New York is no longer a “cocoon of death,” and it’s becoming a more livable place to live.
But for the last several decades, the real estate industry has been turning to more modern approaches to creating beautiful spaces, and those methods include designing buildings to support urban living and creating spaces that encourage physical activity.
This trend has a long history, but it has also been met with criticism for creating a city that’s not as dense as it should be.
And it’s something that’s gaining traction among architects and other creative professionals as a new breed of architects are finding that it’s a good fit for the urban landscape.
For example, the architects and engineers at MWC, the world’s largest architectural trade show, recently decided to move away from the traditional skyscraper for a more “natural” design for its 2017 exhibition, “Building the Future of the Urban.”
But that doesn’t mean that architects can’t use the old architecture to create beautiful spaces for the people living within.
That’s what this article is all about.
For more information about what it takes to be an architect, check out these books: Architect, Architectural and Design, by Richard A. Evans and Robert A. H. Green.
New York Architecture: The Story of a City, by Michael A. Dolan.
Architectural Architectural History: The Modernization of Architecture, by Paul G. McBride.
The Design of the Modern City, edited by William R. Stirling and Robert B. Gurney.
New Architecture: Architecture and the Future, by William J. Rivet.