Point of View - Point of View November 2012

 

Show Snapshots from Greenbuild

Attention New York metropolitan area designers and architects: If you didn’t make it to Greenbuild, held this year in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, you may want to catch up on what the 25,000+ (final figures not yet released) attendees saw and heard there. Even if you were there, in that heated caldron of green activity, you like everyone in attendance,…

Before the Next Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it's important to make changes in our infrastructure to reduce damage in future disasters.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it’s important to make changes in our infrastructure to reduce damage in future disasters.

Out of the Doghouse

  In this month’s issue, we profiled Muji creative director Kenya Hara’s design venture, Architecture for Dogs. Hara paired big-name architects and designers like Kazuyo Sejima (of SANAA fame), Konstantic Grcic, and Toyo Ito with a dog breed, and challenged them to build something that puts pets and their owners on a more equal footing. But Hara had much more in…

Peace and Quiet

Beginning on Veteran’s Day this past Sunday, Broooklyn-based architecture firm Matter Practice and the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the StoryCorp Military Voices Initiative is hosting a series of live conversations between veterans and civilians right in the heart of Times Square. The pavilion where these discussions take place—located at Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets and Broadway—was designed by…

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