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Arrested Development: Community Board Says West Village Boutique Hotel is Dead
The controversial hotel planned for 145 Perry Street (at Washington Street) in the Far West Village has gone from wavy bricks to downsized understatement to lifeless corpse. So says Community [...] Read »
Uncorporate Identity
[Image: From Uncorporate Identity ]. There will be a book launch party in New York City tonight for Metahaven's Uncorporate Identity , a book that features guest contributions by Keller Easterling, [...] Read »
Back in 2002, Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell went to Chicago and was blown away by a thriving bike culture and a massive, well-organized bike advocacy group there. Mayor Jane decided it was time [...] Read »
Weekend Links May 07
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Housing Works Design on a Dime 2010
Housing Works is very popular among the design crowd in New York and it seemed like every designer in New York came out to support this wonderful charity at their annual Design on a Dime event [...] Read »
Linkage: Fairey: Mural is Not Advertecture; Richard Meier's Models; More!
[No Dreamland this summer, kids. Photo via Curbed Photo Pool/Single Linds Reflex.] · Coney Island roller rink won't be returning this summer [NYDN] · Nonprofit: 170,000 subsidized rentals will [...] Read »
ojue: Colorful and Functional Lunch Boxes
Housing association Affinity Sutton has revealed the joint-winners of its Make Bethnal Green sustainable housing competition: Robert ‘Joe’ Williams and George Calver, both of Oxford Brookes University Read »
Richard Haut’s round-up of European Union Competition wins, this week featuring Paul Chemetov’s Chambéry success and Dominique Parrault’s Dobrée Museum victory Read »
Nothing irks me more than the idiots* who say that nobody saw the crash coming. I blogged about it years before it happened. It was plain as day. The real estate market was a bubble. Nothing [...] Read »
Eavesdrop Takes Artopolis (Eats Out of Garbage Can?)
Chicago may be better known for NeoConthat’s the design show, not right-wing political philosophybut the contemporary and modern art equivalent, Artropolis, appears to be holding ground with [...] Read »
My name is John Crosse. I am a retired environmental engineer with a passion for researching and collecting material related to the architectural history of Southern California. The purpose of [...] Read »
CurbedWire: The Avery is an Ass Man; New Museum Celebrates SANAA
UPPER WEST SIDE—A tipster forwards along the above screen grab of StreetEasy's page on The Avery, even applying a TRADEMARKED Curbed red arrow. Since the 8-year-old in us can't stop chuckling, [...] Read »
Jose Collection by Mauricio Arruda
An important part of Richard Meier’s design process is his use of scale models—usually beautifully crafted of wood—to consider a physical form in its broader context. In-house model makers [...] Read »
Miniature Moooi at Milan
"hanrahan meyers" "modern architecture" "sound installation" "sound art" "art and architecture" "thomas hanrahan" "victoria meyers" "michael j. schumacher" "glass arcade wall" "green design" Read »
A new value equation for organizational real estate
Emerging opportunities in organizational real estate and workplace programs – and how to capture their value I have become considerably optimistic about the future of our practice from the [...] Read »
For some reason the Post set out to get paparazzi shots of Atlantic Yards agitator Daniel Goldstein moving out of his Prospect Heights apartment following his $3 million buyout, which caused [...] Read »
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Architectural Craziness: Coming Soon to Union Square Park: Elephants and Camels?
To the probable relief of their neighbors (and our unending disappointment), New York City's Jews don't usually celebrate the harvest holiday of Sukkot by trying to build sukkahs, or temporary [...] Read »
I3CON 2ª CONFERENCIA INTERNACIONAL SOBRE CONSTRUCCIÓN INDUSTRIALIZADA, INTEGRADA E INTELIGENTE Madrid 9 junio 2010 La 2ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Construcción Industrializada, Integrada [...] Read »
Solar Decathlon house by Technische Universität Darmstadt
Students of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany have won the Solar Decathlon competition to design an energy-efficient solar-powered house. Twenty teams of students from international [...] Read »
Rocking Chair Uses Motion to Power Attached OLED Lamp
The serene back-and-forth movement of a rocking chair is nothing if not relaxing. It can also be useful and productive, according to Rochus Jacob. The designer’s Murakami Chair, a winner in [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Complete Streets – A Tiny Victory
East Avenue, 1917. Something wonderful will happen here in July. In fact something so surprising and unprecedented that we can only wonder what other fabulous and sane undertakings might emerge [...] Read »
Sustanability and the Social Context of Ecological Urbanism
Ecology is one of the most popular words nowadays. We all throw terms in frequently like sustainable, environment friendly, renewable, efficiency, green, climate change. It is now important for [...] Read »
Sukkah City
[Image: Sukkah City as it could be]. Joshua Foer, co-founder of Atlas Obscura and author of the forthcoming book Moonwalking with Einstein , has put together an awesome design competition called [...] Read »
CLEVELAND, Ohio  A family-friendly environment that caters to the after-work crowd, year-round use and a site for festivals were some of the ideas offered Thursday night for the development [...] Read »
When I first saw this apartment building, at 8115 Wade Park Avenue, in Cleveland, Ohio, I thought it looked a bit out of place. The beautiful façade seemed out of place with the ordinary structure [...] Read »
Recaps: Selling New York: On Blizzards and Boca!
Last night was another episode of Selling New York, HGTV's reality show following Manhattan brokerages CORE and Gumley Haft Kleier as they try to sell fabulous properties fabulously. Here, writer [...] Read »
Higher Learning: The New School Shows Off its Big Brassy Dame
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Word was already out on the design of the New School's University Center on Fifth Avenue near Union Square, but we showed up anyway for the [...] Read »
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Three-Inch Device Detects 3,000 Types of Viruses and Bacteria
Turns out good things really do come in small packages. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently unveiled a three-inch device that can detect up to 3,000 different types [...] Read »
The real concrete tube
The Conservatives have bagged the most seats in the 2010 election leaving the UK with its first hung parliament since 1974. The AJ asks: Would you be happy with a continuing hung parliament? Read »
The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone either through choice or redundancy Read »
New Paradigm: Living Built Environment
Everything is changing over at the Cascadia Green Building Council. Dropping the word “Region” from its name, the organization has new moniker to go with a new motto, “Envisioning the Living [...] Read »
Parametricism: Style of the 21st Century?
Patrik Schumacher, a partner in the office of Zaha Hadid, and Co-director of Londons A.A. Design Research Lab, has been steadily making a case that Parametricism is the most important theoretical [...] Read »
Architecture for Tibet is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Tibetans living in exile in impoverished regions of Arunachal Pradesh, NE India. We design, fund and construct [...] Read »
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on the boards: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
Proposed for a site in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) by Pugh + Scarpa is part of a revitalization effort for the warehouse district. The programme contains [...] Read »
New from Boca Do Lobo
The Moonlight, recycled wine barrel stave candleholder
Rearranged by Nicola from Bern
PriceSpotter: Big Reveal: A 3BR in One of Bond Street's Greatest Hits
And now, the results of this week's PriceSpotter asking price guessing game! Location: 25 Bond Street #2W Asking: $8,395,000 Bond. 25 Bond. The BKSK Architects-designed asymmetrical building [...] Read »
A new value equation for organizational real estate
Emerging opportunities in organizational real estate and workplace programs – and how to capture their value I have become considerably optimistic about the future of our practice from the [...] Read »
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5 Green Apps That Can Save You Money
Sure, going green is great for the planet, but why not make it simultaneously good for your wallet too? Nowadays, there are a ton of eco-conscious smartphone apps that make saving money while [...] Read »
Zombie Buildings: Greenpoint's Pencil Factory Sharpened Up for a Clearance Sale
"If I buy a condo in the Pencil Factory," a Curbed reader writes, "am I a putz?" While that's the type of soul-searching query we're not qualified to answer, we were surprised to hear that the [...] Read »
Great Buildings Collection
"More than 1000 great buildings from around the world and across history are listed below and illustrated on this web site and the Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM , with photographic images, [...] Read »
Slow Love
I had the pleasure of attending the book party last night for Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness by Dominique Browning and I suggest that you immediately buy this [...] Read »
Brownstoner relays a community board update on Brooklyn Heights's Squibb Park, the tiny patch of play space that is being renovated and connected to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Well, maybe. The $5 [...] Read »
The Daily News decides not to take the paparazzi approach to Daniel Goldstein's moving day, and as a result, they get a full interview with the anti-Atlantic Yards agitator who accepted a $3 [...] Read »
Celebrity Real Estate: Broadway Oldtimer Wants to Unload Park Ave South Penthouse
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.Most celebrity listings like to fly under the radar, but not this one. The 222 Park Avenue South apartment has busted out the "CELEBRITY PENTHOUSE [...] Read »
Design Ignites Change
We're kind of in love with architectural historian Christopher Gray's retelling of how he found out who first occupied his former apartment in the UWS's Cornwall: "As earnest young gentrifiers, [...] Read »
Williamsburg Waterfront Watch: Williamsburg's 184 Kent Now 40 Percent Leased
We recently wondered whether the flood of new luxury rentals on the market would make it hard to find renters to fill all those units. Well, the developers of Curbed favorite 184 Kent have answered, [...] Read »
Latte Plain Chair
INCANTO – Lo sguardo sul mondo
Wooden Chair
Two practices have been shortlisted in a competition to transform Wyre’s Waterfront Read »
Salesmanship, Snohetta-Style
Just by looking at the mind-boggling New Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, an architectural cliff on the edge of a fjord, you might think thered be a lot of dense archibabble floating [...] Read »
If you didn't see Feel it Take it , by The Functionality , you should check out It Is What It Is and Leong - Leong this May at W/--- Project Space NYC . W/��� features a collection from [...] Read »
Kult Vanity
Topography of Terror finally opens
Unlike the nearby Holocaust Memorial, which is dedicated to the Nazis' victims, this modest metallic gray building (designed by architect Ursula Wilms and landscape architect Heinz Hallman) is [...] Read »
Linkage: Locals Don't Want City to Take Over BPC; One Hanson Chops
[Via Curbed Photo Pool/Cran Burry · New parking requirements mean pricier real estate, maybe [Streetsblog] · A rare find in Harlem: a contextual condo [Harlem Bespoke] · Locals not warming [...] Read »
New Modern Mailboxes
Crafted Systems
Sensual Wooden Bowl
DNAinfo has more details (but no renderings, sadly) of Frank Gehry's planned playground near Battery Park, first announced in 2007. The Battery Playspace will feature "Gehry's trademark twisted [...] Read »
Purple People Eaters: Who Wants NYU? Apparently, Everyone in Lower Manhattan
While Greenwich Villagers were calmly waving anti-expansion placards outside the NYU 2031 open house, Financial District leaders offered NYU an alternative expansion idea they think might satisfy [...] Read »
Upcoming Architecture & Design Events
If you haven't yet, check out our latest In Focus feature on Brazilian photographer Bruno Cals . His Horizons photograph series will be exhibited in New York starting today, until July 31 at [...] Read »
Shepard Fairey's new mural at Houston and Bowery is actually illegal, the Department of Buildings says. The wall itself was constructed without permits, and the art is an illegal ad for Fairey's [...] Read »
Guy in a suit outside the Christodora House telling two uninterested building employees about the days when "people used to write 'Die Yuppie Scum!' on the building." Er, used to? [CurbedWire Street Team] Read »
That's Rather Hideous: 15 Central Park West's Ugliest Apartment Goes FSBO
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Condos in the Limestone Jesus continue to sell for $4,000 a foot, and wealthy CEOs are still dying to get inside. There is easy money to be [...] Read »
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PREFAB FRIDAY: Twelve Cubed Mini Prefab Home
Could you live in 144 square feet of space? Thats what James Stuart of Canada set out to do and in the process created a mini prefab home with all the necessary amenities inside of 12 x 12 foot [...] Read »
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Tiny Hut in Spain Built with Concrete and a Cow
Trufa (a.k.a the Truffle) is a tiny (25 square meters or about 270 square feet), single room building that has all the cool characteristics of a stone cave. Though comprised of concrete, it resembles [...] Read »
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Inhabitat Unveils Green Awards at BKLYN Designs TODAY!
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Organic Building in Osaka is Clad with Plant-Filled Pockets
Space is limited in densely packed Japan meaning there is hardly any room remaining for garden space  but one great solution to this constraint is to place gardens right on the exteriors of [...] Read »
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Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla
SolarAero recently unveiled a new bladeless wind turbine that offers several advantages over current wind turbines  it emits hardly any noise in operation, has few moving parts, and since it [...] Read »
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Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern
Seen over at Arch Daily this morning, Germany and Chinas captivating German-Chinese House for the Shanghai World expo is a study in bamboo. The two story art building is the only pavilion in [...] Read »
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World’s Most Advanced Hospital Will Also Be Green
A new hospital to be built in Stockholm wants to be to health sciences what the Large Hadron Collider is to physicists.  The new Karolinska Solna University Hospital is expected to become the [...] Read »
Table Cloth by Ball-Nogues Studio
Our good friend and erstwhile colleague Neil Stevenson has caught the mid-life pilgrimage bug. His latest cycle journey was along the Lycian Way in Turkey, a route littered with archaeological [...] Read »
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First D-Crit Conference videos are online
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Satiating our need for Brooklyn ceremonial groundbreakings, BAM will put shovels to ground tomorrow at 321 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, or the BAM Cultural District, if you prefer. This is the [...] Read »
Chair with Sound
Alligator House by BuildingStudio
Richard Waite talks to Gordon Murray, the new chair of the Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture Read »
Buildings that are a Lot Better than you've Heard: The Max Palevsky Residential Commons
Philosopher, computer geek and philanthropist Max Palevsky died this week. The son of Russian emigrants, he was born in Chicago in 1924, growing up in Humboldt Park. In 2000, he gave $20 million [...] Read »
design-build Architect Wilmington, NC
Alien by Next
on the boards: Soms Atoll
The competition entry for the World Sustainability Centre by LA based architects Radical Craft . The proposal draws inspiration from the Afsluitdijk, the great historic dike in Northern Holland [...] Read »
"I think nyu expanding into the financial district is a great idea. the financial district needs less second rate office buildings and more of a soul. and who better to provide that soul than [...] Read »
The Aptos Retreat in California by CCS Architecture
OHH and Arnardo by Hallgeir Homstvedt
The Art Of Conversation: London—Berlin
Celebrity Real Estate: Sean Avery's PriceChopped Chelsea Condo Outed
The Real Estalker reports that a recently PriceChopped 2BR, 2BA unit in the Chelsea Club condominium on West 19th Street belongs to Sean Avery, New York Rangers bad boy, Tribeca bar investor [...] Read »
Thanks to its location in the heart of the West Chelsea Starchitecture District, Annabelle Selldorf's sky garage'd 200 Eleventh Avenue has flown kinda under the radar. But now The Real Deal reports [...] Read »
On the Racked: Brooklyn Store's TV Renovation; Limelight Mallification Ready; More!
And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. 1) Carroll Gardens: Thanks to the Discovery Channel show Construction Intervention, a long-shuttered neighborhood [...] Read »
Eater runs down the concessions coming to Brooklyn Bride Park's Pier 1 this summer, and they're yummy. The roster includes a "surf-style" stand from the owner of the West Village's Ditch Plains, [...] Read »
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Human Trials of Inhalable Measles Vaccine Starting Soon
Needles are never fun. They hurt, they can cause infection and in some unfortunate cases, they can spread disease. Thats why researchers are developing an inhalable measles vaccine for the developing [...] Read »
The Grand Sleep
According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, downtown LAs long-delayed Grand Avenue project is going to, er, keep being delayed. Related, the developer, has asked the city for an extension [...] Read »
Joshua Foer (younger brother of Franklin and Jonathan Safran) has devised a competition to reimagine the sukkah, an ancient Jewish structure built each year during the harvest festival of Sukkot. [...] Read »
Architectural Works
The Composting Shed at Inverleith Terrace / Groves-Raines Architects
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BAC Doering Center / Spillman Farmer Architects
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Sant Mateu Social Centre / Inès Vidal Farré
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Composting Shed by Groves-Raines Architects
Scottish studio Groves-Raines Architects have completed a composting shed in Edinburgh made of the bars normally used to reinforce concrete. Read »
Albert Einstein School / N+B Architectes
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Cultural Center / OFF Architecture
OFF Architectures proposal recently received first prize for their Cultural Center in Cugnaux, France.   The buildings central element is the exterior treatment which is a woven wooden mesh that [...] Read »
Today's archidose #416
Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba Capital, Provincia de Córdoba, Argentina , originally uploaded by Federico Kulekdjian Fotografía . Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes [...] Read »
“In remembrance of Sinan the Great” Competition proposal
Architects Kutlu İnanç Bal and Hakan Evkaya shared with us their proposal for In remembrance of Sinan the Great a National Competition of Mosque Architecture in Turkey. Their proposal received [...] Read »
from dezeen
Brendon Carlin and fellow students at the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory have generated an architectural structure by filling Lycra with liquid plaster and then letting it set. Read »
CBC Building / BNB Architects + B06 Architect
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