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Campgrounds? Try Campskies
From David Livingston to Edmund Hillary and Lawrence of Arabia, the Brits have always been ace at camping, so it only makes sense a firm ‘cross the pond would come up with a system to provide [...] Read »
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Recycled Egg Carton ‘Tamago’ Furniture by Merci Design
We’re impressed with this ‘grade A’ upcycling of egg carton pulp into multifaceted children’s play funiture. The Tamago (Japanese for ‘egg’) furniture series by Latvian design team, [...] Read »
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Aqua Tower | Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower by Studio Gang Architects in Chicago has a beautiful vertical topographical pattern which is defined by outdoor terrace projections. These outdoor terraces gradually change from floor [...] Read »
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Living Lawn Chaise is a Grassy Human Transporter
Talk about bringing the outdoors in! This Chaise Lawn Chair is perfect for citydwellers who want that fresh cut grass feeling without the hassle of a full lawn. Designed by Deger Cengiz, the [...] Read »
The "young generation" of architects and designers in Britian reject the argument over modern vs. tradition and dismiss the relevance of "signature style" design. These contemporary designers [...] Read »
European forum | Vaillo + Irigaray
The genesis of the project starts from a basic minimum cell, which as the minimal optimal space can be multiplied, adopting dimensions and structures depending on different uses. With this, the [...] Read »
"The Eastman Kodak Co. announced Monday it's retiring its most senior film because of declining customer demand in an increasingly digital age." Good-bye, old friend. (via Forbes) Read »
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A look at the 16,000 acre Mollicy Farms on the Upper Ouachita River. The farm is the location for the largest floodplain restoration and reconnection project in the USA. NYT Read »
Washington U. Adds Wind Turbines to Historic-District Building in Renovation Project
The original renovation plan called for placing 14 turbines within a decorative framework, but the turbine manufacturer advised that the turbines needed more elbow room and that the framework [...] Read »
Celebrate: Year of the RiverIt wasn't that long many years ago that I was explaining to a Missouri denizen that I was from Cleveland, OHIO and not Cleveland, MO hence my funny accent. There [...] Read »
The Architecture of Fun
First, AJ brought us the architecture of Star Wars. Now, in another brilliant twist, comes the Top 10 video game designs. From Sim City to Marioworld, Second Life to World of Warcraft, we nerds [...] Read »
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro seeking Animator/Junior Architect in New York, NY View thousands of active job listings in our jobs section | Post a Job Read »
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WIN THIS BIKE: Enter Our Pimp My Eco-Ride Contest Today!
The deadline to win this amazing Strida 5.0 SX Limited folding bicycle has been extended to this Wednesday, June 24th at midnight, which means there’s still two days left to enter our Pimp [...] Read »
New York Magazine's summer issue explores New York's expanding river playground and the neighborhood below the High Line . Has New York lost its great chance with an architectural legend? Gehry speaks . Read »
Lighting artist Marcus Tremonto's exhibition at the Franziska Kessler Gallery in Zurich through 30 August, 2009. Cool stuff, especially the 'Paper Landscapes' series. (via Cool Hunting) Read »
Book Mountain | MVRDV
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World’s Largest Solar Project Planned for Saharan Desert
If just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a concentrating solar plant, it would produce enough power to provide all of Europe with clean renewable energy. That is why 20 blue chip German [...] Read »
Happy Summer!
You know there is something wacky going on with the weather when it's sunny and beautiful in England and cold and rainy in New York. Hamish Bowles has even provided photographic proof on his [...] Read »
The BBC profiles Miami's tent city for sex offenders and the more than 2,000 Roma who fled Kosovo during the conflict in the 1990s and still live in Konik refugee camp. Read »
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Wood iPod Puts Nature In the Palm Of Your Hand
This re-covered iPod is almost like hugging a tree, except it fits in the palm of your hand. So perhaps it’s more like giving a tree a handshake and hearing your favorite tunes at the same [...] Read »
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US Government May Bulldoze 50 Cities; Create More Green Space
It seems virtually everyone—from Wall Street bankers to small business owners—has been affected by the economic downturn. Now, the recession’s latest victims may be American cities. The [...] Read »
Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima's Serpentine Pavilion: now you see it, now you don�t
This year�s pavilion will be like a clearing between the trees, says its architects. TimesOnline Read »
Furniture from Old Airplane Parts
A man struggling: Guy Battle comes to Portland
Britain's Guy Battle, director of the multi-disciplinary Battle McCarthy Consulting Engineers, has become one of the leading environmental building engineers in the world. And this Wednesday, [...] Read »
Urban China, Crisis, and the Bootlegging of a Magazine
Founded in 2005, Urban China is the only magazine devoted to issues of urbanism published in and about China. In addition to offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the magazine has a network [...] Read »
Old Town, New Town
For all intents and purposes Prague escaped pretty much unscathed from World War II.  So the Prague you see today is the Prague you would have seen 100+ years ago.  Granted there are in-fill [...] Read »
A cinematic portrait of the Dutch architecture firm MVRDV including interviews with directors Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and the owners of the Didden Village house, and mentions of the works [...] Read »
The new Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece desiged by Bernard Tschumi has finally been unveiled. [Photo gallery] (via Financial Times) Read »
Casa Panama | Marcio Kogan
The site of Panamá house is located in one of the garden neighborhoods, just some blocks from Paulista, the financial center of the city of São Paulo. The client has an important art collection, [...] Read »
Monday, Monday
My weekly page update: e_3 in Berlin, Germany by Kaden + Klingbeil. This week's book review is New Forms of Collective Housing in Europe edited by arc en rêve centre d'architecture. Some unrelated [...] Read »
A Dog's Life
This is a pretty fantastic interior design for a dog spa! over,under is a multi-disciplinary firm that designed not just the space, but the identity and graphics too. The result is a lovely and [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Researchers discovered homeowners, on average, outweighed renters by 12 pounds. In addition to excess weight, female homeowners were also carrying around more aggravation, making less time for [...] Read »
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Living Lamp Provides Green Indoor Gardening Space
Rooftop and balcony gardening has seen a great resurgence as of late, but many apartment dwellers lack balconies, rooftop access, or garden space and are unable to indulge in these green trends. [...] Read »
In the UK, the impending 'end of analogue' broadcasting is expected to be widely resisted, especially since recent plans brought forward the switch off date to 2015 . In the US, all TV broadcasts [...] Read »
Change At Wimbledon
There’s a feeling of drastic change this year at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home to the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Don’t worry, the players are still wearing all white and bowing [...] Read »
Architect David Ling at home in his New York City loft in Manhattan. Read »
The past week has been a busy one for the Paul Rudolph Foundation, filled with good news and also disappointment. One the good side, the Foundation has elected a new Board of Directors, which [...] Read »
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Robert Damora – Photographer | Architect
If you don't know of him already, Robert Damora (1912 – 2009) was a Modernist architect in his own right, but he was also a photographic chronicler of Modern architecture whose precise eye [...] Read »
More on the new Acropolis Museum, with more pictures too. [slideshow] (via NY Times) Read »
ATRIO | ATP Architects and Engineers
ATRIO in Villach, Austria, was named the world’s most sustainable shopping centre at the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) “night of the stars” gala during the retail spring [...] Read »
255 : I love Amanda (x2)
One small voice of sanity in all the Republican v Monarchist, Traditionalist v Modernist, Ruralist v Urbanist, Rogers(ist) v Terry(ist), Planners v Public, etc. etc. bollocks which has surrounded [...] Read »
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ORDOS 100 #41: Single Speed Design
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Dubai International Financial Center / ACDF Architects
Canadian-based ACDF Architects have designed an International Financial Center for Dubai (DIFC).  The DIFC draws inspiration from geographical and geological properties to create a structure [...] Read »
Spaceport America began construction last Friday
Spaceport America , the first spaceport ever began construction last Friday in New Mexico. The spaceport, designed by Foster + Partners and URS Corporation will host commercial operations by [...] Read »
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Radiolaria pavilion by Shiro Studio
Andrea Morgante, founder of Shiro Studio, has collaborated with D-Shape to produce the Radiolaria pavilion, a complex, free-form structure produced using the world’s largest 3D printer. Read »
Soe Ker Tie House / TYIN Tegnestue
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Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects
Dutch photographer Iwan Baan shared with us this great photographs he took for Domus Magazine’s June edition. This building is a part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC [...] Read »