Air supported structures, or “bubbles,” are flexible when it comes to purpose and seasonal use. However, unless located on open land, bubbles can be challenging from a code and design perspective. Previously, code regulations for egress and life safety were ambiguous, with jurisdictional interpretation varying by location. The IBC has tried to clarify the regulations … Continue reading “Designing Bubbles – Part 2: The Code”
On June 9th, 2014 Ricardo Zurita guided the tour throughout the Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Academy as a part of the Archtober Building of the Day Program. See details at www.archtober.org.
The renovation of 15 East 40th Street has recently been completed and included in our Projects Section. The project is for the redesign of the street front facade, main lobby and elevators for a thirteen story office building in Midtown Manhattan. > Visit the project page
We are pleased to announce that Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Academy has been selected to be featured in the 2014 Archtober Building of the Day program. Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month which will take place for the fourth time this October. The Building of the Day program has become an integral part of the … Continue reading “Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Academy: Archtober Building of the Day”
In addition to the Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Academy, two more of our projects have been featured by cultureNOW Museum Without Walls: Icahn Track & Field Stadium and One Penn Plaza. Follow the links below for pictures and podcasts of those projects on the cultureNOW website. Projects on cultureNOW: Icahn Track & Field Stadium One Penn Plaza Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis … Continue reading “Rzaps Projects Featured on cultureNOW”
The Sportime/John McEnroe Tennis Academy has been featured by cultureNOW Museum Without Walls. Check out the pictures of the building and listen to Ricardo Zurita’s explanation of the design via podcast on the cultureNOW website.
Red Hook Rapid Response Architecture, a collaboration between Ricardo Zurita Architects (RZAPS) and Studio Galantini (Pisa, Italy) has been nominated for the WT SmartCityAward 2014 and will be exhibited in Milan, Italy during Milano Design Week, April 8-13, 2014 For further information: Presentation WT SmartCityEvent 2014 Previous Editions WT SmartCity – Event
Several of our projects include air-supported membrane structures, more commonly known as “bubbles”. These structures consist of fabric membrane held down (anchored) to a solid base (a concrete grade beam or the side of a building) and inflated by fans.
An increasingly common method for development of public infrastructure and public use facilities is through private development. These projects often include private developers in partnership with public agencies with the purpose to fund projects without public money, to provide high quality structures and sometimes to generate revenue. In New York City, this mechanism for funding … Continue reading “What Are Public-Private Partnership (P3) Projects?”