Master Mason, Architect, Engineer, Guastavino Emerges from the Shadows

On the evening of 03.25.14, the celebration of Catalan architecture in the city continued with the Museum of the City of New York’s (MCNY) tremendously well-attended exhibition opening for “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile.”

If you enter a Beaux Arts building constructed between 1881 and 1962 and look up, there is a good chance that you will see a tiled, herringbone-patterned vault designed by the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. Guastavino resides in the subconscious of New Yorkers, but his name often goes unnoticed, over-shadowed by the famous firms that commissioned his work. Continue reading “Master Mason, Architect, Engineer, Guastavino Emerges from the Shadows”

New Deadlines

2014 OCULUS Editorial Calendar

The Oculus 2014 Editorial Calendar has been set. If you are an architect by training, or see yourself as an astute observer of New York’s architectural and planning scene, Oculus wants to hear from you! Projects/topics may be anywhere, but architects must be New York-based. Please submit story ideas by the deadlines indicated below to Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA:

Fall 2014
Submit story ideas by April 30, 2014

Winter 2014
Emerging Skyline / Evolving Street
Submit story ideas by July 14, 2014 Continue reading “New Deadlines”