Archinect - News 2015-03-03T15:19:24-05:00 Protective wrap covers historical structures near French Fire Archinect 2014-08-07T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T08:29:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archaeologists are working with other firefighters to protect several historical guard stations using, what's essentially a protective foil wrap. Crews rushed this weekend to cover five historical cabins at the Placer Guard Station. "We ordered this wrap," said archaeologist Ward Stanley. "It looks like tin foil. "It's pretty simple, you just wrap the house in a shingle-type fashion so it's overlapping going down so the stuff that goes down doesn't get into the cracks," Stanley said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>h/t <a href="" target="_blank">BLDGBLOG</a></p> Designing for disaster Archinect 2011-12-14T15:32:37-05:00 >2011-12-14T22:47:49-05:00 <img src="" width="380" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The mission facing architects today is fusing aesthetics and armor. In the aftermath of attacks on US embassies abroad, the 1995 truck-bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and the 2001 terrorist takedown of the World Trade Towers, guidelines for government buildings and other potential targets such as museums and monuments assumed a quasi-military character.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>