Archives: May 2010

Sizing up an Architectural Firm's Carbon Footprint

Posted by: Michael Arndt on May 26

There are plenty of yardsticks to assess the environmental impact of new commercial construction, notably the LEED checklist created by the U.S. Green Building Council. Now there's a tool to...

AMO's new architecture school in Moscow

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 25

AMO is the multi-functional thinktank that comprises the design/research arm of Rem Koolhaas' leftfield architecture firm, OMA (responsible for buildings such as the Seattle Public Library and the "Bird's Nest"...

Google's interactive Pac-Man doodle

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 21

In honor of the 30th anniversary of everyone's favorite arcade game, Google has outdone itself. The company has not simply embedded a static artistic homage to Pac-Man on the...

Architectural Anorexia

Posted by: Michael Arndt on May 19

When I wrote about the Icarus-like plunge of star architects in the May 3-May 9 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, the industry had been shrinking for an unprecedented 26 months in...

John Hagel on "Invisible Innovation"

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 18

Some time Bloomberg Businessweek columnists John Hagel III and John Seely Brown have, with their colleague from Deloitte's Center for the Edge, Lang Davison, written this year's must-read book on...

DuPont Creates Carpet from Corn, But Should It?

Posted by: Michael Arndt on May 11

Today's lesson in the complexities of environmentalism comes courtesy of DuPont. The specialty-chemical company announced recently that it and Tate & Lyle will expand their bio-products joint venture in Tennessee...

VIDEO: Google on the search results page redesign

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 05

For nearly a year, Google designers and engineers have been working on a new look for the search engine's search results page. I haven't been working on the accompanying story...

An Alternative to Monsanto and Gene Splicing

Posted by: Michael Arndt on May 05

Farmers and consumers have complained that in the U.S., at least, they really have no choice but to buy soybeans and field corn that contain genetic bits from other organisms,...

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