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IN THIS ISSUE 08_05.07.2008
Local businesses fight against rezoning in Queens
A Wing and a Prayer
Amid speculation on new PA head, WTC transit hub pared down
MoMA neighbors speak out against Hines' tower at LPC
Re-Rezoning 125th Street
Councilmember secures major concessions to city plan
Open: Restaurant
I Sodi by Isadore Design Build / Josh Dworkis and Tomas Daskam
Landmarking a Lawn
Efforts to preserve Stuy Town's open space underway
Congestion Pricing Will Be Back
Too early for eulogies, say transit bosses
Open: Gallery
Arario Gallery by Adjaye Associates
Citizen Green
NY and Boston initiatives address global problems
3rd Time's a Charm
After 35 years, Queens Beaux Arts bank landmarked
UNStudio builds in Tribeca
Unveiled: Toren
Ralph Rapson, 1914-2008
Studio Visit: Leroy Street Studio
Open: Boutique
John Varvatos by John Varvatos, Brady Wilcox, and Eric Lukenich
Update to Wicks Law
More Public Projects Exempt
In Detail: 15 Union Square West
Office for Design and Architecture with Perkins Eastman and Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
At Deadline
Buildings Collapse, Dangerous Cranes, It Gets Worse, Rogers Marvel Goes Public
At the 47th International Furniture Fair in Milan last month, the mood may have ricocheted from fears about the economic road ahead to earnest concentration on sustainability and gaga excitement about all that's arty and luxurious, but at least a few designers tried to stick with solid lines and good design.
High craft and contemporary design merge in a collection of one-of-a-kind objects from a new company dedicated to introducing historic methods and materials to a new generation of architects and designers.
On June 26, 100% Design Shanghai will open, six weeks before the Olympic games begin. As the first international fair in the country dedicated to contemporary design, it is a landmark event, organized by Reed Exhibitions, the company behind similar design fairs in London and Tokyo. New York design writer Aric Chen and artist-designer Tobias Wong, the exhibition's creative directors, sat down recently with AN to describe their plans for the show and their impressions of the contemporary design scene in China.
For young designers trying to launch a practice, learning the business side of things can be tough. Around the city, several design incubators are there to help: providing access to everything from prototyping machines and video editing rooms to marketing advice, these group homes are helping the next generation of artists and creative entrepreneurs.
Roadside Attractions
Ant Farm: Radical Hardware at GSAPP
We Hold These Lawns to be Self-Evident
Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000, by John Archer
Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Shaker Design: Out of This World at Bard Graduate Center
Game Theory
The World of Madelon Vriesendorp
Comment: Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
A juror looks back on the AIA New York Chapter Annual Design Awards