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Affordable Housing Meets LEED Platinum
Already 70% leased, this impressive 66-unit apartment project, Silver Gardens, is the first affordable housing development in New Mexico that has been designed and built to obtain LEED Platinum [...] Read »
I think it’s time for a change of pace with DesignBelt. To me, architecture and design are about attitude and the active pursuit of evolving a creative dialogue. In the hypothetical explorations [...] Read »
As the CHARAS Turns: Battered Avenue B Landmark Yours for Only $40 Million
More twists and turns in the saga of the East Village's old P.S. 64 building, later the CHARAS/El Bohio community center and now a creepy run-down relic following the landmark's harsh treatment [...] Read »
Tomás Saraceno
How the tenants might buy Stuy Town: using California and New York retirement money. The California pension system has already received its investment invite. Now the Post reports Stuy Town tenant [...] Read »
Celebrity Real Estate: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Duplex Listing Gets a Revival
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Trump Tower duplex is no stranger to the market. The composer first tried to sell it for $7.95 million in 1993, then for $15 million in 2000, and then for a whopping $22.5 [...] Read »
Contemporary Living Room Furniture in Elegant Living room
Linkage: City Foreclosures Way Up; Skee-Ball is Hot Rental Amenity; More!
[Washington Mews via Curbed Photo Pool/Harris Graber.] · NYC foreclosures up 16%, with Queens and Brooklyn leading [WSJ] · The Brooklyner's Skee-Ball game is attracting renters' attention [NYDN] [...] Read »
The Leaf Collection inspiration by Giancarlo Zema
Blesso Loft Penthouse by Joel Sanders Architect in New york
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This time, no software or CAD. But just thinking for a moment. What is Architecture? Architecture from MAYAnMAYA on Vimeo .This is a short film by MAYA Design about architecture in its broadest [...] Read »
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Toyota Partners With Tesla to Make Electric Cars!
Heres some news thats sure to get green car fans revved up: Toyota just announced that it will invest $50 million in Tesla Motors and the two companies will partner to manufacture electric [...] Read »
the Glass House - a play
The design and building of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson's Glass House is the background for the penetrating dramatic plot that entwines the epic conflict between [...] Read »
More Walking, Less Driving
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CurbedWire: Bed-Stuy Says Gimme Shelton; DoBro Sheraton's Got Booze
BED-STUY—The Shelton, a 14-story affordable co-op at 775 Lafayette Avenue, topped off yesterday (construction shot and rendering above). The building has a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom [...] Read »
PriceSpotter: Big Reveal: How Much for This Rocker Duplex on State Street?
And now, the results of this week's PriceSpotter asking price guessing game! Location: 199 State Street, #1B Asking: $925,000 This 1,594sf Brooklyn condo (in the immortal Lookout Hill!) with [...] Read »
On the Racked: Brit Retailers Storm Soho; The Brompton Gets Urban; More!
And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. [Crowd gathers outside Fifth Avenue Diesel store to get a peek at Russell Brand & Jonah Hill. More pics.] [...] Read »
unpacking project
While the Conde Nast gang ponders a move to 1 World Trade Center, the Observer reports Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward is hitting the road to try to drum up some more [...] Read »
on the boards: San Francisco Jazz Centre
The 35,000 ft 2 transparent free-standing structure designed by architect Mark Cavagnero is being built at a cost of $60 million and when complete will provide a unique experience on par with [...] Read »
The drawings are dry and abstract, the details skimpy. But architects working for MMPI Inc. of Chicago, developer of the proposed medical mart and new convention center in downtown Cleveland, [...] Read »
1 BR, 1 BA, 677 sq ft Condo Rent: $2,232/mo. | The Brooklyner 111 Lawrence St., Line G [] Read »
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Tiny House Eco Village for the Homeless
Architect Arthur Dyson is working with construction management students at Fresno State to create an unprecedented “Eco-Village” of tiny homes for homeless folks. The homes will be made of [...] Read »
Architectural Works
Second International Bauhaus Summer School
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Danish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 photographed by Roland Halbe
Shanghai Expo 2010: architectural photographer Roland Halbe has sent us some interior shots of the Danish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. Read »
Vashon Cabin / Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
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Green Products Innovation Institute, Inc / Cradle to Cradle
Yesterday, architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart launched their Green Products Innovation Institute, Inc. , an addition to their Cradle to Cradle Movement® (C2C).  This [...] Read »
Gehry vs Sustainability
Frank Gehry can usually spice things up.  And, his recent comments about sustainability prove that the 81 year old starchitect still remains as provocative and shocking as he always was.  In [...] Read »
New Market in Celje / Arhitektura Krušec
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Wa Sun Jai / IROJE KHM Architects
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RIBA 2010 Award winners
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Republic of Korea Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Mass Studies
Architectural photographer Roland Halbe has sent us his photos of the Republic of Korea Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 by Mass Studies. Read »
Architects for Health invite architectural students to submit projects to be considered for the third annual Student Healthcare Design Award 2010. As in previous years any project relating to [...] Read »
Today's archidose #419
Here are some photos of 8 House in Southern Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark by Bjarke Ingels Group , 2010. Photographs are by seier+seier .To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just: [...] Read »
Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS  + SeARCH + Louis Paillard
One of our favorites, CEBRA, (and their collaboraters JDS, SeARCH and Louis Paillard) shared their latest winning competition e ntry.  Situated in Aarhus, Denmark, right in front of the harbor, [...] Read »
KIPPING / GRID Architektur
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Auto Club > Dance Club Cleveland, Ohio     (2010) Jeremy Smith Design This project explores the transformation of a small mechanic shop (currently vacant) into a neighborhood dance club [...] Read »
Recaps: Selling New York: Brooklyn Brownstones & Hamptons Barbie Houses
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 »
The Piggy Bag
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Artificial Life: Scientists Create First Synthetic Living Cell
For the first time ever, scientists have created actual artificial life. This real life Frankenstein is a single cell of yeast with a complete set of artificial DNA that functions and looks exactly [...] Read »
Mikhail Prokhorov, chillin' in Cobble Hill's Clover Club, chatted with the Brooklyn Ink about his first trip to Brighton Beach and his immediate real estate plans: "I havent decided yet. Will [...] Read »
DESIGN MUSEUM – Konstantin Grcic
Landmark Central Park restaurant Tavern on the Green is back up for grabs after negotiations between a labor union and the city's designated new Tavern operator Dean Poll fell apart. In the meantime, [...] Read »
Bath beauty with a Combination of Warm Wood by Sasso
nothing to lose
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The Janus Face of Urban Learning
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Alchemy is an Open Source, cross-platform drawing and sketching software. It is not CorelDRAW or Illustrator, but it is also not Photoshop. However, it has a nice mixture of vectors and bitmaps, [...] Read »
Micro Recycled Eco-Composite Surface
Meld USA, maker of ecoX, recently launched a new surface material called Micro, which is made with up to 74% pre-consumer recycled content in Raleigh, North Carolina. The product, which can help [...] Read »
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Agriculture Museum | a10studio
Mexico-based firm a10studio, collaboration with Carlos Marín from lab07 and Hugo Sanchez from ENTORNO (landscape architecture consultant) designed this Agriculture Museum competition entry for [...] Read »
Ed Vaizey has lasted just four days as architecture minister following a decision to switch those duties to fellow Tory John Penrose Read »
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Japan Launching World’s First Solar Powered Spacecraft Today!
Weve brought you news about the IKAROS solar sail spacecraft before, and now the time has finally come for it to take flight! Thats right, Japans Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is [...] Read »
on the boards: Yéle Haiti
First runner up in the Yéle Haiti design competition for a music studio in Cité Soleil (Port-au-Prince). The proposal by designer Tak Kei Yip is an evocative architectural translation of Haiti’s [...] Read »
In Contract: John Lennon's Nutopian Embassy in Tribeca Finds a Buyer
The Tribeca townhouse at 1 White Street that John Lennon and Yoko Ono once identified as their Nutopian Embassy is in contract, according to StreetEasy. The asking price has stayed steady at [...] Read »
Maarten Baas
2 BR, 2 BA, 1,622 sq ft condo Asking: $1,599,000 | | Sun, 25 One Hanson Pl., 21D [] Read »
Celebrity Real Estate: SVU's Christopher Meloni Buys Financial District Condo
Christopher Meloni is plotting his exit after a long run on Law & Order: SVU, and a major change like that may have him thinking he needs a fresh start. That's but one reason we came up with for... Read »
AIGA | the professional association for design, unveiled Design Journeys Archive highlighting Lorenzo Homar's career in graphic art. AIGA | previously on Homar Read »
Extreme Makeovers: Neighbors Not Pleased About Upper West Side Mansion Plan
When is one century-old Upper West Side townhouse not enough for a hedge fund manager? When the one next door also hits the market. Last summer the Times told the tale of 130 West 70th Street, [...] Read »
Recovering Architects
Yesterday, we reported on the continued improvement of the AIA Billings Index, which has shown its best performance in two years. While things have not totally recovered yet, there is more to [...] Read »
Gone to the Dogs
Seems like Harper's Bazaar has decided to shoot their cover stars every month in fabulous homes. I'm certainly not complaining. It's better than a boring backdrop and in the case of the June [...] Read »
Crimson Architectural Historians is Ewout Dorman, Annuska Pronkhorst, Michelle Provoost, Simone Rots, Wouter Vanstiphout and Cassandra Wilkins. Since 1994, when Crimson became part of the planning [...] Read »
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Ephemeral Roof Exchange is a Space Age Transport Hub for Hong Kong
With a trio of renewable energy generating systems and a space-age transient roof, the Ephemeral Roof Exchange is a futuristic design proposal for a major transport hub in Hong Kong. Designed [...] Read »
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Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York
Wow! We knew that shipping containers could be used to build beautiful buildings, but this art studio by MB Architecture in Amagansett, New York is truly gorgeous. The artist had a limited budget [...] Read »
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Check out the Incheon International Design Awards!
Heads up sustainable designers! The 2010 Incheon International Design Awards are giving out $43,000 in prizes to innovative sustainable solutions from designers with green hearts. Theyre looking [...] Read »
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Rock and Rollit Modular Housing Unit Rotates to Become Different Rooms
Students from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have been experimenting with a very unique new type of modular housing unit. Rollit is a cylindrical experimental house that includes everything [...] Read »
Alien Lamp by Kafti Design
Proposed Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects are under threat from possible spending cuts, after the announcement of a comprehensive review by the coalition government. Read »
Real Estate Sold: Financiers Get Closings Rolling at Tribeca's Fairchild
Tribeca's Karl Fischer creation the Fairchild, the twin building to the Pearline Soap Factory, first hit the market at the end of 2008 with a somewhat muted, recession-minded amenities lineup [...] Read »
Though we're not quite buying into this trend piece labeling Hell's Kitchen as a new "neighbrohood" (haven't single dudes been looking for cheap rents near Midtown forever?), the Observer does [...] Read »
On the Market: Politician's Bro Ditches UES for Chelsea Celebrity House
Courtney Love didn't stay long at 436 West 20th Street, Chelsea's celebrity townhouse. But fellow resident Olivier Sarkozy (half-brother of French President Nicolas Sarkozy) seems a little more [...] Read »
Stuff That's Actually Happening: Whole-Foods-Sporting 57th Street Tower Breaks Ground
Sutton Placers can almost taste the seitan: Moments ago, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for 250 East 57th Street, a very interesting looking $500 million mixed-use development that, when [...] Read »
Balance by Blu Homes
Modern Fabulous livingroom from Tumidei
Easy living with Living Rooms From Zalf
Desktop Size Air Cleaner : VION
Presidential candidate George Oldham has failed to meet the required number of nominations, leaving three remaining candidates in the contest. Read »
The RIBA has recognised the growing quality of architecture in Wales by handing seven awards to projects across the country. Read »
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108 Housing in Madrid | A-cero
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Garden Pavilion by Material Design + Build
Peninsula, Ohio Contact: Mike Petcher Distance: 12-15 miles Notes: Century Cycles and the Medina County Bicycle Club invite all concerned riders to join us for a Ride of Silence beginning in [...] Read »
2010 RIBA Award Winners Announced
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) today announced the winners of the 2010 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 102 buildings in the UK and [...] Read »
"How can they learn how to complain about the lack of vegan children-friendly menu options on Seventh Avenue if they can't even fit inside the building?"—Brian Van [Steal of the Century: Free [...] Read »
Academy Accolades
Last night was the American Academy of Arts and Letters annual ceremonial. The venerable organization inducted new members, meted out awards, and exhibited newly acquired artwork. Among the [...] Read »
Science Project Pillows
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US Scientific Body Releases Report: What to Do About Climate Change
In 2008, Congress commissioned a report about climate change by the most important scientific institution in the US, the National Academy of Sciences. The study was (finally) released yesterday [...] Read »
Radio Citta’ Futura Posters
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Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods
A disturbing study released this week had some startling results  46 out of the 50 metal food cans tested contained traces of Bisphenol A (or BPA). Youve probably heard about BPA before. Its [...] Read »
On the Market: Brooklyn Townhouse Goes from Foreclosure to Luxury Condos
The gentrification of Brooklyn's Columbia Street Waterfront District has often seemed to be one of those one step forward, two steps back situations. Here are a few more steps forward at 136 [...] Read »
API Partners, LLC seeking Architect - Senior Designer in New York, NY The Senior Designer will work in collaboration with studio and firm leadership as well as junior staff in support of the [...] Read »
Tribeca has had its own cocktail for a while, which means Brooklyn's turn should come along right And it has! The Daily News reports that Brooklyn native Spike Lee helped design [...] Read »
Initiated by the ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieu) of the Netherlands and housed within the faculty of architecture [...] Read »
Taets Art and Conference Center
Rotterdam-based 123DV Architectuur & Consult BV revealed their design of the art and conference center at Taets Art Gallery in Zandaam, Netherlands. The project involved the adaptive reuse of [...] Read »
Out of the Box by Cadence
Indian architecture firm Cadence have completed a residence in Bangalore, India, which features cast-concrete external walls decorated with perforations. Called Out of the Box, the project is [...] Read »
A small, little-known building by a young Renzo Piano may soon fall victim to the wrecking ball, reports the Italian newspaper La Stampa. Read »
Last year the Blue Valley School District of Overland Park, Kansas, had a problem: Its new Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) building wouldn’t be finished for a year and a half. Read »
City & Urbanism
Book - Cycles in Urban Environments
Instead of a book review, for once this is a book promotion. My recent book (2010) Cycles in Urban Environments: Investigating Temporal Rhythms published by LAP is now available on amazon online. [...] Read »
Charting Chelsea Cove
On Monday, the latest portion of Hudson River Park opened to the public, bringing with it a novel pair of attractions along New Yorks expanding West Side greenway. Located just north of Chelsea [...] Read »
This brick masonic hall, at 1624 East 55th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday. It was a Cleveland Landmark. Demolition began on Thursday. According to this Plain Dealer [...] Read »
Gallery by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen
1 BR, 1 BA, 654 sq ft Condo Asking: $350,000 | Best Value 129 Meserole Street [Corcoran] Read »
Bon Weekend!
Hope whatever you do this weekend brings a smile to your face and puts a spring in your step! Photos by Paul Costello Read »
The Hill House by David Coleman Architecture
basiK by Karim Rashid
Weekend Links May 20
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21st International poster and graphic design festival
A radical shake-up of the planning system has been promised in a new document setting out the coalition government’s long-term aims Read »
Glenn Howells Architects has been appointed to outline what effect a high-speed rail route through Birmingham would have on development plans for the city Read »
Five designs by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates of Massachusetts, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg of Vancouver, the SWA Group of California, West 8 Urban Design and Landscape Architecture of [...] Read »
This project involved updating and reconfiguring a 1906 stucco-clad Victorian. The owners wanted to maintain the building’s traditional feel, but also to infuse some modern elements, so the [...] Read »
In 2008, SustainLane ranked Cleveland as the second best city in the nation for its local foods/agriculture movement. Who is behind this movement in the Cleveland area? One of the engines: The [...] Read »
CityCenter: Hold The Fireworks
New Las Vegas megaresort City Center, which we reviewed in January (it features buildings by Daniel Libeskind, Cesar Pelli, Rafael Viñoly, Helmut Jahn, and others) just reported its first quarter [...] Read »
Linkage: Vantage Tenants Can Get Emotional Hardship Money; More!
[An installation in a Brooklyn arrested development that artist Faust calls a "subtle" reference to the project.] · Vantage tenants could get at least $1,000 for "emotional hardship [DNAinfo] [...] Read »
Thumbs Up for Penn Tower
Yesterday, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer gave his approval to 15 Penn Plaza, a nearly 1,200-square-foot tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and proposed for a site across from Penn [...] Read »
New Age Modern
The houses showcased in this year’s AIA SF Home Tours in Marin County have a common theme in their responsive attitude to the landscape; permeable skins allowing a transparent transition between [...] Read »
Mattoni : Modular Furniture Design
Cascade Station: urban or suburban?
Cascade Station map, courtesy Portland Development Commission Anna Griffin had an interesting column in Wednesday's Oregonian about the strip mall at Cascade Station along Airport Way and how [...] Read »
The Villager files an update on East Village, uh, favorite 47 East 3rd Street, soon to be the Economakis family's 11,600-square-foot mansion. The family has temporarily relocated to Brooklyn [...] Read »
CLEVELAND, Ohio  Cuyahoga County this morning announced a $3.1 million option to buy Sportsmans Restaurant, the last piece of property needed to build a medical mart on the northwest corner [...] Read »
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HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System
Weve covered plenty of water purification systems. But in a world where one billion people dont have access to clean drinking water, we can always use new ones. Enter the HYDRA, a solar-powered [...] Read »
Development Du Jour: Flushing Avenue Tries for a Comeback with Platinum Condos
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Location: 587-589 Flushing Avenue, 591 Flushing Avenue, 279 Lee Avenue Size: 40 studio through three-bedrooms Prices: $275,000 to $755,000 [...] Read »
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