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Today's archidose #1008

Here's a photo of the Amager Resource Center (2017) in Copenhagen, Denmark, by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. The photo, by Jeff Reuben, is looking toward the waste-to-energy plant from Christiania. Although the plant is obviously functioning, the ski slope – Copenhill – that sits atop it won't be complete until later this year.

Amager Landscape

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Rosario Candela, Sutton Place, and 'Elegance in the Sky'

Elegance in the Sky
[All photos by John Hill, unless noted otherwise]

Although the 57th Street tour I've given in recent years focuses on the tall towers of "Billionaire's Row," my walk goes all the way from river to river, starting at a small plaza overlooking the East River and ending at 12th Avenue near the Hudson River. Extending the tour to 2.5 miles enabled it to embrace such projects as BIG's VIA 57 West overlooking the Hudson and to historically contextualize the supertall residential towers that have sprung up this century in the blocks of 57th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway. In the case of the latter, Sutton Place (named for the north-south avenue that intersects 57th Street just shy of the East River) is a quiet residential neighborhood with townhouses and apartment buildings from the early 1900s. A couple apartment buildings in Sutton Place were designed by Rosario Candela, a prolific residential architect at the time and the subject of Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela, a small exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

Today's archidose #1007

Here are some photos of the SWEETS hotel Wiegbrug (2017) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Space&Matter. The larger SWEETS hotel project consists of the conversion of 28 obsolete bridge control buildings into hotel suites. (Photos: Ken Lee)

SWEETS hotel Wiegbrug, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SWEETS hotel Wiegbrug, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
SWEETS hotel Wiegbrug, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hard Hat Tour: The Forum

Set to open in September, The Forum is third building to open on Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the 56,000-sf building follows the Jerome L. Greene Science Center and the Lenfest Center for the Arts, both of which opened in 2017 and were also designed by RPBW. Last week, Columbia held a press tour of The Forum with architects from RPBW; below are my photos and a tour through the building.

The Forum
The Forum is located on the northeast corner of Broadway and 125th Street, on a triangular lot formed by the angle of 125th Street. At this location the concrete-and-glass Forum acts as a gateway to the Manhattanville Campus.


The Forum
The Forum sits south of the Greene and Lenfest buildings, on the left in the photo above, and just west of the 125th Street subway station, which runs as a viaduct due to the low topography along 125th Street.

Today's archidose #1006

Here are some photos of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill (20018) at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, by Tadao Ando. (Photos: Hassan Bagheri)

Lunder Center at Stone Hill
Lunder Center at Stone Hill
Lunder Center at Stone Hill
Lunder Center at Stone Hill

Piet Oudolf's 'Five Seasons'

Last month I caught Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at IFC Center, when director Thomas Piper and his subject, planting designer Piet Oudolf, were in attendance. Just today I wrote about the film for World-Architects.



Head on over to World-Architects to read "Five Facts from Five Seasons."