“Where East Meets West: The “Flow” of Floor Plans” by @GailGreenDesign

Congratulations to my dear colleague Gail Green for another fantastic article.

PS I am grateful to her for allowing me to make a small contribution to this noteworthy article.

 

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“Much Ado About Nothing: The Physics of Space” by @GailGreenDesign

Congratulations to my dear colleague Gail Green for her recent article.

PS I am grateful to her for allowing me to contribute to this fantastic piece.

To learn more about Gail check out her video by clicking here or visiting her website and blog.

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Frank Cunha III
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Sweet Fix Photo Shoot for Z!nk Magazine – Teasers

ZINK Magazine

SWEET FIX
Tommy Walker – Vocals
Ivan Anderson – Guitar
Billy Sapanaro – Bass
Jeff Manian – Keyboard
Marco Santini – Drums

Fashion Designer: 
Jo Lion

Creative Director: 
Montgomery Frazier

Makeup Stylist: 
Dex Philip

Hair Stylist:
Lazarus Douvos 

All Photos taken by:
Dee Portera and Frank Cunha III

All Photos Edited by:
Frank Cunha III

Location: 
Ensemble Studio Theater, 2nd Floor
549 West 52nd Street, New York City

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Cold War is Over, Code Wars Just Begining

In the United States, we are Internet dependent. Our financial systems, power grids, telecommunications, water supplies, flight controls and military communications are all online – making them vulnerable to countless attacks by cyber criminals. The goal could be a 10-minute blackout, an attack on our national security, a stock trading glitch or the theft of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property. The FBI has recently made cyber crime a number one priority, one that costs the U.S. an estimated trillion dollars a year. CNBC’s “Code Wars”, hosted by Melissa Lee, takes you onto the frontlines of the war on cyber. Cyber attacks are almost impossible to trace, making cyber crime and acts of cyber warfare the ultimate anonymous crime. So how do we protect our systems whose components are largely manufactured abroad? Can our nation’s infrastructure be protected from cyber attacks? And how can the U.S. win a war in which conventional rules of combat do not apply? CNBC tackles the tough questions in “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat.”  Click here to watch the Preview.


BUSINESS WEEK —
In the early morning hours of May 24, an armed burglar wearing a ski mask broke into the offices of Nicira Networks, a Silicon Valley startup housed in one of the countless nondescript buildings along Highway 101. He walked past desks littered with laptops and headed straight toward the cubicle of one of the company’s top engineers. The assailant appeared to know exactly what he wanted, which was a bulky computer that stored Nicira’s source code. He grabbed the one machine and fled. The whole operation lasted five minutes, according to video captured on an employee’s webcam. Palo Alto Police Sergeant Dave Flohr describes the burglary as a run-of-the-mill Silicon Valley computer grab. “There are lots of knuckleheads out there that take what they can and leave,” he says. But two people close to the company say that they, as well as national intelligence investigators now looking into the case, suspect something more sinister: a professional heist performed by someone with ties to China or Russia. The burglar didn’t want a computer he could sell on Craigslist. He wanted Nicira’s ideas.  Click here to read the rest of the story by Michael Riley and Ashlee Vance.

Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race

The Pentagon, the IMF, Google, and others have been hacked. It’s war out there, and a cyber-weapons industry is exploding to arm the combatants


Archaeology Museum of Álava

Written by David Cohn

Francisco “Patxi” Mangado, the 54-year-old Spanish architect, compares his bronze-clad Archaeological Museum of Álava in Vitoria, Spain, to a “coffer guarding a treasure.” He has developed this apparently simple conceit at a number of different levels in the work, so that it acquires a sensual resonance that reaches beyond words to convey his poetic intent.

Image courtesy Mangado and Associates

Photo © Roland Halbe

The architect uses the contrast between the building’s bronze and glass skin and its setting within Vitoria’s medieval core to further develop his evocation of archaeological layering. A quiet city of 230,000, Vitoria is the capital of the Basque region, with a rich history dating back to the sixth century AD. The museum, a mixed concrete-and-steel-frame structure, is part of an ongoing effort by local authorities to rehabilitate the medieval center, which has been in decline through most of the 20th century. Located on one of its livelier streets lined with bars, old shops, and a few monumental buildings, the museum adjoins the 16th-century Bendaña Palace. In 1994 the palace was renovated to house the Fournier Museum of Playing Cards as the town’s homage to a well-known local industry. The two museums now share a common entry court.

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Artwork of the Day

“Umbilical” (Masked Information)
Mixed Media – Magazine Collage & Adobe Photoshop
by: Frank Cunha III 

Photo of the Day

“Macro Fuzzy Little Flower Bud”
Photographed on 10/3/2010
by: Frank Cunha III


Best Architecture Schools in the US

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