Oculus Quick Take: Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities

On 12.28.14, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a board-certified psychiatrist, Professor of Clinical Studies of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and author of Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities, published by New Village Press and reviewed by Annie Coggan in the 01.29.15 issue of e-Oculus. Listen to the interview here.

Names in the News

The winners of the 2015 AIANY Design Awards are: ARCHITECTURE HONORS: National September 11 Museum by Davis Brody Bond; Melbourne School of Design by NADAAA; Vakko Fashion Center by REX; Henderson-Hopkins School by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers; Songpa Micro Housing by SsD; Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center and Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology by WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism. ARCHITECTURE MERITS: NYC Emergency Housing Prototype by Garrison Architects; Theatre for a New Audience Polonsky Shakespeare Center by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; Toroishiku by Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects; Village Health Works Staff Housing by Louise Braverman Architect; Pier Two at Brooklyn Bridge Park by Maryann Thompson Architects; Garden School by OPEN Architecture; Haffenden House by PARA-Project; University Center – The New School by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; United States Courthouse, Salt Lake City, by Thomas Phifer and Partners; Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. INTERIORS HONORS: St. Mark’s Bookshop by Clouds Architecture Office; Photographer’s Loft by Desai Chia Architecture. INTERIORS MERITS: Chilewich by de-spec; Restoration of the Nave of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University by Helpern Architects; Cornell Sibley Hall by LEVENBETTS; David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation by LTL Architects; David Yurman Headquarters and The Guidance Center by Lynch / Eisinger / Design. PROJECTS HONORS: Rethinking Refugee Communities by Ennead Architects; Hy-Fi by The Living. PROJECT MERITS: Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus Master Plan by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; Governor’s Cup Pavilion by CDR Studio; Church in the Arctic by OBRA Architects; The Lowline by raad. URBAN DESIGN HONORS: Beijing Horticultural Exposition Master Plan and Pavilions by WORK Architecture Company/WOKac, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, SLAB, and Studio Zhu Pei. URBAN DESIGN MERITS: The Dryline by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group; Nine by Eighteen by Sagi Golan and Peterson Rich Office; The QueensWay by WXY architecture + urban design and dlandstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture. Continue reading “Names in the News”

New Deadlines

2015 Oculus Editorial Calendar
The Oculus 2015 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect in practice or by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! You may submit projects/topics from anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas/projects by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA: kristen@ArchNewsNow.com.

Fall 2015: “Home” (In conjunction with the Housing Exhibition + Archtober)
Housing progress report/report card: whether market rate or affordable, is it living up to our expectations for design, community integration, environmental responsiveness? For affordable and low-income housing, is innovation helping us hit the number of units New York City needs? Continuing controversy about “inclusionary” housing (80/20 and such). Off-site/modular construction. BSA Housing Awards. (To include input from social scientists, urban anthropologists, psychologists, etc.)
Deadline for story ideas, projects: 05.08.15

Winter 2015: “Makers in a Digital World” or “Architecture & the Digital World”
How we present and build what we do: 21st-century visual representation, mapping, big data. Life-cycle of a building: an idea, draw it, digitize for CNC milling machines, construct, share via Instagram, etc. Cooper-Hewitt tech “pencils”; etc.
Deadline story for ideas, projects: 08.07.15 Continue reading “New Deadlines”


Blomberg eOculus Text Submission for 3/11/15 Distribution

With more than 130 years of delivering quality and innovation, Blomberg continues to expand its U.S. market presence with the debut if its 2015 premium, energy-efficient appliances for small-space living at the Architectural Digest Show, March 19-22, Booth in #163.


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