Articles from 15/06/2009:

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from dezeen
The High Line by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Section 1 of the High Line, a 1.5 mile long park on an abandoned elevated railway, opened earlier this week in New York. Read »
The New Colossus of Rhodes
After watching a Roman documentary on TV I was online looking up the Colossus of Nero , and started finding articles on the Colossus of Rhodes . It was one of the 7 wonders of the world but only [...] Read »
Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago/ Renzo Piano
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Saxo Bank awarded RIBA International Award 2009
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Various Architects’ proposal for Tingvalla Utstikkeren
Various Architects from Norway recently shared their entry for the Tingvalla Utstikkeren competition which was organized by the Norwegian Property (NPRO). The competition asked participants to [...] Read »
Holocaust Memorial / Sergio Kopinski Ekerman
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Interiors and Furniture
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Exedra Nice Hotel By Iosa Ghini Associati
Irvington gem: visiting the Stuart House
A few months ago I visited what must be one of the most grand and impressive houses in Irvington, a Portland neighborhood already known for its historic homes (but most of them more modest foursquares [...] Read »
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When the ruins begin to sing
[Images: Three aerial photos of suburban Arizona by Daquella Manera , used through a Creative Commons license]. Malfunctioning fire alarms going off inside foreclosed homes have become a major [...] Read »
Why a firm based in Bangalore could be so unbelievably stupid that they think leaving dozens and dozens of comment spam messages on BLDGBLOG is a way to drum up business is beyond me – but, [...] Read »
Waiting for Zaha
Remember when I wrote back in April about the Burnham Pavilions slated to open in Millennium Park on June 19th: Will the stararchitects be able to match Burnham's 1893 creation of a perfect city, [...] Read »
Cecil Balmond and the Bonfire of the Vanities
This is an article I should have completed eight months ago. It concerns the most brilliant man I’ve yet to meet, the engineer, architect and polymath Cecil Balmond. A striking exhibition [...] Read »
mb-studio is a critical, Australian based, architectural practice. The studio led by Bruce Rowe and Martin Musiatowicz, integrates all fields of architectural production, design research and education. Read »
Behind Bars ... Sort Of
It sounds odd to say, but it�s nonetheless true: we punish people with architecture. The building is the method. We put criminals in a locked room, inside a locked structure, and we leave them [...] Read »
3rd Advanced Architecture Contest
The 3rd Advanced Architecture Contest is organized around the theme of THE SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY: Envisioning the habitat of the future. The first contest focused on housing (here's my review [...] Read »
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from lewism
County of London Plan 1945
I found a set of images from the  County of London Plan 1945 booklet which marks a milestone in visualising and planning for cities. Already being produced before the end of WWII when it came [...] Read »
Small black and white prints found in the plan chest. I believe these show new buildings for Gresham’s School in Holt, Norfolk designed by Grenfell Baines & Hargreaves of Preston (later renamed [...] Read »
The exact acoustic shape of the skies above Los Angeles
[Image: Photo by John Gay: an F/A-18 creating a condensation cone as it surpasses the speed of sound. Via the Daily Mail ]. An email was sent out last week from the Regional Public & Private [...] Read »
"Unfortunately, ahmadinejad supporters cheated during this election, shut the SMS texting service down, beated and stabbed mir-hossein supporters in streets and threw tear gas into mir-hossein's HQ in tehran." Read »
City & Urbanism
Coming Soon: Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism, Ashraf M. Salama (2009)
Coming Soon!! Available in July 2009 Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism Ashraf M. Salama ISBN 9-783937-95406-6 Umbau Verlag 2009 Solingen, Germany. Transformative Pedagogy in [...] Read »
This Woman Is Dangerous A nice review (NYRB) of the The Ripliad. I liked all the books and the films but especially John Malkovich's superb Ripley's Game. Malkovich was born to play Tom Ripley. Read »
I was amused by the below, found in an article published in The Art Quarterly vol. 19 (Autumn 1956) on Detroit's St. Jerome in His Study attributed to Jan Van Eyck. As an explanation as to why the theory of... Read »
PaD Shanghai: 141
Location in google maps Browse all of PaD Shanghai here at …or here on the PaD Shanghai Flickr Set Read »
from Pruned
Exit Oil
(Not part of the exhibition mentioned below but otherwise related: a photo of the eternal flames of Ebocha, Nigeria. Photo by Michael Kamber . Source . Previously .) Exit Art is a little gallery [...] Read »
Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election "...hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was confirmed today as the winner of the presidential election..." "Mr. Netanyahu, please meet Mr. Ahmadinejad, [...] Read »
Grand Casino, Basle
The Grand Casino in Basle, Switzerland, looks like a glowing red cube after the sun has gone down and welcomes the nocturnal visitors. Its flaming red façade shines from far as a highlight in [...] Read »