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Art Smart: June Ugallery Picks and Giveaway
My recent trip and subsequent blog coverage bumped my monthly Ugallery post back a few days so to make up for it, we're sponsoring a giveaway! Ugallery has generously offered to give one lucky [...] Read »
A short of one of the 80 videos that have been selected for presentation within BEYOND MEDIA 2009, VISIONS . London Bridge Quarter by Renzo Piano Building Workshop , video by Uniform more Read »
A high-rise tower for animals in the industrial heartland of Leeds is offering a unique solution to the decline of urban wildlife. Can it work? BBC News Read »
Sunset Magazine's Modern Cottage Idea House
Poised to Sell E-Books, Google Takes On Amazon - He said that publishers would be allowed to set list prices but that Google would price the e-books for consumers. Amazon also lets [...] Read »
from Pruned
More Spatial High Jinks 3: The Forests of Isratine and Palesrael
(Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, The Saints Forest , 2005.) (Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Canada Park , 2005.) “Around Jerusalem,” write Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin in Chicago [...] Read »
Interiors and Furniture
A Rebours By Michael Eden
S�o Paulo scraper squatting
Vice explores the actions of the Downtown Roofless Movement, who occupy S�o Paulo�s abandoned Skyscrapers. Vice Magazine Read »
Dubai's Giant Swiss Cheese Grater becomes Reality
Usually when you see some architectural firm's really pushing-the-envelope design, your first - and correct - reactions are: a. it's very nice and b. it will always remain in the unrealized [...] Read »
So longs are easier over a few alcoholic beverages.  After three weeks working with the international students from the Politecnico it was time to say, “Until next time.”  Flavia and [...] Read »
from + MOOD
Chapel in Valleacerón | S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office
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I think my love of mixed age architecture is well documented... so its no surprise that I love this project. This interweaving of modern and historic sensibilities is quite lovely... Although [...] Read »
And very surprsingly, from Bradford Plumer, too. Of course I agree that we must green the construction industry. In fact we have to redesign — and will — the entire civilization from beginning [...] Read »
In a fairly predictable post about A Push to Stop Crimes Against the Future we find this gem:A culture of selfishness, corruption and greed rules the world in our time. This culture is easy to [...] Read »
Tonale by David Chipperfield for Alessi
Shells, Tube Structures, and Minimal Surfaces
Reader Louis Schultz has pointed out the work of Lithuanian-born artist Aleksandra Kasuba , who used curved surfaces of fabric stretched and attached between space frames in order to create inhabitable [...] Read »
The Post-Postmodernism of Diller Scofidio + Renfro
As architects and urban designers Diller Scofidio + Renfro are definitely hitting their stride. They have always been innovative and influential, but the recent completion of Alice Tully Hall [...] Read »
from PYTR75
Invisible Sphere
Interactive architecture at Met Home 100 Party at Four Seasons
Rockwellgroup LAB creates �Digital Confetti� an interactive event installation with a weather balloon, projection, and maracas to transform the mid-century modern interior of the Four Seasons [...] Read »
Stirling of Stirlings: Mackintosh, the lion and the unicorn
Well, I'm surprised. When I asked you to vote online for the best British-designed building of the past 175 years, I imagined you might go for something ultra-modern and popular like the Gherkin [...] Read »
�I will not make any more boring art� -John Baldessari. Full coverage NYT Read »
Metrofarm Beds are like giant lounge chairs
Philip C. Bolger, 81, Dies; Prolific Boat Designer Many years ago, and with great pleasure, I built one of his "instant boat" designs. Read »
Architectural Works
Tempelhof Mountain 2
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European Forum / Vaillo + Irigaray
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Taekwondo Park World Headquarters / Weiss Manfredi
The new Taekwondo Park World Headquarters in Muju, Korea will become a world cultural heritage site meant to emphasize the spirit and beauty of the sport.  The master plan, which covers 570 [...] Read »
House 656 / O’Connor + Shanahan architects
Michael O’Connor sent us this single family house designed by Garry Miley for a rural site in Tipperary, Ireland. O’Connor + Shanahan architects prepared the detail drawings, brought the [...] Read »