Archinect - News 2014-11-27T14:46:14-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/59901119/narquitectura-inside-the-fortified-palaces-of-mexico-s-drug-lords Narquitectura: Inside the Fortified Palaces of Mexico's Drug Lords Archinect 2012-10-23T13:59:00-04:00 >2012-10-24T15:01:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/07/0787002dcb65b115e5276138ebede9d9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A gangster lives a fast, dangerous life &mdash; especially Mexico's brutal narco-chieftains. Just look at their houses. With the prospect of death never far away and plenty of money to burn, it makes sense to spend lavishly on a mansion &mdash; especially a fortified one. The locals have a term for the style: narquitectura.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53759034/powering-mumbai-with-magic-mushrooms Powering Mumbai with Magic Mushrooms Paul Petrunia 2012-07-18T14:52:00-04:00 >2012-07-25T01:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8ugcwt09jn00d237.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... a cache of biological samples appeared through the criminal networks of Mumbai, in the vain hope that it might provide new marketable narcotic opportunities. The collective drive and expertise of the refugees managed to turn theses genetically-engineered fungal samples into a new type of infrastructure - providing heat, light and building material for the refugees. Dharavi rapidly evolved it's own micro-economy based around the mushrooms.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6um7le8jvmei8ylf.jpg" title=""></p>