Weekend Highlight

  

For this year’s OHNY Weekend, Open House New York is partnering with the New Practices Committee of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter to present a curated series of projects by emerging practices that explore how a new generation of designers is transforming New York. New Practices is dedicated to serving as a forum for new and evolving models of architecture and design practice. With its emphasis on highlighting young firms and new ideas, New Practices offers a platform for thinking about the future of architecture and the city.

Among the participating sites are The Bridge Golf Learning Center (G TECTS), an indoor golf center owned by The Bridge Golf Foundation, which provides a high quality indoor golf experience and uses golf to improve life outcomes for young men of color; Gerken Residence (Young Projects), a private penthouse apartment in a historic cast-iron Tribeca building whose recent renovation explores the shifting relationships of solid and void; and Lisson Gallery (Studio Christian Wassman), housed in a building directly below the High Line with private viewing and work spaces. See the complete list of sites below. Some New Practices New York sites will have Open Access hours and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis; others require Advance Reservations. Full tour descriptions and information about how to visit these sites will be available on October 4.

  

New Practices New York Sites

The Bridge Golf Learning Center
G TECTS

Design Within Reach Flagship
Büro Koray Duman

Espasso Gallery
Architecture in Formation

Fool’s Gold Records
Family New York

Galerie Perrotin
Peterson Rich Office

Gerken Residence
Young Projects

Intro Extro Residence
Kalos Eidos

Kew Gardens Hills Library
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Lisson Gallery
Studio Christian Wassmann

Tina Kim Gallery
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Van Alen Institute
PARA Project / Collective-LOK

Voyager Espresso
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After OHNY Weekend…

New Design Directions Panel

Join the New Practices Committee on Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm for a panel discussion with four emerging practices participating in the OHNY Weekend series to discuss new directions in architecture and design being taken for the future of NYC. The event will take place at the Design Within Reach Soho Studio at 110 Greene Street, New York City. Click here to register!

 

 

Images: Tina Kim Gallery by Jeremy Haik; Fool’s Gold courtesy of Family New York; Espasso Gallery by Tom Powell; The Bridge Golf Learning Center courtesy of The Bridge Golf Foundation; Gerken Residence by Naho Kubota; and Design Within Reach Flagship courtesy of Büro Koray Duman.

  
  

Since the first Open House New York Weekend took place in October 2003, more than 1,100 buildings and sites across the five boroughs have opened their doors for tours and talks visited by more than one million people from around the city and around the world. Open House New York expresses its deepest gratitude to all of those sites for being the true champions of an open city. In honor of OHNY Weekend’s special anniversary this year, Open House New York celebrates a very special group of almost fifty sites that have been opening their doors for a decade or more, including ten that have participated in every OHNY Weekend since the first! When you visit any of the sites listed here, please take a moment to thank the hosts for their commitment to keeping New York open!

15 YEAR SITES

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Center for Architecture

Church of the Transfiguration

The Hindu Temple Society of North America

King Manor Museum

Masonic Hall

New York Marble Cemetery

Ukrainian Institute of America

The Woodlawn Cemetery

The Wyckoff House Museum

 

  
  

10+ YEAR SITES

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Alice Austen House

Austrian Cultural Forum

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Brooklyn Army Terminal

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Central Park

Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Freshkills Park

General Grant National Memorial

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Governors Island

Grace Church in New York

Grand Central Terminal

Jefferson Market Library

Little Red Lighthouse

Modulightor Building

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House

Museum of the City of New York

The New York Botanical Garden

New York City Marble Cemetery

New York University

The Noguchi Museum

Old Stone House & Washington Park

Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

Prospect Park

Scandinavia House

Temple Emanu-El

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Times Square Arts

US Coast Guard Cutter LILAC

Van Alen Institute

Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian Garden

The Waterfront Museum

 

  

  

Most 10 and 15 Year sites are Open Access and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. Tours or access to areas not usually open to the public will be offered at all of these sites. Full tour descriptions and information about how to visit these sites will be available on October 4.

 

Photos: Collector’s Suite at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House by Nicolas Lemery Nantel; Grand Central Terminal Peter Aaron/OTTO; The Hindu Temple Society of North America by Benniken CC BY-SA 4.0; The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by Jesse Vega; Eldridge Street Synagogue by Peter Aaron/OTTO; Alice Austen House by Floto and Warner; Austrian Cultural Forum by David Plakke; Little Red Lighthouse by Jessica Bruah; Temple Emanu-El by Christian Grattan; Brooklyn Army Terminal by Nicolas Lemery Nantel; General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library by Bernard Moucheraud; and Masonic Hall courtesy of the site. 

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Who doesn’t love a good sneak peek? On Thursday, October 13, Open House New York and A/D/O invite you to preview the in-progress design center at the 2016 Open House New York Weekend Launch Party before it opens to the public later this year. Currently under construction, A/D/O is designed by nARCHITECTS and located in a 23,000 square-foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, at 29 Norman Avenue.

“Great design thrives in dynamic spaces,” says Nate Pinsley, Managing Director of A/D/O. “We set out to create an ideal environment for creative output – both through our physical space and through programming that prompts designers to explore new paths.”

Built for designers and open to all, A/D/O will offer resources and programs to advance the work of creative professionals, while creating opportunities for the broader public to engage with design thinking.

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At the core of A/D/O’s program is a design lab that will explore the present and future role of design in urban life, as well as state-of-the-art workspace for a variety of design practices including industrial and product design, textile design, and architecture. Members will have access to digital fabrication and prototyping tools, as well as workshops. In addition, A/D/O will be home to Urban-X, an accelerator program by MINI and HAX for startups that that investigate solutions to improve urban life.

Also a leisure destination, A/D/O will include public venues for meeting and relaxing, including a design library, design store, exhibition space, and a Nordic-rooted restaurant, bar, and café by Fredrik Berselius and Claus Meyer. At the center of the space will be the “periscope,” a 16-foot skylight outfitted with massive mirrors that reflect and remix view of A/D/O’s surroundings with the buildings inner goings-on to create interplays of new and old, outside and inside, and work and play.

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The principle of remixing is a guiding theme at A/D/O, reflecting its role as a site that actively encourages the cross-pollination of creative ideas. For example, its exterior remixes its existing brick into configurations that nARCHITECTS calls “reconstituted graffiti,” reincorporating the colorful remnants of murals from over the years. This idea was featured on the cover of this year’s event guide.

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The 2016 OHNY Weekend Launch Party will be a chance for guests to preview one of Brooklyn’s most exciting new social hubs, before it opens to the public. Kick off your OHNY Weekend like a true urban explorer, partying on an active construction site!

Visitors will also be invited to get a personalized Weekend itinerary at the OHNY Weekend Concierge Desk; take a selfie with the 2016 OHNY Weekend Neon Sign, fabricated by Lite Brite Neon Studio and featured on the cover of this year’s event guide; and check out the OHNY Weekend Media Board, a folding timber billboard designed and fabricated by graduate students at the Princeton University School of Architecture; and help kick off the 14th Annual Open House New York Weekend.

Click here to learn more about the Launch Party and purchase tickets today!

Open House New York gratefully acknowledges the support of A/D/O for co-hosting this year’s Launch Party.

 

Image credits: A/D/O and Periscope courtesy of A/D/O. Cover image by Christopher Payne.

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They have been described as “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best.” They are our national parks, and this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the National Park Service, signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, to preserve our nation’s most spectacular scenery and its most sacred sites. Beginning with Yellowstone, the first national park, the National Park Service today oversees more than four hundred sites, encompassing 84 million acres and 21,000 buildings, including a dozen sites in New York City.

Open House New York is proud to partner with the National Park Service to present Celebrating a Centennial – National Park Service, a special 2016 OHNY Weekend celebration of the nation’s most treasured sites and to help kick-off a second century of preservation and stewardship.

Experiences include after-hours tours of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, the historic home of Alexander Hamilton, and the General Grant National Memorial, the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant; NPS Ranger-led tours of the African Burial Ground National Monument, the hallowed ground where free and enslaved Africans were buried through the late 18th century, and the Stonewall National Monument, one of the National Park Service’s newest site.

Open House New York an the National Park Service are also presenting “Empty Ellis”, a special tour of Ellis Island that lands at sunrise before it opens the public. On Saturday, October 15, twenty lucky winners will have the opportunity to explore the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration as the early morning sun bathes the Great Hall in a quiet stillness rarely experienced by the site’s four million visitors each year. Tickets to this tour are being raffled here. Entries will be accepted through 5pm on Tuesday, October 5. Winners will be randomly selected and announced that day.

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Celebrating a Centennial – National Park Service Sites

African Burial Ground National Monument
Civic Center, Manhattan

Battery Weed
Rosebank, Staten Island

Castle Clinton National Monument
Financial District, Manhattan

Castle Williams & Fort Jay
Governors Island

Empty Ellis
Ellis Island

Federal Hall National Memorial Historic Site
Financial District, Manhattan

General Grant National Memorial
Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Harlem, Manhattan

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field
Marine Park, Brooklyn

Stonewall National Monument
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National
Gramercy, Manhattan

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Most Celebrating a Centennial – National Park Service sites are Open Access and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. National Park Service Ranger-led tours and re-enactments will be performed at select sites. Full tour descriptions and information about how to visit these sites will be available on October 5.

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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Images: General Grant National Memorial by Don Stanko; Battery Weed courtesy of the National Park Service; Hamilton Grange National Memorial courtesy of the National Park Service; Floyd Bennet Field by Yi-Chin Lin; Ellis Island courtesy of the National Park Service; and African Burial Ground National Memorial courtesy of the National Park Service.

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For the second consecutive year, Open House New York has partnered with Curbed to present Curbed Curates: Residences. Tours at ten private residences and residential buildings around the city that celebrate the Curbed mantra, “love where you live” will be open to visit. From a model apartment in the recently converted Art Deco skyscraper 70 Pine to one of the first Passive House woodframe buildings in New York, Curbed Curates: Residences will let visitors see how New Yorkers live.

Sites include the Clifton Residence in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, one of the first Passive House wood frame buildings in the city; a model apartment in 70 Pine, the recently converted Art Deco skyscraper in the Financial District; and Urby Staten Island, a new residential development on the North Shore in Staten Island.

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Curbed Curates: Residences
70 Pine
Stephen B. Jacobs Group

The Charles
Ismael Leyva Architects

Chinatown Loft
Buro Koray Duman

Clifton Residence
Paul A. Castrucci Architect

Kane Residence
id 810 design group

Minetta Lane Residence
KUSHNER studios

Modern Apartment in The Apthorp
Jennifer Post Design

SahoNYC
Rafi Elbaz

Serge Drouin Residence
Serge Drouin Architect

Urby
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Most Curbed Curates: Residences require Advance Reservations, while others will be Open Access and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. Full tour descriptions and information about how to visit these sites will be available on October 5.

Curbed delivers all the context you need to know about homes, neighborhoods, and cities–while serving up a constant source of inspiration and essential how-to knowledge. Through on-the-ground coverage in 14 American cities, Curbed covers all things home, from interior design and architecture to technology, renovations, and tiny houses to real estate, urban planning, and transportation.

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Images: Urby by Ewout Huibers; Serge Drouin Residence courtesy of Serge Drouin; 70 Pine courtesy of Rose Associates; Modern Apartment in The Apthrop by Peter Krasowski; The Charles by Frances Katzen; SahoNYC by Carrie Buell.