Archinect - News 2017-08-22T16:52:04-04:00 Editor's Picks #260 Nam Henderson 2012-04-16T22:45:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T08:10:02-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trust for the National Mall exhibited the final design concepts of the National Mall Design Competition last week....Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce, argued "It is really deplorable when all the renderings are depicting entertained crowds and happy go around shopping mall like experiences. The National Mall is much more meaningful when it houses 'people' voicing something in masses.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;offered up a report from SmartGeometry 2012 in Troy, New York.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SmartGeometry is an international community of academics and professionals who hold annual workshops and conference days at academic institutions around the world and the theme for this year (it&rsquo;s ninth) was Material Intensities</a>. This year featured clusters with titles like Bio-Responsive Building Envelopes, Gridshell Digital Tectonics, Reactive Acoustic Environments and Beyond Mechanics.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> The Trust for the National Mall exhibited the final design concepts of the National Mall Design Competition last week. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The concepts, created by the country&rsquo;s top designers including amongst others; snohetta; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ken Smith, Rogers Marvel and Peter Walker</a> re-envision three prominent National Mall locations: Constitution Gardens, Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater and Union Square. The winning designs, to be selected by a Jury of design experts, will be announced in May.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy...</a></p> Manta at SmartGeometry 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-04-11T20:07:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T21:28:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The good folks at SmartGeometry have sent us some impressive images and videos of the installation "Manta," the result of a workshop at the recent SmartGeometry 2012 conference in Troy, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find many more photos and videos of the fabrication process in the Bustler article.</p>