Architectural adaptations create space for prayer for New York City's growing Muslim communities, transforming townhouses and apartments into more sacred precincts.
From video-enabled visual interpretation to 3D audio effects, smartphone wayfinding apps have a lot to offer Blind users. But these new features are no substitute for public infrastructure — digital or otherwise — that accounts for nonvisual navigation of the built environment.
On Allen Street, "mall-terations” attest to the way an art intervention can foster a sense of transformative possibility and community involvement in the design and programming of public space.
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.