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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

These days, more than a few of New York City’s piers – relics of another, more industrial age – are being reinvented as parks and other public spaces, creating challenges both visual and spatial for the designers charged with transforming them. In the case of the Pier 35 redevelopment, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Workshop had an especially imposing neighbour to deal with: a massive Department of Sanitation shed. What to do? As Cathy Jones of SHoP explains, “you refocus attention to the real attraction,” which at Pier 35 is a delirious view of both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, the Financial District and Brooklyn. 

A slanting lattice wall positioned just in front of the shed now (mostly)...

Pier 35: An Unlikely Abode For Public Life (and Mussels)

Shop architects and Ken Smith workshop transform Manhattan’s pier 35 into an eco-park for both people and bivalves.

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