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Streetcar loop wins federal funds approval
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved the Portland Streetcar Loop Project for funding. It's a tremendous victory for [...] Read »
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Coliseum threat, Rose Quarter folly gaining traction in national, international media
The proposed demolition of the modern architecture landmark Memorial Coliseum has been steadily been gaining attention beyond Portland and Oregon's borders. The London-based World Architecture [...] Read »
More than 9,000 architectural practices and design obsessives have expressed interest in creating a new students' building opposite the iconic Glasgow School of Art. The Independent | Competition Brief Read »
Fletcher Street House
This week you'll want to be in New York , Brooklyn , Oklahoma City , San Francisco , Melbourne , Pomona , Berkeley , Marfa, TX , Los Angeles , Sicily , Portland , or Newark . To get a full list [...] Read »
Blue and White
The design world converged on John Rosselli Antiques last night to celebrate BeeLine Home by Bunny Williams. (In case there is someone who doesn't know, John and Bunny are married.) You know [...] Read »
More than 9,000 architectural practices and design obsessives have expressed interest in creating a new students' building opposite the iconic Glasgow School of Art. The wave of enquiries – [...] Read »
We Couldn't Say It Any Better
Diane Keaton, besides starring in notable movies like the Godfather, Annie Hall and the First Wives Club - is currently a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has some [...] Read »
Balmond's Solid Void adds hours this Sunday, Herda at Artropolis
The Graham Foundation has announced that its extraordinary exhibition, Cecil Balmond: Solid Void is adding hours to coincide with this weekend's Artropolis /Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart. [...] Read »
If you're in San Francisco, drop me a line. Or, come to hear Jeanne Gang, Sheila Kennedy and Nader Tehrani. Thursday, 2 - 3:30 pm. I'll moderate . International Practice: Architecture Without [...] Read »
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"The world of residential building is poised to do great things. The guidance, information, materials and technology, while ever-evolving, are in place. Now it's the hearts and minds that must [...] Read »
Architect Richard Horden's Beach House in Dorset
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Nestlé Application Group Querétaro | Rojkind Arquitectos
Mexico based architect firm Rojkind Arquitectos has designed an industrial building for Nestlé which does not look like a factory, this new building is located on the outsides of Toluca, near [...] Read »
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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peak: Hugh Hayden’s FUNature
We’re gearing up for the start of BKLYN Designs next week and are excited to offer a few sneak peaks of some amazing and talented designers who are focusing on green design. First up is FUNature, [...] Read »
Linoleum remnant floor
on the boards: Rufino Tamayo Museum
A partnership between Rojkind Arquitectos (Mexico) and BIG (Denmark) have been awarded first prize in the Rufino Tamayo Museum design competition. Designed as an “Opened Box,” the proposal [...] Read »
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Wood-Covered Gadgets Take It Old School
Most of our modern-day gadgets are swathed in plastic or other high-tech materials, and why wouldn’t they be? Plastic is both cheap and easy to produce. But English Russia’s display of wooden [...] Read »
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MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona
Zona Tortona is regarded as a sister show, or “satellite exhibit,” to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile; however, it was at Zona Tortona that I found some of the most innovative and forward-moving [...] Read »
Nearly a quarter of the institutions had fallen behind in meeting their obligations under the commitment. Read »
The presidential manse has seen several recent presidential meltdowns, including spats over costly upgrades of the house. Read »
Architectural Works
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House of Diffusion by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
House of Diffusion is a residence in Shiga, Japan, designed by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects. Read »
Selgas Cano Architecture Office by Iwan Baan
Once again, Iwan Baan amaze us with this great project between the woods by Spanish practice Selgas Cano : Their own architecture office. You can see the complete photoset after the break. Read »
Bostoren, by SeARCH
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Chapel in Villeaceron / S.M.A.O.
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Foster + Partners designs super-yacht
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Lounge MS / Vaillo + Irigaray
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Franzen house / SchappacherWhite
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The Silo Competition proposal by NL Architects
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Casa Tropical by Camarim Architects
Portuguese architects Camarim have completed Casa Tropical, a holiday home in a fishing village in northern Brazil. Read »
Ginseng Chicken Architecture seeking Summer Interns in New York, NY View thousands of active job listings in our jobs section | Post a Job Read »
Beach House in The Turks and Caicos by Seth Stein
Photographer Paul Massey's latest house project…
Our mission at One Lux Studio is to "service our clients" better than any other lighting design firm. Most importantly this means bringing the combined creative ideas of all our partners and [...] Read »
Malcolm Wells underground house
Moda Floor Lamp by Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, 1907
AE13: Inflatable Enclosures
Inflatable environments are undergoing something of a renaissance today. Not since the 1960's embrace of bubbles in their numerous connotations (lightness, transparency, embrace, equality, difference) [...] Read »
A Shepherd's Hut in the Auvergne
Amsterdam snapshots | part II
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Kulongoski's CRC push: is design really only "aesthetics"?
On Wednesday Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski made a kind of stump speech for the new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. Kulongoski was there to announce that about 27,000 new jobs may [...] Read »
Announcing Harry Heissmann, Inc.
You know times are tough when even the top design firms are having problems. But everything happens for a reason and in the case of interior designer Harry Heissmann, it has led to the creation [...] Read »
It's a busy week with the AIA national convention. We are offering free rwandan coffee Thurs/Fri from 12-4 at 848 Folsom St. (+ Heath Ceramics raffle) and on May 2nd we are holding our 10th Anniversary [...] Read »
Converted Barn in France
Clipper Street Residence
A tired San Francisco Victorian duplex is transformed by Oakland firm Envelope Architecture + Design in collaboration with owner and interior designer Claire Bigbie and landscape designer Flora [...] Read »
Marmol Radziner Prefabs
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews J. G. Ballard. The interview was conducted by fax in January 2003. It was first published for Becks Futures. Abitare Read »
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SHoP, Walter Hood, and Bill Moggridge (Lifetime achievement) among this year's winners... link Read »
The landscape of urban desolation which New Islington still remains as we plumb the depths of the recession has been recently complemented by the unveiling of Will Alsop’s long awaited CHIPS [...] Read »
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Health, Spatialized and Tagged
(Proton therapy at the University of Florida. Image by Vu Nguyen for The New York Times .) Disease is in the air, so we thought we'd offer up all our disorganized musings on spatializing health [...] Read »
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The Incredible Edible House of the Future
Will the house of the future be centered around growing our own food? That’s part of what the Wall Street Journal attempted to find out this week in their feature, “The Green House of the [...] Read »
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Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?
In last week’s Energy 101 column, we took a look at the basics of where our energy comes from now. This week, we’re examining the future of energy—specifically, the smart grid. To recap, [...] Read »
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Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp
Claudio Fiumicelli really knows how to light up a room! The Studiodsgn artist presented his futuristic C60 LED modular lighting unit at the Zona Tortona design event to critical acclaim. Resembling [...] Read »
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KARTON ART DESIGN: Cardboard Furniture
We’ve seen quite a bit of experimentation with cardboard on Inhabitat, but Hungarian husband & wife team Edith Szilvasy (formerly an artist) and Andras (Andrew) Balogh (a carpenter) have taken [...] Read »