Who Builds the Builders—Over at the New York Daily News, Matt Chaban tours the Forest City Ratner plant where the building that will be built over the Barclays Center is being built. "The corner of Dean St. and Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn is actually being built two miles away," Chaban writes. "In a building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Forest City Ratner is creating the building blocks for the tallest pre-fabricated residence in the world, the 322-foot tower whose frame is already rising next to the Barclays Center." [New York Daily News]
Who Run the World?—Women are the world's fastest emerging market, according to Tim Kobe, founder and CEO of Eight Inc., a branding and design firm. He distinguishes women as a internationally visible market demographic. "It's not China, it's not Brazil, it's not India, it's not Indonesia. It's actually women." [Dezeen]
James S. Russell breaks down plans by Richard Meier, FAIA, for a $149 million development in otherwise-ignored downtown Newark, including 200 rental units aimed at teachers. [Bloomberg]
THA Architecture has been named the 2013 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Firm of the Year. [The Oregonian]
It's curtains for the University of Texas, and that's a good thing. "Curtains," courtesy of UT's Center for American Architecture and Design. [The Daily Texan]
Ford's design chief talks with AIA New York. [The New York Times]
Cheap Swedish furniture or black metal band? [IKEA or Death]
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