EVEN in Cuba they know it’s a waiting game, waiting for the Castros to exit the stage, and for Cuba to open up. When Americans finally do arrive in quantity, New Yorkers will notice something familiar about Havana, for a string of New York architects found it fertile ground a century ago.
Last week MVRDV unveiled plans for “The Cloud” – two luxury condo towers in Seoul, South Korea joined by a pixelated “cloud” of protruding sections that bloom from the middle. Much to the surprise of MVRDV, the design has set off a media frenzy with hundreds of people claiming that the buildings were intentionally designed
AIA New York Chapter announced the winners of the 2010 Design Awards. Four juries – architecture, interiors, unbuilt work, and urban design – reviewed 425 entries, selecting thirty-four winners. The Design Awards is a prestigious competition held annually by the AIANY to honor excellence in architectural design for projects in New York City and by
On March 17, 1974, the architect Louis I. Kahn died of a heart attack as he was walking through Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. He was 73. In his briefcase were the final drawings, which he had just completed, for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial to be built on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island.
When we last left the haunting Gothic ruin of the old Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island, it was more ruined than ever.