Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!

 

 

 

Winning design in the Young Adult category ~ Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, DoLookDown

(August 17, 2020—New York, NY)—Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure. As made even more clear by the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces and transportation options must be designed with equity, health, and sustainability at their core. With this in mind, the competition’s winning designs reclaim the bridge’s roadways for expanded pedestrian and cyclist use. By centering climate action, social equity, and creative expression, they also put forth strategies that could improve wellbeing in public spaces across New York City. Continue reading “Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!”

Hyundai Motor Group + RISD Collaborate on Mobility Inspired by Nature

 

 

 

The Textile Design for Mobility research group drew from the fields of bionics and biomimicry in developing innovative textile solutions through speculative approaches and solutions gathered from a case study of the cockroach. Rendering courtesy Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design.

Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) announced a research collaboration to examine relationships among natural and built environments in order to propose new directions for the future of mobility.

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The Doors are Open for The Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse 2019

 

 

 

Circa 1932, by Percy Loomis Sperr © Milstein Division, The New York Public Library. Image via Brooklyn Designer Showhouse on Facebook

The doors are now open at the historic 13 Pineapple Street for the annual Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse.

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Inspired by the Spirit of Paris in the 1950s, ‘Jazz’ to Open at Demisch Danant in September

 

 

 

William Hawkins, State Capitol, Albany #2, 1986. enamel on masonite; 48.5 H x 56.5 in; 123.2 H x 143.5 cm; Courtesy of Demisch Danant & Ricco/Maresca

Demisch Danant will open its doors to the exhibition, Jazz, organized in collaboration with Ricco/Maresca. Inspired by the melodies and spirit of the 1950s in Paris, this exhibition highlights unexpected syncopation and rhythms shared by French design of the Fifties and paintings of architecture and cityscapes by African American artist William L. Hawkins.

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