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The RIBA has voiced its support for moves to change the planning system in today’s Queen’s Speech - while president Ruth Reed welcomed new architecture minister John Penrose Read »
Door Prizes: Harlem Development Still Paying Buyers to Move There
Incentives for renters may be drying up, but happily the free money isn't disappearing from the new development market quite yet. Enter our old friend Beacon Towers, the eight-story Harlem building [...] Read »
Chic in Sag Harbor: Paul Rafftery
I'm not the only who is smitten with Sag Harbor. Artist Paul Rafferty , who currently has a solo show at the Grenning Gallery , spends time painting plein air on the East End and has captured [...] Read »
1 BR, 1 BA, 675 sq ft Condo Rent: $2,269/mo. | The Brooklyner 111 Lawrence St, Line L [thebrooklyner.com] Read »
A possible solution to the Whitney Musem's debate about whether to move to the High Line: lease the museum's UES building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The two museums are reportedly in [...] Read »
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IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine
Thinking about zipping through that red light? Well, you wont physically be able to if IBM has anything to say about it. The technology giants recent patent application for  A System and [...] Read »
Lowestoft Sixth Form College, one of the few projects to come through the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funding debacle, has started on site Read »
The Mechanical Aquarium by Richard Sharples
Internal Straw
CABE, English Heritage, Tate and the British Museum will all have to cut three per cent from their budgets this year following sweeping spending cuts announced by the Government ahead of its emergency budget Read »
SantPere47 Apartment
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Apartment Interior Design by Jean-Paul Gaultier
Sledgehammer appears to be the code name for either the first native version of AutoCAD for Mac in more than 18 years or the specific beta phase name. We think possibly the former. The sighting [...] Read »
Not exactly the most helpful remarks possible. Not even really particularly accurate as there are many many examples of "top-down" planning (i.e. "top down" = "authoritarian," really, but that [...] Read »
CurbedWire: Limiting East Village Dorms; Riverside Center Fight is Coming
EAST VILLAGE—What good reason could we possibly have to bring up the St. Ann's abomination that is NYU's 26-story Fourth Avenue dorm? Here it is: The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation [...] Read »
Koolhaas, Diller Scofidio Renfro, SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, FOA (Alejandro Zaera-Polo), C. de Portzamparc Compete for Eli Broad Musuem
Eli Broad is throwing a Pritzker Party on Grand Avenue! The LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne has just broken the news that Eli Broad has announced the six firms invited to compete for the job [...] Read »
High Line Construction Chronicles: The High Line's Catwalk is Rising Above West Chelsea
The one-year delay is a bummer, sure, but the pictures we've seen lately showing actual progress has us once again pretty darn excited about the second section of the High Line, running from [...] Read »
Want to see what Brooklyn Bridge Park's new (and not yet open) Pier 6 looks like from a private terrace overlooking the "adventure" playground? You can either buy a penthouse at One Brooklyn [...] Read »
A Floor Lamp
PriceChopper: Upper East Side's Isis Hit With Second Wave of Price Cuts
More price cuts have befallen Isis, the Upper East Side's goddess of fertility and "family-size" apartments (there are only 32 units in the building). Following a brief sales nap to focus on [...] Read »
On the Market: Riverdale's Priciest Mansion Now Asking $13.975 Million
Seems like the 1920s were a good decade for Riverdale. In 1926, a ship builder gave land a try and built this crazy castle house. Then, in 1928, someone else built 360 West 253rd Street, this [...] Read »
Berthier's Door
[Image: From Les spécialistes by Julien Berthier and Simon Boudvin]. Back in 2006, early on a Saturday morning, artists Julien Berthier and Simon Boudvin installed a new door in the city of [...] Read »
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FIFA World Cup 2010 – Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium | gmp architekten
For the 2010 World Cup, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium by gmp architekten is a 46,000 seater stadium situated on South Africas south-east coastline, Port Elizabeth. The stadium has an eye-catching, [...] Read »
News
Playful Office Building Planned for Amsterdam
A new project in the city of Amsterdam recently received approval: a 22-unit office building designed by Allard Architecture that will use prefabricated concrete “matchboxes.” The office [...] Read »
Monolab’s Soaring Solar Rotterdam Tower
Monolab is aiming to take solar power to extreme heights by designing their sky-high Rotterdam Tower with a skin of photovoltaic panels. At 450 meters, the Rotterdam Tower design is intended [...] Read »
Walhattan?
Does this graphic really surprise anyone? [Comparison of Manhattan and Walmart built areas (slightly modified) | image source ]The above is from Jesse LeCavalier's essay "All Those Numbers" at [...] Read »
The Case-Shiller Home Price Index stayed steady overall between February and March. But New York's numbers are still dropping, with a 0.7 percent fall from February and a 2.4 percent decline [...] Read »
3 BR, 3.5 BA, 1,931 sq ft Condo Asking: $4,995,000 | Gorgeous Views 160 West 66th Street, 56A [Stribling] Read »
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New Technique Grows Dental Implants Right in Your Mouth
If only we were like sharks  or perhaps like ourselves as kindergartners. But alas, when a full grown human loses a full grown tooth there are only two options  dentures or dental implants. [...] Read »
Market Analysis: Is it the End of the Renters' Market in Manhattan?
Since at least early April, market-watchers have been calling the end of the renters' market as rents head upward, and a few landlords seem to be taking those numbers to heart. The Wall Street [...] Read »
Monday night saw the first of four meetings held by the Chicago Park District to solicit ideas for the renovation of North Grant Park, which includes the Daley Bicentennial Plaza site into which [...] Read »
CARS – MR Potato’s Head
Super Little Table Lamp
Future Flora
Micro Green Prefab Units in California?
After completing a pair of ultra green prefab townhomes in Oakland, ZETA Communities is now designing two larger projects in planning for parking lot sites in Berkeley and San Francisco. In collaboration [...] Read »
Soutik Biswas writes of a bridge eaten by spit and other Calcutta oddities. BBC News Read »
From this year's scarlet Serpentine Pavilion to a disputed tower in New York, controversy follows Jean Nouvel around � that's the secret of the architect's success, says Jay Merrick - The Independent Read »
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Enter the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition!
Do you have a brilliant idea for an eco-efficient bicycle that youre eager to show the world? Then enter it in the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition for a shot at international recognition [...] Read »
"I just went through all the Curbed coverage on the now notorious One Madison Park. Ahhhhhh, how did the building go from being SOLD OUT, SOLD OUT, SOLD OUT to DISASTER, DISASTER, DISASTER?"—Urban [...] Read »
While we wait for artist Molly Dilworth's rooftop paintings to show up on Google Earth, starting this summer we can see Dilworth's color splatter art on the ground in Times Square. Archpaper [...] Read »
Eddy: Sleek New Small Wind Turbine
Urban Green Energy just announced the launch of “eddy,” a new small wind vertical axis wind turbine for home or office applications. The sleek wind turbine, according to the company, is “whisper [...] Read »
Body and Spirit in Writing in the East and the West
Celebrity Real Estate: Actress/Model Milla Jovovich Tries Again to Sell Village Townhouse
This townhouse at 100 Greenwich Avenue belongs to model/actress/musician/ fashion designer/West Village property owner Milla Jovovich, according to The Real Estalker. She first listed it in 2008 [...] Read »
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suckerPUNCH interview and work by Maxi Spina
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Fabulous Fabbers
[Image: The circus tent of infinitely flexible, temporary production, from " Fabulous Fabbers " by David Benqué , produced in collaboration with 3D Mintegration ]. Designer David Benqué 's [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Afghan Conflict - Scenario Mapping
Predicting the future is a trade of its own. What the future holds has been a mysterie fascinating man kind since the early days. With predicting you can either get it right or wrong. The closest [...] Read »
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First Seedbomb Vending Machine Lands in San Francisco!
Guerrilla gardeners in San Francisco have some new ammunition with the recent installation of the citys first seedbomb vending machine! Designed by L.A.s Common Studio, the re-purposed gum-ball [...] Read »
20 minute lifestyles and eBikes
Photo by Brian Libby In the latest issue of Atlantic Monthly, writer Lisa Camner talks to Portland mayor Sam Adams about the creation of the creation of "20-minute neighborhoods", in which residents [...] Read »
2 BR, 2 BA condo Asking: $695,000 | Waterfront 400 Noyac Road [Corcoran] Read »
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FIFA World Cup 2010 – Moses Mabhida Stadium | gmp architekten
In Durban, South Africa, the 70,000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium by gmp architekten has an unique architectural feature inspired by the South African flag. With its grand arch design, the two [...] Read »
Broad Narrows His Sites on Downtown
According to both the New York Times and the LA Times, Eli Broad appears to have settled once and for all on a Downtown LA site for his new museum, and has gone so far as to hold a new competition [...] Read »
Foreclosures: Lender Seeks Foreclosure at 37% Sold William Beaver House
It's been a bad month for the Financial District's favorite fun-lovin' rodent. Earlier, Tamir Sapir—billionaire developer and a partner in the 47-story William Beaver House—was hit with a $130 [...] Read »
Next week the state's highest court will hear the Columbia eminent domain appeal, and like a tense weigh-in before a boxing match to build anticipation (and pay-per-view buys), Manhattanville [...] Read »
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Stock Woolstencroft has revealed images of its recently completed 1,320m² primary healthcare centre at Hackney, north London Read »
Albissola-Betlemme. Le mille e una notte
Spacious Automatic Mercedes (SAM) - A Multi-Berth Motorhome
Cooking is fun with 'Sphere'
A man who claims he will be living in the shadow of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ proposed 43-storey Doon Street tower at London’s Waterloo should have complained earlier, a High Court judge has ruled. Read »
Monday, Monday
My weekly page update: This week's dose features Aptos Retreat in Aptos, California by CCS Architecture: The featured past dose is Canyon View in Los Angeles, California by Kanner Architects: [...] Read »
Fiore by B-alance
One Bryant Reaches New Heights
The buildings been up and running for two years, but One Bryant Park wasnt finished finished until last Thursday night, when the opening party was held in the cavernous lobby and the U.S. Green [...] Read »
Sag Harbor
If you asked me before for my favorite town in the Hamptons, I would have said Southampton without missing a beat. It's pretty and perfectly manicured and has lots of cute stores but this weekend, [...] Read »
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 »
Beautiful Apartment by Wilkinson Bender Architecture
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Portable Solar Wind Turbine Keeps You Charged on the Go
How about this for an all-purpose gadget? Cheng Peng has designed a portable wind turbine with solar panels on its blades. The device is capable of generating enough energy to power your cell [...] Read »
The ABChair Collection
Cooper Union End of Year Show Tonight
In New York? If so, you should try to check out the 43rd Annual Cooper Union End of Year Show opening tonight from 5-9pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Read »
The Lincoln Center fountain appears to have a poltergeist! The water jets, despite their wind sensors, have been shooting into the wind and soaking people. A Lincoln Center spokesperson says [...] Read »
A River Runs Through Times Square
Back in February, when the Bloomberg administration announced it would be making the closure of Broadway in Times Square permanent, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan told us, basically, [...] Read »
There's a fair amount of mind-boggling stuff in the Observer's open house roundup this week, including the following: The Caledonia is giving away a free BMW to any buyer who shows up to an open [...] Read »
Architectural Works
MNBAQ expansion competition proposal / wHY architecture
wHY architecture shared with us their proposal for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) international competition, which was won by OMA. See more images and architects description [...] Read »
Grey Area / Julie Mehretu
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Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center / Frank Gehry
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RI Offices / arquitectura x
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Hainburg Nursing Home / Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
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Gruškovje Border Shop / Enota
For the Gruškovje Border Shop commission, Slovenian architecture firm Enota designed a 550m2 store situated between two roads.  Since the project has an undemanding program, the architects [...] Read »
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Cherokee by Pugh + Scarpa
American studio Pugh + Scarpa have completed a mixed-use building in Los Angeles clad in perforated metal panels, which open to reveal balconies and glimpses of the brightly-coloured building. Read »
The Loft of the Future, 2nd International Design Competition
The competition is organized by FAKRO Company and Stadslab European Urban Laboratory, Fontys University (Fontys Academy of Architecture and Urbanism) from Tillburg. The organizers are seeking [...] Read »
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“Lost” Architecture
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Delwara Community Toilets / Vir.Mueller Architects
Vir.Mueller Architects designed a prototype for community toilets in Rajasthan, a rural area of India. Public sanitation services are vital in India, yet the country is severely lacking such [...] Read »
Feuds: Brooklyn Condo Buyers Head Online to Slam Developer Boymelgreen
The twists and turns of the real estate market haven't been very kind to Shaya Boymelgreen, the once ubiquitous Brooklyn-based developer. He's sparred with partners at projects like 20 Pine and [...] Read »
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The Hipster Diaspora: Town of Rosendale is Your 'New Williamsburg' of the Day
[From the Rosendale website's "Our Town in Pictures" section.] Every now and then an up-and-coming area luring creative types seeking cheap housing gets labeled the "new Williamsburg," but Rosendale, [...] Read »
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Shifting Jacobsian and Moses views on cities
This must be the most used image on this topic! Fascinating juxtaposition: a critique of Jane Jacob's mythologized New York City , exemplified by the West Village, and a 1962 Atlantic article [...] Read »
Linkage: Shuttered Harlem Hostel Sued; Scarano Seeks Interns; More!
[Fresh terraces and signage at 456 West 19th Street, via Curbed Photo Pool/beau-dog.] · Mort Zuckerman out of bidding for stake in 1 World Trade Center [NYO] · Elliman sues over failed Harlem [...] Read »
Does the Demolition of Building Spaces Come With a Cost? (Video)
What happens when a building is both futuristic and visionary in its own time, but has its life cut short when it is demolished? Is the cost of maintaining such a building so great that it has [...] Read »
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SPAce Hanging bathtub-shower
Six teams have been shortlisted in the contest for the recladding of a 13-storey tower on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital site in central London Read »
on the boards: Al Gharafa World Cup Stadium
In the bid proposal for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has proposed a series of football stadiums. The Al Gharafa complex designed by architect Albert Speer is a 45,000 seat stadium proposed [...] Read »
Belgrade Design Week
In Focus: GRIDUO
In Focus is Archinect's new series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How [...] Read »
a multidisciplinary design studio in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in modern residential, commercial, + community architecture. Read »
Linkage: Flushing Theater May Go Condo; Luna Park's Gate Takes Shape
[An EV Grieve reader asks: why the pirate flag?] · Developer buys Flushing's RKO Keith Theatre, may turn it condo [Crain's] · Dead animal invasion of Brooklyn continues at Brooklyn Bridge Park [...] Read »
iPad Case From Grove
The Times' Christine Haughney digs up the rents for a number of rent-controlled tenants, like a UES woman who pays $156.20/month for two attached studios and an LES man who pays $60/month for [...] Read »
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Aplomb, a funnel-shaped lamp
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Researchers Develop Technique for Printing Medicine Onto Pills
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The deteriorating fence around the lot at 651 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg finally fell down in April after a bunch of DOB violations. And that's when things started getting weird, according [...] Read »
On the Rental Market: Whitney Port's West Village Duplex Renting for $7k/Month
We hate to admit our lack of reality TV bona fides, but we haven't paid much attention to MTV's The City since dabbling in where the show's central figure, aspiring fashionista Whitney Port, [...] Read »
Technology
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Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!
Kids grow like weeds and it seems like they get too big for their desks and chairs in just a blink of the eye! That’s why we are grateful that Japanese furniture designers, Sankei Co., unveiled [...] Read »
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Castle in the Sky Italian Water Tower Creates its Own Rain!
Castle in the Sky is a water tower concept for Latina, Italy that goes above and beyond just storing water for the city. Dreamed up by Atelier Ramdam Architects out of Paris, France, this heavenly [...] Read »
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Temporary Dutch Parking Garage Is as Green As It Looks
Here in the United States, were only starting to kick the habit of designing cities around cars. But in Leiden, Netherlands, designers were asked to build a parking garage that would last between [...] Read »
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Ec-O is a Self-Sustaining Living Bench Made From Retired Airplanes
Street benches are essential fixtures in any urban environment  after a whole day of walking around from place to place, it sure feels great to rest your feet and take a break. Architecture [...] Read »
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Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?
For the past five years Inhabitat has written about many LEED buildings. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system has proven to be enormously successful at pushing [...] Read »
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British Prisoner Makes DIY Tattoo Gun from a Sony Playstation
Prison tattoos are notorious forms of self-expression, and these days inmates seem to be getting pretty crafty with their skin art. A DIY tattoo gun was recently confiscated from a prisoner in [...] Read »
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