Magic Carpet: Re-envisioning Community Space in Sai Ying Pun is a project led by the professor Hendrik Tieben, coordinating the team of the School of Architecture and the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is more than an outdoor cinema because it aims at preserving the memory and the past of Sai Ying Pun, an area in the Western part of Hong Kong whìch is undergoing complete renewal. The students were in charge of shooting people’s interviews and creating documentaries to be broadcast in the street.
In Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the 122 Community Center has become a fixture of the neighborhood through providing public access to health initiatives and the arts. After more than 35 years in operation, the building that houses 122CC is…
Sunrise Curtain, part of Russian-born artist Peter Rostovsky’s 2012 Percent for Art commission for IS/HS Spring Creek in Brooklyn, greets visitors with a large, pixilated sunrise above the school’s main entrance. The Percent installation also includes Sunrise Band—twelve adjacent oil paintings of different sunrises — in the school auditorium. Using the metaphor of the sunrise to allude to the dawn of knowledge, these two works welcome the viewer into the school, and back into the world as they leave the building. “I am particularly interested in how painting, as a traditional medium interfaces with new technologies,” says Rostovsky. His work brings an optimistic motif to the school while also casting a speculative eye to the technology that increasingly acts as a filter between us and the everyday.
DDC, led by David J. Burney, FAIA, is responsible for upgrading and building New York City's complex underground infrastrure and managing the design and construction of the City's public buildings. Over the last 16 years, DDC has built or improved 190 public safety facility projects, 192 library projects, 206 cultural institution projects, 255 projects for health and human services, and 615 projects to improve the roads, sewers, and water mains that service the 8+ million people who live in New York City.