How Virtual Reality is Augmenting Realty
On a recent tour of 9 DeKalb Avenue, the future site of a 1,066-foot residential tower, soon to be the tallest in Brooklyn, construction workers were still laying the foundation. Then an associate with SHoP, the architecture firm in charge of design, pointed an iPad toward the hole in the ground and dropped in a true-to-life rendering of the 74-story skyscraper. Using the iPad like a viewfinder, he was able to track the tower from base to neck-craning spire, showing how the building will relate to its neighbors. Image courtesy The New York Times.
SHoP to Speak at FABRICATE 2020
Scott Overall and John Paul Rysavy will speak at FABRICATE 2020, an international peer-reviewed conference with supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication, taking place in London from April 2-4, 2020. Scott and John Paul will present SHoP’s research and development work on WAVE/CAVE, and participate in a panel discussion on fabrication.
DC Greens Announces SHoP-designed Urban Farm
SHoP worked on designs for the new farm and community wellness space, The Well at Oxon Run, in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8.
The Market Line Officially Opens to the Public
The 150,000 sf SHoP-designed space, with vendor spaces designed by Formactiv, officially opened to the public on Friday, November 22. The food hall will house a vast range of cuisines, many of which evoke the spirit and culinary history of the Lower East Side.
Fox5NY Visits 111 W 57th St.
SHoP Principal Gregg Pasquarelli gives Good Day New York Co-host Rosanna Scotto an exclusive tour of the tower’s model unit.
Engineered Wood Article Highlights SHoP’s Toronto Distillery Project
In Toronto’s Distillery District, the New York firm SHoP Architects plans to use mass timber for a sprawling five-story retail and office complex inspired by the area’s historic buildings.
SHoP Gives Keynote at Unreal Academy
Samantha Anderson, Visualization Associate, and Emma Fowler, Senior Associate, gave the keynote address at Unreal Engine’s Unreal Academy in London on Wednesday, November 13. Samantha and Emma explained how SHoP used Unreal to create 360-degree renderings for SHoP’s project at 335 Madison Avenue, a new vertical tech hub in Manhattan.
American Copper Breaks Free of the Glass Straightjacket
SHoP co-founder Gregg Pasquarelli insists copper’s return isn’t about reviving a vintage fashion or invoking the city’s Beaux Arts past. The firm’s architects, he says, select their materials for the function they serve and the feelings they evoke; the choice is pragmatically emotional. “Copper is in our arsenal. We’ll use it forever,” says Pasquarelli.
Essex Crossing is the Anti-Hudson Yards
The New York Times’ architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, calls Essex Crossing “one of New York’s most promising new mixed-use developments — the anti-Hudson Yards.”
SHoP and Autodesk Host “Revit to Unity Reflect” Webinar
Join SHoP and Autodesk on Wednesday, November 13 at 10am PT/1pm ET for “Revit to Unity Reflect,” a webinar focused on turning Revit models into real-time 3D experiences using Unity Reflect. SHoP’s Digital Delivery Manager, Andrew Sullivan, will lead the overview.
How SHoP is Re-thinking the Skyscraper
In an attempt to better understand the micro- and macro-forces at play shaping the city’s skyline, Archinect examined three recent distinctive tower projects designed by SHoP Architects in partnership with JDS Development Group: 111 West 57th St, the American Copper Buildings, and 9 DeKalb. Image courtesy Archinect.