Brutalist ShiftBot Neutrality Best-of-Three – WIRed #110

It’s time for Episode 110 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses saving a brutalist legend, Google and MIT’s shape-shifting robot, how net neutrality effects gaming, and a classic two-out-of-three-falls-match from Ring of Honor! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Brutalist ShiftBot Neutrality Best-of-Three – WIRed #110”

Architect to Buy & RePurpose Orange County’s Government Center

Something I learned in architecture school at Texas A&M (WHOOP), is that when it comes to green/sustainable architecture, the greenest buildings are the ones that already exist.  So if a building is no longer serving its original purpose (or if people just plain don’t like the building), repurposing it is a great option, as is the case of Paul Rudolph’s brutalist Orange County Government Center in Goshen, California.  People either love or hate this building, and despite its eligibility for landmark status, its fate in undecided.  Enter Gene Kaufman, a partner at Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman Architects, who has offered to buy and repurpose the building. Continue reading “Architect to Buy & RePurpose Orange County’s Government Center”