Archinect - News 2014-10-25T06:13:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62692155/editor-s-picks-292 Editor's Picks #292 Nam Henderson 2012-12-04T11:42:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T06:05:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4ktxwegbughgqdcx.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>b3tadine[sutures] concurred "i love it. that work of this complexity and beauty is being built in Dallas, let alone the US, is testament to Mayne and Morphosis being one of the premiere firms in the world&rdquo;. However, some like accesskb argued "beautiful forms and spaces... ugly and cold choice of materials and colours".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61736558/morphosis-designed-perot-museum-of-nature-and-science-to-open-this-saturday-in-dallas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The post announcing the opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, designed by Morphosis Architects and which opened this past Saturday in Dallas, featured some great photos by the photographer Iwan Baan</a>. <strong>Cosmos</strong> commented "<em>Everything about this building is great.&nbsp; Function, construct-ability, massing, circulation, materials, contextual awareness, technology, aesthetics/ design sensibility, etc...</em>&rdquo; and <strong>b3tadine[sutures] </strong>concurred "<em>i love it. that work of this complexity and beauty is being built in Dallas, let alone the US, is testament to Mayne and Morphosis being one of the premiere firms in the world</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x303/tl/tl3mnmqiovy34yql.jpg"></p> <p> However, some like <strong>accesskb</strong> argued <em>"beautiful forms and spaces... ugly and cold choice of materials and colours</em>". <strong>Thayer-D</strong> also believed &ldquo;<em>This type of &lsquo;throw it on the wall and see if it sticks&rsquo; type of builidng is so common that it makes me wonder why this one should elicit so much commentary...Some of their earlier work was truly sensuous and warm, but this bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62363479/broad-minded-city-documentary-film-looking-for-a-venue Broad Minded City Documentary Film looking for a venue Quirino de la Cuesta 2012-11-29T14:59:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hs9ik3o8zx0y42vu.jpg" width="514" height="701" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Broad Minded City is a Documentary about Urban Planning, Design and Architecture focusing on the current issues facing cities in development, issues like sustainability, culture identity, infrastructure, transportation and preservation. It's a multidisciplinary approach loosely based on Frank Lloyd Wright's urban model "Broadacre City" to show the difference between Broadacre City and Urban Sprawl as we know it today.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Right now, we are looking to share a 10-15 min short film of Broad Minded City to the public in a venue. The initial screening will mostly happen in the Los Angeles area, but not&nbsp; against screening on other cities interested in this subject matter. The hope is to make the documentary into a full-feature film (90 mins. or longer).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n27alwypnsb2n9oy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> If anyone is interested in screening in their gallery space or movie venue, please contact or you have different suggestions on a idea venue. The documentary is not only for the architect, developer, planner &amp; designer, but to the broader audience who have an interest or a belief that cities and the urban environment should have better planning, transparency &amp; design, that the design of buildings and spaces should be an everyday experience.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/20521761/hottest-new-development-trend-broadacre-city Hottest new development trend: Broadacre City toasteroven 2011-09-15T11:44:17-04:00 >2013-12-20T17:56:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yo8xngtblg28lrio.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a movement propelled by environmental concern, nostalgia for a simpler life and a dollop of marketing savvy, developers are increasingly laying out their cul-de-sacs around organic farms, cattle ranches, vineyards and other agricultural ventures.</p></em><br /><br /><p> via<a href="http://www.planetizen.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Planetizen</a></p>