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Future of Work and Cities [Newsweek]
Recently, Newsweek asked three well-known architecture firms to explain what cities will look like in 2030. Using New York City as the location, these firms -- HOK; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; [...] Read »
Won't Somebody Think of the Children!: Brokers Warned to Keep Lips Zipped About School Zoning
New Upper West Side luxury rental Aire can talk all it wants about its "boxcar-sized mailroom", hotel-like apartments, and 42-foot-long lobby mural. What it would really like to tell you is that [...] Read »
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Waste Combustor Turns Plastic into Clean Energy
Just think about all the plastic people use every single daybottles, Tupperware, packagingthe list goes on and on. Now imagine if all that plastic were diverted from the recycling plant or [...] Read »
Linkage: Developer Discord; NYU Admits to Overpopulating East Village; More!
[Interesting row houses out in East New York, via Curbed Photo Pool/sabotai.] · Macklowe Properties's father-and-son team breaking up? [Crain's] · Avalon Bowery rental check: $7,495/month for [...] Read »
Scaffold Lights - Lanzavecchia
Medium Communist-era bulkhead wall lights
Sustainable Design of Modular 4 by Studio 804
Communication Is the Oil in Your Architectural Design System
Communication is fundamental in getting your design vision executed correctly. You communicate with a multitude of people as an architect: first and foremost with yourself, then with your team, [...] Read »
Suramadu bridge at night
via kaskus Kini mereka telah mengkhianati perjuangannya sendiri. Kita generasi muda ditugaskan untuk memberantas generasi tua yang mengacau ( Soe Hok Gie ) Read »
Monitor and Control with Energy Hub
The energy monitoring space is crowded, but chances are, you've seen the EnergyHub here and there. Perhaps you're in one of three utility pilots testing the product, which was named a Best Invention [...] Read »
The changing face of Paris, seen through the eyes of its leading radical publisher. Geographies of growth and resistance, from medieval walled city to alienated banlieue, via German occupation [...] Read »
Sebastián Bravo recently completed this office for a motion graphics studio SMOG. The office is located on the top floor of a building formerly occupied by textile workshops, in the Patronato [...] Read »
Animated Stereoviews of Old Japan
I stumbled upon these animated stereo views of old Japan by Japanese Photographer T. Enami (1859-1929). Simple gif animation that oscillates between the positives of a stereoscopy. I think the [...] Read »
"The Gantry park area is beautiful but go 4 blocks in and there are plenty of blocks of old run down tenement type buildings with a brand new luxury condo dotted every 10 blocks or so. It has a long... Read »
Community Board 1 has made it pretty obvious that they really do want NYU to build in Lower Manhattan, a proposal that would keep an expanding NYU from driving Greenwich Villagers all the way [...] Read »
Vantage Properties may have made the Village Voice's 10 Worst Landlords list and owe $1 million to tenants and renter-protection non-profits, but hey, maybe the company just has the occasional [...] Read »
Union Squre's De-Virginizing: Duane Reade Rises From the Ashes of Union Square's Megastore
[Photo by Will Femia.] There was some moaning and groaning over the genericification of Union Square when plans were announced for a new T.G.I. Friday's restaurant (now under construction) in [...] Read »
Books Received
[Image: "Archive II" from the Archive Series by David Garcia Architect, Copenhagen]. When I started the "Books Received" series last year, I did so just in time to box all my books up, put them [...] Read »
Gentrification Watch: Hey South 'Burg: Should We Care About the M Train?
For years (make that generations) we've been hearing about how the Second Avenue subway will boost property values in mass-transit-deprived sections of the Upper East Side into untold stratospheres. [...] Read »
Results: 400W Wind Turbine Giveaway
I want to thank you for entering the 400W wind generator contest that we ran last week. It drew close to 400 entries from folks all around the country, and I enjoyed viewing your links and hearing [...] Read »
Random Chair by Louise Campbell
Architectural Works
The Breakaway / We Are You
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University Center / SOM
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Gairola House / Anagram Architects
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Salt Museum / Malcotti Roussey Architectes + Thierry Gheza
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Parking Lot by N+B Architectes
French studio N+B Architectes have completed a car park with a wooden latticed exterior and surrounding landscape in Carros, France. Read »
Lockyer Residence / Shaun Lockyer Architects
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Aptos Retreat by CCS Architecture
San Francisco studio CCS Architecture have completed a house comprising two buildings in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, where the roof of one extends over the other. Read »
A House for J. S. Bach International Competition
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Click here to view the embedded video. Anand Bungalows shared with us their 1st Upcycle Container Home in Malaysia. A green design that doesnt look like a container at all. Read »
In DETAIL: Exhibitions and Displays
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Living in a Park / MAB Arquitectura
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts expansion by Rick Mather
An extension to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by London architect Rick Mather has opened to the public in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Read »
distressed galvanized and copper technique
The Luna
Pieces of the city are forming, like islands
[Image: Photo by Bas Princen]. Photographer Bas Princen has a fantastic new exhibition, called "Refuge," up at Storefront for Art and Architecture . Tonight, Tuesday, May 11, Princen will be [...] Read »
The Financial Times carries an interview with Jürgen Habermas in which the philosopher discusses the problems that the European Union is facing. Read it here . Read »
DVF at Home
Diane von Furstenberg just tweeted this morning that she is working hard on her upcoming home line. I can't wait to see it! She has such great style and home around the world so I am wondering [...] Read »
PriceChopper: Dakota Co-op Board May Ruin Rags-to-Riches Story
Back in February, we noticed that apartment #54 at the Upper West Side's legendary Dakota was having a little trouble selling, despite the fact that it belonged to actress and William Faulkner [...] Read »
The graduate students of Jason Turnidges Operative Detailing class with be presenting Treehugger, an inflatable and interactive event space in the shape of a giant torus, tomorrow evening from [...] Read »
Ohio lawmakers made it a little easier for cities such as Cleveland to push ahead with a green, self-help economic recovery. Not only Cleveland, but the suburbs, too, are now able to help you [...] Read »
Dyes Inlet Residence
Beautiful Japanese lacquer-work Lunch Boxes
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Visit Johnson's First House, May 23, in Bedford, New York
The Damora family, which owns and is trying to sell the first house that Philip Johnson designed on commission, in Bedford, New York, have put together an event to drum up interest: they're holding [...] Read »
[FIRST LOOK] Bill Dunster, principle at ZEDfactory, has unveiled his competition-winning ZEDpavilion at the Shanghai Expo, China Read »
A satellite of Paris' Centre Pompidou opens in Metz, designed by Shigeru Ban! YUMM! (via telegraph) Read »
Carmarthen Place SE1
Sensitive, timber building development in London by Architects in Residence : Read »
Working Girl
I got caught up with work so I didn't get a chance to write the post that I had originally scheduled for today. Please forgive me and enjoy these photos of this chic working girl that originally [...] Read »
Yukiharu Suzuki designed this residence located in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan. The open plan 3-story wood frame and concrete house has an underground balcony with an amazing view. Enjoy the pictures. Read »
Mind Your Manors
In these days of shrinking endowments, museums have to do what they can to make a buck. In the case of Delawares Winterthur Museum, that means endorsing a new line of pre-engineered houses from [...] Read »
Spacewalker Lights
Development Du Jour: Cobble Hill's Columbia Commons Looks to Make History
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Location: 110 Warren Street, btwn Hicks Street/Columbia Street Size: Six floors, 149 one- to three-bedroom units Prices: Starting at $420,000 [...] Read »
Tumor Buildings: Village's Gourmet Garage Building Wants to Grow Up
Back in March of 2009 the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard an application from the owners of 115-125 Seventh Avenue South proposing a rather large rooftop addition to the building best [...] Read »
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The DOB has slapped a vacate order on parts of 106 Kenmare Street, better known to taco-loving party animals and Kelly Ripa as subterranean Mexican speakeasy La Esquina. Eater reports that following [...] Read »
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Wheel of Nutrition
Real Estate Sold: Supreme Court Nominee's 'Comfortable' UWS Beginnings
We were feeling a little left out of the Supreme Court nomination day action, but the folks on the StreetEasy message boards have solved that problem for us by finding what appears to be nominee [...] Read »
Luna Maurer at Design Talks
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Concrete House | A-cero
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City & Urbanism
The Emergent City
The city experience is a web of connected networks and multi layered threaded paths that condition us to the emotional state of the city space. In essence, the city fabric is a giant multi user [...] Read »
Still dreaming
hyères 2010
Sit & Rock
Salle de Repetition Musicale
A small musical rehearsal room in Chartres-De-Bretagne, France by architect Jean-Marc Rivet more Read »
Following in the footsteps of her Shake Shack-felling predecessor, Kenmare Street resident and Barnard professor Georgette Fleischer is on a mission to shut down La Esquina. And not for the first [...] Read »
Developer Joe Sitt's Thor Equities has started doing the dirty work of clearing out the innards of the Henderson Building at 1238 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, which is marked for death. Sitt [...] Read »
Bowery 2.0: Clock Keeps Ticking on Bowery Flophouse Residents
The White House hotel (or Whitehouse, if you prefer) is one of a few remaining reminders of the gritty days of the Bowery, but the raggedy flophouse has used up at least seven or eight of its [...] Read »
Thomas Ott reported in the Plain Dealer on May 5, 2010, that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District plans to demolish 25 buildings. With one exception, these are school buildings that are [...] Read »
Mario Merz. Pageantry of painting. Corteo della pittura
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
Austrian Wood Flooring from Hyperion Tiles
Campaigners have called on the next government to reform tax to encourage large-scale institutional housebuilding Read »
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Space Craft Architects has bagged planning for its 13,000m² mixed-use scheme at Chatham, Kent Read »
Private residence in Setagaya-ku,Tokyo. Designed by Tuneyuki Toyoda Architects : Read »
Expanding Oregon Design Excellence
Opening reception - Some of the 140+ Oregon architects who attended the 2010 Oregon Design Conference (all photos mine) I’ve come to expect nothing less than to be absolutely inspired and my [...] Read »
Beaming Up the City
If you were in New York any time during the last half of the last month, while you slept, you were being zapped with lasers. Or rather, the buildings you slept in. This according to a downright [...] Read »
CurbedWire: THOR Gets Some Greenery; Day-O Gutted; More Broker Cheer
LOWER EAST SIDE—Scene from outside THOR: Rivington Street getting bike laned! While we wish harm on no one, we can't say we're not intrigued by a summer of collisions between bicyclists and [...] Read »
Linkage: Old Yankee Stadium Destructoporn; Another Rental Scam; More!
[Old Yankee Stadium now completely gone, via WCBS 880] · Recession has caused tension (shocker!), maybe split in Macklowe family [Crain's] · 1,000 recycling containers finally coming to city [...] Read »
Elding Oscarson in Landskrona
Recycling Finally on NYC Streets?
When was the last time you found yourself on a city street, empty water bottle or given-up-on crossword in hand? Being the conscientious New Yorker you are, no doubt you looked around for a recycling [...] Read »
PriceChopper: Williamsburg's 80 Met Chops Again, But is it Working?
Instead of taking Mom out to brunch this weekend, our old obsession 80 Metropolitan was hanging out with the PriceChopper. Seven of the 21 units still on the market got chopped up to 13 percent, [...] Read »
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Schair is a Chair that Two Can Share
Have you ever gotten stuck in a crowded room and had to uncomfortably share half of your seat with someone else?  Drawing inspiration from these awkward experiences, Pratt student Charlotte [...] Read »
The full listing has come online for 70 Willow Street, where Truman Capote wrote "In Cold Blood" in his ground-floor apartment. We've updated our earlier post with a photo gallery, so click through [...] Read »
Palin Hits The Lumber Convention
We dont usually track our emails from the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) very carefully. But today we learned via one of their offerings that Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker [...] Read »
The bonkers Chelsea Mansion now has another over-the-top amenity to go along with its butler and in-house crazy person (Courtney Love): A psychic! Renters in the renovated West 20th Street townhouse [...] Read »
Contact Photography Festival
The Alphabets Chest Drawers
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Read the rest of Top 5 Finalists Announced for Safe Trestles Competitionhttp://www.i m/wp-admin/options-gene ral.php?page=better_fee dptions-general.php?pag e=better_feed [...] Read »
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BP to Try “Junk Shot” to Halt the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
It sounds to us like BP is now grasping at straws trying to outsmart the growing gulf coast oil spill. As their next plan of action engineers will shoot a pile of trash at high speed into the [...] Read »
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André Joyau’s Reclaimed Wood Furniture Tells Beautiful Narrative Stories
André Joyau’s gorgeous furniture line was a definite show stopper last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010.  We were so impressed by his use of reclaimed wood in his narrative furniture pieces [...] Read »
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Stunning Glass Faceted Office Wins Green Architecture Award
The European Investment Bank in Luxembourg recently won first place in the Emilio Ambasz Prize for Green Architecture for International Buildings. Completed in 2008 and designed by Düsseldorf-based [...] Read »
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Read the rest of ANNOUNCING: Inhabitats 2010 BKLYN Designs Green Awards!http://www.inhab :// -admin/options-general. php?page=better_feedpti ons-general.php?page=be tter_feed [...] Read »
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Bill Gates Announces Funding for Seawater-Spraying Cloud Machines
Environmentalists have long argued about whether geoengineering (using technology to alter the climate) is a good way to tackle climate change. But the tactic has some heavy hitters on its side, [...] Read »
Lamboo Inc. Recently Partners With Dover Windows & Doors
Concrete Mushrooms
Lighthouse T
The Observer's Power 100, ranking the major players in the city's real estate game, is now online, and unseating last year's #1 (President Obama) is—SPOILER ALERT—Related boss Stephen Ross, [...] Read »
Real Estate Sold: Williamsburg's Warehouse 11 Puts the 'Sale' in Fire Sale
By now the saga of Warehouse 11 has become legend: Dubious beginning, near foreclosure, huge discounts, court battles and, at last, a peace treaty between the developer and lender that allowed [...] Read »
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to Use Fake Islands to Ward Off Oil
As news surfaced that the giant cap meant to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill failed, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own plan to save the coastline from mass amounts of incoming [...] Read »
In BrickUnderground's guide to trashing your landlord online without getting sued, StreetEasy founder Michael Smith admits that the site regularly removes derogatory comments about developers [...] Read »
Well, not really. The truth is that the idea of urban amenities is nice, however without any way to quantify real value there is difficulty in finding proper funding. Street trees for example [...] Read »
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Jannis Ellenberger - Washstand
Social Housing, Public Space, and Park by MAB Arquitectura
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Falling Prices
What a difference a year makes: this house in New Canaan, designed by Victor Christ-Janer, was listed at a shade under $3.5 million a year ago (it was on the New Canaan Historical Society's Modern [...] Read »
A mismatch between between housing supply and demand is behind the record high cost of residential development land, a leading estate agent has claimed Read »
Ella Dining Room and Bar
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Roadmap 2050 by Rem Koolhaas's OMA
A short post on OMA Roadmap 2050. I previously posted a text rather a short presentation of OMA's Roadmap 2050. I found the roadmap available in the Guardian website .The map: A quick reminder: [...] Read »
Rich Joy Architects designed this harmonious farm-house, made out of shingle and stone, located in Vermont. Woodstock Farm is built on a large site among the Green Mountains with respect to the [...] Read »
AIA SF Awards
Once again our friend Stanley Saitowitz—San Francisco architectures answer to Meryl Streep— took home the most honors at the AIA SFs annual awards, held at the San Francisco War Memorial [...] Read »
Recycled Skateboard Rings
Shitshows: Architect May Ride to the Rescue of One Madison Park
The latest twist in the never-ending saga of One Madison Park, after buyer backouts, foreclosure, and possibly forgery, is this: architect/developer Cary Tamarkin (who now officailly gets the [...] Read »
Safe Trestles Design Competition Invites the Public to Vote on Finalists
The Safe Trestles International Design Competition announced the finalist proposals. With 104 entries from 25 countries, the jury had the tough job to narrow it down to 5 teams in the finalists [...] Read »
A tip of the Sombrero to five lost Portland buildings
Cook's Block, image courtesy Vintage Portland & University of Oregon Libraries Since blogging took off sometime in the last decade, Portland has seen a small but essential group of amateur historians [...] Read »
Our architecture doesn't follow a lexicon or a stabilized language. In every new project we try to find the "vocables" for a specific language to the new context. As in the House in Romeirão, [...] Read »
GSA sending Mies Federal Plaza to Hell?
click image for larger view What's up with that hot-as-Hades orange glow? Read »
Check out our latest interviews: Trailer / Pier Vittorio Aureli Interview / DOGMA from 0300TV . Read »
Down Side Up multi-use furniture from Fabrica
As the efforts to rebuild Haiti after its devastating January 12 earthquake inch along, a medical clinic is headed to the island nation that can be set up quickly and opened straight away. Read »
Vallecas 51 - SOMOS Arquitectos
The building proposed by SOMOS Arquitectos en Madrid rises eight floors above the ground along one of the limits of the block imposed by the urban planning. The great scale of the building acts [...] Read »
Haus F, Kronberg, Germany
A house with a secluded rural plot is the enduring dream of client and architect alike. When Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architekten were approached to create a new structure in an existing orchard, [...] Read »
Not much rankles like large-scale urban development. Read »