Archinect - News 2014-08-22T11:46:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105868210/slaves-of-happiness-island-abu-dhabi-and-the-dark-side-of-high-art Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art Donna Sink 2014-08-05T15:43:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T18:52:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp6kuky7w9awip5i.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;You know how Ford said you can have any car you like as long as it&rsquo;s black? In the UAE they can make whatever you want, as long as it&rsquo;s a building. They can&rsquo;t make free speech or human rights&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>A heartbreaking and personal story of construction labor conditions in the UAE, illustrated with hand drawings showing how literally trapped the workers are.&nbsp; It's ironic and sad that this news item will share the same space with a contemporary article about building a cage-less zoo in Denmark.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98610951/quantifying-community-hudson-yards-to-partner-with-nyu-s-cusp Quantifying Community: Hudson Yards to Partner with NYU’s CUSP Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:26:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17e06d4ce00470f6b52430b4b69f4c22.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country&rsquo;s first &ldquo;quantified community&rdquo; as well. Hudson Yards, a 17 million-square foot [...] development on the far west side of Manhattan, will be embedded with technology to monitor environmental conditions, energy production and usage, and traffic flows among its soon to rise towers. The developers are partnering with New York University&rsquo;s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) [...].</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/55624796/a-digitally-inspired-veil-intended-to-save-lives-appears-at-n-y-u-library A Digitally Inspired Veil, Intended to Save Lives, Appears at N.Y.U. Library Archinect 2012-08-20T17:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T23:30:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab9a7f5ea5ce59b0aeb9a4526254c87c.jpg" width="480" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among facets that critics may seize upon &mdash; and, this being N.Y.U., there will certainly be critics &mdash; is that the screens express technology&rsquo;s new primacy, all but obscuring traditional forms of scholarship behind a cascade of random data. Critics may also discern a feeling of defeat in having to undertake such a fundamental alteration in the hope of saving students&rsquo; lives.</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>