Queens Plaza: Infrastructure Reframed
Sandro Marpillero, Linda Pollak and Margie Ruddick share perspectives on their transformation of Queens Plaza, recasting the relationship between ecology, art and infrastructure.
Architecture students Wayne Congar and Troy Therrien share the back story of the design competition they organized to invite new visions of post-financial crisis America.
Fluxxlab: Making Ideas Happen
Architects Jenny Broutin and Carmen Trudell reflect on the development of their prototype for energy generating revolving doors, offering a case study for other innovators.
Make a Difference in Two Days
Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps, invites young designers to design and build a project in the public interest, from found materials, in two days.
Ulrich Franzen’s Street
Ulrich Franzen's 1969 film articulates a bold vision to reclaim Manhattan’s congested streets. 40 years later, we're still talking about the same thing.
In Praise of Slowness
Andrew Blum articulates the difficulty of communicating architectural urbanism when urban processes of change do not correspond to any existing media cycle.
Reinventing Grand Army Plaza
A look at the 2008 ideas competition launched by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Grand Army Plaza Coalition to generate new visions for New York’s “greatest unrealized asset.”
The Floating Pool: Ann Buttenwieser
Ann Buttenwieser, founder of the Neptune Foundation, talks about the unconventional waterfront amenity she helped bring to Hunts Point, the only community district in New York City without access to a public pool.
The Floating Pool: Jonathan Kirschenfeld
Jonathan Kirschenfeld, architect, talks about the unconventional waterfront amenity he helped bring to Hunts Point, the only community district in New York City without access to a public pool.