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Archtober, New York’s month-long festival of architecture and design, returns for 2020 as a virtual and personal “hybrid” festival. This year’s edition, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival, brings together events, exhibitions, resources and activities that highlight the importance of architecture and design in the most difficult times. Responding to health and safety policies introduced as a result of COVID-19This year’s festival features online lectures and tours only, DIY-style resources and self-guided activities, and safe and socially distant personal programs.
As a media partner of archtober, designboom shows below a preview of the Architecture and Design Month of New York as well as the events and activities in which you can participate.
Building of the day: Bronx River Greenway River House | to register Here
Main picture: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront | to register Here | Image by Albert Vecerka / this
The Archtober organized by the Architekturzentrum is now underway and will continue until the end of the month. “New York City and New Yorkers have proven their resilience through the pandemic and the resulting financial crisis,” says Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Managing Director of AIA New York and Center for Architecture. “We are proud to have the opportunity to celebrate the incredible strength of our city and its built environment, as well as the institutions large and small that contribute to its rich and vibrant cultural landscape.”
Building of the day: Noguchi Museum renovation | to register Here
Talks from partners such as Colombia GSAPP, the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY, the Van Alen Institute and others will be converted to virtual formats in order to address an even larger and more international audience. As the city continues to open, the exhibitions will be both online and in person. Timed tickets are also available for outdoor gardens such as Wave hill, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and the New York Botanical Gardens.
virtual tour by Steven Holl Architects’ ‘ex of in house’ | to register Here
The popular series of architect-led tours of the Festival “Buildings of the Day” will return for 2020, but in a virtual format. “Building of the Day” tours take place Monday through Friday at noon, either as immersive presentations or as virtual tours through new and historic architecture. These virtual tours include ‘little island’ by heatherwick studio, the marcel breuer building at bronx community college, the High Line from James Corner Field Operations, and The Staten Island Museum at the cozy harbor, renovated by Gluckman Tang.
building of the day: marcel breuer building at the bronx community college | to register Here
archtober will also include its new “Travel to” series as part of the festival’s “Building of the Day” tours. Once a week, participants are transported to a location across the country to enable architectural tourism from the comfort of their own home. meanwhile, Open House New YorkFrom October 17-18, it was also reinvented as a mix of virtual experiences and self-guided outdoor exploration.
virtual conversation with gordon bunshaft & som | to register Here
In addition to timed and ticketing activities, this year’s Archtober website also includes an evergreen resource section for architecture lovers of all ages. For example, the Architecture at Home Center for Architecture Resources provides families with simple architecture and design activities that only require elements that are easily found throughout the home. Families can also get involved in the Guggenheim Museum ‘sketch with jeff’ Video series in which museum educator Jeff Hopkins shares stories about the museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and teaches students the basics of sketching. The full list of events can be found at Website of archtober.
virtual cocktails & talk with thomas phifer | to register Here
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rafael guastavinos new york – virtual tour organized by undeveloped new york | to register Here
virtual tour of Penn Station organized by Untapped New York | to register Here
personal muzzle paddle organized by the Bronx River Alliance | to register Here
The full list of events can be found at Website of archtober
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October 01, 2020