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New Yorkers – time to prepare your best walking shoes and fix up that bike…
For three consective Saturdays in August (9th, 16th, 23rd), New York city will close off to traffic a 6.9 mile route from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 72nd Street.
Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan explains the “experiment”:
“In Bogotá, they call it Ciclovia, or bikeway. In Paris, it’s the Plage, or beach. Here in New York, Summer Streets will literally turn the streets of our city into a pedestrian park,” said Commissioner Sadik-Khan. “The streets themselves are among the most valuable public space that the City has to offer, and finding the room within our existing street space for those on two feet or two wheels is a true application of our goals for a sustainable future under the Mayor’s PlaNYC initiatives and the DOT’s strategic plan.”
The route will run via Centre Street, Lafayette Street, Fourth Avenue and Park Avenue and last from 7am to 1pm.
Similar experiments have been done in Paris, London, and Bogota.
What a great way to experience the city. Fantastic!
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The 65 ft, six storey tall structure built from Erector set pieces pays homage to both the popular toy and it’s big brother/inspiration, Rockefeller Tower.
This weekend is Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum‘s 6th annual kite making workshop. This year bring your old recycled grocery bags and turn them into high flying beauties. Kite designs are provided by Miwa Kiozumi and Marco Scoffier who will draw inspiration from the parks view of the Manhattan skyline. Participants will have the opportunity to build and decorate their kites, then fly them in the Park.
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Bompas & Parr are curating the event which will be held during London’s Architecture Festival to benefit Architects for Aid. Each entry will be judge for innovation, aesthetics and (my favorite) the “wobble Factor”. Judging a competition like this sounds like a ton of fun.
The moulds and preparatory goods will be auctioned off; so you can bring the fanciest jello to the next dinner event and start the conversation.
Nau’s New York boutique is having a sale from March 6 to March 9. I love their designs but what impresses me more is the fact they list each products environmental status. Their fabrics are organic and they do not use harsh dyes or acids.
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MOMA: NYC Exhibition: Feb 24 – May 12
“In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information, acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime, people cope daily with dozens of changes in scale. Minds adapt and acquire enough elasticity to be able to synthesize such abundance. One of design’s most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change. Designers have coped with these displacements by contributing thoughtful concepts that can provide guidance and ease as science and technology evolve. Several of them—the Mosaic graphic user’s interface for the Internet, for instance—have truly changed the world. Design and the Elastic Mind is a survey of the latest developments in the field. It focuses on designers’ ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use.”
Design Within Reach Studio in Manhattan is on a mission to promote emerging designers in the New York area through competition M+D+F 2008. Think you have an idea for innovative, modern furniture? Find links to the complete rules and entry application here.
Deadline is Thursday, March 20. Good Luck!
World Architecture News is going to announce the winner of their 2007 house of the year this Friday, February 8th. There are some good candidates this year. You may want to check out the top 25 from which the best will be chosen. Place your bets and we’ll be sure to update you on the outcome.
Design Within Reach has just announced its winners for its design uncorked competition. The design contest where designers take a champagne cork and turn it into a chair. And the winner is . . . Miwa Kleyia’s Block B Chair
Check out the runners up and tour dates here