Each day in the month of October a different building in New York City will opens its doors to visitors who want to see and learn more about the structure’s unique architecture. This “Building of the Day” program is part of Archtober, a month-long series of events all over New York City that celebrate design and architecture. The events are presented by a variety of organizations including the Center for Architecture, Open House New York, and the American Association of Architects, to name a few.
Untapped Cities has partnered with Archtober to grant access to select events throughout the month. If you are or become an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join the following Archtober events for free:
- Oculus Committee Book Talk
- The Future of Governors Island, Panel Discussion
- Archtober Trivia Night at Housing Works Cafe and Bookstore
- Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition, an Archtober Event
- Designing the Future of the Tri-State Region, An Archtober Lecture
- “New York – London Exchange: Regional Planning” Live Video Seminar, an Archtober Event
We’ve rounded up all of the participating Building of the Day buildings, and links to register for tours, in the following list!
October 1st: One John Street
Alloy / Laurian Ghinitoiu
One John Street was the winning response to a public RFP held by Brooklyn Bridge Park. The design’s simple mass and authentic materiality is consistent with DUMBO’s Historic District. Every apartment layout is designed to capitalize on the exceptional views offered by the site. Unlike most development sites, a careful analysis of the view corridors yields an unusual outcome: The views at the bottom are as good, if not better. Additionally, the upper portions of the building are subject to severe solar and acoustical exposures. A gradient of window sizes afford more masonry to protect the interiors at the upper floors, while on the lower floors larger windows offer broader views to the water and Park. The ground floor contains a restaurant, lobby and annex to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, open up to the public and surrounding park.
Register for tour: 12:00pm – Sold Out!