Posts Tagged: greenwashing

Fake Architecture News II

A few posts back, I discussed “fake architecture news” (FAN) in blogs and social media, describing an offer I had recently received to allow this very blog you’re reading to feature unidentified “sponsored content” in exchange for financial compensation. Another

Fake Architecture News II

A few posts back, I discussed “fake architecture news” (FAN) in blogs and social media, describing an offer I had recently received to allow this very blog you’re reading to feature unidentified “sponsored content” in exchange for financial compensation. Another

Plus ça change…

This is a screengrab of what appeared on my laptop recently when I downloaded a New York Times article titled “What You Can Do About Climate Change.” Yes, that’s a pop-up ad for a private jet that I had to close so

Plus ça change…

This is a screengrab of what appeared on my laptop recently when I downloaded a New York Times article titled “What You Can Do About Climate Change.” Yes, that’s a pop-up ad for a private jet that I had to close so

Why is BP sponsoring an architecture biennial?

Why is BP sponsoring an architecture biennial; specifically the Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled “The State of the Art of Architecture”, no less? What’s in it for them? What are they expecting in return? I’m curious, because these kinds of architecture events are

Why is BP sponsoring an architecture biennial?

Why is BP sponsoring an architecture biennial; specifically the Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled “The State of the Art of Architecture”, no less? What’s in it for them? What are they expecting in return? I’m curious, because these kinds of architecture events are

The Barcelona Brand

Barcelona is the sixth most powerful urban brand in the world, according to a report published today in The Guardian, after Seoul, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles (Madrid came in 12th, for those who like to keep score

The Barcelona Brand

Barcelona is the sixth most powerful urban brand in the world, according to a report published today in The Guardian, after Seoul, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles (Madrid came in 12th, for those who like to keep score

Get Smart

Façade detail of the “Smartcity Barcelona” pavilion A façade design in which photovoltaic panels end up casting shadows upon other photovoltaic panels does not seem to me to be the “smartest” design idea. “Form follows energy” is the catchy slogan

Get Smart

Façade detail of the “Smartcity Barcelona” pavilion A façade design in which photovoltaic panels end up casting shadows upon other photovoltaic panels does not seem to me to be the “smartest” design idea. “Form follows energy” is the catchy slogan