Princeton Architectural Press is looking for a full-time editor – remember you heard it here & then send me free books!
Chinese companies have been caught illegally stretching steel re-bar, thus thinning the cross-section to unsafe diameters. Must be great when an earthquake hits. I mean, this is pretty terrible… (not that a US company wouldn’t do the same)
Damn near everyone with an architecture blog that has been read by more than 5 people has been plagiarized – probably by another blog or site that is much larger and established. I won’t name names of who has ripped off AMNP – but they were the kind of sites that could afford to pay me for my content, no doubt. Arch Record, however, has no qualms calling someone out…
The LA Times’ Christopher Hawthorne takes a look at the new Apple HQ by Foster + Partners – and finds it wanting.
James Barilla reflects on what life in the Exurbs look like in the North East.
The symbolism of the skyscraper has changed very little – if at all – since 9/11, argues LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. I would contend that in terms of the WTC it has changed somewhat, but in no way for the better.
The September issue is Scientific American is devoted to cities – and has one of AMNP’s favorite authors, William Gibson! I’m looking forward to the issue, but until then check out the features being released online – like this interview with the author of such novels as Neuromancer and Pattern Language.
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The next Bilbao – how a museum can regenerate an entire city, over at FastCompany.
Wow, I really hope to one day cool-out in a space hotel of some sort – but I hope that sometime in my lifetime they evolve into something iller / cheaper /need less training than what the Russians are planning. Still, this is pretty awesome – see what I’m talking about after the link.