Archinect - News 2014-09-02T15:17:00-04:00 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>