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Canal Street, between Varick & 6th Avenue, NYC

 

by navema

www.navemastudios.com

 

A graphic design commission series (curated by Adam Kleinman)

 

Catering to New York's graphic design community, this carte-blanche commissioning series will repurpose the façade of LentSpace’s operable fence along Sullivan Street as a showcase for designers unbound by the typical constraints of commercial work. Considering that the operable fence has several independently rotating panel sections, which open to allow entry into LentSpace, each project faces a unique design challenge. When ajar, the surface on which the end-to-end commission is attached becomes discontinuous and breaks the linearity of each design. In light of this constraint, this series takes its name from a form of train mural painting, wherein an artwork that covered the entirety of a train is said to be done from “end-to-end”. Among fellow artists, a master “end-to-end” needs to account for the gaps between the rail cars and blend this formal element into the overall content of the artwork via “marriages” of images across the voids.

 

Currently on view through Spring 2010:

 

THUMB

O.D.D., 2009

 

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents LentSpace, a free outdoor cultural space open to the public, made possible by the loan of a Trinity Real Estate development site.

 

Re-casting environmental phenomena into new sensory impressions, Thumb’s O.D.D. transforms this frontage into a mirage-like entry, utilizing an array of reflective blue and silver aluminum disks that shift with the wind as well as reflect gentle ripples of light. Optically, the interaction between these two colors is patterned so that the density of blue verse silver palettes will vary and produce a differentiated design that is notational as well as aesthetic. Beyond simply adding variation, these aggregations will delineate four key “hot-points” of the operable fence as identified by Thumb and LentSpace’s architects which correspond to the four main pathways of the site. In able to make this legible, the density of blue palettes will be deployed in a series of dual-tapers that become widest at the center of these major axes.

 

What is LentSpace?

 

A model for citywide land use, this temporary project — made possible by the use of a Trinity Real Estate development site to LMCC — creates an “in the meantime” activity for a vacant site awaiting future development. LentSpace is a free outdoor cultural space open to the public from 7am to dusk, made possible by LMCC.

 

LentSpace's landscape features a tree nursery that provides shade while incubating street trees to be planted throughout the downtown neighborhood at a later date. In addition, a custom operable fence opens and closes the space to encourage a variety of social encounters. Incorporating benches for seating, this fence also acts as a support for the end-to-end graphic design commission. These two elements frame a central event space, which can be used for various activities, including film and performance. When walking across the east/west axis, visitors will pass through each of these zones to create a procession featuring three unique spatial engagements. These encounters continue after exiting as LentSpace is designed to bookend with Juan Pablo Duarte Square to create a larger network of open space.

LentSpace is open from 7AM to dusk.

 

Where is LentSpace?

 

LentSpace is located in a downtown New York City block between Canal, Varick, Grand, and Sullivan Streets. By subway, you can take the A/C/E or 1 trains to Canal Street.

 

What's at LentSpace right now?

 

LentSpace's inauguration will feature three distinct but inter-connected programs, each curated by LMCC's curator Adam Kleinman.

 

Points & Lines, a sculpture exhibition, presents seven art installations that each refer to different issues of boundary in relation to LentSpace's identity as both host and guest.

 

end-to-end, a graphic design commission, that repurposes the façade of LentSpace’s operable fence along Sullivan Street.

 

Late Editions, a print-media based series that aims to put the current exhibition and the overall exhibition space up for review by artists and architects.

 

Site Donor: Trinity Wall Street; Lead Partners: F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc., Gilsanz.Murray.Steficek LLP, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Stavros Niarchos Foundation; Project Architect: Interboro Partners; Special Thanks: American Fence and Company, Barrett Robinson, KokoBo Plantscapes; Exhibition Support: Maccarone Gallery, Monitor Gallery, PaceWildenstein

 

www.lmcc.net/art/programs/2009/lentspace/index.html

 

ABOUT THUMB:

 

Thumb is a Brooklyn-based graphic design office that was established as a partnership in 2007. Thumb works on public, private, and self-initiated projects, usually in the areas of architecture, art, design, and culture. Office founders Jessica Young and Luke Bulman both received Master of Architecture degrees from Rice University, in Houston, Texas, in 2002 and 1998 respectively. Thumb is fond of fluorescent inks, extreme matteness, live and immediate processes, color, shape, very glossy paper, voids and holes, surprises, everydayness, diagrams, awkward transitions...

Some of our current projects include: the graphic identity and exhibition design for Towards the Sentient City, in collaboration with the Architectural League; the graphic identity for International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam with Interboro Partners, co-curators of the exhibition; identity and environmental graphics for LentSpace, a project of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the graphic identity for the third Columbia Conference on Architecture, Engineering and Materials...

 

www.thumbprojects.com/

Sentient city

 

Ben Rubin

Lantern smashing

Light as a power of the state

Detroit light architecture - light beams

Issue of interactivity - With people and with environment

 

Barbara goldstein - San jose

Archigram - manufactured grid -

Love is a grid - love is a four letter word - simple solution

Art program for the airport

Ecloud - ubersee - datavis cloud

 

Björn Schulke - space observer - Seattle

 

Dreaming FIDS - ben hooker and Shona kitchen

 

Hands - christian muller - consolidated rental car garage

 

What would it take to turn an entire city into a platform

 

Electroland - cameron

Freak out

Hug a sign - steve Martin and LA signpost scene

Mimes and mimicry

Fox tossing - german courts - killing fox games

 

Mark Shepherd

The Firehydrant - understanding and metaphors of the city / metaphors of the desktop computer - is it what it is or is it something else

 

From object to infrastructure

Longer scale interactions

 

# THE BIG CHANGE

Three projects explore how the city can go GREEN, GRASSROOTS and GENETIC!

 

Innovative forms of collective engagement, long-term integrated

strategies and sheer computer power offer urban sustainability fresh

opportunities.

This month's projects introduce incentives and ideas that start to

break down the brutal top-down market-driven planning of the

contemporary Chinese city.

The goal: a hybrid of large-scale and intricate development, of

embedded technology and natural systems, of rigid green boundaries and

continuously evolving urban spaces.

 

# REMINDER: 'URBAN BRAIN' STUDENT COMPETITION

 

Dear Chinese Design Student, you have 5 more days to enter the most

engaging design competition around! Future Cities China invites you to

design the campus of tomorrow right in the heart of Beijing. For phase

1 of the competition deliver a poster design with an abstract master

plan. Deadline June 30.

 

Jury: Neville Mars (DCF), Lv Pinjing (CAFA), Hu Dawei (Aoyuan Property

Group), Li Hu (Steven Holl Architects), Anna Kwong Sum-Yee (Hong Kong

Institute of Architects), Philip Chmielewski (Seaver College of

Science and Engineering).

Organized by CIBE, DCF, Bentley Systems.

 

Register now at www.futurecitieschina.com

 

学生大赛报名提示!

各位中国设计专业学生,您还有5天时间来报名参加最具吸引力的设计大赛!

中国未来城市设计大赛旨在邀请您参与设计位于北京市中心的未来城市脑园区。

竞赛第一阶段需提交一份介绍总体规划的海报。截止日期:6月30日。

立即注册:http://www.futurecitieschina.com

 

# FROM GENERIC TO GENETIC CITY

 

Following the exhibition opening 'GENETIC CITY' in the Dutch Culture

Centre in Shanghai, DCF will host a day-long forum of 30 leading minds

in the field of urban planning.

 

The exhibition presents the proposal for Caofeidian Ecocity for which

DCF invited 10 prominent offices in collaboration. The result is a

unique design simulating thirty years of sustainable urban expansion

planned in relay, one on top of the other. The city as an accumulation

of evolving ideas.

 

GREEN FROM SCRATCH is a debate responding to the proposals. In an

eight hour discussion the forum traces this design process and debates

how current policies should be adapted to embrace real urban

sustainability.

 

August 15, 10am-6pm, Dutch Culture Centre, Changde Lu 800.

Details: www.adaptation.nu

Register now on the DCF Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=56601815450#/group.php?gid...

 

# CONFERENCE DESIGNING THE HYBRID CITY

 

Todays' cities are no longer limited to the experience of physical

spaces. Media technologies influence the way city dwellers organise

their everyday life as well as their social interactions.

Consequently, cities are now understood as ‘Cybercities’, ‘Sentient

Cities’, or ‘Hybrid Cities’. But how do we design for Hybrid Cities

and lifestyles?

 

We invite all professionals involved in the shaping of the

21st-century city to join us on August 16-17th 2010 in

Shanghai. Whether you are a city planner, architect,

researcher, artist, or interface designer.

 

Keynotes include: Aaron Tan (Rad), MIT Senseable City Lab, Jack Qiu,

Isaac Mao, Caroline Bos (UNStudio), Anne Nigten (The Patching Zone),

Christian van 't Hof (Rathenau Institute), Li Zhenhua (Laboratory Art

Beijing, Shanghai eArts), XML Architecture and Space&Matter Architects.

 

BY The MOBILE CITY and Virtueel Platform.

Monday 16 August 2010 - Tuesday 17 August 2010

 

www.adaptation.nu

www.themobilecity.nl/adaptation/

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).

Natural Fuse, finding the plants

08/02/2009 London

Haque Design + Research

haque.co.uk/naturalfuse.php

 

Natural Fuse harnesses the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants to create a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as shared "carbon sink" circuit breakers. By sharing resources and information between the plants energy expenditure can be collectively monitored and managed.

 

Commissioned by the Architectural League & Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City, Natural Fuse will be open to the public in Autumn 2009. The purpose is to create a collective "carbon sink", that offsets the amount of energy consumed by the plant owners - a natural "circuit breaker". If people cooperate on their energy expenditure then the plants thrive (and they can all use more energy); but if they don't then the network starts to kill plants, thus diminishing the network's energy capacity.

 

This Project was made possible with support of The Architectural League of New York as part of the Exhibition, "Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City."

  

naturalfuse.org

haque.co.uk/naturalfuse.php

 

Natural Fuse harnesses the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants to create a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as shared "carbon sink" circuit breakers. By sharing resources and information between the plants energy expenditure can be collectively monitored and managed.

 

So we need to destroy argos appliances listening to Reggeaton in the lab.

 

This Project was made possible with support of The Architectural League of New York as part of the Exhibition, "Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City."

naturalfuse.org

haque.co.uk/naturalfuse.php

 

Natural Fuse harnesses the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants to create a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as shared "carbon sink" circuit breakers. By sharing resources and information between the plants energy expenditure can be collectively monitored and managed.

 

So we need to destroy argos appliances listening to Reggeaton in the lab.

 

This Project was made possible with support of The Architectural League of New York as part of the Exhibition, "Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City."

naturalfuse.org

haque.co.uk/naturalfuse.php

 

Natural Fuse harnesses the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants to create a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as shared "carbon sink" circuit breakers. By sharing resources and information between the plants energy expenditure can be collectively monitored and managed.

 

So we need to destroy argos appliances listening to Reggeaton in the lab.

 

This Project was made possible with support of The Architectural League of New York as part of the Exhibition, "Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City."

www.cesarharada.com/2008/naturalfuse/

 

Natural Fuse harnesses the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants to create a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as shared "carbon sink" circuit breakers. By sharing resources and information between the plants energy expenditure can be collectively monitored and managed. This Project was made possible with support of The Architectural League of New York as part of the Exhibition, "Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City."

naturalfuse.org

haque.co.uk/naturalfuse.php

 

Natural Fuse harnesses the carbon-sinking capabilities of plants to create a city-wide network of electronically-assisted plants that act both as energy providers and as shared "carbon sink" circuit breakers. By sharing resources and information between the plants energy expenditure can be collectively monitored and managed.

 

So we need to destroy argos appliances listening to Reggeaton in the lab.

 

This Project was made possible with support of The Architectural League of New York as part of the Exhibition, "Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City."

Sentient City Survival Kit exhibition by Mark Shepard. Organized by The Mobile City at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) from Nov. 6 - Nov 12 2009.

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