I’ve recently stumbled on 3 neat links related to color. For the bookworm: colors in 10 famous books For the person whose friends frequently point out that their clothes don’t match: a test called How well do you see color? For the architect or designer or retired Lite-Brite master: Tangeez
Nineteen days. That is the time it took to put up a 28-unit, six-story apartment building in the Inwood section of Manhattan this summer. The secret? Modular construction. (via Crain’s New York)(Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)
Jim O’Grady talks about Grand Central’s history. He also did some construction exploring. It’s also Grand Central’s 100th birthday today! 1913 prices and celebration galore!
When I moved to New York, I learned of a fun group of buddies calling themselves MetroMetro who, among other things, hosted Board Game Olympics, which clearly I attended often. This is how I met Will Sakran, who was among the organizers and who I also learned is also a thoughtful entrepreneur. I interviewed him… Continue reading Interview: Will Sakran, Product Engineer / Inventor
The “Edge” Waterfront Park in Williamsburg I love the composition of this park. Read more about why it’s notable in urban design. (via landscapearchitecture)
Johnathan Lopes, a Brooklyn native, built a LEGO replica of Brooklyn, complete with the Fairway in Red Hook, the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank, and the rickety A train. It’s amazing. Check out the story and gallery. I can’t believe he’ll be eventually disassembling it!
This house built in 1999 in Germany plays music when it rains. I’d like to see it someday.
Building B at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. I loved this blog post from Scouting New York about the history of the building’s use. The natural light is incredible!
New York architect John Locke saw a unique opportunity and now has made very cool-looking and practical libraries/book drops that fit nicely on our existing infrastructure. Some say they will be trashed, but I honestly don’t think they will be any more than anything else. I support this project and will definitely donate a book… Continue reading
This building will never have another tall building alongside it (short building is as tall as it’s going to get), so the windowless side will be forever a Long Island City eyesore. I call that an Architecture Oops!