FDNY Members Honored by Mayor de Blasio for Rescue
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro with the men and women who helped rescued the three children on July 29.
FDNY firefighters and EMS members were honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio on July 31 for rescuing three children from a fire on July 29.
“Moments like this we’re really proud to be New Yorkers,” Mayor de
Blasio said. “Our city is fortunate to have these people protecting us.”
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro praises the men and
women who worked at the Brooklyn fire, including FF Justin Tallett (far
left) and FF Frank Blackstone (second from left), before each member of
the group was presented with certificates from the Mayor.
Members of Ladder 107, Engine 225 and EMS Station 39 attended the
ceremony, receiving certificates from Mayor de Blasio and Fire
Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
“Everything went as it should go [at this fire] because of the
quality of the members involved and the quality of their training,”
Commissioner Nigro said.
Architects: Architect Show
Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato
Builder: Shiraishi construction Co.,Ltd
Area: 195.0 sqm
Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii
renowned for his often enormous public works projects, is turning his
attention to something on a smaller scale: a campus for the non-profit
organization CII (Children’s Institute Inc.) in the Los Angeles neighborhood
of Watts. Perhaps best known for Watts tower, the architecture of Watts
is shaped by limited income and the need to deter vandalism. according
to the LA Times Gehry’s
intervention will hopefully be a tipping point for a neighborhood
desperate to change not just its aesthetic but its future. Read the full
article about the project here.
Windowless, sparse, and connected to nature — this is how architecture and urban design firm SeARCH envisions
the home of the future. In their new project “Yourtopia,” they
challenge stereotypical ideas about what a home should be and
demonstrate an awareness about our relationship with our environment.
This article originally published on Metropolis Magazine investigates the home’s minimal design and construction process.
Our homes shield us from distractions so that we may cultivate our
own interests and, in the process, sense of selves. Dutch architecture
firm SeARCH has taken this idea to the extreme with “Yourtopia”, a temporary refuge that radically reconsiders what a home can be. More on Yourtopia’s radical living environment after the break
<a href="http://www.vimeo.com/102059795">http://www.vimeo.com/102059795</a>Award-winning African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré is renowned for his cross-cultural approach to architecture. Although his office, Kéré Architecture,
is based in Berlin, many of his projects are carried out in his native
West African country Burkina Faso, where he is known for incorporating
local materials and talent into his designs.
“I am working between two continents or between two cultures. And
what I’m doing is trying to bridge the gap,” Kére told us at the opening
of the 2014 Venice Biennale. Kére has carried out projects such as School Library Gando, Centre for Earth Architecture and the National Park of Mali.
In this interview, Kéré explains his two-continent approach to architecture, what architecture means to him and what “absorbing modernity” means for Burkina Faso.
During the Soviet Union’s relatively brief and tumultuous history, the quest for national identity was one that consumed Russian culture.
The decadence of Czarist society was shunned, and with it, the
neoclassical architecture the Czars so loved. Communism brought with it
an open frontier for artistic experimentation, particularly where public
buildings were involved. It was on this frontier that Russian
Constructivism was born, and some of Russia’s greatest buildings were
built. This article on EnglishRussia.com compiles a list of some of the “best of the best” in Soviet architecture—and we liked it so much that we’ve compiled our own top ten list! See all of our favorite Soviet projects, after the break!
Over 50 Leading figures from architecture, art, film and fashion – Including Norman Foster, the director of London’s National Gallery Nicholas Penny, the director of the Guggenheim Foundation Richard
Armstrong, and Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas, Julie
Christie, Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton and Rob Lowe – have signed a
petition pleading Italian Prime
Minister Matteo Renzi and the Italian Minister of Culture and Tourism,
Dario Franceschini to keep large cruise ships out of Venice.
The petition, created by the UNESCO-backed Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice,
says is a reaction to both the aesthetic intrusion caused by the cruise
liners, but also what it believes is a “probable risk of catastrophe”
due to the possible effects that such large ships could have on the
fragile Lagoon surrounding Venice. More on the cruise ship controversy after the break
Designed to seat 33,000 people, stadiumconcept and IAA architecten’s proposal for Minsk’s
newest football stadium has a unique and allusive form. The column-like
supports of the stadium roof resemble tractor valves, a reference to
Minsk’s booming tractor fabrication industry. These tapering columns
provide a signature identity for a building that, in addition to being a
stadium, will serve the city as a shopping and business center.
The Brazilian coastal city of Fortaleza, one of the host cities for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, will soon be home to one of the world’s largest aquariums. Designed by Leonardo Fontanelle (Imagic Brasil), Acquire Ceará is projected to be the third largest building of its type and is intended to provide a lasting beacon for tourism in the area. Zahner, a US company known for their ability to design and create complex façades (including the Petersen Automotive Museum by Kohn Pedersen Fox)
have been tasked with constructing twenty three curving “legs” which
support the structure of “the Manta and Sea Urchin-shaped roof surface”.
Zahner’s President, William Zahner, believes that “this is perhaps the
most intricate building ever constructed in the Americas.”
See Zahner’s prototype and images of the aquarium after the break.