[image via V&A]
- The origin of The War Room from Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. Great movie set? Or greatest movie set? [Hollywood Elsewhere]
- Related: Cold War Modern at the Victoria & Albert.
- The Guardian ponders the profession’s big questions: Why are architects’ websites so damn bad? And yes, they name names. [The Guardian]
- On the other hand, there’s Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s amazing new website. Visit it. Hate it. Then Love it. It’s like a game of Guess Who — but less rascist. When do you think they’ll add Renfro to the URL? You know it kills him. [DS&R]
- A unique arena for Indoor Ice-climbing competitions. Let me repeat: Indoor. Ice-climbing. Competitions. [Pruned]
- Questioning what it means to be urban and re-examining the future of cities in the context of videogames, Mike Davis, ancient civilizations, and the suburbs. If it sounds like a great BLDGBLOG article, that’s because it is. [BLDGBLOG]
- “Like Nerds Talking About Sex” – a hilarious yet terrifying review of the Venice Biennale and how the exhibition’s Big Names are sucking the life out of architecture. [The Architect’s Journal]
- If you’re in the Bay Area on Sunday, stop by the Headlands’ Fall open house and check out the Media Van.