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Williamburg Waterfront's old Domino Sugar Factory in plans to be converted to a mixed

Williamburg Waterfront’s old iconic Domino Sugar Factory is going to be transformed into a mixed use Residential and Commercial Property at the foot of the Williamburg’s Bridge. The working model is on display at the American Institute of Architecture Center at LaGuardia Place, NY. Rafael Vinoly, the master planner and architect, introduced his project at the Center April 22, 2010.  Transforming it from a decaying waterfront eyesore to an important residential architectural development for New Yorkers is an important step for the Brooklyn Waterfront and  for Williamsburg and  how it relates to the Manhattan side of the East River. What a beautiful civic structure to behold from Manhattan.

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The new glass and brick Structures surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

The new glass and brick buildings surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

The Brooklyn’s design scene is booming and BKLYN DESIGNS™, New York’s premier exhibition of designers of contemporary furnishings and home accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, gave thousands of visitors the opportunity to be at the pulse of the borough’s cutting-edge design scene.  BKLYN DESIGNS attendees got a first look at new work from over 45 of the borough’s best designers including 10 never-before-seen exhibitors launching at the show.  The three-day show, which took place May 7-9 at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO.  The full rundown of events and activities can be found at www.bklyndesigns.com/events.

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculpture Contraptions

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculptural Contraptions....www.palosamko.com

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo......

GardenSpiritsNY loves Brooklyn!

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Iannis Xenakis, Cosmic City, Final Drawing, 1964. Ink on paper. Courtesy of the Iannis Xenakis Archives, Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Iannis Xenakis, Cosmic City, Final Drawing, 1964. Ink on paper.

As I watched Documentary and Concert Films about Iannis Xenakis, the Greek-Born French Visionary who explored and championed interdisciplinary breakthrough works in mathematical music composition, architecture, electronic computerized sound, and performance light, art and music shows, I was amazed at the newness of his contribution to our human spirit. He unearthed the power of Abstraction underlying the connection between these arts….. Hearing these abstract musical sounds stream into riffs and dissonant threads of harmonies and discords, I visualized the music creating a portal into the mind bridging thoughts and emotions in its sheer vitality. The film “Something Rich and Strange,” (1990) Mark Ridel, Director, panned across gorgeous landscapes to render his emotive compositions.

His drawings are maps of his thinking. No surprise that Xenakis is a cult figure among architects, according to Carey Lovelace, one of the curators of the Iannis Xenakis show at the Drawing Center, who introduced the film event at the 92YTribeca on March 24. The show at the Drawing Center, closing on April 8, features the drawings of his musical compositions and audio performances. “Comprised of nearly 100 documents created between 1953 and 1984, this is the first North American exhibition dedicated to Xenakis’s original works on paper. Included are rarely-seen hand-rendered scores, architectural drawings, conceptual renderings, pre-compositional sketches, and graphic scores. Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary is co-curated by Xenakis scholar Sharon Kanach and critic Carey Lovelace.”  The Drawing Center.

The Xenakis show is a must if you like the company of visionaries.

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