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Restructuration and Extension of High school Albert Einstein | N+B architects
High school Albert Einstein, Brassens site, in France, was recently restructured and extended by French firm N+B architects . The project took into account the notions of flexibility, educational [...] Read »
Week in Review: Midtown's Setai Shows Its Stuff; Spring Selling Season Back?
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.This week's top stories: Midtown's Setai, Opening in November, Finally Shows Its Stuff, Brokers Say Spring Selling Season Has Its Groove Back, [...] Read »
The Box Mix by Manuel Márquez
Lamps from ONA
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BIG celebrates the grand opening of the Danish Expo Pavilion 2010
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Scientist Produces Plastic From Natural Gas
Peak oil signifies disaster for plastics producers  ethene, one of the raw materials used to make plastics, relies on abundant supplies of oil for production. But Dutch researcher Tymen Tiemersma [...] Read »
"As for the city approving funding, the only real cost of redirecting these federal tax-exempt bonds is opportunity cost -- and I can think of few better opportunities for a development project [...] Read »
Nine Green Home Projects to Do Today
Eric Corey Freed, architect and principal of Organic Architect, has a new book in stores this month -- Green$ense for the Home -- and Allison Arieff was able to pry a list out of Freed of simple [...] Read »
Lever House is a structure created in the early 50s to house the offices of Lever Brothers soap company which produced English. Over half a century later, after a period of closure was brought [...] Read »
Extreme Makeovers: East Village Mystery Building Coming Back From the Dead
EV Grieve sounded the alarm today when he posted photos of workers messing with 147 First Avenue and a rumor that the long-vacant brick building at the corner of 9th Street is destined for a [...] Read »
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Siasun Unveils Energy-Efficient Robot That Cares for the Elderly
Watch out Labrador Retriever, this little guy might just take your place as mans best friend. This is the Family Nanny robot from the Chinese Robotics company Siasun. On top of being totally [...] Read »
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Celebrity Real Estate: Actor Gabriel Byrne Buys in Nolita's 211 Elizabeth
As seemed likely when his Garden Place townhouse went into contract earlier this month, In Treatment star Gabriel Byrne is leaving Brooklyn Heights—for Nolita! The Times and Observer report [...] Read »
La Gondola, recycled oak wine barrel stave candleholder
Dorobanti Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects have designed a high-rise building for the center of Bucharest, Romania, which has a structural, lattice façade. It will contain a five star hotel, a business centre, a [...] Read »
A last-minute rescue effort has saved from destruction the company archives of famed mid-century modernist Minoru Yamasaki. Read »
Chicago Streetscene: Ritz Pit
When complete, it will be ultra high-end, but for now, a worker climbs out of the foundation work for Lucien Lagrange's Ritz-Carlton Residences on Michigan Avenue click on images for larger view Read »
Porcelain and glass ceiling lights
The Trojan House in Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows
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Se ha celebrado en Sevilla el work -shop cuyo desarrollo invita a compartir un elemento de actualidad, descuidado en la mayoría de los casos y de enorme trascendencia en la plantificación estratégica [...] Read »
April Green Coverage in Review
With Living Future 2010 from Cascadia Region Green Building Council right around the corner, you're probably looking ahead. But with Earth Day and all sorts of green activity during the last [...] Read »
Design Profile – Thatcher Wine – Juniper Books
CurbedWire: High Line Getting Wet; Nouvel's MoMa Mia Getting Ink
MEPA—Not many people remember, but when the first section of the High Line opened, the water feature on the 15th Street sundeck was up and running. Er, make that trickling. It was bit underwhelming [...] Read »
Design Profile – Thatcher Wine – Juniper Books
Just when we were about to pop the question during a romantic sightseeing helicopter ride over the Brooklyn Bridge, a bunch of Brooklyn Heights complainers get our elected leaders to institute [...] Read »
Eater Tastings: More from Midtown's Setai; Mud Truck Sighted Once More
This week's top dish from Eater, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog... [The East Village's Cocteleria opens tonight, via Eater] 1) Midtown: It's a big week for Midtown Setai reveals. [...] Read »
Austrian Pavilion - Shanghai Expo 2010
SPAN and Zeytinoglu Austrian Pavilion - Shanghai Expo 2010 010/04/29/austrian-pavi lion-at-shanghai-expo-2 010-by-span-and-zeytino glu/ http://www.designboom.c om/weblog/cat/9/view/59 81/span-and-zeytinoglu- architects-austrian-pav illion-at-shanghai-expo -2010.html [...] Read »
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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Iglooplay’s Throwing Stones Pillows
If you want the natural look of stone in your home but arent a fan of sitting on cold, hard surfaces, give Iglooplays new Throwing Stones pillows a try. Padded with just the right amount of [...] Read »
Fern Rug by Liora Manné
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has fountain envy: billionaire David H. Koch has pledged at least $10 million for a remake of the Met's fountains after getting jealous of the new one at Lincoln [...] Read »
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Shiver Me Timbers!: Preservation May Not be on Deck for Admiral's Row Timber Shed
The terms of the original cease-fire for Admiral's Row were these: the city would preserve two buildings in the Brooklyn Navy Yard's strip of rundown former officers' homes. The rest of the row [...] Read »
curbed marketplace: Sunday Open House Roundup
Time for this week's open house roundup from your friends at Curbed Marketplace. More where this came from in our Open House Calendars. And a reminder: sales listings are only $25 this month. [...] Read »
The Q House
Tables by Sif and David
Aria by Massimo Iosa Ghini
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Carros Parking Lot & Urban Planning | N+B architects
French architectural practice N+B architects recently has completed a parking lot and an urban planning in Carros, France. The project took into account the notions of flexibility, and environmental [...] Read »
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Eco friendly planters and display stands that light up.
Happy Arbor Day
Saplings with my shadow. Chicago, April 2010 Planting a tree, the second most optimistic act I know. It means a lot when the city leaders do it. Remember Richard J. Daley's "What trees do they [...] Read »
The stylist English Paul Smith was instructed by the historic Danish brand Stelton of revisiting a classic like the service bars designed in 1967 by Arne Jacobsen Cylinda-Line. The designer has [...] Read »
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With its second shot at the auction block coming up this weekend, Brooklyn Heights Blog takes a look inside 280 Hicks Street, the carriage house that belonged to "eccentric and cantankerous" [...] Read »
The scaffolding is suddenly down at the old P.S. 64/CHARAS/El Bohio community center on Avenue B, and The Villager did a bit of asking around to see if the dormitory plan is moving ahead. The [...] Read »
In Focus: Jordi Miralles
In Focus is Archinect's new series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How [...] Read »
Curbed Inside: Spying on One Jackson Square's Blockbuster Penthouse
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.[Photos via Curbed Photo Pool/powerbroker.] A Curbed Photo Pooler got a tour of the penthouse at One Jackson Square, and glory be, our new [...] Read »
"Woofers" travel the world, exchanging manual labor for meals, a bed, and a chance to discover the meaning of life. salon Read »
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Danish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by BIG
Shanghai Expo 2010: the Danish Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group at Shanghai Expo 2010 opened to the public today along with the rest of the Expo. Read »
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Swiss Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Buchner Bründler Architects
Shangai Expo 2010: architectural photographer Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre has sent us some photographs of the completed Swiss Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, designed by Buchner Bründler Architects and Element. Read »
Knarvik Kindergarden / Tysseland Architecture
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Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010  / BIG
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The Box Mix / Manuel Márquez
Manuel Márquez, an architect from San Luis de Potosí, Mexico shared with us The Box Mix, a two unit apartment building. You can see more images and architects description after the break. [...] Read »
AD Round Up: Projects photographed by Iwan Baan
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Urbanisms: Steven Holl + Li Hu 4 Projects in China exhibition
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Today's archidose #415
helmut jahn @ charlottenburg , originally uploaded by d.teil . Ku'Damm #70 in Berlin, Germany by Murphy & Jahn , 1994. This project is notable as much for its slender footprint (2.5m deep [...] Read »
DEV House / GutGut
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May Day
All world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May. - Edwin Way Teale Read »
Insilvis GEAR Coat Hook
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NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!
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Pop up gallery in New Canaan – posters and custom subway signs
This weekend, when you come to town to attend New Canaan Preservation Alliance's presentation , “Preservation and Progress: A Sensitive Approach to Repurposing Modern Houses” at New Canaan [...] Read »
Linkage: Brooklyn's 80 Dekalb 60 Percent Sold; Pros and Cons of FSBOs
[One of Grand Central Station's less-seen spots, via Nathan Kensinger] · 80 Dekalb hits 60 percent sold mark ['Stoner] · Hey investors/developers: there's a church in Ridgewood for sale [Lost [...] Read »
PriceChopper: At Upper East Side's Lucida, a Few Changes for the Cameras?
A quiet listing on a Friday when everyone is outdoors can't quite disguise that #PHA at newish Upper East Side condo The Lucida has gotten a PriceChop and a broker switch. The listing is now [...] Read »
In Ukraine, a new eco hotel just built in a forest is made exclusively with natural materials like wood, clay and bamboo. Aesthetics, close to the fees of a warm minimalism, responds to the choice [...] Read »
Mies, Ahoy!
The Chicago Architecture Foundations boat tours begin tomorrow, and theyve added two evening date night cruises on Thursday and Friday evenings, beginning at 5:30. The hour and a half long [...] Read »
Reader Rant: 360 Smith Street: Crosswalkpocalypse in the Making?
If it's Friday, we must be overturning the inbox to see what falls out. Got a good Reader Rant? The tipline is always open. Click the image above to view the full photogallery. The artist formerly [...] Read »
Three Cents Worth: Three Cents Worth: The Rent Versus Buy X-Games
[It took real estate appraiser, Curbed graph guru and podcaster extraordinaire Jonathan Miller over a month to recover from his March Madness megachart. Today he's back in the saddle!] Click [...] Read »
A key element of the proposed design is to make sure that the people of Southend use the Pier and take it into their heart. The Pier Head should be a vibrant place filled with activities with [...] Read »
Welcome to Chicago, Darling
Today, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announced the appointment of Michael Darling as the James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator. Darling is currently the modern and contemporary art curator [...] Read »
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Hyper-Absorbant Peat Moss Could Clean Up Oil Spills Like Louisiana’s
A tiny Norwegian company has developed a super absorbent organic peat moss that is capable of cleaning up oil floating on water. The peat is scattered on the spill and absorbs the oil, and, because [...] Read »
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Hydro Lance Recycles Jets into High-Speed Planeboats
Here at Inhabitat weve seen our fair share of airplanes repurposed into incredible new forms, but this heavy-duty recycling plan takes the cake. A company called Hydro Lance proposes to transform [...] Read »
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Self-Sufficient Eco House Reuses 95% of Existing Building Materials
Lets say that you found yourself in a possession of a lovely site with an old and dilapidated house. What is the green thing to do? Well, the Riddel Architecture team of David Gole and Emma [...] Read »
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Flexible & Lightweight Solar Fabric by FTL Solar
FTL Solar has created a lightweight tensile fabric with integrated thin film solar panels that is capable of shading your deck while powering your home. Originally designed as easily deployable [...] Read »