Archinect - News 2016-12-08T23:20:34-05:00 Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-30T02:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="802" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This week the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village near Beijing by Li Xiaodong/Atelier</a> as well as two projects from the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial (October 13th - December 12th) were featured&nbsp; Archinect&rsquo;s Showcase series.&nbsp; Namely; the interactive kinetic installation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cerebral Hut by Guvenc Ozel</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Augmented Structures v2.0</a>, a media installation based on Istanbul's urban texture by Alper Derinbogaz and Refik Anadol.</p> <p> Commenting on Augmented Structures v2.0&nbsp; <strong>FRaC</strong> wrote "<em>i don't know what it is, but i like it</em>" while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Kaplan</a> felt the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village was "<em>Beautiful</em>" and continued "<em>The rough twig facade is a little close to something like camouflage, but... so well executed, and to such effect...assuming there are no sprinklers because they were not required by code for public occupancy there</em>"?</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the NYT Opinionator blog Allison Arieff examined the pros and cons of micro-units in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Small is Too Small?</a> <strong>brooklynmade</strong> argued "<em>Dep...</em></p> Editor's Picks #279 Nam Henderson 2012-08-28T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T16:56:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="976" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 48.7, up considerably from the mark of 45.9 in June. Noticeably, the South was the only region reporting increase in design activity. el jeffe noted dejectedly "hard to get excited.i don't think that a slightly lessened decline in billing would be a rebound; the direction hasn't changed, just the rate of decline."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: PERFORMA_12</a> Archinect features&nbsp; an installation first installed at the entrance to the annual BEAUX ARTS BALL in Lexington, KY, and later reinstalled at The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) gallery, also in Lexington. The piece was completed during PERFORMA Studio ( an intensive research and fabrication studio run by professor Mike McKay) at the University of Kentucky College of Design. Archinect also interviewed Professor McKay.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>,&nbsp;highlighted the recent court decision that there is no requirement that architectural drawings contain sufficient detail to support actual construction in order to warrant copyright protection under Section 102(a)(5) of the Copyright Act. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This decision was reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit regarding&nbsp; (Scholz Design v. Sard Custom Homes LLC, 2d Cir., No. 11-3298, 8/15/12)</a>. More specifically, over-turning the prior district-court decision the Court of Appeals found given the relevant case law, the...</p> What do average New Yorkers think of 40 Bond Street? HotSoup 2012-08-23T15:44:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T06:37:58-04:00 <img src="" width="594" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since it was finished half a dozen years ago, Herzog &amp; de Meuron's 40 Bond Street has become one the foremost icons of the current generation of New York City architecture. Or so the design cognoscenti think. But what about everybody else? Among average New Yorkers, opinions are mixed in this funny video. One guy who definitely does not like the place is a cranky old neighbor from down the block.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>