Archinect - News 2014-12-20T21:45:50-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/67872869/editor-s-picks-303 Editor's Picks #303 Nam Henderson 2013-02-19T12:33:00-05:00 >2013-02-25T21:40:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b56ugn4bzfn7y0bv.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the <strong>ShowCase</strong> feature, Archinect profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/67376096/showcase-253-pacific-street-by-james-cleary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">253 Pacific Street</a>, a project designed <a href="http://www.jcarchitecture.com/projects_253p.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Cleary Architecture</a>. It is a newly constructed building in Brooklyn, New York containing three duplex residences.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lc1rd7dd9mjpv6x5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67438747/arup-proposes-radical-building-of-the-near-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planetizen covered Arup&rsquo;s proposal for a "smart" building that will plug into "smart" urban infrastructure and cater to an increasingly dense and technology-savvy urban population</a>. <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a> thought the proposal featured "<em>Fantastic graphics</em>" yet <strong>toasteroven</strong> continued his criticism from last week "<em>I'm a little perplexed by this proposal - one the one hand it assembles all the ideas into one building (which should be larger city-wide infrastructure, not in a single building), but it's a little too &lsquo;plug-in city&rsquo; for me - as in verging on completely unrealistic and incredibly naive about how the city really functions</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mmrq1ksw3zmkfslm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Apparently <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a> agreed, referring to the title of the news posting he wrote "<em>radical? maybe helpful to post in a...</em></p>