Metropolism: A look into the future… from the 1920s
Development / Film / Infrastructure

Metropolism: A look into the future… from the 1920s


me·trop·o·lis –noun, plural -lis·es. 1. any large, busy city. 2. the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region. 3. a central or principal place, as of some activity. Before Star Wars, one of the most popularly noted futuristic films came from Germany in the late 1920s. A visionary depiction of skyscrapers ruling the landscape and flying cars. While skyscrapers do not sound to futuristic to you now – in this moment in history, there were very few skyscrapers, and to … Continue reading

NYU, Superhero for Abu Dhabi Laborers?
Abu Dhabi / Development / International

NYU, Superhero for Abu Dhabi Laborers?


The NYU Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island, scheduled to open in 2014, will be located in the Cultural District, one of seven distinctive districts currently under development. Rafael Viñoly Architects PC has been hired to oversee the master planning process, for development of the campus to be located in the Marina District of Saadiyat Island. … Continue reading

Expansion of Columbia University
Development / New York City

Expansion of Columbia University


Manhattanville in West Harlem While New York University considers it’s campus to span all over manhattan – with it’s buildings spanning over all neighborhoods. Columbia’s campus, while very large already, is constricted when a feeling for  expansion arrises in the densely populated urban environment. It is all too natural for universities and colleges to seek to expand … Continue reading