Archinect - News 2014-09-02T15:29:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/54850934/editor-s-picks-276 Editor's Picks #276 Nam Henderson 2012-08-07T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-09T17:39:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ykx7m6g50q5jldc.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bustler.net posted a list of the 2012 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards. Reacting to the Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church; Springdale, AR by Marlon Blackwell Architect Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce posted an image of Fire Station No. 4, Columbus, Indiana, 1967, by Venturi and Rauch asking "Do you think so too? As a student FS 4 was a big deal for me and still is."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Janelle Zara wrote about <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54518743/the-new-architectural-wisdom-of-airports-ikea-ipads-and-ice-skating-rinks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Architectural Wisdom of Airports: Ikea, iPads, And Ice Skating Rinks</a>&nbsp;for Art Info. <strong>aml</strong> pointed us to her "<em>more skeptical take on contemporary airports</em>" and airport urbanism over at her <a href="http://aml7.tumblr.com/post/28416354042/airport-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blog</a>.&nbsp;Therein she argued "<em>my main point is that airports are and should be treated as public infrastructure, and as such it&rsquo;s time to demand improvements. running them like places of consumption and following retail models is unimaginative, irresponsible, and ultimately results in deteriorated service</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54585039/what-determines-a-solid-piece-of-critical-writing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Heller recently had a chance to talk with Alice Twemlow about What determines a solid piece of critical writing</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eric chavkin</a>&nbsp;felt it was a "<em>Decent short interview</em>" then shared "<em>I agree there should be more discussion about design - all design, and not just the 'I like' , 'I dont like' responses typical in design blogs. Alice should read Archinect</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54625966/2012-recipients-of-the-aia-small-project-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler.net posted a list of the 2012 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards</a>.&nbsp;Reacting to the Saint...</p> 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>