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Architectural Works
MVRDV + 24 Architects on the future of Almere
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Sexy Stairs
In The Gray Hotel , Milan. Mmmm. via Stair Porn Read »
Not everything is big buildings or beautiful houses with big patios. Architecture is also about interiors. So to finish this week’s Round Up, we bring you our second part ( check the first [...] Read »
A diamond in the Pearl: visiting the 937 Condominiums
Last fall the 937 Condominiums arrived just as the housing boom that made the project possible was coming to a crashing end. The building, designed by Holst Architecture and Ankrom Moisan, opened [...] Read »
Tracasa Office Building / AH Asociados
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Today's archidose #326
DSC_0014-edit , originally uploaded by LM_09 . The St. Giles Mixed-use Development in London, England by Renzo Piano Building Workshop , now under construction (2010). Check out LM 09's St. [...] Read »
Auditorium and Congress Center / Menis Arquitectos
Fernando Menis, of Spanish practice Menis Arquitectos , has been announced the winner of the design of an auditorium and congress center for Morro Jable.  Taking inspiration from the rocky [...] Read »
OSKA Architects Selected for Pre-design Study of Burke Museum
The University of Washington Board of Regents has approved a recommendation to contract with Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects on a pre-design study for the Burke Museum of Natural History [...] Read »
Eva’s bed / h20 architectes
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Estrela Cementery / Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément
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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Competition / RSVP
Our friends from  RSVP Architects just shared with us their proposal for the ThyssenKrupp Elevator competition in Za’abeel Park, Dubai.  The tower seems to morph out of the water and [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Mayne gets sensuous in New York
I am shocked this week in New York by how much I like the ways that Thom Mayne/Morphosis's new building reflects the light and fits the context. Like a lot of great architecture, for example [...] Read »
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Say it ain’t so, Frank!
Reuters today reports that Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Ennis House in Los Feliz has been put on the market for $15 million, potentially taking it out of the public realm. The textile block house, [...] Read »
from Inhabit
6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit
The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit is a super cool, eco-minded toy for kids and adults, packed with half a dozen gadgets for solar powered fun. The Solar Robot takes the shape of a robotic dog, boat, [...] Read »
BUREAU SPECTACULAR
Jimenez Lai, first introduced to the public in Archinect's Student Works feature back in '06, now has his own web presence at BUREAU SPECTACULAR . Read »
Fabrication Studies
Texas A&M University. Fabrication Workshop. Summer 2009. Student professor collaboration. Some Studies by Todd Christensen for the soon to be opened installation atmosphere. July 2009 Read »
High Line review , in pictures | the architecture of Star Wars | diversity in design | Tata to build world's cheapest car apartment | a new architecture criticism | sounds green to me | Shigeru [...] Read »
La arquitectura es el resultado de muchas circunstancias, en algunas ocasiones anómalas. La vida de un edificio, de una ciudad, de un proyecto inacabado . Por eso Steve Jobs lo identifica con [...] Read »
Developers ‘run plans past Prince Charles’ to avoid rows later The irony for me is that I happen to largely agree with the substance of Charles' opinions about the urban landscape and think [...] Read »
How to build a birch log table
NYT: A Shared Home in the Cascades
from Inhabit
Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy
We’ve been reading here and there that research is beginning to show that wind speeds are slowing down due to climate change — making wind-powered energy less promising. Some would simply [...] Read »
CITIES:MOBILITY/NATURE
The École Nationale Supérieure d'architecture de Paris-La Villette is proposing a post graduate degree centred around sustainable architectural design at an urban scale, considered a new paradigm [...] Read »
Berlin: Day Two
The second day in Berlin started with the Pergamonmuseum.  The museum gets its name because it houses the Alter of Pergamon which was discovered and later excavated by a German.  So what [...] Read »
Does Dilworth Plaza Design Have Too Much Transit?
Here's today's column: Dilworth Plaza, Take Two. This is a followup to an earlier assessment I wrote in February about the Center City District's effort to remake the Rizzo-era public space in [...] Read »
Ever since I first saw FLW's Ennis House in Blade Runner I have been wanting to... and now my money is tied up in my totally secure and safe Nigerian investments! Ahhh, the humanity!! Anyone [...] Read »
Zaha's Web, Ben's Incredible Ice Cream Suit - the Burnham Pavilions in Chicago's Millennium Park
Two Burnham Pavilions , designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and UNStudio Ben van Berkel, were unveiled to the press Thursday morning just as the sun, breaking through the usually omnipresent clouds, [...] Read »
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Technology
from Inhabit
Pimp My Eco-Ride Contest DEADLINE EXTENDED!
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Contemporary Seattle Residence Uses Bright Green Fiber Cement
This brightly-colored home designed by Seattle-based Case Architects opened just a week ago, and was featured earlier on Jetson Green this week. The home’s most notable characteristic is its [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Sustainable’ Prefab
Daniel Libeskind’s latest creation, The Villa, is a step back from his usual large-scale designs, and an attempt to get his foot into the prefab and sustainability design world. An impressive [...] Read »
Events
One Night Only:Friday, June 19th, 2008Salon de Refuses1387 East Blvd.5-10pm"Modest exercises in eternal damnation. A liturgical undressing. " Read »
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Daniel Everett
Deep Cuts for Deep Pockets
We’ve been all over the architecture/fashion hook-up, but what about cooking? Age-old knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels has just announced a new set of knives designed by Milanese architect [...] Read »
One way to reuse those old windows...
25e Prix d'excellence en architecture
In the School of Architecture of Paris-la-Villette, exists a Post graduate teaching CITIES:MOBILITY/NATURE. It has as ambition to teach how to design at urban/architectural scales integrating [...] Read »
It may seem like a funny thing to be concerned about, but there are a lot of stupid names in architecture. I’m not talking about actual people – although Panter Hudspith is a particularly [...] Read »
Foundation prepared to sell Ennis House to owner with deep pockets. CBC Read »
Paul Finch opines on Presenting architecture properly (he's speaking to architects, designers and other project proponents) and many of his sugestions are well-made. My own addition: “Walk [...] Read »
London Yields, Harvested
Note: This is a guest post by Nicola Twilley. As Geoff mentioned last month , London's Building Center hosted a daylong seminar at the end of May called London Yields: Getting Urban Agriculture [...] Read »
Prince Charles twists Qatari arms to get Richard Rogers fired, project stopped and the stars are raged. Read »
Miscellaneous
Walking around
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Can artists contribute anything to debates about the environment? What do we actually mean when we talk about nature, anyway? These are some of the questions answered by Radical Nature , a show [...] Read »
MIT Developing Concrete That Lasts for 16,000 Years
IC Green Container Prefabs
Soko Handmade Metal Hardware and Tile
John Johansen Is 93!
On June 27, Open House New York celebrates one of our last links to the early history of modern architecture with a birthday tribute to John Johansen. Long admired for his intricate concrete [...] Read »
A good point made in this interview with Dian Hanson , Taschen's ' Sexy books editor ' at wallpaper.com : 'I worry about what legacy modern photographers [will] leave, having worked their entire [...] Read »
What has the previously-saintly Chippo been up to in Barcelona whilst we've been salivating over the Neues Museum, Anchorage Museum, etc. etc.? I have to admit, right away, that I've not seen [...] Read »
THIS IS NEWARK
Earlier this year, the City of Newark, NJ solicited ideas for marking the points of arrival to the largest metropolis in the most densely inhabited state in the US. See and comment on the proposals here . Read »