Downtown Is Getting a Concave, Crystalline Office Building [Arch Daily] I love this design, but I never understood the point of a “cool” office building. Nothing cool ever happens in an office building. I actually prefer those totally bland cookie-cutter office buildings you see in desolate exurban office parks; there’s a certain integrity to them.
A Designer Is Revamping the Montreal Biosphere from the 1967 World’s Fair [Slate] I was all about this until I got to the rendering showing some kind of EDM festival happening at the revamped site, and then I was like, “eh, let’s just burn it down.”
My Cousin Recently Became a Real Estate Agent [The New Yorker] If you’re an agent and you read this and were like, “I don’t get it, this article isn’t funny at all,” then I have bad news for you – you’re probably one of “those” agents.
The Amorality of Self-Driving Cars [n+1] This article about the ethical calculations of computer-driven cars (they’ll drive you off a cliff or into a tree before letting you rear-end a school bus) is completely terrifying. I’m not getting into one until they install a “I’m a sociopathic narcissist, I’m more important than anyone else” setting.