David Sundberg has been photographing the construction at the new Fulton Street Transit Center in lower Manhattan. The subway hub is designed by Grimshaw Architects. The central art installation, and way finder, “Sky Reflector-Net” is designed by James Carpenter Design Associates.
The image here, taken recently, appears on David Dunlap’s Cityroom blog and in Metropolitan section of The New York Times on Friday, June 14. ”The 79 foot high net of reflective aluminum diamonds, set in a stainless steel lattice, sends ambient light into the station, providing opportunity for orientation as well as more intangible qualities of delight, astonishment and awe.”
Sundberg will be documenting the construction as it moves along and will be photographing the completed transit hub when it opens next year.
New York’s new bike sharing program is starting this weekend. David Sundberg photographed this station on Allen Street on the Lower East Side.
More information on locations, available bikes and membership is at CitiBikeNYC.
Enjoy the long weekend.
David Sundberg has been photographing the construction of 1 World Trade Center. The images are from a number of vantage points around Lower Manhattan, with many taken from his kitchen window. The evolution of the project can be seen in David’s portfolio of One World Trade Center
The 2013 AIA/HUD Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design has been awarded to Via Verde, designed by Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects.
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), recognized three recipients of the 2013 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards. The categories of the program include Excellence in Affordable Housing Design [awarded to Via Verde]; Community-Informed Design Award [Community Learning Center by Abacus Architects + Planners] and the Housing Accessibility – Alan J. Rothman Award [New Accessible Passive Solar Housing; Stoneham, Massachusetts by Abacus Architects + Planners].
The award announcement by the AIA describes Via Verde as “providing a new model for public housing in New York City. The project was carefully crafted to accommodate the scale of the existing neighborhood and adjacent housing while adding both housing and green space to a brownfield site in the South Bronx.”
ArchDaily has coverage of all three recipients of the 2013 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards. These awards demonstrate that design matters, and the recipient projects offer examples of important developments in the housing industry. “These developments prove that you can push the boundaries of design while still creating something very special that folks can actually afford,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These projects took innovative visions from the drawing board and made them a part of how we live today.”
Via Verde also won the 2013 AIA Housing Award for MultiFamily Housing. Among the jury comments were: “The way the building is broken into manageable units instead of being one continuous flow reflects and mimics the vibrancy of the surrounding neighborhood buildings.” More about the award is at AIA.org.
Earlier posts about Via Verde, with links to press coverage, are on EstoNews.
David Sundberg, photographing the UN from the air. That’s what’s up.
David was in a helicopter to document a development site and had a chance to fly along up along the East River on a recent sunny, spring morning.
David Sundberg’s photographs of the Hotchkiss School’s new BioMass Power Plant, designed by Centerbrook Architects, are in a recent post at Architizer. The piece shares impressive numbers about the building’s energy and financial savings:
By replacing its outdated oil-burning boiler with a squeaky clean wood-chip biomass burner, the boarding school has reduced its winter energy bill by $350,000 and slashed its carbon footprint between 35% and 45%.
A gallery of the project – from the incinerator to the undulating green roof – are at Architizer.
There are also earlier posts about the building at EstoNews.
“From whimsical doorways on houses to large-scale entries in monumental structures; from kinetic drawbridges to stationary portals” the newest Esto Gallery at Architect Magazine shares a varied collection of photographs of doors and entries from the Esto collection.
The photographs range from early images by Ezra Stoller, to newer projects by the current Esto photographers Albert Vecerka, David Sundberg, Jeff Goldberg, Anton Grassl, Peter Mauss and Francis Dzikowski.
In the introduction, Deane Madsen writes that
Paul Goldberger said in his acceptance speech for the Vincent Scully Prize that he will never review a building he hasn’t personally visited and explored, calling architecture “the way most people connect to the built environment.” If that’s the case, then doorways are both the literal and metaphorical portals through which people travel to experience those connections, and serve as visitors’ first taste of the space within.
Visit Architect Magazine to see the new Esto Gallery.
David Sundberg’s images of the new Hotchkiss Power Plant, designed by Centerbrook, are included in an ArchDaily article on Water Wise Design.
Karissa Rosenfeld writes of ten projects that exemplify water conservation. The Hotchkiss Power Plant includes a range of innovative technologies, from wood chip furnaces, to composted ash by products, to the green roof that both absorbs and filters rainwater runoff.
The project has been profiled in ArchDaily and GreenSource, as well an earlier EstoNews post.
The AIA has announced the 2013 AIA New York Award Winners.
The Barclays Center, designed by SHoP Architects, has won an Architecture Honor Award.
David Sundberg photographed the project. More images of the arena can be seen at EstoStock.
Haiti Redux is being screened on Wednesday, March 13 at NYU.
David Sundberg is the Director of Photography for the film.
More information about the project is at the Haiti Redux site. There is also a Facebook page about the film.
The screening will be at the NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor
60 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY 10003 from 6-8 pm on 3/13.
Click here to RSVP.