Archinect - News 2015-05-22T15:17:10-04:00 Copyrighting Cartography with Fictional Places Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T12:44:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With all the time and energy cartographers spend preparing maps, it makes sense that they would want to protect their investment. One of the ways they do so &mdash; although they don&rsquo;t always admit it &mdash; is by including &ldquo;trap streets,&rdquo; deliberate mistakes added to maps to catch unsuspecting copyright violators. These may include fake streets, as the name suggests, but the term is also applied to other erroneous cartographic data included to embarrass those who might steal it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Everyone’s an architect: 11 jobs common only in romantic comedies Archinect 2014-02-10T21:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:31:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lonely male architects star in The Lake House (Keanu Reeves), The Last Kiss (Zach Braff), Three To Tango (Matthew Perry), Sleepless In Seattle (Tom Hanks), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Luke Wilson), Love Actually (Liam Neeson), Just Like Heaven (Mark Ruffalo), and It&rsquo;s Complicated (Steve Martin)&mdash;apparently, architecture is a good cipher for &ldquo;sensitive, but not girly.&rdquo; Few of those men ever worry about the job market...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> CITY OF HUMAN, CITY OF MACHINE Archinect 2013-08-21T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-21T17:23:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="132" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most distinctive trait of the machine city is the lack of human beings. Other animals live within its limits. Not the rats and pigeons of human cities&mdash;the scavengers feeding on our remnants&mdash;but animals that can thrive in such particular conditions: algae on the water-cooling ponds, lichen and moss on the unadorned walls, flowering plants within the dirt that invariably builds up along the edges of the roadways and in the cracks of the buildings, and, of course, the insects that come to feed.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>THE MACHINES BUILT THEIR OWN CITY, FULL OF SPACES FOR THEIR SECRET PASSIONS. AN ARCHITECTURAL FICTION. </em></p> <p> By Adam Rothstein. Read the full story on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMNI REBOOT</a>.</p>