Untapped Staff Picks: Victorian Resorts in Brooklyn, Secret Tenant of a Paris Bridge, Ominously Dormant Scientific Facilities

New York City

This week, all eyes of  New York’s contemporary art scene were focused on the opening of James Turell’s retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. Two parallel exhibitions of James Turell’s work are also taking place in Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. What’s unique about the Guggenheim one, however, is the fact that it is …

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Architecture / New York

NYC’s Storefront for Art and Architecture Exhibit Questions Architects’ Drawing Practices

Photo Credit: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Source: Flickr

A new show at one of our favorite spaces in the city–the Storefront for Art and Architecture–opened last Tuesday. POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions is Storefront’s second annual drawing show that challenges our contemporary understanding of the basic means of conceptualizing and representing architecture.

Many practicing architects declare …

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Untapped Staff Picks: Brooklyn Public Library Saved, Vintage Photos of LA, The Secret Museum

Doug White, ‘Shopping Bag Market,’ From the exhibition Form and Landscape, Source: Flavorwire

NEW YORK CITY

NY Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge’s pop-up pool complete with faux sandy beach, lounge chairs and umbrellas will open for the summer on June 27.

The 109-year-old Beaux-Arts building of Brooklyn Public Library’s Pacific branch will be spared from sale …

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Untapped Staff Picks: Apple Green Cabs, Quirky Rest Stops and Mimetic Architecture

Despite the torrential rains that swept through the East Coast in the past few days, the weather is getting progressively better and better. That means that it’s high time for exploration and adventure!

Flower Mound, Texas, Photo: Ryann Ford,  Source: Atlantic Cities

NYC

An essential part of every journey is a map. In today’s era of Google …

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Arts & Culture / News

Brooklyn Flea Opens in Philadelphia

Brooklyn Flea Philly launched last Sunday at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philadelphia’s new up-and-coming neighborhood of Northern Liberties, aka NoLibs. Like its twin brother in Williamsburg, the open-air market will run every Sunday 10am-5pm and will feature a tightly curated selection of art, antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing and jewelry. 

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Architecture / Featured

Big and Bold Visions for the New Penn Station

The Municipal Art Society unveiled design proposals from four celebrated New York architecture firms that took on the challenge of re-imagining  the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.  Presentations by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, H3 Hardy Architecture, SHoP Architects and SOM took place yesterday morning at the Times Center and were followed by …

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