Rafael Viñoly Architects’ City College of New York (CCNY) School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape architecture officially opened today.
The 12,500 m2 CCNY building houses the architecture department’s studios, model shop, library, exhibition space, faculty offices and rooftop open-air amphitheatre.
Berlin Fisherman (via n0wak)
Sometimes I think all the edgy design and architecture exists everywhere but here in the U.S. Am I wrong?
I want to live here.
You find good design in some of the most random online places (or, maybe it’s not so random at all).
A Cortado is not a Minivan is a blog by Oliver Strand, coffee writer for The New York Times. He recently made a trip to São Paulo, Brazil.
You can’t tell from the street, but all the apartments have floor-to-celing windows that are sliced into three by tiled sun breaks that run the length of the building (the direct light is never overwhelming), and each apartment has two exposures (there’s always a breeze).
The apartments in the Edíficio Copan are airy, temperate, comfortable. No need for air conditioners, or even window shades.
This is definitely not IKEA…
Sneeoosh | iGNANT.de. More images…
A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is arguably one of the more important elements of a house. As Jane Jacobs wrote in The Death and Life of Great American Cities, “The trust of a city street is formed over time from many, many little public sidewalk contacts…The absence of this trust is a disaster to a city street.” Having this private public space serves communities just as much as residents.
Posey tube “Monument” (Created with Instagram (original) and Photoshop Express)
Photography: Matthu Placek