Archinect - News 2014-12-22T17:53:16-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/53174962/editor-s-picks-272 Editor's Picks #272 Nam Henderson 2012-07-08T12:50:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T05:33:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/ood5lr027667cyn4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>HandsumCa$hMoneyYo commented "Norman Foster seems like a really odd fit for this project. He's a wealthy corporatist architect from northern Europe...taking on an abandoned arts academy in a communist state in the tropics, hmm. What could possibly go wrong, yo?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52730212/scuola-di-ballo-escuela-nacional-de-arte-to-be-converted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reports surfaced via an interview in the Sunday Times that Sir Norman Foster has been engaged to plan for a conversion of the famed Scuola di ballo, Escuela Nacional de Arte in Cuba</a>.&nbsp;<strong>HandsumCa$hMoneyYo</strong> commented "<em>Norman Foster seems like a really odd fit for this project.&nbsp; He's a wealthy corporatist architect from northern Europe...taking on an abandoned arts academy in a communist state in the tropics, hmm. What could possibly go wrong, yo?</em>"</p> <p> Gov. Brown granted fast-track status to Apple headquarters because "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52896539/gov-brown-gives-fast-track-status-to-apple-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's state-of-the art campus brings at least $100 million dollars in investment to California and generates no additional greenhouse gas emissions</a>".&nbsp;<strong>holz.box</strong> corrected "<em>tax breaks and fast tracked status! also, brown's dead wrong on this: 'generates no additional greenhouse gas emissions' - only if the project is off-grid. grid-tied net zero ain't 'emissions free&rsquo;.</em>&rdquo; and <strong>Apurimac</strong> added "<em>Suburban superblocks are just as boring as urban ones.</em>"</p> <p> SCI-Arc student <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53012223/brian-henry-sci-arc-student-jumps-to-his-death" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52836172/editor-s-picks-271 Editor's Picks #271 Nam Henderson 2012-07-02T16:15:00-04:00 >2012-07-19T15:24:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zo/zo7x35hk26sgb939.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rowan Moore lamented the lack of nuance and complexity in both the design and historical memory represented by the new RAF Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, London. For his part drmatthewhardy disagreed with Mr. Moore, writing &ldquo;I don't think anyone expects Rowan Moore to approve of anything classical. This is a fabulous war memorial and an impressive and poignant reminder of the crews and their overwhelming sacrifice</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/52668208/lautner-s-concannon-residence-from-dust-to-dust" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;explored the &ldquo;<strong>nebulous subject</strong>&rdquo; of architectural preservation. He questioned &ldquo;<em>In short, what is worth of preserving and who preserves the privately owned American House? Would the ultimate decision on preserving and historically monumentalizing of such privately owned and architecturally significant structures remain in the hands of their owners and their dedication and educated contribution to the rest of the city's occupants?</em>&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52506009/its-style-is-amnesiac-classical" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rowan Moore lamented the lack of nuance and complexity in both the design and historical memory represented by the new RAF Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, London</a>. Architect Liam O'Connor <a href="http://www.bombercommand.com/bca-newsletter-aritcle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explaining the inspiration and meaning behind his design concluded</a> &ldquo;<em>As a memorial, the modern classicism of its architecture: half garden pavilion, half mausoleum, is designed to be both a testament to the sacrifice of the men of Bomber Command and a fitting addition to the ceremonial architectu...</em></p>