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NYC Imagined and Made
Last week was the opening of The City We Imagined/The City We Made , an "exhibition about architecture, planning, and development in New York since 2001" by The Architectural League now on display [...] Read »
Itineraries of Milanese Architecture
Construction Watch: New Hell's Kitchen Tower Has Some Serious Glass
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. There's a lot going on at 60-story mixed-use tower 440 West 42nd Street. Like the pod hotel that marks the beginning of Yotel's U.S. invasion [...] Read »
DisasterWire: Not Even the Smoke Monster Can Stop HL23's Ascent
Forgive us for delving into Fireblog territory here, but when we receive a distress call about flashy West Chelsea starchitecture, we spring into action. A tipster writes, "Any info on the fire [...] Read »
2A+P/A – THE POP OUT SHOW
Feuds: Sparring Gramercy Park Sides Agree: Park Shouldn't Be Public
National Arts Club President Aldon James is Gramercy Park's herpes: The trustees of the gated oasis would rather not have him, and they never know when he's going to flare up. James, who lives [...] Read »
Brooklyn Bridge Park Watch: Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park Getting Ready for Visitors
Opening day is coming soon for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, and Brooklyn Heights Blog took a tour of the new section. Pier 6 includes the Sandbox Village, supposedly the largest sandbox in [...] Read »
So much for that rooftop farm in Long Island City. The project received a stop-work order Friday afternoon because Brooklyn Grange, the farm's organizers, didn't have permits or engineering plans [...] Read »
It Happened One Weekend: Rents Headed Upward in 2011?; Ignoring the Housing Bust; More!
1) The Wall Street Journal echoes recent reports that the renter's market is over. Vacancy is down, rents have been rising month-to-month, and landlords are saying no to concessions as the market [...] Read »
The Mayor of London has unveiled designs for a new double-decker bus designed by Thomas Heatherwick Read »
Singapore Songlines
Lakeside Retreat by ZeroEnergyDesign
SANAA receives Pritzker today
On my way to New York to see Sejima and Nishizawa of SANAA. Thought I'd stop in Toledo, Ohio to see again their astounding Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art. Though it's open until [...] Read »
Rebuilding Shelters with Old Containers
We've seen a lot of effort to provide emergency and long-term shelter for disaster areas. For Haiti in particular, some groups, like Shipping Container Housing and Green Container International [...] Read »
Light metal structure and a cushion made with Cordura synthetic sun beds are made of: it is called Lariviera and is the new chair designed by Outdoor George Biscaro, Presented in Milan in conjunction [...] Read »
Dining Al Fresco
The one thing I miss about living in the city is being able to eat al fresco. I have on occasion eaten in the park but a picnic a far cry from the civilized settings of these outdoor dining [...] Read »
iPad
Paul Biba acquires an iPad I did too. The author is not enamored. Pretty-much, I am, espcially since it is a first-generation iPad. But it is not perfect and the flaw I see is a surprising and [...] Read »
new events: Grant Park Advisory tonight; Snøhetta exhibition, Craig Dykers lecture
Yep, still not too late to add a couple more events to the May Calendar Grant Park Advisory Council - Monday, May 17th, Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph - a discussio of upcoming issues [...] Read »
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TTV Toys Series One
Justin McGuirk reviews the AA's OMA Book Machine show, which explores how Rem Koolhaas re-engineered the architecture book. In the Guardian Read »
Ghosts Of The Future: Borrowing Architecture From The Zone Of Alienation
[Image: From Stalker , directed by Andrei Tarkovsky]. [Note: This is a guest post by Jim Rossignol]. During the period in which 3D videogames began to use textures imported from photography, [...] Read »
Ted Noten's Grandmas's Handbag
The Brooklyn Museum is getting ready to auction off its collection of facades and stone ornaments from buildings torn down in the 1950s through 1970s. An art dealer and some friends collected [...] Read »
Prada Print Collection
My flower obsession continues with the new Prada Prints Collection! Remember when Carrie exclaimed "Hello Lover" in reference to some shows in a store window on Sex and the City ? Well, that's [...] Read »
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574 Swan Street | NH Architecture
Australian architectural practice NH Architecture has completed the 574 Swan Street mixed use building located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond. It is a building to house a restaurant [...] Read »
Kiu Light
Greenpeace has announced the winner of its contest to design a ‘fortress’ to occupy a plot of land destined for Heathrow’s ill-fated third runway Read »
Collecting People
M2 Custom Prefab House by Method Homes
Visualizing Occupant Behavior during Your Architecture Process of Design
Throughout your architectural design process it is often the case that you need different tools at different points in time as you design. While some tools help you to visualize what goes on [...] Read »
Conservative MP Ed Vaizey has been named as the country’s new architecture minister following the formation of the coalition government Read »
Only in California?
I am planning a trip to New York and part of the program involves sightseeing from Washington Square Park to the new High Line Park, about 1.5 miles away. Google Maps gives me the routes. In [...] Read »
another quality web candy - for your surfing pleasure... http://www.reesroberts. com/ This is an interesting change of pace: Interiors AND Landscape Architecture. Unfortunetly these are two fields [...] Read »
The issue was design criticism, not design
They Revived the Pritzker Martin Filler responds to my comment in the New York Review of Books blog (NYRB),Perhaps if David Sucher followed the link to my New York Review piece on the New Museum [...] Read »
party for less, by Gabi Trinkaus, 2010 party for less (detail), by Gabi Trinkaus, 2010 content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]] Read »
Jorge De Albertis Bettocchi, a 38 year-old corporate business attorney , modeled the Barranco District of Lima in Peru. He entered the competition to generate pride among his fellow citizens [...] Read »
Model Behavior: A Sneak Peek Inside Cobble Hill's Columbia Commons
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Following a splashy Curbed debut as a Development Du Jour and a couple weekends of crowded open houses, some listings have trickled online [...] Read »
Swedish Details
Architizer got a Goldman Sachs employee to review the firm's new Battery Park City skyscraper in response to New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger's take on the glassy giant. We're into [...] Read »
Surfs Up Upper East Siders!
This season of Gossip Girl has been less than stellar but it's still my Monday night guilty pleasure. The season finale is tonight and I'm hoping that I can make it home in time to catch it. [...] Read »
MShelving by Loadbearing
DESIGN MUSEUM – Konstantin Grcic
6 BR, 3 BA, 2,910 sq ft Townhouse Asking: $2,250,000 | Simply exquisite 64 Prospect Place [Corcoran] Read »
Big Fat Phonies: MTA's Fake Village Townhouse Needs a Better Disguise
Harsh words were uttered last week about the MTA's proposed subway ventilation plant at Mulry Square—the empty fenced-in triangle surrounded by the Tiles for America 9/11 memorial (and one-time [...] Read »
Linkage: Tyra Upsets Her Neighbors; New Tenant for Old Tower Records; More!
[Luna Park signage up at Coney Island. Photo via Curbed Photo Pool/Single Linds Reflex.] · Riverhouse residents complain about Tyra Banks's noisy renovation [Page 6] · MTA and experimental [...] Read »
While not yet complete, the " sK1 Project " aims at developing a professional DTP illustration software, for the prepress market. And the ambitions are good: Open Source, Cross-platform (Linux, [...] Read »
Donau Festival at Krems an der Donau: Music to my eyes!
The Muse Chair by Steve Watson
Danish urbanist Jan Gehl, David Lock Associates and Urban Quality Consultants are to draw up a masterplan for Southampton City Centre Read »
House in Atagoyama
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Hospes Palma
Sea-front hotel in Calvià, Spain. Designed by architects, EQUIP Xavier Claramunt : Read »
This is the success story of Krista Markell, a former marketing director of a brand of furniture that has decided to combine his passion for graphics and patterns with the sweet tooth: abandoned [...] Read »
An Emerald Vision
The following post is intended for publication in the Summer 2010 edition of the Oregon Architect newsletter . It’s a mash-up of previous blog posts by me, and the writings of members of [...] Read »
Over 46,000 votes were cast to determine the winner of the Google Model Your Town Competition from five finalists. Jorge De Albertis Bettocchi, a 38 year-old corporate business attorney, modeled [...] Read »
Editor's Picks #159
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Read the rest of Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!http://www.inhabit at.com/wp-admin/ohttp:/ /www.inhabitat.com/wp-a dmin/options-general.ph p?page=better_feedption s-general.php?page=bett er_feed [...] Read »
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Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one
Here at Inhabitat were huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this spectacular [...] Read »
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MIT Team Unveils Airplane that Uses 70 Percent Less Fuel
Today a team of researchers at MIT unveiled their latest feat of engineering  an airplane that uses 70% less fuel than conventional aircraft. The MIT team was one of six groups  and the only [...] Read »
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Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin
Our friends at ArchDaily recently showcased photos of the just-finished green Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Designed by Populous in collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the [...] Read »
Branch Lighting Collection by Rich Brilliant Willing
ICFF 2010: Book Lamp by Myung-seo Kang
The renovated Mercer-Houston Dog Run celebrated its reopening last summer. Now NYU wants to build its big-ass Zipper Building on top of it. NYU expansion backlash: Now not just for humans anymore! [DNAinfo] Read »
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Strips | EASTERN Design Office + HOJO Structure Research Institue
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James McAdam Bar Furniture
Ladies and gentlemen, dust off your camera-phones and mistrust of authority: Banksy is on the loose. FiDi and Dumbo already hit. [Gothamist] Read »
Impressionist stools by Mazzchop Designs
Skagit Architectural Millwork
5 BR, 4.5 BA, 3,934 sq ft Condo Asking: $3,900,000 | Mint Condition 525 East 80th Street, 6F [Stribling] Read »
No other building can keep up with 15 Central Park West, so it's forced to just keep breaking its own records. The latest: the $18.1 million a financier is in contract to spend on a 3BR unit works out to... Read »
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BP Claims Its Tube is “Working Really Well” at Sucking Up Oil
From a (failed) dome to a top hat to a tube, it seems like BP has tried many a method of containing the millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Last night, the petroleum [...] Read »
A nice and small, open and cross-platform viewer for 3D files is GLC_player at http://www.glc-player.net . It uses the GLC_lib library and also Qt for the GUI. It supports a few 3D formats such [...] Read »
Conservatory Blinds from Apollo Blinds
Sony Water-Resistance Sport Walkman
Classical practice Liam O’Connor Architects is set to design a new memorial in central London to commemorate the contribution made by Bomber Command during World War II. Read »
The owners of Manchester City football club have appointed Rafael Viñoly to design a £1 billion sports and leisure complex at the team’s stadium Read »
Osaka House
House in Minato-ku, Osaka (Japan). Designed by: ION ARCHITECTS : Read »
Lapo Elkann an unusual design draws from his personal and family history to define the features of his first collection of furniture elements. What, then, the concept that inspire Wroom Wroom, [...] Read »
SunFlowers by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder
For obvious reasons — including 'porting' City Comforts to ebook format — I am fascinated by questions on What will be the big digital issues in January 2011 — a conference organized by [...] Read »
Jacarandas
Jacaranda trees, which are native to South America, are a very popular tree in Los Angeles as well as other areas with similar climates in Australia, Mexico, South Africa, and Israel. Jacarandas [...] Read »
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MVRDV - Celosia Residence
MVRDV & Blance Lleos design for the Celosia Residence in Madrid has been realized. The apartment building was developed by EMVS, a Madrid city public housing company. The building is situated [...] Read »
Luxury Pod Living
These free standing luxury pod structures seems to develop from the luxurious prefab-living! The Boho Pod, as these are called are designed by Jagger. The fine lacquered boxes enclose meticulously [...] Read »