“While to build is often perceived as an Apollonian pursuit, to destroy appears to be its Dionysian counterpart,” reads the call for entries. “Understanding that our built environment is the product of many forces, it can dialectically be reduced to the tensions between creation and destruction, addition and subtraction, and erection and demolition.”
“The local craft beer favorite who garnered a following without a physical location now has a brewery and taproom in East Williamsburg.”
“Dining al fresco is a joy of Summer in New York City, except, well, when it gets too hot. Instead of drinking a sweaty beer in the sun, take a cover in Williamsburg newest brewery and taproom, founded by former “gypsy brewers” Lauren and Joe Grimm. This is the couple’s first permanent facility, clocking in at 7,500 square feet of light-filled space.”
The sleek and light-filled space, designed by the New York City architectural firm inc_a, reflects the more refined design ethos emerging in the borough, as well as Grimm’s whimsical packaging style.
Bench and Chesley’s winning entry, Taking Buildings Down, was as ingenious as it was simple: rather than ask for new architectural developments, the pair wondered what kind of submissions they might receive if they called for architects to dream-up a demolition scheme.