Archinect - News 2017-01-16T22:02:17-05:00 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>