Archives: April 2010

Architecture's Ever-Optimistic Daniel Libeskind

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 29

I met Daniel Libeskind in a big conference room in his studio in Lower Manhattan. His profession was in deep decline—one in four architects had lost their jobs over the...

Design Week: Vancouver

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 28

I'm in Vancouver for Design Week, an event organized by Icograda, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations. The theme of the event is "Design Currency"; the challenge for participants...

Is LEEDing the Saudi Desert Really Green?

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 21

Just in time for Earth Day (natch) the American Institute of Architects announced its Top 10 examples of environmentally benign building designs. The 2010 honor roll includes office towers, schools,...

Innovation, technology and design at the New Museum: WordPress experiments at 7 on 7 event

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 17

I'm a big fan of what can happen when worlds collide, always enjoying the effect of bringing together people with diverse experiences, knowledge and skills. This afternoon, I headed to...

Gehry's Take Two on LEED Architecture

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 15

Frank Gehry asked me to call him. I thought it was to answer questions about how the Great Recession was affecting the next generation of architects. But before we could...

Architect Gehry on LEED Buildings: Humbug

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 07

Frank Gehry has never designed a structure that's achieved LEED certification, and I'd wager that he never will, based on his gruff remarks during a public Q&A on April 6...

Jan Chipchase leaves Nokia, joins Frog Design

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 05

Interface designer and anthropologist Jan Chipchase (that's him in the background, taking the picture) has made a name for himself and collected quite a following as a result of his...

Crowdsourcing and open source: where we are now

Posted by: Helen Walters on April 01

We just published a collection of articles on the state of play within open source design and innovation. It's an interesting bunch of pieces, with op eds from the likes...

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