‘Sukkah City’ Competition Entry By visiondivision

The concept is designed by visiondivision as their competition entry for ‘Sukkah City‘, where designers / architects were asked to design a modern Sukkah – a temporary hut created for an annual Jewish Harvest Festival – in Union Square, New York City. Called ‘Hollow’ the structure consists of an organic pavilion that changes the conditions for social interaction and behavior, using compression to hold the structure together.

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Lower East Side Hotel // New York // USA // ODA

Located in the Bowery, the Lower East Side Hotel (L.E.S.) designed by the Office for Design and Architecture (ODA) will feature over 220 rooms with minimalistic interiors to allow the ‘guests to use their personal aesthetic as an impromptu installation’. By designing tempered and laminated interior cylinders for the shower, toilet and closet, and using stark colors teamed with expansive city views, the small rooms seem larger than their dimensions.

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Futuristic Design For Nets Arena At Atlantic Yards Unveiled


Developer Bruce Ratner recently revealed the latest design for his proposed new Nets basketball arena in Prospect Heights, part of a controversial project that also includes 16 residential and office towers. The third version of the 675,000-square-foot Atlantic Yards arena was created by local SHoP Architects and Kansas City-based Ellerbe Becket.

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Parrish Art Museum Unveils Herzog & De Meuron Design

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The internationally acclaimed Herzog & De Meuron unveiled their re-conceptualized design for the Parrish Art Museum on the 14-acre Hampton site. The new design replaces the firm’s original idea which featured a village-like cluster of pavilions scattered throughout the site. When the museum could not seem to raise the $80 million necessary to realize the project, they approached Herzog & de Meuron for a more modest proposal. The architects took the challenge and created a new building for less than a third of the original budget.

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Alexander House // New York // USA // Cheungvogl Architects

Cheungvogl is an international architectural studio based in Hong Kong. The architects are  currently working on various scale projects in the US, Europe and Japan.

This project is a mixed used development in New York City called Alexander House.

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Axis Mundi Unveils Conceptual Alternative Design For MoMA Tower

Axis Mundi proposes a conceptual alternative to business-as-usual, choosing the site of the proposed 53W53rd, among the city’s largest skyscraper proposals in one of the most overbuilt parts of Midtown to test their ideas. Their design suggests new expressive possibilities for an urbanism of difference rather than of homogeneity.

As the city takes stock in a post-boom era, architect John Beckmann sees this as the time to rethink the tall buildings that have become synonymous with New York City’s identity.

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LOT-EK Selected To Design New York City’s Pier 57

New York firm LOT-EK has been selected to design Pier 57 as part of New York City’s Hudson River Park development. The proposal, a team effort with developer Young Woo & Associates, foresees a rooftop park crowning a small shopping center of local artisan stores built with recycled shipping containers.

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Dragonfly, A Metabolic Farm For Urban Agriculture

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Belgian firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures have designed a vertical farm based on the wings of a dragonfly. Located along the East River at the south edge of Rooselvelt Island in New York City the tower is a true living organism being self-sufficient in water, energy and bio fertilizing. Spanning 132 floors and 600vertical meters, the dragonfly can accommodate 28 different agricultural fields for the production of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy.

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