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Fall 2016: Authenticity + Innovation: Architecture Repurposed

Explore the Fall 2016 issue of Oculus magazine, AIA New York’s quarterly print publication. Cover: Industry City’s “Innovation Alley,” designed by S9 Architecture. Photography: Courtesy of Industry City, pg. 38.

Table of Contents
Articles & News
First Words: Letter from the President
Timeless Questions of Coexistence
by Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP
Letter from the Editor
New Spirit in Great Old Bones
by Kristen Richards, Hon. AIA, Hon. ASLA
Center Highlights
One Block Over
Conceal and Reveal: Hills with Magical Views
Recycled debris and granite blocks are the bedrock of the new Hills on Governors Island
by Claire Wilson
97-Year Watch
Behind Repurposed Portals: Bertram Goodhue’s splendid St. Bartholomew’s Church was designed to incorporate the entry front of the congregation’s former home
by John Morris Dixon, FAIA
Last Words
From “Houses of Knowledge” to “Houses of Access”
by Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA
In Print
Dream Cities
Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World
by Wade Graham
Cities of Empire
The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World
by Tristram Hunt
Ethnography for Designers
by Galen Kranz
Cartographic Grounds
Projecting the Landscape Imaginary
by Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim
Manual of Section
By Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis
Reviews by Stanley Stark, FAIA
Features
Opener
Authenticity and Innovation
by Donald Albrecht
Civic Purpose Repurposed: Brooklyn
At a Crown Heights armory where cavalry once maneuvered, a public/private/philanthropic collaboration is supporting its conversion into a multipurpose complex that balances historical and community priorities
by Bill Millard
Civic Purpose Repurposed: Bronx
A landmark post office on the Grand Concourse will soon rise from hibernation to become a mixed-use community center, helping to catalyze the borough’s renewal
by Bill Millard
A Study in Contrasts
A state-of-the-art coworking space offers a homey yet edgy vibe to create a memorable adaptive reuse project in Gowanus
by Lisa Delgado
WeLive on Wall Street
It’s not just a residential space—it’s a lifestyle
by Janet Adams Strong
A Preservation Paradox
The reuse of an architecturally and culturally significant Harlem block for low-income housing illustrates both benefits and absurdities in the treatment of historic structures
by Jonathan Lerner
Industrial Strength
Brooklyn's Industry City is an innovation ecosystem where makers and shakers come to start, develop, and grow their businesses
by Gregory J. Haley, AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Innovation Rooted in History
A sampling of highlights from “Authenticity and Innovation,” on view at the Center for Architecture
by Berit Hoff

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