Archinect - News 2014-11-28T09:43:39-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114124536/old-guy-fight-tribune-s-blair-kamin-vs-donald-trump Old Guy Fight! Tribune’s Blair Kamin vs. Donald Trump Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T17:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-24T08:25:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1af4e85c33389c5168487bf7f58eb86.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Watching two grown men in a social media hissy fit over a building sign is actually a lot more amusing than one might think. In this corner, Donald Trump, rich guy, who, in the view of one esteemed newspaper critic, has defiled our fine city by slapping his name on the side of his silvery, shiny building. In the other corner, Blair Kamin, decorated architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune and defender of building aesthetics.</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/104863252/twitterbot-can-now-warn-uk-residents-when-river-levels-are-rising Twitterbot can now warn UK residents when river-levels are rising Archinect 2014-07-23T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T13:53:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lvkxi9xlf6s7twj.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A unique collaborative project has been launched, bringing a constant stream of live river level data to anyone who needs to stay up-to-date with environmental conditions. Shoothill GaugeMap brings the real-time status of England and Wales&rsquo; rivers and tides from Environment Agency monitoring stations, to people in an accessible and user-friendly manner. It works via the web and Twitter, and is available on all major desktop browsers, tablets and smartphones.</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/94803964/twitter-installs-19th-century-log-cabins-in-san-francisco-hq Twitter installs 19th century log cabins in San Francisco HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-03T15:12:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:28:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/boip9z41tc4bgpns.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In keeping with the designer's forest-themed interior motif, a pair of homesteader cabins from the late 1800s are being installed in Twitter's new digs in the historic Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart building, a 1937 art deco landmark on Market Street. [...] In this spirit of reuse and reclamation, Lundberg saw the cabins as a novel way of breaking up the wide open spaces of a gutted floor in the old furniture mart that will become a casual dining area.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Taking architectural anachronism to a whole new level, Twitter turns the open-plan office on its head by installing original one-room wood cabins from Montana as lunching spaces. Designers for Twitter's offices feel the choice is coherent with the company values of reuse and reclamation, while also strengthening the brand's bird imagery as related to the forest/nature.</p><p>What's left behind is the sour sense of irony coating such a move. In a city fuming with affordable housing and gentrification disputes, it's a bit hilarious for Twitter to insert original homesteading-iconography into its own HQ.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62398628/goldberger-on-architectural-criticism-in-the-age-of-twitter Goldberger on Architectural Criticism in the Age of Twitter Archinect 2012-11-29T14:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-06T07:34:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8be32b0c27abf02d1ffd26004abf7bd.jpg" width="300" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Goldberger addressed the disappearance of journalistic hegemony and the advent of electronic media. While mainstream publications with an ongoing commitment to architecture criticism continue to possess a degree of authority, they are struggling to make themselves heard in this noise. It is clear to Goldberger that &ldquo;the playing field may be level, but the players are not equal.&rdquo;</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/55297058/neighbors-to-twitter-co-founder-cease-and-desist Neighbors to Twitter co-founder: Cease and desist Archinect 2012-08-14T18:09:00-04:00 >2012-08-18T00:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e32ef52d3042860758995d1fa22c4ca4.jpg" width="501" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and his wife were trying to find a nice San Francisco neighborhood for their young family to call home... they found what they were looking for, a 6,300-square-foot lot occupied by an early 1900s home that they now want to demolish to make way for a new house... The planned tear-down has ignited a Page Six controversy, pitting the rights of new tech money against an old community... trying to stop change on one of the city's most idyllic streets.</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/55227459/twitter-is-his-city-his-favorite-city Twitter is his city, his favorite city Nam Henderson 2012-08-13T13:32:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T14:07:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6pbl8seqhons42e.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ai Weiwei: No. Beijing's greatest problem is that it never belongs to its people. Though it's a city of more than 10 million, people living here are like people living in a hotel.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Beijing's best-known dissident, architect, and creative provocateur tells Jonathan Landreth what's wrong with China's frenetic capital.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13109357/china-artist-ai-weiwei-banned-from-using-twitter China artist Ai Weiwei 'banned from using Twitter' Archinect 2011-07-12T11:38:00-04:00 >2013-01-28T14:18:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3bde82c7666a2e792980e683cef90c0.jpg" width="304" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr Ai has already said he cannot talk to the media, and he is not allowed to leave Beijing without permission. He is also reportedly banned from using the microblogging site Twitter. His account has been dormant since April.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://shop.archinect.com/product/ai-weiwei-zine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check out Archinect's first issue of our new zine, addressing the capture and release of Ai Weiwei</a></p>