Archinect - News 2014-07-30T01:16:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101170641/signs-from-the-near-future Signs from the near future Paul Petrunia 2014-06-05T14:44:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:30:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apbqnvs36t08hjr2.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://signsfromthenearfuture.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A new Tumblr</a> showcases predictions of signage in our future.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84214772/what-do-pedestrian-traffic-icons-say-about-your-culture What Do Pedestrian Traffic Icons Say About Your Culture? Archinect 2013-10-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70d196f5e9d27ebb3091a404a9a1b032.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the sparsely dotted Chinese walking man to the top-hat-wearing, cane-bearing Dane, almost a hundred &ldquo;walking men&rdquo; are displayed life-size on banners that line the sidewalk. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important to me that they are on human scale because they really represent us,&rdquo; said Ms. Barkai. Only rarely are the icons depicted as women, she noted. Of the hundreds of images in her collection, Ms. Barkai has only &ldquo;about six or seven women, mostly from European countries.&rdquo;</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/76626689/editor-s-picks-323 Editor's Picks #323 Nam Henderson 2013-07-09T12:56:00-04:00 >2013-07-09T13:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7nh73bqhz9jmvdjo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76257599/epiphanies-from-frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Paulker interviewed Frank Gehry for Foreign Policy</a>&nbsp;regarding his first project in the Arab World.&nbsp;<strong>sameolddoctor</strong> was amused "<em>It is funny that Gehry thinks of himself as a humanitarian</em>"&nbsp;but <strong>pvbeeber</strong> wondered "<em>Not sure why everyone is giving him such a hard time.&nbsp; What other architects working in the Middle East would hire a human rights lawyer to make sure that workers are treated fairly?&nbsp; Gehry's also one of the few starchitects who bothers to pay his interns</em>".</p> <p> <strong>citizen</strong> took exception to the "<em>Epiphanies from Frank Gehry</em>" title "<em>I'm not giving FOG a hard time.&nbsp; Bully for him...I'm giving the Archinect editors --with whom I generally concur, but who often title these little pieces ridiculously-- the hard time</em>". However as <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>citizen.... the title given to this page is the title of the article to which it is referring...</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76247749/la-times-christopher-hawthorne-calls-moca-s-revamped-architecture-show-a-model-of-insularity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed the new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art</a> - concluding "<em>When architects de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60972125/macy-s-introduces-indoor-gps-navigation Macy's introduces indoor GPS navigation Paul Petrunia 2012-11-08T11:28:00-05:00 >2012-11-13T12:20:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fce31d2da374258d8f105a00db60b8f5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Macy&rsquo;s has added a new feature to its iPhone app that provides indoor turn-by-turn directions for its massive flagship location in New York City&rsquo;s Herald Square, courtesy of Meridian, the software startup behind an indoor GPS platform.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Is indoor GPS navigation the new wayfinding?</p> <p> <em>Since launching last year, <a href="http://mashable.com/2011/03/22/meridian/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meridian</a> has worked with a handful of prominent institutions to build indoor mapping systems from the ground up, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The service uses a unique combination of GPS and WiFi data to pinpoint the precise location of the smartphone user indoors. By opening up its SDK to developers, Meridian should see plenty more locations incorporate this technology.</em></p>