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Renewable Energy Mandatory for Marijuana Cultivation in Boulder
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Museum Maluku (MUMA) Extension Design | Serge Schoemaker Architects
Maluku Museum (MUMA) commissioned Serge Schoemaker Architects to design a plan for the conversion and extension of the museum building. The design replaces a part of the existing building from [...] Read »
As bidding wars (allegedly) make a comeback, buyers are trying something new to get sellers to consider their offers: contingency fees. That is, a buyer will agree to pay a seller around $10,000 [...] Read »
To those who consider Atlantic Yards a soul-crushing, neighborhood-destroying miscarriage of justice, we say this: At least the project is going green! With a, um, really long fence covered in [...] Read »
Chic in Sag Harbor: JED
After you visit Ruby Beets, make sure you head next door to JED. I could have also bought everything in this chic shop. It's a mix of French antiques and new pieces that all have a certain je [...] Read »
Union Jack by Falcon
Plamp is a lamp that looks like a plant
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A Few Days Visiting Philip Johnson Houses
We've had Philip Johnson on our minds for the past few days, first because of a tour of the Glass House on Thursday and then because of an open house held by the Damoras, who have put the Johnson-designed [...] Read »
Why Your Occupants Will Hear What They See in Your Built Environments (Book Review)
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EVA New York Fashion Store
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Newind by Acerbis International
In the Flon district of central Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, there is a peculiar toilet that seemingly has clear walls. Really, the walls are made of smart glass , electrically switchable glazing [...] Read »
Gentrification Watch: Godless Gentrifiers Making Harlem Lose Its Religion
If there's one thing a gentrifier loves, it's expensive coffee made by a guy with a beard. If there's another thing, it's a cocktail made by a guy dressed like he's in the 1920s. A third thing? [...] Read »
3 BR, 3.5 BA, 9,423 sq ft Co-op Asking: $10,250,000 | Grand Scale 84 Mercer Street, 4FL [Stribling] Read »
A little while ago, I published a photo essay illustrating the 25 schools that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD)wants to demolish. Five of these schools will be rebuilt on the [...] Read »
Shitshows: Lawsuits Come With the Discounts at One Madison Park
How to know you've gotten a good deal at One Madison Park: you're being sued. Take Ian Bruce Eichner, a developer and One Mad Park buyer who closed on his 4BR, 52nd-floor condo, listed for $11.75 [...] Read »
It Happened One Weekend: More Hurdles for UWS Sliver Building; Co-op Board Meeting Season
1) The aspiring developer of 330 West 86th Street thought he had finally had a breakthrough in April when the Board of Standards and Appeals approved his plans after 11 years. But now the building [...] Read »
Glide Barstool by Haziza
Kinetic outdoor sculpture translates weather data into art
Today: Modern Architecture in Cuba at noon, Children's Museum site revamp at 7:00 pm
Another two events added to the calendar for today, May 24th: At noon, Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández, Harvard University Loeb Fellow '02, President, Cuban Chapter of CEU, will lecture [...] Read »
Property company Land Securities is dumping plans, drawn up by Benoy, to develop the St John’s shopping centre in Liverpool, it has been revealed Read »
Container Studio Space in New York
Artist and DJ Andrea Shapiro went to her architect for help creating a work space in Amagansett, New York. With a limited budget of $60,000, Shapiro needed roughly 700 square feet and an "inviting [...] Read »
We saw the beautiful stand Cassina Via Savona, where it was presented in a space built around the clever use of old used books, turned into temporary tables and tables from the retro. Cloth, [...] Read »
Chic in Sag Harbor: Ruby Beets
This weekend, I spent visiting all my favorite stores in Sag Harbor which included Ruby Beets , a favorite of almost every designer. It's a small space but it's packed to the rafters with new [...] Read »
U 003 schuurbain - barn @ zedelgem (belgium)
Modern Architecture in New Zealand
Architectural Works
Super Sustainable City Exhibit / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
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A few days ago we showed you a series of screenshoots of the first Autodesk Autocad for Mac Beta (codename Sledgehammer), a preview of the UI improvements that we are going to see for this platform. [...] Read »
In Progress: Mosfilmovskaya / Sergey Skuratov Architects
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If I were President / Joseph Ford
A friend shared Joseph Fords fun idea for an architectural world for ultimate gamers.  Fords photography, with art director Mohamed Bareche, takes a series of game based consoles and turns [...] Read »
Parish House / Geninasca Delefortrie Architectes
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Haus mit Atelier / C18 Architekten
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Auditorium Atlantida by Josep Llinas
Photographer Filippo Poli has sent us some images of an auditorium in Vic, Spain, made from a jumble of golden blocks by architect Josep Llinas. Read »
Build a Better Burb: An Ideas Competition to Retrofit Long Island Downtowns
Suburbia is not as built out as it seems. Consider the mapping of 8,300 acres of opportunity—vacant parcels and parking lots—in the many small downtowns of the country’s “first suburbs” [...] Read »
Rodríguez Harvey House / Nicolás Loi
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The Catch: Chelsea Studio Steal Comes With Possible Foreclosure, Sundays Off
The Catch, in which we present everything-looks-good-e xcept listings, needs you! Send your nominees to tips@curbed.com and we'll consider them for public shaming. What/Where: A 300-square-foot [...] Read »
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EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply
As we all know, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not yet been contained and has finally reached the Gulf Coast shoreline. Last week, after some careful monitoring of the depths of the [...] Read »
Bleecker Street Blues: Bleecker Street's Best Landlord Can't Save Store from Closing
West Village antique shop Treasures & Trifles became an antique itself after a couple decades near Bleecker Street's cupcake corner. It recently closed, but not because of the typical landlord-tenant [...] Read »
On the Block: Next Stop for Murray Hill Starchitecture: Auction!
The lesson to be learned from Murray Hill's m127 building might be this: If you name a luxury condo development like a bus line, expect a long, bumpy ride. The SHoP-designed project—a renovation [...] Read »
Linkage: Conan in Contract; Tourists Stink Up the Dakota; More!
[Battery Park's Zelda killing time until Memorial Day like she owns the freakin' place.] · Conan O'Brien finds a buyer 'at or close to' $29.5M ask for Majestic duplex [WSJ] · Dakota residents [...] Read »
CONSUMPTION=EXHAUSTION
Lucha
SP-TILE : Speaker Shape Sound Absorber
Piercy Conner Architects has revealed designs for a ‘new London vernacular’ - a house in a brick arch Read »
Concerns over a pre-election slowdown failed to materialise in April, with just 409 projects placed on hold, compared with a higher figure of 547 the previous month Read »
The overall development is conceived as a blank canvas with individual spaces and landscapes void of presumption and capable of serving as an armature for the dynamic American family. Building [...] Read »
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Frederique Morrel recombined vintage needlepoint
Editor's Picks #160
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Norman Foster interview for Challenge 2030 .. challenge2030.eu Read »
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Al Khor Stadium,Qatar.. designed by Albert Speer & Partner GmbH .. more information.. Read »
Apparently even a star turn isn't enough to move a $13.95 million Nolita townhouse, because the Novogratz clan's 5 Centre Market Place house has been visited by the Chopper. The place, now relisted [...] Read »
On the Radar
Designy type stuff that team BUILD has had an eye on lately. Read »
On March 30, Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, came to Cleveland to talk about her work to “green the ghetto” in South Bronx.  Watch the video below to learn about how [...] Read »
blog wunderlust : 24 May 2010
The blog wunderlust is a weekly round up summarizing the architectural highlights, news and web links, that don't otherwise fit the format of this blog. If you have any to share feel free to [...] Read »
The Glasgow Institute of Architects has revealed its five-strong shortlist for the Queen’s Park Arena design competition Read »
SENSATIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Strata SE1 - The Largest Residential Tower in Central London
neglect
Note to self: reflect on the value of neglect. Read »
A controversial decision to launch an international design competition for the Ian Woods-backed £140 million city square scheme in Aberdeen has spelt the end for Brisac Gonzalez’s Peacock Visual Arts Centre Read »
Bridge House
Japanese residence designed by architectural studio, Life style工房 : Read »
Bobble Filtering Water Bottle By Karim Rashid
Chicken Point Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects
May AIA-SWO Chapter Meeting Recap
Further extending AIA-SWO President Michael Fifield ’s design excellence theme for this year’s monthly chapter meetings, our May 2010 program featured the City of Eugene’s efforts [...] Read »
Technology
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Michael Graves-Designed Sentosa Eco-Resort Completed!
Michael Graves, one of the New York Five and a household name after his stint designing for Target, has just completed his highly anticipated 121-acre Resorts World Sentosa, eco-resort on an [...] Read »
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SoundBite: A Hearing Aid that Transmits Sound through Teeth and Bones
About 50,000 people every year in the U.S. are diagnosed with single sided deafness  a significant or complete loss of hearing in one ear. Currently, the best remedy for this affliction involves [...] Read »
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Underground Mountainside Hotel is Efficient and Beautiful
Architect Matteo Thun has designed this striking eco-friendly hotel to be located on a mountainside in the National Park of Stelvio in the Italian Alps. Composed of a series of underground buildings [...] Read »
Nissyoku Light by Peter Toronyi
News
New Facade for CDL Headquarters - Daniel Statham Architects
The CDL (City Development Land) Headquarters in Singapore created a competition to redesign their existing façade in an effort to attain high international sustainability standards. The winning [...] Read »