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curbed marketplace: Sunday Open House Roundup
Time for this week's open house roundup from your friends at Curbed Marketplace. More where this came from in our Open House Calendars. And a reminder: sales listings are only $25 this month. [...] Read »
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Zhongguancun Christian Church | gmp architekten
Hamburg-based architectural practice gmp architekten has designed the Zhongguancun Christian Church located in Beijing, China. The project features vertical fins running along the buildings [...] Read »
HKBCF Competition 2nd-Winning Entry ‘Ephemeral Roof Exchange’
Yesterday, we announced the Professional Group winners of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB)‧Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) International Design Ideas Competition. Following [...] Read »
Jean de Lessard has designed offices for Upperkut, a communications agency in Montreal. For the designers set up this space was a challenge but also an incentive to create something absolutely [...] Read »
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Hold on Tight : Bookshelves Design
open studio
"I can see this apartment from the roof of my building. Now I know I'm looking at a 'voluminous studio space with glass garage door & double height ceiling.' I always dreamed it was a basketball [...] Read »
Real Estate Sold: Closings Begin at Cedar Tavern Replacement 82 University Place
82 University Place used to be the beloved Central Village watering hole Cedar Tavern, but it's now a 7-unit condo building. The history is long and tortured and recapping it just makes every [...] Read »
Bohemien Sofa Style
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Researchers Develop First Paper Supercapacitor
In the near future, we might have electronic devices made entirely out of paperwith paper displays, paper transistors, and even paper supercapacitors. Researchers at Stanford University have [...] Read »
On the Market: Ludlow Street Penthouse Hits Market Asking Over $5 Million
Most of condo conversion Ludlow Lofts hit the market in late 2007 to not much fanfare, and most units that closed in 2008 did so below asking prices in the low millions. But this new-to-market [...] Read »
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Genius Transformer Baby Gear: The Koo Transforms From Bassinet to Rocker
Rest? Whats that? If youre a parent to a newborn, thats a question you most likely ask yourself every day. Well enter the Koo, a new 2 in 1 bassinet/rocking chair. This clever design allows [...] Read »
An unwitting symbol of an atomized culture.
Thus writes Nicolai Ouroussoff regarding the recent reconstructive surgery to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, by Diller Scofidio & Renfro. NYT Read »
Cassiopeia by Steve Watson
Sneak Peeks: What to Expect Inside Robert A.M. Stern's 1280 Fifth
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.[Renderings via Andre Kikoski Architect.] By far one of the most anticipated events of the summer, among people who care about such things, [...] Read »
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Bug Dome
The building is realized on a wasteland of a ruined building site in-between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp. The design is inspired by insects. The bamboo construction methods [...] Read »
Luca Molinari interviews Kazuyo Sejima .. Read »
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Groundbreaking of the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt | Coop Himmelb(l)au
Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au won a competition to design the new headquarter for European Central Bank in 2003 with double-towered proposal. North tower comprises 45 floors with 185 [...] Read »
Chic in the Hamptons
I'm off to the Hamptons this weekend and you know this trip wasn't without some serious outfit consideration. While the city calls for sophisticated ensembles for meetings and business, the Hamptons [...] Read »
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Hydroelectric Power Station | monovolume architecture + design
Italian architectural firm monovolume architecture + design designed this hydroelectric power station located at 800m above sea level, near Winnebach brook in Dörfl (Italy). It is a two storeys [...] Read »
Minimal formally unexceptionable, potentially economic. These features all stand the Japanese Tenkei (typical in Japanese), designed by duo Luft and distributed by brand Mitsubai. There are [...] Read »
Designs by Samuel Lewis and Stephen Kladder
Table System Design
CurbedWire: Ohm Goes Glam (Rock); The Technically Tribeca Loft
FAR WEST SIDE—The Hudson Yards area's up-all-night rental party palace Ohm has lobby concerts put on by the Knitting Factory, as you might know. But the residents don't have to limit the rockin' [...] Read »
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Third Coast Atlas
(The Great Lakes Basin.) Consider participating in the Third Coast Atlas project. Third Coast Atlas is an unprecedented compendium of theoretical essays, maps, scholarly research and design provocations [...] Read »
First fully functional synthetic self-reproducing cell announced from Craig Venter (J. Craig Venter Institute). Read »
Dancing on Cobblestones
Last Friday, we hosted a party with Architizer at the Dom Showroom on Crosby Street. Valcucine was showing off its latest wares as part of ICFF, including a special line called in glass, with [...] Read »
Mail Call: What's in Ricardo Scofidio's Mail Today?
An occasional look at items mistakenly mailed to architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the firm's old address ... which now happens to be Curbed HQ. Today's selection: A reminder that no starchitect [...] Read »
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President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards
In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the [...] Read »
Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. seeking Marketing Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA Under the direction of Principals & Business Manager, coordinate all marketing activities. Create client [...] Read »
The Daily News called up Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to get his feedback on actress Chloe Sevigny's desire to join her East Village community board. Says Stringer: she can't just [...] Read »
Modular Storage System
Though it's probably some kind of technical error, this listing for the $8.9 million 146 West 57th Street #76AB has us a little concerned for the PriceChopper's sanity. Thirteen price increases [...] Read »
Week in Review: SVU's Christopher Meloni Buys; Uma Thurman's House for Sale
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. This week's top stories: SVU's Christopher Meloni Buys Financial District Condo, Uma Thurman's Village Townhouse On the Market for $14.2M, [...] Read »
Unique Chair
The Wilderness: An “Endangered Place”
The land on which thousands died in the cause to end slavery and keep the United States together cannot speak for itself. For generations, people have walked the land of the Wilderness Battlefield, [...] Read »
Winners of the Best Spa Designs in the Middle East
Ron Roozen's Beach House, Australia
Sofa Beds with Shelf Vertical
Linkage: Fulton Transit Center Progress; Brooklyn's Anti-Walmart Rally
[Another view of the Standard, via Curbed Photo Pool/bekka p.] · Big UWS Extell project starts rezoning process Monday [NYO] · Does the Eventi Hotel lack an identity? [Hotel Chatter] · Construction [...] Read »
Eater Tastings: Gramercy Restauranteur Defeats NIMBY Opposition; More!
This week's top dish from Eater, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog... 1) Gramercy: Restauranteur Cole Miller has won approval for a liquor license for his tapas bar at 38 Gramercy [...] Read »
Hey, Upper West Siders feeling smug because your property tax bills are lower than the ones across the park, the Upper East Side is about to be laughing in your face. As rent-stabilized apartments [...] Read »
The rents up, vacancy down pattern of recent months continued in April, according to the latest report from Citi Habitats. Rents were up 2 percent from March for studios and one-bedrooms; vacancy [...] Read »
CLEVELAND, Ohio  The Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday signed off on selling the citys downtown convention center for Cuyahoga Countys new medical mart complex. Commission members also [...] Read »
Perhaps youve heard that Cleveland has a problem on its hands. Cultural theorists posit that, given our current rate of outward migration, the entire population of Northeast Ohio could be housed [...] Read »
Three Cents Worth: Co-ops and Condos Can Share
[This week, real estate appraiser, Curbed graph guru, and podcaster extraordinaire Jonathan Miller wishes he was out on his boat.] Click to expand! It's Friday and admittedly this chart is long [...] Read »
What's been keeping Michael Graves busy, besides Target toasters, of course? A super-massive resort in Singapore, among other things. The Architect's Newspaper Read »
JURIED COMPETITION TO BE SPONSORED BY PAMPHLET ARCHITECTURE Founded in 1977 as an alternative to mainstream architectural publishing, Pamphlet Architecture provides a forum for architects and [...] Read »
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Architectural Works
Urban SOS: Transformations
In the second year of AECOMs Design + Planning online ideas competition, Urban SOS: Transformations calls for responses to sites in one of seven cities that are undergoing transformations. The [...] Read »
Today's archidose #420
BundschuhBaumhauer @ Torstrasse 3 , originally uploaded by d.teil . Linienstraße 40 in Berlin, Germany by BundschuhBaumhauer , 2010. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just: [...] Read »
Pantone Hotel / Michel Penneman + Oliver Hannaert
Pantone Inc’s claim to fame began 45 years ago with its revolutionary color matching system that allowed designers to reproduce accurate color anywhere in the world.   Currently, the company [...] Read »
School of Information Technologies / FJMT
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The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History / G.Lab*
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A House in Luanda Competition finalists announced
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AD Round Up: Wineries Part I
Designing a winery may be a very difficult task. Usually, they are located in such beautiful landscapes that their design has to step up for the challenge. What this five amazing wineries? Check [...] Read »
Architects in Mission Competition
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Greenwich Street Project / Archi-tectonics
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Elementary School Complex at Techum / Zerodegree Architecture
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Untitled, Cairo, 2008 by Simon Vahala
Simon Vahala sent me this image of Cairo. I love how the foliage tumbles over the building. It reminds me of a certain famous building: Read »
Albert Speer interview
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Eames Molded Plastic Rocker Chair
This apartment of 49 square meters in Barcelona was enough to cut masonry particular divisions to achieve a origami which has expanded the space visually, dramatically. The simple lines, but [...] Read »
Mike Hows’ Fallout Shelter Pictures
The photographer Mike Hows took these awesome shots of a U.S. Navy Nuclear Fallout Shelter. The shelter is somewhere in the Bay Area, thought I couldnt find where. Creepy yet compelling. [...] Read »
North American Wild Life series
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“ When Robert De Niro flushes his toilet in Tribeca, Harlem has to deal with it .” Read »
With its official Attorney General approval to go condo, finally, blockbuster UWS conversion the Apthorp is ready for...a PriceUpper. The Real Deal reports that half of the on-the-market units [...] Read »
Unveilings: Lincoln Center Shows How to Spend $1.4 Billion (Or Not)
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. The weather cooperated with the opening of some key public spaces at Lincoln Center today, and it appears everything new has its very own [...] Read »
Architects Design For Themselves in Venice
One of the perks of being an architect is the excuse to build yourself the coolest of all possible houses (despite any budget holes it may push you into). An excellent way to explore this phenomenon [...] Read »
For 10 years Architecture for Humanity has pioneered humanitarian design 2010 IIDA Pioneers in Design Award from Architecture for_Humanity on Vimeo . Read »
The federal government is thinking about selling Plum Island now that its mysterious "research operations" are being moved to Kansas! The island, off the north fork of Long Island, is home to [...] Read »
Curbed Hamptons: Southampton Castle Hits Market; Shelter Island's Crazy New House
The latest headlines from Curbed Hamptons, our outpost on the East End... 1) Now on the market in Southampton, Balcastle. The National Register of Historic Places house is asking $4.25 million, [...] Read »
Beautiful Villa in Morocco
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The Hofplein line (1905 � 1907), which passes through the middle of 19th-century city suburbs and the nearby polder landscape, was built in the northern part of Rotterdam in the early 20th [...] Read »
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Read the rest of THE GUYANA PROJECT: Students Turn South American Rainforest into Design Studio!http://www.inhab :// -admin/options-general. php?page=better_feedpti ons-general.php?page=be tter_feed [...] Read »
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Read the rest of ICFF 2010: Our Favorite Finds from Designboom Mart!http://www.inhabit / dmin/ p?page=better_feedption s-general.php?page=bett er_feed [...] Read »
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Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica
What do you give the woman who brought you into this world and raised you? For architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the answer was a beautiful bamboo retreat in Costa Rica. Some years ago, his mom [...] Read »
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HP Working On Solar-Powered “Dick Tracy” Watch for the Military
Ever fantasize about owning an ultra high-tech wristwatch? Youll love the so-called Dick Tracy watch being developed by HP for the US military. The watch features flexible solar panels designed [...] Read »