Archinect - News 2014-10-21T06:55:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/60336440/editor-s-picks-287 Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-30T02:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcxcld19e6v5hpk0.jpg" width="514" height="634" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This week the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/59982286/showcase-liyuan-library-by-li-xiaodong-atelier" 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="http://archinect.com/features/article/60037941/showcase-cerebral-hut-by-guvenc-ozel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cerebral Hut by Guvenc Ozel</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60113231/showcase-augmented-structures-v2-0-by-refik-anadol-alper-derinbogaz" 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="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13473220/derek-kaplan" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/59842600/how-small-is-too-small" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Small is Too Small?</a> <strong>brooklynmade</strong> argued "<em>Dep...</em></p>