Herzog & de Meuron’s Website

Cats on scanners, airline trolleys for home, Google's Amazon river views and more in this week's look at the web

Architizer points out the regrettably behind-the-times design of most architecture websites (riddled with pop-ups and Flash), suggesting that Herzog & de Meuron will hopefully set a new standard with the recent launch of their intelligently-designed site.

New Aging

A progressive design conference looks at modern architecture for an aging population

If design is about problem solving, the stereotypical nursing home—sterile, isolated, generally depressing—is perhaps one of the institutions most in need of an overhaul. In an effort to change traditional retirement living, Architizer co-founder Matthias Hollwich came up with New Aging—a conference consisting of hands-on workshops and discussions about progressive development for age-related living spaces. Also a partner at NYC-based architecture firm HWKN, Hollowich hopes …