Archinect - News 2014-10-24T08:03:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/63635185/editor-s-picks-294 Editor's Picks #294 Nam Henderson 2012-12-18T12:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-18T18:15:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0u5trfhvniw85wkv.jpg" width="514" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift &amp; Drive...a proposed solution for Petrobras...to relocate workers offshore...Thayer-D was curious "What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?" and amphibious agreed "For me, the real problem with this project is its weakness in experimentation, substance, and form. What is radical here really?"</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest in the Student Works series Archinect featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/62803118/student-works-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow-drift-drive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift &amp; Drive</a>. Joanna Luo, Weijia Song, Alex Yuen, students at Rice School of Architecture&nbsp; completed the project working with their advisor Neeraj Bhatia.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jyd07uzdv5xjsmqj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Consisting of a system of floating islands strategically located along the natural drift current of the Brazilian coast, the project is a proposed solution for Petrobras, the Brazilian petrochemical company, to relocate workers offshore, as rigs are established ever further from the coast, increasing the transportation cost of both workers and oil.</p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D </strong>was curious "<em>What kind of job do students who do this kind of work expect to do?&nbsp; I know it's the schools that promote this stuff, it's no different than when I went to school 20 years ago, but it still strikes me as academic malpractice</em>" and <strong>amphibious</strong>&nbsp; agreed "<em>with most of the comments here and I think they point out a deeper problem in this project. I am a truly believer of ex...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award Alexander Walter 2012-12-12T14:45:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmzz7mi9igik5sb2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten winners of the 2011 Emporis Skyscraper Award have been announced with New York City's 8 Spruce Street tower taking home the top place. The winners were chosen from over 220 skyscrapers completed in 2011. Now in its 12th year, the award program rewards ten skyscrapers completed in the previous calendar year.</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/14752864/frank-gehry-leprechaun Frank Gehry, Leprechaun HotSoup 2011-07-26T17:19:50-04:00 >2011-07-27T22:12:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onlnlwgi26hpivzi.jpg" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He may be a Canadian of Jewish extraction, but The Observer always figured Frank Gehry was part Irish. How else to explain his golden touch?</p></em><br /><br /><p> ESTO photographer David Sundberg captures an unusual shot off the coast of Manhattan&mdash;a Frank Gehry rainbow. See if you can guess what the two pots of gold are.</p>