Archinect - News 2014-11-27T12:22:07-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/42775035/editor-s-picks-256 Editor's Picks #256 Nam Henderson 2012-03-26T12:35:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T23:24:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/cz4lqo8mkj1mop8i.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lawrence Cheek explored the trend of open office design, amongst recent commercial/institutional architecture in Seattle. George Showman found fault "This is a weird article because one of the examples is an absolute palace (the Gates Foundation) and the others seem a little miserable...I have worked in an open office for years, but it was small enough that there were many moments of productive silence, and poor enough that I didn't expect more."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;cites Reyner Banham, the systems man, in his latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/42138898/next-series-faster-pussycat-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT SERIES: FASTER PUSSYCAT CITY</a> feature. Quoting from <strong>Bricologues A La Lanterne</strong>, &nbsp;wherein Banham wrote "<em>People who can believe that mass bricolage is a sovereign remedy...should think again, carefully</em>", Orhan provides some critical insight into a current personal interest "<em>cities designed in few charrette hours</em>" tellingly asking "<em>Suburbia is dead, long live the city. Right?...This is the consumer culture's life-stylism as urbanism.</em>"<br><br><strong>News</strong><br> Lawrence Cheek explored the trend of open office design, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/41973983/open-doors-form-open-minds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">amongst recent commercial/institutional architecture in Seattle</a>.&nbsp;<strong>George Showman</strong> found fault "<em>This is a weird article because one of the examples is an absolute palace (the Gates Foundation) and the others seem a little miserable...I have worked in an open office for years, but it was small enough that there were many moments of productive silence, and poor enough that I didn't expect more.</em>" &nbsp;<strong>toasteroven </strong>agreed in spirit expla...</p>