Fellows in the News: Dattner, Dubbeldam, Guiney, Hartmann, Ho, Holl, Norten, Rice, & Rogers

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Renderings of Ocean Dreams (pictured at left), a mixed-use complex of high-rises on the Coney Island Boardwalk designed by Richard Dattner’s firm, was unveiled; the April issue of Interior Design magazine features an eight-page spread on Board Member Winka Dubbeldam’s new Ports 1961 flagship in Shanghai; Executive Director Anne Guiney was interviewed about how changes in zoning and policy in New York are impacting the East Village; Alison Arieff called John Hartmann’s Bright Dawn Farm project “a glimmer of hope” for the future of suburbia in a New York Times Opinionator article on Droog’s recent Open House event in Levittown; the latest Architect magazine features a survey of national architecture policies by Board Member Cathy Lang Ho; construction is wrapping up on not one, but two new museums designed by Patron Steven Holl, in France and China; Board Member Enrique Norten’s zig-zagging Mercedes House tower opened in Manhattan; the New York Public Library kicked off construction on Lyn Rice’s Hamilton Grange Branch Teen Center; and Rob Rogers’ firm was named as one of five finalists in the competition to re-design DC’s Ellipse, in front of the White House.

Fellows Envision the Future of Suburbia

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The suburbs are all the rage, lately! On April 23rd, Fellow John Hartmann participated in Welcome to Future Suburbia: Open House 2011, a tour of retrofitted houses in Long Island proto-burb Levittown. The event, organized by Droog and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, featured ten stops–one of which featured Bright Dawn Farm (pictured at left), a home that Hartmann’s firm Freecell transformed into a “greenhouse-like environment.” Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, MoMA announced the launch of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, a 14-month project in which five collaborative design teams will work to address mass foreclosures in “megaregions” around the US. The selection committee for the teams included Fellow June Williamson, author of the book Retrofitting Suburbia.