Creating More Housing without New Construction
Sep 14, 2018
This program is related to the exhibition The Future of the New York Metropolitan Area: The Fourth Regional Plan.
Meeting our need for housing in New York is tough. We need to build more homes – but we also need to do more with what we have. Better using existing buildings and smaller lots, and finding other creative ways of making room for more people to live is imperative to solving our housing crisis. It’s also no less important for our city that this type of new housing is as livable and well-designed as other more traditional housing.
Join RPA, the Center for Architecture, The Architectural League of New York, local architects, and others to explore how we can create alternative housing such as basement apartment, accessory dwelling units, and small infill, in a way which adds to our built environment and produces the type of quality housing we need.
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Center for Architecture and Regional Plan Association
General Public: $10
Student with Valid ID: Free
It’s that time again. Below is information on the kick-off meeting for the 6th Annual IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee. If you’ve never quilted before this might be the time to experiment, with your peers. If you have this might be a great creative outlet for you. Please, if you’re interested plan on attending the first Bee of the season. If you are going to attend let me know and I will add you to the list, for the security desk.
Date: Thursday Aug. 7th
Place : Herman Miller Showroom | 1177 Avenue of the Americas
Please let us know your that team will participate again and come prepared to start discussing ideas.
Also, please feel free to forward this invite along.
We look forward to seeing everyone!!!
The auction took place last night and by all accounts it was a huge success. The venue was sold out, again, and the vibe was very festive. All the teams outdid themselves and I can only imagine what will be dreamed up next year. As a little background the Sustainable Quilt Auction was formed 6 years ago as a way for the architecture + design community in New York to get together, much like traditional quilting bees, and explore their creativity in ways they don’t do usually get a chance to do 9-5. The house rules state that the quilts must be queen size or better and made from discontinued fabric from our industry, thus re-purposing what would have ended up in a land fill. Below are images of all the quilts. In advance, please excuse my poor photography.
Team E (back)
Team E (front)
Much thanks to The Open House Gallery for a wonderful venue, and also to Abigail, Suzette, Miguel and Brian without whom this never would have happened.
The City as Canvas
Opening Feb 4th at The Museum of the City of New York
The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.
Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection begins with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
Wong, who died of AIDS in 1999, donated his collection to the City Museum in 1994.
The companion publication for City as Canvas is sponsored by Mrs. Florence Wong Fie and The Martin Wong Foundation.
This should be a fantastic show, definitely worth a visit. You should support wonderful institutions that bring such decidedly NY events to us.
Celebrate with TAC, Lomography + Study NY this Thursday!
The TAC Shop is thrilled to announce the first of many wonderful designer collaborations! Each month we’ll be offering an exclusive product made by one of our favorite brands. The piece will coincide with an event, window display, and workshops showcasing the methods used to create the series.
Study NY kicks off the launch of the shop with a collection of to-die-for knitted bracelets in 4 colorways. We all adore Study and this collection is everything we’ve dreamed of. Tara will also be installing a knitted window display that will grace our shop all month.
Come snatch one of these bracelets and toast the new shop. We’re partnering with Lomography and Brooklyn Brewery for the night, so expect an amazing film photobooth and delicious cool beer!
This Thursday, 7-10pm.
26 W 8th Street, Manhattan