Archinect - News 2014-08-29T06:01:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/61247516/editor-s-picks-289 Editor's Picks #289 Nam Henderson 2012-11-12T14:42:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T19:07:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uawbwx7os2l46lw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60787876/brad-pitt-is-now-a-furniture-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Architectural Digest interviewed Brad Pitt about his recently announced collection designed in collaboration with furnituremaker Frank Pollaro</a>. <strong>mdler</strong> believed "<em>you can tell the influence of Gehry in a few of his pieces</em>&rdquo; but <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> commented "<em>These belong to &lsquo;Italian&rsquo; furniture store in your neighborhood...I agree with Xenakis that he should bite the bullet and go to design school for few years. He could even have home schooling but better he learns like the rest of the design students</em>".</p> <p> <strong>ObjectThinking</strong> wanted to get honest "<em>The title of this post is disingenuous. If you read the linked article from Architectural Digest Pitt states that his input was fairly minimal...Frank Pollaro clearly deserves most of the &lsquo;credit&rsquo; for what was produced...The pity is that companies who should be engaging really talented designers choose to snag untrained celebrities and get them to &lsquo;art direct&rsquo; or &lsquo;curate&rsquo; things in the knowledge that the big names will shift units</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei00omve23p5j5d5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/60837791/frank-lloyd-wright-s-david-house-sold-saved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Seattl...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56118689/editor-s-picks-279 Editor's Picks #279 Nam Henderson 2012-08-28T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T16:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" width="514" height="772" 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="http://archinect.com/features/article/55629733/student-works-performa_12" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/55753518/lack-of-detail-no-reason-to-deny-copyright-protection-to-architectural-works" 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>