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What happens when a popular Williamsburg pizza place opens a new branch in Park Slope? Online reviewers start posting a bunch of comments like this: "I'm sure this place does awesome in hipster [...] Read »
Small Space Teen Bedroom Design
PriceChopper: Million-Dollar Discounts at Relaunched 15 Union Square West
Don't call it a comeback. No, really, don't; it's too early to tell. But check this out: Some listings in 15 Union Square West are back on the market through Brown Harris Stevens broker Shlomi [...] Read »
Starchitecture 3000: Architects Envision New York City in 2030, Lose Minds in Process
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Remember when Mayor Michael Bloomberg got all worked up about what New York City was going to look like in The Year 2030? Us neither. But [...] Read »
Some Dumbo residents are angry about the Walentas' whirligig coming to Empire Fulton Ferry Park, but even more are upset that the park has been closed for its merger with Brooklyn Bridge Park [...] Read »
May 14 is around the corner! So for those of you who havent send us an email jet, remember that we are giving away one $ 50 Amazon Gift Card. Find out how to enter here. Read »
Brits Foster + Partners and Adjaye Associates have been named among the finalists in the international competition to design a new wing for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Read »
Truro Residence by ZeroEnergyDesign
Contemporary Wilton Place in London
"Chair Pillows" by Marianne Van Ooij
The new coalition government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats has spelt the end for controversial architecture minister Margaret Hodge Read »
While I have tried to participate in the beta-testing of ArchiCAD 14, I did not have to time to seriously do anything with it. Luckily, the wait for the rest of the world is mostly over as Graphisoft [...] Read »
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Miter Wrap Bench in Western Walnut
Salt Museum Salins-les-Bains, France     (2009) Malcotti Roussey Architectes + Thierry Gheza The play between background and foreground is integral to the success of converted historic space, [...] Read »
Mindboggling Reveals: Former Great Jones Hotel Architects Land in Vinegar Hill
The townhouses on Evans Street fit into their neighborhood, Dumbo outlier Vinegar Hill, about as unobtrusively as such things can. Which means it must be time to redo one of 'em! 17 Evans Street's [...] Read »
On the Racked: Union Square's Nordstrom Rack Opens; UES-Themed Kids' Clothes
And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. 1) Union Square: Union Square's Nordstrom Rack is now open, and judging by the line, people seem, uh, excited. [...] Read »
Arrested Development: Empty Condo Buildings Don't Pay Taxes, Report Says
We've already delved into the sadness that is those newish luxury condo buildings now sitting empty because they couldn't quite avoid the market bust. And apparently it's hard to concentrate [...] Read »
Shortly after returning to market as a for sale by owner, 15 Central Park West's ugliest apartment has brought a broker on board, according to StreetEasy. And while the broker can't do much about [...] Read »
Mindboggling Reveals: New LIC School Looks Like a New LIC Condo Building
To the recent chatter about Long Island City's gentrification reaching critical mass, we must add this: the rendering for the new middle school/high school in the Hunters Point South megaproject. [...] Read »
Lamboo Inc. Recently Partners With Kolbe Windows & Doors
Architectural Works
“Sukkah City: New York City” Competition
Sukkah City: New York City will re-imagine this ancient phenomenon, develop new methods of material practice and parametric design, and propose radical possibilities for traditional design [...] Read »
Checker Box Office Complex / Arsh Design Group
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Hiding in Triangles by Philip Modest Schambelan and Anton Fromm
Heres another triangulated outcrop: Technische Universität Dresden students Philip Modest Schambelan and Anton Fromm have designed a hotel for mountain bikers for the edge of a cliff in Pregasina, Italy. Read »
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Vol House by Estudio BaBO
Buenos Aires architects Estudio BaBO have completed an extension to a townhouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where a modern rectangular structure sits on top of the original early twentieth-century building. Read »
Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
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The Mint / FJMT
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Critical Subjects: Architecture & Design Winter School 2010
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Hermanos Amorós Public School by GRG Arquitectos
Architectural photographer Roland Halbe has sent us some images of an extension to a school in Cuenca, Spain designed by Madrid studio GRG Arquitectos. Read »
AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part III
Its amazing how different can five cultural centers look. From USA, China, Denmark and China, heres our third selection of previously featured Cultural Centers. Check them all after the break. [...] Read »
Fort Tilden Field House Competition winners announced
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Clinique OVO / NFOE et Associés Architectes
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AD Classics: 860-880 Lake Shore Drive / Mies van der Rohe
A few months ago we reported on the restoration of Mies van der Rohes 860-880 Lake Shore Drive by Krueck & Sexton Architects, but still, taking a second look at this project is important to [...] Read »
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Kerry, Lieberman to Unveil Climate Bill Today!
You can stop holding your breath now, its really happening. Today Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman will unveil the Senate Climate Bill to the nation. Without the aid of their co-author, [...] Read »
Fellini e l’EUR
We're kinda surprised it took this long for such a thing to exist, but blog FREEwilliamsburg points us to a new Brooklyn-inspired font called Brownstone. The designer says "keen observers might [...] Read »
The Wall Street Journal updates us on how the uber-lux new Upper West Side rental building The Corner is doing so far: 72 apartments (of 196 total) rented in the first six weeks, and prices on [...] Read »
Development Battles: Great St. Vincent's Sell-Off Continues With Interest in Two Buildings
When St. Vincent's Hospital shut its doors, the hospital's only hope for satisfying its creditors was selling or leasing some of its fought-over real estate. It's a bit late, but the plan is [...] Read »
Colored Monowash sink from Ceramica Flaminia
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Acanthus LW Architects has completed this new train station at Haggerston for the East London Line (ELL) upgrade project Read »
Long Island House by Kanner Architects
Creative Lounge Chair by Velichko Velikov
Aplomb by Foscarini
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A Report on Making Ordinary Places Valued and Valuable
CABE, UK government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space, has recently released a report entitled Ordinary Places, which is intended as a starting point for debate about [...] Read »
Prefabulous + Sustainable [Giveaway]
To be considered for this random giveaway, leave a comment below through the end of Friday, May 14, 2010.* Abrams was kind enough to send us a copy of Sherri Koones' most recent book on modular [...] Read »
NYC's Dream Airport
In July last year I posted about The Manhattan Airport Foundation's absurd proposal to transform Central Park into an airport. Well, that's got nothing on William Zeckendorf 's dream airport [...] Read »
Spring Market 2010
It may feel like winter again in New York but tomorrow is Spring Market at the D&D Building . The day is filled with wonderful panel discussions and events starting with the Keynote Address at [...] Read »
Frank Gehry, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Dancing House in Prague, has slammed the LEED certification, saying it is awarded for [...] Read »
Preservation Watch: Today at LPC: Bond Street's Balcony Building Approved; More!
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. The redesigned 41 Bond Street and its controversial rear balconies were back in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission today, hoping [...] Read »
Northside Piers just had its best sales month since 2007 and the Edge saw 18 contract signings in April, The Real Deal reports—including six "in excess of $1,100 per square foot." Away from [...] Read »
The buyers who've turned to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act so far in New York haven't had a lot of luck. At both Fifth on the Park and One Hunters Point, judges have sided with [...] Read »
Silo Tuesday - Not too Proud to Gravel
Architectural Theatrics
A handful of theatrical performances this Spring, all in New York City, incorporate architecture in various ways, be it thematic or set design. Below are some details on this synchronistic phenomenon. [...] Read »
Found in Translation Some images, from an en plein air watercolor on the island of Ponza in 2009 to a fresco project in Lugano in 2010. From left to right: Aldo, stucco modeler and plasterer; [...] Read »
On the Rental Market: Starchitect-Designed Nolita Rental Not Quite as Advertised?
[Photo by Ángel Franco for the New York Times.] The Lord has blessed this tiny third-floor walk-up apartment in an old Nolita row house, and by that we mean Lord Richard Rogers, the Pritzker-winning [...] Read »
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Frank Gehry Slams Sustainability, Criticizes LEED
Frank Gehry is probably the most well-known living architect in the world, and because he is in such a spotlight, we would hope he would make the most of his role-model status and call attention [...] Read »
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Researcher Grows Durable “Bio Bricks” From Sand, Bacteria, and Urea
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Skitsch 2010: Fire Kit by 5.5 Designers
5.5 Designers present a tidier version of a campfire for Skitsch's new 2010 collection, perhaps even more playful than last year. Originally we assumed Fire Kit was a table lamp, but when they [...] Read »
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Frank Gehry Slams LEED, Calls Sustainable Design “Political”
Frank Gehry, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Dancing House in Prague, has slammed the LEED certification saying it is awarded for [...] Read »
Area Light by Habits
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AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!
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Giant SolPix LED Wall is an Energy Generating Solar Shield
This brilliant SolPix LED wall combines three of our favorite things: energy efficient lighting, solar power, and bling. The giant media wall is embedded with LED lights and a photovoltaic array, [...] Read »
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Modern Cabinets Built from Recycled Gymnasium Floorboards
Our friends at Designboom recently tipped us off to these beautiful reclaimed cabinets made by Denmark-based Søren Rose Studio. Dubbed ‘Gymnasium’, the collection was inspired by the glory [...] Read »
Revenge of the Megaprojects: East Harlem Game-Changer Finally Breaks Ground
Back in March, a tipster noticed hardhats and tractors on the site of the planned redevelopment of East 125th Street. Our tipster was sharp-eyed indeed, because city officials broke ground on [...] Read »
Estudio Campana for Nodus
4 BR, 4 BA, 2,588 sq ft Condo Asking: $3,350,000 | Light, Views & Space 330 East 75th Street [Corcoran] Read »
Counter Stool by Mater
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DNA Could Replace Silicon to Create Cheap, Abundant Logic Circuits
Right now, most semiconductor chips (those tiny pieces that are crucial to computers and electrical circuits) are crafted from silicon, a relatively expensive material. But what if we told you [...] Read »
Linkage: Hotel Sought for Former Times HQ; Morgan Library Renovating; More!
[New signage at McCarren Park, via Gothamist.] · Developer marketing new hotel in old NYT headquarters in Times Square [NYP] · Bill introduced to force landlords to tell tenants about bedbugs [...] Read »
Dennis Sharp, who died last week aged 76, was a very British architect with collaborators worldwide, says Paul Finch Read »
Symbol Coat Rack
L’ombre de l’autre rive
Millerighe by Manerba
While watching my son play with some kind of spirograph, I attempted to create something similar. try d/D, b/B, x/X, y/Y, t/T, arrows, ... (press "h" for some help) Quite simple to start, quite [...] Read »
The shops also acquire an awning, which at the two ends of the street is raised up vertically in the form of bookends. This serves to create a grouping of the four blocks and enabling the complex [...] Read »
Rem Koolhaas; Roadmap 2050 & seeing Gulf in modern terms
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Artists, Architects Offer Up Little Sex; Much Violins
On Thursday, June 3rd, Ross Barney Architects will be offering a special preview, for "architects, artists and designers", of Painted Violins , 34 violins transformed into artworks by an array [...] Read »
Linkage: Coney Island Suit Dismissed; Advocate Wants More Eminent Domain
[Scouting NY thinks 881 Broadway looks like the Addams Family house] · Judge dismisses lawsuit against Coney Island rezoning [Crain's] · New Yorkers have spent 5.9 years stuck in elevators [...] Read »
Modern Wood Waste Bin
Big Stinks: Tower O' Garbage Victorious in Epic Hudson Square Battle
Big neighbor-enraging projects of ill repute are having the best year ever! Atlantic Yards followed a long and arduous path to victory, and now the Tower O' Garbage appears to have done the same. [...] Read »
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Tech to Help Green Your Shopping Spree
Shopping may seem like it doesnt quite go hand in hand with being green but unless youre planning to never step into a store again, it cant hurt to take steps to alleviate some of the carbon [...] Read »
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Delta Helicopters Developing World’s First Biofuel-Capable Helicopter
Plenty of airlines are testing out biofuels in passenger jets, but helicopters have largely been ignored  until now. Australia-based Delta Helicopters is developing what it says is the first [...] Read »
Competition: St. Lawrence Market North Building
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Putting the Fun in Refund: Developer Sues Attorney General Over Rushmore Ruling
Last we checked in on 80 Riverside Boulevard's twin-towered Rushmore, the attorney general had just ruled that developer Extell needed to release 41 buyers from their contracts because the developer [...] Read »
Villa Nurbs - Extreme Curved-in-3D Home Construction
With the shape of a spaceship, scaled skin of some giant serpent and amazing futuristic forms that defy easy description, this home seems like some kind of science-fiction vision or creative [...] Read »
ARTIC - 21st Century High Speed Rail Station For Orange County
Southern California will soon be getting a much needed infrastructure update in the form of Orange County’s recently unveiled Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Designed [...] Read »
Vegetal City - Idealistic Visions of Our Urban Future
Ever wonder what our modern-day cities could look like 100 years from now in a perfect world? Architect Luc Schuiten endeavors to find out with his Vegetal City installation, currently on display [...] Read »
McGraw-Hill Construction announced today that Architectural Record is now available as an iPhone and iPad app through a partnership with the online magazine distributor Zinio. Read »
Today the American Institute of Architects announced that beginning in January 2011 Hanley Wood LLC, will be its new media partner. Read »
When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Haiti in January, Shigeru Ban’s knee-jerk reaction was to get on a plane and go help. A veteran relief worker, the Japanese architect has built shelters [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Ecological Urbanism - Redesigning the City 2.0
Spearheaded by the current energy, financial, and climate crises the sustainability agenda has called upon planners, architects, and urban designers to rethink profoundly the ways in which we [...] Read »
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Electric Transit Backpack Lets You Fly Through City Streets
Remember Kolelinia, the crazy urban tight rope system for biking? Martin Angelov, the Bulgarian architect who created Kolelinia, has come up with yet another crazy form of urban transportation- [...] Read »
The Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) has published a new edition of its Standard Form of Agreement (SFA) Read »
Valentino at Home: London
You really didn't think I would post about Valentino without also posting photos from one of his fabulous homes did you? I've been saving images of his Jacques Grange designed London home for [...] Read »
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Superfun!: World Not Ending After Gowanus Superfunding, Report Says
Reactions to the Gowanus Canal's Superfund designation ranged from red clouds of doom to somewhat reluctant acceptance from developers still planning residential projects. But a report out from [...] Read »
The City Council is introducing legislation today that aims to decrease asthma in the city's poorest neighborhoods by putting landlords on the hook for cleaning up mold, garbage, and rodent problems. [...] Read »
Wicklow House by ODOS Architects
Happy Birthday Mr. Valentino
Yesterday was Mr. Valentino's birthday and of all the wonderful cities in the world he could have chose to spend it, he picked New York. I bet that was an amazing event! In honor of his special [...] Read »
Capella Apartments by FJMT
A Very Practical Eraser with Adjustable Width
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Bradford-based Halliday Clark has submitted plans to convert a former outdoor pursuits centre in South Yorkshire into a brewery, offices and a shop Read »
Brusselssprout Magazine
Brusselssprout is a free curatorial magazine on contemporary thinking and emergent art that aims to become an open, independent and alternative platform offering content related tot he artistic [...] Read »
Wohnhaus bei München
House built in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Design: wöhr heugenhauser architekten : Read »
Camille Paglia says:This whole thing about global warming — I am absolutely incredulous at the gullibility of people. What is this hysteria over drowning polar bears? And finally I realized, [...] Read »
CurbedWire: Introducing the Toshi Mobile; Harlem's Douglass 60% Sold; More!
WILLIAMSBURG—The Hotel Toshi network of apartments being operated as short-term rentals has drawn the ire of plenty of neighbors lately. But at least the streets are safe from Toshi's influence [...] Read »
"So you can stretch square footage, and every other description of an apartment under the Sun, except for a decent school. Makes sense."—anon [Brokers Warned to Keep Lips Zipped About School Zoning] Read »
Studio Shed - Affordable Modern Space
The Modern List Manhattan
Team BUILD heads to Manhattan and returns with plenty of updates to The Modern List. Read »
Preservation Watch: Upper West Side Church Prays Against Landmarking
Against the wishes of the church's representatives—who have tried over the years to strike up some sort of development deal to raise much-needed cash—the historic sandstone West-Park Presbyterian [...] Read »
Nosanchuk, Inc seeking Project Architect in New York, NY View thousands of active job listings in our jobs section | Post a Job Read »
Jonathan Segal Design-Build Documentary
Four finalists selected for SFMOMA expansion
Selected Architecture Firm Will Collaborate with SFMOMA to Triple the Size of the Galleries, Transform the Visitor Experience, and Create an Unparalleled Cultural Resource on the West Coast; [...] Read »
A satellite of Paris' Centre Pompidou opens in Metz, designed by Shigeru Ban! YUMM! (via telegraph) Read »