Archinect - News 2014-10-01T18:49:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73576471/why-is-china-stealing-cities-towns-and-buildings Why Is China Stealing Cities, Towns, and Buildings? Archinect 2013-05-20T17:37:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T17:10:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6ebba2abfadb997323a1539bb197718b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lot of Chinese people look up to the West as an ideal, so the construction of these towns could be seen as a way of accelerating their progress; a quick way of achieving through emulation.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/64639943/editor-s-picks-296-happy-gregorian-or-julian-calendar-new-year-s-day Editor's Picks #296- Happy (Gregorian or Julian calendar) New Year's Day! Nam Henderson 2013-01-02T01:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-15T09:12:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up6c9oxu67x2wxz4.jpg" width="514" height="566" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>fschlem started a blog The Dirty South...The blog takes it name from a studio titled the "Dirty South," offered at the Georgia Tech. The studio was the brainchild of TVSDesign Distinguished Studio Critic Jennifer Bonner and it&rsquo;s goal was to look at the city of Atlanta through the filter of the rap ideology of east coast/ west coast/ dirty south, translated to the realm of architecture...Connely Farr thought "wow. really interesting idea for a studio..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Just like last year, Archinect has begun the transition into the new year by reflecting back on the 2012 by sharing the most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. Released so far are the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64541821/archinect-s-top-12-news-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited News posts</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64543225/archinect-s-top-12-features-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 most visited Feature articles during 2012</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/64356800/archinect-s-12-top-12-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomorrow the 12 top 12 BLOGS,BLOG POSTS and LIVE BLOGS&nbsp; will be announced</a>.</p> <br><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Michael Kimmelman reviewed the new Stedelijk Museum and reflecting on it&rsquo;s design asked "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64208091/why-is-this-museum-shaped-like-a-tub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why a tub?</a>" <strong>Thayer-D</strong> offered up a few guesses but then gave up and replied "<em>Why IS this museum shaped like a tub?</em>". <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> added "<em>Building aside, it is a good museum with an excellent director, Ann Goldstein, who was a great curator here in Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art since the 80's. She is one of the best curators anywhere when it comes to conceptual art. Sh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64347686/zaha-hadid-vs-didah-ahaz Zaha Hadid vs. didaH ahaZ Orhan Ayyüce 2012-12-29T00:47:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T19:58:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms37l3ajxs26kkki.jpg" width="514" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Star architect Zaha Hadid is currently building several projects across China. One of them, however, is being constructed twice. Pirates are the process of copying one of her provocative designs, and the race is on to see who can finish first.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Does she have anything to say to thousands of architecture students who copy her designs every semester?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55753518/lack-of-detail-no-reason-to-deny-copyright-protection-to-architectural-works Lack of Detail No Reason to Deny Copyright Protection to Architectural Works Paul Petrunia 2012-08-22T14:40:00-04:00 >2012-08-23T12:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txwpna8q7kelfx2o.jpg" width="302" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is no requirement that architectural drawings contain sufficient detail to support actual construction in order to warrant copyright protection under Section 102(a)(5) of the Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held Aug. 15 (Scholz Design v. Sard Custom Homes LLC, 2d Cir., No. 11-3298, 8/15/12).</p></em><br /><br /><p> In a recent legal case issued by architecture firm Scholz Design Co., against builder Sard Custom Homes, it was confirmed that &ldquo;Copyright protection of a pictorial work, whether depicting a house, or a flower, or a donkey, or an abstract design, does not depend on any degree of detail.&rdquo;</p> <p> Initially, however, in a lower court, the judge decided in favor of Sard Custom Homes, the defendant, claiming the stolen designs were taken from drawings with insufficient detail. When Scholz Design appealed, a higher court dismissed the initial decision, in favor of the plaintiff.</p> <p> Good news for architects!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/50566573/chinese-secretly-copy-austrian-town Chinese secretly copy Austrian town Archinect 2012-06-07T13:13:00-04:00 >2012-06-13T11:11:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5wdc1r5meefyc9z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The original is a centuries-old village of 900 and a UNESCO heritage site that survives on tourism. The copycat is a housing estate that thrives on China's new rich. In a China famous for pirated products, the replica Hallstatt sets a new standard.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10167683/xeroxed-village-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xeroxed Village(s)?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37135557/copying-is-good-for-design Copying is good for design Archinect 2012-02-06T13:59:29-05:00 >2012-02-06T16:06:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/695aeb0e3c1da7b075b63a9ecaca0959.jpg" width="460" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In pre-industrial days, copying used to be a positive act. It was seen as a skill. Artists were looked upon as handworkers. Copying became a negative notion with the cult of the individual artist and the arrival of mass production, which made replication extremely cheap and easy. Copyright and intellectual property laws were created to protect the original. In those days, the amount of new products reaching the market was relatively small.</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>