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In the past few weeks we have witnessed a dramatic shift in the way we work. Architects and designers work from their living rooms, connected to each other via chat and webcam, while trade partners labor on building sites—where they remain open, that is. Who counts as “essential” and “nonessential” in this scenario? Have we been measuring productivity wrong? And what new techniques might emerge to bridge the gap?
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The spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of businesses have proved nearly disastrous for city finances. In the years to come, city agencies such as Parks Departments will likely face significant budget cuts. At first glance, decreased funding for parkland appears deleterious for their long-term maintenance. But, for some landscape designers, this is an opportunity to step back and allow for the re-wilding of urban parks. This panel will examine the potential sustainable and social benefits of a “hands-off” approach to landscaping.
Architects James Wines and Dan Wood will join Architect’s Newspaper contributing editor Matt Shaw to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and optimistic possibilities that might come from it. From the future of urban space to new models for arts and culture, social distancing will cuase us to radically rethink our cities and interiors. Which of these
The threat of contagion stemming from COVID-19 has fundamentally reshaped our relationship to cities and their transportation networks. Street closures, urban distancing, and the requisition of parking spaces, among other recent measures, attest to this new dynamic; meanwhile, speculative projects like CycleNYC and Midtown Viaduct envision more radical arrangements. In “Urban Alternatives: Pedestrian Possibilities in New York,” representatives from Büro Ehring Engineering and DXA Studio will discuss their respective initiatives and how they outline a brighter, more walkable future.
Brutalism, the once-maligned architectural style that reached its apex over half a century ago, is undergoing something of a reappraisal as its most notable structures near the end of their lifespans. This panel, “Heroic Concrete: Retrofitting Brutalism” features Henry Moss of Bruner/Cott & Associates, and Graeme Stewart and Ya’el Santopinto of ERA Architects. The panelists will discuss two separate, ongoing initiatives; Bruner/Cott & Associates’ retrofit of Josep Lluís Sert’s significant body of work in the Boston area; and ERA’s role in the Tower Renewal Partnership, which is upgrading Ontario’s significant collection of concrete tower housing blocks.