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Those renters paying $15k/month at flashy new Upper West Side building The Corner now have something to get excited about other than misting walls and decompression bridges: signage for the building's [...] Read »
The Times says rent control is to blame for Portugal's economic woes. If the paper makes such assertions any closer (like on this side of the ocean), it may need to hire extra security guards. [NYT] Read »
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Supertankers Could Clean up The Gulf Oil Spill, BP Won’t Listen
A former Shell Oil executive told that a solution to cleaning up the Gulf Coast Oil spill is right under BPs noses. John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil, and Nick [...] Read »
Development Update-o-Rama!: Fresh Crop of Listings Released at the Apthorp
It's been a little more than a year since the last batch of listings at troubled Upper West Side condo conversion the Apthorp hit the market. Since then, the building's made some progress toward [...] Read »
A heavy metal concert promoter's reaction to the community backlash against the planned new Coney Island amphitheater might just be the quote of the day: "I was a little shocked by people opposing [...] Read »
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CLEVELAND, Ohio  Cuyahoga County has tentatively agreed to pay $20 million for Clevelands old convention center, and to foot the bill for separating the facility from the citys Public Auditorium. [...] Read »
Improbable but true…
Laika Welcome
Eames Lounge Chair
There is a nice overview on Open Source game engines for Linux, which you can read on http://www.linuxlinks.c om/article/201005041604 47559/GameEnginesPart1. html . The overview is limited to summarizing [...] Read »
Sleek Chairs Made from Empty Soda Bottles
The architect behind this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London, Jean Nouvel, has completed his second Manhattan tower Read »
Inching Toward ULURP Reform
On Monday, the Charter Revision Commission held its latest meeting, where its members called for a series of five panels to better inform their decision on what, if any, issues to put on the [...] Read »
Urban Predictions
Newsweek asked Richard Meier; Cooper, Robertson & Partners; and HOK to envision the city of the future. 2030 specifically, with a focus on the future of home/work, commute and recreation. View [...] Read »
"With the exception of the beach-scene mural, there really isn't anything wrong with the place--besides its prime location in the middle of a socialist nanny city-state."—anon [Rush Limbaugh [...] Read »
On the Racked: Limelight Cursed?; South Korean Fast Fashion in Midtown; More!
And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. [The window of the Greene Street Paul Smith boutique watches shoppers, for a change.] 1) Chelsea: The church-to-nightclub-to- mall [...] Read »
Destructoporn: Historic Chinatown Buildings Demolished to Avoid Landmarking?
The four-story row house and its tinier townhouse twin at 22-24 Henry Street in Chinatown (or Two Bridges, if you prefer) are two of the oldest buildings in New York, dating back to the 1820's, [...] Read »
Williamsburg's premier waterfront loft bldg Rent: $2,695 plus one month free 184 Kent Ave., B309 [] Read »
Greenwich Avenue stationary store Village Paper literally exploded three months ago, and now a charming old cobbler and a vintage bookseller are both vying to take over the space. Just kidding, [...] Read »
New Passive House in North Carolina
Recently we caught wind of a Passive House under construction in North Carolina. Chris Senior, certified Passive House consultant, along with his company Anchorage Building Corporation, the contractor, [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
A nice timeLapse clip with very dramatic music composed together by Constantin Philippou . It is just another taken on the city thing, but the soundscape makes this an intense portrait of everydayLife [...] Read »
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The Cell: Shape Shifting Electric Vehicle of the Future
This three-wheeled, shape changing, two-person electric car of the future is more than just a concept vehicle  its a concept for a future transportation system. Designed by Tom Kent the Cell [...] Read »
Arrested Development: Another New Condo Coming to the High Line...Eventually
It's starting to seem like hotelier Andre Balazs and Charles Blaichman have a piece of every potential development near the High Line. Or had. They were Jay-Z's partners for 345 West 14th Street, [...] Read »
Urban Texture
The BUILDblog documents some of the urban texture and color from a recent NYC trip. Read »
5 BR, 4.5 BA, 4,290 sq ft Townhouse Asking: $12,950,000 | Sun, 112 88 Bedford Street, HOUSE [Stribling] Read »
Solar Forest by Neville Mars
A company called Brooklyn Grange has started planting a rooftop farm in Long Island City, and the Times has pictures! The farm, on the 40,000-square-foot roof of an office building hoping to [...] Read »
HIGH POINT, N.C.  The parent of MMPI, the company developing a medical mart and convention center in downtown Cleveland, has defaulted on a $217 million mortgage loan on a North Carolina furniture [...] Read »
Living Layers
KOKUYO's Handy and Stylish Stapless Staplers
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The RIAS has condemned Aberdeen Council’s plans to launch an international design competition for the divisive Union Terrace Gardens site Read »
Sylvania Intros Sleek Ultra Bright LED
Announcements from LightFair this week lit up the news world. Lighting Science Group introduced cheap 40-watt and 60-watt replacement Definity LEDs, while Philips unveiled a brighter, more expensive [...] Read »
PETATGLASS Paseo del Conquistador No. 53, Cuernavaca Morelos, México. 2006 Terreno: 41 m2 Construcción: 142 m2 Costo: 320dls m2 Proyecto: Rec Arquitectura Jonathan Tapia Bernal, Magdalena Ramos [...] Read »
Islington Council has finally chosen three architects to take forward designs for a new affordable housing development in north London Read »
on the boards: Kista Offices
Sandellsandberg architects have proposed an extension to an existing 80s tower block in Stockholm. The design intersects glass slabs containing workspaces to the otherwise contained 4500 m 2 [...] Read »
Linkage: Dog Blown Off Tribeca Roof Survives; Money Battles at the WFC
[Space Invader hits Chelsea, via NYC The Blog] · Critic thinks Cary Tamarkin's 456 West 19th Street is "surreptitiously good" [Real Deal] · Fannie Mae should officially okay Battery Park City [...] Read »
The California Public Employees' Retirement System (aka CalPERS) lost its $500 million investment in the disastrous $5.4 billion acquisition of Stuyvesant Town. This week, CalPERS' CEO received [...] Read »
Really Grape, recycled hand painted wine barrel stave

Imagine, if you will, the high-fashion priestesses of Vogue lining up in the queue at the Fulton Street Chipotle like a regular FiDi working stiff. Not likely, sure, but we can at least consider [...] Read »
Chatwin Engineering Ltd. seeking Building Science Engineer Architect in Victoria, BC, Canada We are currently seeking a full-time Building Science Engineer Architect to join our Victoria office [...] Read »
WNYC is collecting intel on the beloved "mayors" (note: not Foursquare mayors) of city blocks. Clearly an attempt to round up the unofficial leaders and end the cruel fiefdoms under which this [...] Read »
Forest House Spectacular by Architect Rosales & Crecente
Many inspiring an architect to make Forest Home, one of the design by Architect Crecente Rosales comes from Spain. The house is in the middle of the woods, keep with the theme of wood as basic [...] Read »
The American Institute of Architects has announced the 18 winners of the 2010 Housing Awards. Read »
Our colleague James Robertson continues his doctoral research on Jack Coia with a presentation on his work at the Association of Art Historians Summer Symposium at the Henry Moore Institute (24-25 [...] Read »
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April Hannah’s Tree Table Kids Furniture Grows in BKLYN
On the lookout for some modern kids furniture thats as stylish as it is eco-friendly? Well, look no further because Brooklyn-based designer April Hannahs Tree Table collection of foliage-inspired [...] Read »
Porcelain on stage
Recaps: Selling New York: Clients Can Be Annoying, Too!
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 »
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Cell Phone Sensors Can Detect Toxins, Alert Emergency Responders
Its amazing how far cell phones have come in just the last couple years  and the tech is about to get a lot more innovative. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego are creating [...] Read »
Weekend Reading
Someone recently asked me why I don't subscribe to magazines. My answer is that there is nothing worse than seeing a magazine on the newsstand before your subscription copy has arrived. That's [...] Read »
The co-op board of Upper West Side legend the Dakota has issued what might be its lengthiest and most informative public statement in 126 years, saying it would have no problem with butler-turned-Dakota-heir [...] Read »
Crested Comb-Back Chair by Timothy Liles
Ermelinda chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte @Salone Satellite
Liverpool Biennial
The UK’s top architectural practices have weathered the recession well, with some even seeing an increase in fees earned over 2009, according to figures from this year’s AJ100 Read »
Fashion is Fierce
Product Runway - May 12, 2010 (photo by Paul Dustrud, AIA) Just a short post today: I didn't make it over to the University of Oregon AIAS & IIDA's "Product Runway" event and ice cream social [...] Read »
Anderson Modern Eco-Friendly Furniture
Ofuro by Rapsel
Dubai Manifesto 1/3 "The Game is not Over"
Click image to enlarge Brusselssprout have launched the first issue of their online magazine, titled �The Game is not Over�, Dubai Manifesto 1/3 . Full press release and some preview images after the jump. Read »
CurbedWire: Soho Landmark Getting Fixed Up; Sales Update at 99 John
SOHO—That agreement between the city and the owner of Soho's favorite neglected rotting landmark is already kicking in. The GVSHP's latest newsletter has an update on work at 43 MacDougal Street: [...] Read »
PriceSpotter: Big Reveal: How Much for a 2BR Seaport Loft with Built-Ins?
And now, the results of this week's PriceSpotter asking price guessing game! Location: 324 Pearl Street #4JK Asking: $1,295,000 The Pspotting crowd showed admirable restraint this week despite [...] Read »
It's Thursday, so it's time to give you all a heads up on some upcoming events to watch out for. This week we have suggestions for those of you in New York , Los Angeles , Brooklyn , Washington [...] Read »
So little is left of so many things. Read »
Postopolis DF
Super excited to be part of Postopolis DF - the Mexican edition of Storefronts Postopolis, this time in partnership with Museo Experimental El Eco, Tomo and Domus Magazine. Previously you've [...] Read »
on the boards: MSU Competition
Randall Stout Architects have proposed an iconic building to house the art collection at the Michigan State University. The design touches the ground lightly hovering over the canopy of the trees [...] Read »
Concrete House by A-Cero
On the Market: Buyers Keep Loving and Leaving Upper East Side Townhouse
The townhouse at 32 East 74th Street lies on an UES block dominated by Beaux-Arts beauties straight out of a Landmarks Commissioner's most intimate fantasy, but as Google Street View helpfully [...] Read »
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60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer
Innovative Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be [...] Read »
Antago Luminaires by Viocero
Lightforms by Institute for Digital Fabrication
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Abandoned Industrial Silo Becomes Beautiful Residences in Denmark
In a stunning example of adaptive reuse C. F. Møller Architects and Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma have transformed an abandoned industrial silo in Løgten, Denmark into the core of a multi-story [...] Read »
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Recycled Wine Corks Make Stylish Penny Tile Flooring
Penny tiles are a popular look for interior flooring. While ceramic and glass are often used to make tiles, these beautiful penny tiles, which we noticed on 3rings blog, are actually cut from [...] Read »
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Grow House Grow: Scientific Story Telling Green Wallpaper
Last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010 we discovered a booth full of amazing wall-coverings by designer Katie Deedy from Grow House Grow. Each paper in Deedy’s newest collection, Naturalist, tells [...] Read »
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Sheet Metal Origami Cuts Down on Energy, Materials
Last month we were all about the origami lamps and solar panels now were focusing our folding obsession around a company we just saw on Core77 called Industrial Origami. Theyve patented a manufacturing [...] Read »
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Stunning Green Family Home Set in the California Redwoods
Here is a house that we bet you wish you grew up in. Built for a large family and developed to reduce its environmental footprint, this home feels a lot like summer camp. Located on a twenty [...] Read »
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SHANGHAI EXPO 2010: Norway Pavilion is a Solar Powered “Forest”
Helen & Hards extraordinary pavilion for Norway at this years World Expo Fair 2010 in Shanghai is a forest of fascination! Called “Norway Powered by Nature,” the structure is a solar powered [...] Read »
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Public Toilet Transformed Into Dream Cottage in the UK
People are getting pretty creative these days creating homes from the oddest things. Take this one for example  a couple in Scarborough, Great Britain bought the lease for a public toilet house [...] Read »
Yellow Fin by Salto + Sigsgaard
Whisk Lamp by Matali Crasset
Sugarcube by James Clar
Development Du Jour: Bushwick's Supermarket-Turned-Condo Has Plenty of 'Hood Pride
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Location: 318 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick Size: 49 studio to two-bedroom units Prices: In listings online so far, $289,000 to $649,000 [...] Read »
Photon Synthese by Vivien Muller
1 BR, 1 BA Coop Asking: $959,000 | The John Adams 101 West 12th Street [Corcoran] Read »
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Big Fat Phonies: Next Secret Subway Townhouse Planned for Greenwich Village
Now that we're hip to the MTA's games, where might the next subway ventilation plant masquerading as a quaint townhouse pop up? All signs point to Greenwich Village, and specifically Mulry Square, [...] Read »
Linkage: Blankfein's Cash Buy; Union Square Renovation Update; More!
[Have you tried Red Hook's new sidewalk seating? Photo via Curbed Photo Pool/hoyachicknyc.] · Lloyd Blankfein paid for $26 million 15 CPW duplex in cash [Page Six] · $20 million Union Square [...] Read »
Modern Furniture Lighting by Greg Lynn
Lic chair by Eduardo Benamor Duarte @ Salone Satellite
Conservatory Furniture from Leisure Plan
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 »
Haus Berg­frie­den
Cubic 'strick­bau' in Prät­ti­gau, Switzerland. Design: Max Dudler Architekt : Read »
The British Council for Offices (BCO) has launched its flagship annual conference this year on the theme of capital recovery in London Read »
Archinect tours Meier Model Museum
Somehow I forgot to mention this in the news. Last week Archinect Harvard GSD school blogger Lian Chang represented Archinect on a private tour of Richard Meier's Model Museum in New York, led [...] Read »
Not a Bridge too Fair
Ever since the tragic collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis in 2007, politicians and public authorities nationwide have been scrambling to get theirs up to code. New bridges, or at least [...] Read »
Yellow Fin by Salto & Sigsgaard
Construction Watch: Bank of America Tower Exposes Itself, Then Gets Shy
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Midtown's bail-out behemoth, aka the Bank of America Tower, is finally showing off everything it's got, and a celebration is in store. The [...] Read »
The RAD Roller; a simple modern massage tool
As if we didn't already have enough to be jealous of professional athletes for, here's another thing: they get major discounts on apartments. Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was even [...] Read »
Do-Gooders: Potential Record-Breaking Condo Sale's Proceeds Going to Charity
From the annals of odd press releases comes this dispatch from brokerage the CORE Group, announcing the $55 million listing of steel magnate Leroy Schechter's side-by-side apartments on the 35th [...] Read »
Construction Watch: Gay Hotel Still Getting a Facelift on 42nd Street
The city's first gay hotel, not to be confused with the city's first gay apartment building, is called The Out NYC and will occupy a renovated former homeless shelter and budget inn at 510 West [...] Read »
Architectural Works
AD Classics: Fallingwater / Frank Lloyd Wright
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Peter Guthrie, Architectural Visualization
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Table Cloth by Ball-Nogues
Los Angeles designers Ball-Nogues Studio have collaborated with UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students to create a courtyard stage set made of coffee tables. Read »
Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec proposal / Allied Works Architecture
Allied Works Architecture in association with Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes was selected as one of five finalists in an international competition (won by OMA) to design a new pavilion [...] Read »
House on a Hill / Paterson Architects
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Triennale New York by Michele De Lucchi and Pierluigi Cerri
Milan museum La Triennale di Milano are to open a sister museum in New York in September, designed by Italian architects Michele De Lucchi and Pierluigi Cerri. Read »
Mad Park Residence / Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
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Mechatronik by Caramel Architekten
Austrian studio Caramel Architekten have completed the first of five buildings for a science park in Linz, Austria, which is bent in the middle and cantilevered at one end. Read »
Kloden, Egmont High School / CEBRA
Our friends from CEBRA shared their recently awarded Sports Center design with us.  The 3.5 m2 extension will incorporate handicap friendly solutions within a sports facility, as almost 50 % [...] Read »
Valdemorillo House Extension / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos
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A House for Lady Gaga International Competition
Design a House for Lady Gaga (have you seen Frank Gehrys design for her?). Be as colorful as she is. Inspire yourself from the way she dresses, from the way she sings, from the way she dances. [...] Read »
Art615, a pavilion by Aalborg University students
A group of students of the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University, Denmark, finished a Digital Design Miniproject. Originally Art615 is meant as an art pavilion for a crime-related [...] Read »
AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe
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Flying Sauna by H3T architects
Czech studio H3T architects have hung a sauna beneath a bridge over the river Elbe. Read »