Archinect - News 2016-05-01T00:22:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149938711/google-s-sidewalk-labs-contemplates-building-an-entire-city Google's Sidewalk Labs contemplates building an entire city Julia Ingalls 2016-04-06T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:22:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqecbknj7qxfek06.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Information notes that building a city could allow Sidewalk Labs to &ldquo;rethink government, social policy, and data-driven management.&rdquo; [CEO Dan] Doctoroff explained that &ldquo;thinking about a city from the Internet up is really compelling,&rdquo; while also noting that &ldquo;cities are hard. You have people with vested interest, politics, physical space&hellip;But the technology ultimately cannot be stopped.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs joins the rarefied stable of companies potentially looking to expand from an initial service (in this case, improved WiFi access and traffic flow in cities) into a fully-fledged social experimentation machine. Will they build 21st century company towns or create a genuinely new, technology-based approach to living?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rffzsyjf6qcir55f.jpg"></p><p>Here's a round-up of other mass-scale experimental projects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935208/can-wework-re-engineer-the-spatial-dynamics-of-society" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can WeWork re-engineer the spatial dynamics of society?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935277/kalasatama-finland-goes-carless-and-yes-there-s-an-app-for-that" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kalasatama, Finland goes carless (and yes, there's an app for that)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149513997/foster-partners-unveils-future-refuelling-network-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners unveils future refuelling network design</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/116677123/win-a-copy-of-archibet-by-federico-babina Win a copy of "Archibet" by Federico Babina! Justine Testado 2014-12-26T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-04T18:19:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylz8q17pdvghz6e8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect and graphic designer&nbsp;<a href="http://federicobabina.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Federico Babina</a> has become popular for his whimsical <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/385034/federico-babina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">illustration series</a> that fuse together his love for architecture and drawing. This includes his "Archibet" series, where famous modernist and contemporary architects like Alvar Aalto, Luis Barrag&aacute;n, Herzog de Meuron, Quincy Jones, Mies van der Rohe, and Zaha Hadid are rendered as each letter of the alphabet in their signature architectural styles. Starting on January 20, Archibet will be widely available as a binded collection of postcards through <a href="http://laurenceking.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurence King Publishing</a>.</p><p>But guess what, five Archinectors can get their hands on a copy of Archibet before it's out in stores.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bvml82buqclyrzxn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnwerqyzy8ist11z.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rglyi90zyud2nsua.jpg"></p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> First, have a look at the entire Archibet series <a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHIBET" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. Then in the comment section below, say which architect and for what letter that <em>you</em> would include in the Archibet.</p><p>Giveaway ends January 2, 2015. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90929498/archibet-if-architects-designed-an-alphabet "Archibet": if architects designed an alphabet... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T19:35:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:39:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bqezn5ccnk5kipj.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Barcelona-based illustrator responsible for&nbsp;<a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHICINE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archicine</a> and <a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHIPIXEL" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archipixel</a>, Federico Babina, has created a whimsical alphabet in the style of 26 particularly inspiring architects. For&nbsp;<a href="http://federicobabina.com/ARCHIBET" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archibet</a>, Babina modeled each letter after an architect with that shared initial. The Guggenheim wraps around a leg of "W" (is for Wright); wood and colorful panels form a grid in the shape of an "E" (for Eames). The references are as diverse as the architectures, but Babina's style beams overall as colorful, retro, almost <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Bass" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saul Bass</a>-ish.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/deli55rmh77aa0ma.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Seeing the alphabet all together as a composite "Archibet City" is another surreal treat, and a snapshot of architectural history.</p> <p> You can check out the rest of the Archibet and all of&nbsp;<strong>Federico Babina</strong>'s work here: <a href="http://federicobabina.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://federicobabina.com/</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24rrjjtfl1x1s93x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hceb7g2z3b0f2980.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65087780/the-abc-of-architects-this-is-so-great The ABC of Architects ~ this is so great! Paul Petrunia 2013-01-08T14:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T10:00:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/weeh7wm84rl2u6j1.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.</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>