Archinect - Features 2016-12-03T16:59:37-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149948879/an-alternative-smart-homestead-for-kansas-city An alternative, smart "Homestead" for Kansas City Julia Ingalls 2016-06-06T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T22:56:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ij/ijkb28kfq57gvn5p.jpg" width="650" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a truly smart city? Just as importantly, how do designers help revitalize older urban cores without repeating past mistakes that led to displacement and inequitable urbanism? These are some of the questions raised in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/andrew_bruno" target="_blank">Andrew Bruno</a>'s&nbsp;master's thesis project for the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2633721/new-jersey-institute-of-technology-njit" target="_blank">New Jersey Institute of Technology</a>, submitted to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942369/open-call-for-submissions-help" target="_blank">May's open-call</a> for equitable architecture proposals.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/4373663/review-central-park-at-playa-vista-by-michael-maltzan-architects Review: Central Park at Playa Vista by Michael Maltzan Architects Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-27T14:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-22T00:58:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ixhs6ozzfee85o2x.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Placed near the east end of continuously expanding Playa Vista, a mixed use development with the marketing strategies and lifestyles of loosely called New Urbanist or thereabouts genre, the newly opened &ldquo;Central Park&ldquo; could be described with the words of my film maker friend as a &ldquo;designer park,&rdquo; meant semi ironically and with an admiration for its talented layout and realization.</p>