Archinect - News 2014-08-30T18:26:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62219808/editor-s-picks-291 Editor's Picks #291 Nam Henderson 2012-11-27T01:06:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T08:27:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zdqpzj38e1o74fu.jpg" width="514" height="633" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of the Showcase series, Archinect highlighted House in Moreira, by Phyd Arquitectura. The house has "Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light". Thayer-D questioned "What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?" but Vile Child chimed in "seems SupraJoyful to me"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mr9njb63m2iz4v0a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With the latest edition of the <strong>Showcase</strong> series, Archinect highlighted <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/61800615/showcase-house-in-moreira-by-phyd-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Moreira</a>, by <a href="http://www.phydarquitectura.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyd Arquitectura</a>. The house has "<em>Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yubt1vzjny2sjxyu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> questioned "<em>What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?</em>" but <strong>Vile Child</strong> chimed in "<em>seems SupraJoyful to me. But I like form and space and mass and light and how the colors outside reflect on the white walls. Shit like that</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xtkyic5qj5vr3is.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/jvantspijker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaakko van &lsquo;t Spijker</a> reported in from the first findings of a studio in the Harvard GSD program, dealing with &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/61783663/harvard-in-rotterdam-harvard-gsd-amo-presentation-in-the-rotterdam-dependence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Elements of Architecture&rsquo;. Which were publicly presented in a packed Dependance at the Schieblock in Rotterdam on Friday night, November 16th</a>. The feature led <strong>glass</strong> to comment "<em>I find OMA creates some of today's most compelling architecture using standard off-the-shelf parts in unique and exhilarating ways.... Do...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61585416/russia-s-mercury-city-tower-cuts-the-shard-down-to-size Russia's Mercury City tower cuts the Shard down to size Archinect 2012-11-17T13:25:00-05:00 >2012-11-21T11:09:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bka1zssl7bulohk7.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A towering beacon of pink mirrored glass has overtaken the Shard to become the tallest building in Europe. Moscow's Mercury City tower, which topped out on Thursday, now rises to 339m, making it 29m taller than London's own crystalline pyramid. The building joins a motley cluster in the emerging Moscow International Business Centre, a $12bn complex initiated by former mayor Yuri Luzhkov as a playground for rival oligarchs to demonstrate their penile might.</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>