Brooklyn Navy Yard
Maria Aiolova of Terreform ONE discusses the design group's ONE Prize, an annual design and science award that this year focused on how cities can adapt to future challenges of extreme weather, yielding winning proposals that address coastal conditions from Staten Island to Tokyo to Sumatra.
Roundup — New Libraries, New Lab, Decoding Utility Markers, NYCxDesign, Cricket, and Red, Yellow, and Blue
by Urban Omnibus • May 10th, 2013
NEW LIBRARIES In 2008, the Donnell Library Center on West 43rd Street was sold to a hotel developer and closed....
Roundup — Payphones, Public Markets, Commuters, Sandy Updates, Street, STORMPROOF, a Recycling Czar, and an Open City Fellowship
by Urban Omnibus • March 8th, 2013
REINVENT THE PAYPHONE On Tuesday, the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge held its Demo Day, showcasing 11 semi-finalists from the pool...
Roundup — Wikihouse, Rezoning Midtown, the Model Navy Yard, Street Seats, Street Signs, Sandy Updates, Bay Lights, and Applied Design
by Urban Omnibus • March 1st, 2013
WIKIHOUSE WikiHouse is an effort to democratize home design and construction by allowing “anyone to design, download, and ‘print’ CNC-milled houses and components.”...
by Caitlin Blanchfield • September 19th, 2012
Caitlin Blanchfield looks at how a historic shipbuilding facility is fostering a new culture of industry in New York, one informed by a sophisticated understanding of local dynamics, regional economics, and global challenges.
The Omnibus Roundup – High Line Designs, Quinn on Design, Concert Venue Design, When the Future Was 1950, and How Women Shape Our World
by Urban Omnibus • March 16th, 2012
HIGH LINE PHASE THREE Renderings of the initial designs for the third and final section of the High Line were...