Archinect - Features 2017-08-17T21:35:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149982006/when-you-cut-funding-and-abandon-people-surprises-happen When you cut funding and abandon people, surprises happen Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T11:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T18:44:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tf/tfcv4rx6s31qwjno.jpg" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Detroit, once one of the 20th century&rsquo;s top three thriving U.S. metropolises, has been a case study in ruin and decay for nearly half a century. &ldquo;<a href="http://amzn.to/2jje9tX" target="_blank">Detroit is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age</a>,&rdquo; a new book of photographs and nuanced essays by <a href="http://amzn.to/2jJojAv" target="_blank">Camilo Jose Vergara</a>, delves into this culture of ruin, offering architects and urban planners an intriguing (and often surprising) pictorial atlas of what happens to a civilization during uncivilized times.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/42138898/next-series-faster-pussycat-city NEXT SERIES: FASTER PUSSYCAT CITY Orhan Ayyüce 2012-03-21T15:23:00-04:00 >2012-04-03T13:14:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b4pwddq6edxs1dct.jpg" width="650" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I used to be more intrigued by the voodoo goat head in New Orleans, but lately, cities designed in few charrette hours became more of a curiosity.</p> <p> I like the ones that twirl but I even developed a particular taste for those 20 ft. square ones on pedestals attended by architecture students, their teachers, bartenders and by others who go to pecha kucha parties.</p> <p> Playing instant cities on plywood trays are easy, fast and you get to meet a lot of people. This activity is usually done with creative types who like cultural districts full of galleries and sidewalk cafes where trend followers wait on the line to get eggs Benedict with fresh urban farmed herbs in weekend mornings.</p>