas
Chrysler Building
The Art Deco office tower’s current owners, Abu Dhabi Investment Council, which owns 90% of the property, and city developer Tishman Speyer, put this tower up for sale for the first time in over 20 years.

Jan 8, 2019
555 West 22nd Street
Design: Robert A.M. Stern
555 West 22nd Street NYC architecture design
image Courtesy Related Companies
Excavation is proceeding for 555 West 22nd Street, a new 26-story residential tower in Chelsea designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). SLCE Architects is the Architect of Record, and the developer is Related Companies.


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