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BP Launches “Top Kill” Tactic to Plug the Gulf Oil Spill
Today BP will launch their Top Kill tactic  an attempt to plug the 5 story tall tower of pipes at the source of the Gulf oil leak with a massive amount of heavy liquids. The injection of [...] Read »
Frank Lloyd Wright, Patkau and Fort York
The Vancouver-based Patkau Architects have just won a plum competition: for new, green cottages on the grounds of Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater, with a strong green agenda. Details are here [...] Read »
Reinhard Dienes - Friday Lamp
Nasse by Marco Stefanini
House of the Week 70: Bamboo House
Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe designed this two room house for his mother in the interior of Costa Rica to replace a previous home made of scrap wood and plastic bags. Built on a modest budget, [...] Read »
The residents of 15 and 25 Central Park West are uniting to fight a proposal for a wine bar and cafe on the ground floor of 25 Central Park West. Do more monied NIMBYs use different tactics than their East... Read »
High Line Construction Chronicles: Whitney Museum Votes to Go Ahead With High Line Building
The city may have recently had some doubts, but the Whitney Museum is officially going ahead with its plans for a Renzo Piano-designed building at 820 Washington Street. The Times reports that [...] Read »
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has shelved plans for high-density developments at outer London town centres Read »
Tickets are still available for a showcase event on 8 June celebrating and reviewing this year’s RIBA Award winners Read »
Yalla Shebab Festival
Moxon Architects has drawn up proposals for a new £1 million ‘quick fix’ bridge at Westbourne Grove, near Paddington, west London Read »
Ipnotic Concept Store
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Niagara's Stealthy New Efficient Toilet
Niagara Conservation has developed what it claims is the world's only 0.8 gallons per flush toilet, the Stealth. The ultra high efficiency toilet -- recently profiled as Alex Wilson's Cool Product [...] Read »
Olympic museum of Athens Student Competition
ArchMedium is hosting a competition to design a new Olympic museum in Athens, dedicated to protect and remember historical the games' moments. The site is surrounded by work representative of [...] Read »
Two Tones in Sweden
Industrial Upholstery
ink cup by menu
CurbedWire: Williamsburg Getting 'The Residences;' Smoke Monster Hits FiDi
[Photo by Will Femia.] WILLIAMSBURG—184 Kent wasn't the only building seeing some union picketing today. Our roving photog Will Femia spotted the above scene outside new six-story building 135 [...] Read »
Signs: Love is in the Air and on the Lampposts in Carroll Gardens
What's the best way to land a rental deal in brownstone Brooklyn? How about just asking? Craig Newmark might call this laughably 1.0, but we admire Tracy's and Rich's pluck! Now someone clear [...] Read »
On the Racked: Bond Street's Shoe Club; Trading Spaces on East 7th Street; More!
And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. [Photo via Coolhunting.] 1) Noho: The latest ultra-modern addition to Bond Street is not a glassy new condo [...] Read »
On the Market: Troubled Condo Conversion Tribeca Space Returns to Market
For a good while now, delays and litigation have been among the amenities at Tribeca Space, the deeply troubled condo conversion at 25 Murray Street. Though the building sold out fast, 40 percent [...] Read »
The new listing for Liz Lemon's Tina Fey's old UWS condo (her family has since moved on to bigger digs) appears to be down, but Gawker has the floorplan and some pictures. The asking price on [...] Read »
Don't tell the Far West Siders in Silver Towers that it's no longer a renter's market; gripes about the complex are hitting StreetEasy's message board. Example: "I've lived at Silver Towers for [...] Read »
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Townhouse | Elding Oscarson
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Here is a selection of pictures made just for dreaming: 23 bedrooms, internal to the residences of a certain level, directly overlooking the ocean. The endless and fascinating body of water comes [...] Read »
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Blaas General Partnership | monovolume architecture + design
Blaas general partnership project by monovolume architecture + design is a new head office for the company Blaas in Bolzano specializing in electro-mechanics. It is a three storeys building with [...] Read »
In a non-shocker of a move, Community Board 8 nixed a plan to post billboards on UES co-ops within 125 feet of Second Avenue. The temporary ad space, proposed by the residents of 245 East 72nd [...] Read »
Disney's Pok-A-Looz
V30 Freitag Skid
IKEA Robotic table & chair for geeky homes
Green ≠ Sensible
No doubt, the term “Green” can represent sustainable practices in the design and construction industry but the word has been abused and exploited to such an extent that, without an explanation [...] Read »
Quick Links 11
[Image: A fun-ride isolated amidst its paved surroundings, by Christoph Morlinghaus ]. Some quick links for a Wednesday afternoon: 1) Photographer Christoph Morlinghaus's work is fantastic. His [...] Read »
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Sony Unveils Flexible OLED Thinner Than a Strand of Human Hair
Flexible gadgets are undeniably sexy  but Japanese electronics giant Sony wasnt content stopping there. For their newest display, they decided to also throw in ultra-thinness (just 80μm or [...] Read »
Light and Dark
Memphis Backstage
Railway Table by TOYO KICHEN STYLE
Wilkinson Eyre has won planning permission for the overhaul and restoration of Oxford University’s Grade-II listed New Bodleian library building Read »
This green building is located in Boston, United States. This Womans business school design that named Simmons School of Management was designed by Cannon Design. Earned Leadership in Energy [...] Read »
Glee by the Sea
Model Raquel Zimmerman looks amazingly beautiful in this shoot for Vogue but if you ask me, there isn't nearly enough of Glee's Matthew Morrison. Who knew there was a six pack hiding under those [...] Read »
+Artesio Kitchen by Poggenpohl
Scandinavian Summer
Tropical Bedroom design
Sheeva Storage Pole by Ritmonio
Linkage: Mystery Lot's Mystery Tarp; WTC-Area Mosque Discussion Tonight
[The rooftops of Tribeca, via Curbed Photo Pool/AMARTIO2] · Mysterious tarp now up at the East Village Mystery Lot [EVG] · Battery Park City luxury condos getting community center with juice [...] Read »
Hey New Yorkers, are you looking for something to do after work today? Here's a suggestion - go check out our buddy Geoff Manaugh interview Joe Flood, the author of The Fires , a book about the [...] Read »
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Purple People Eaters: NYU's Controversial Provincetown Playhouse Makeover Gets Bricked
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. The NYU march of progress continues apace in Greenwich Village, where the University's new building for budding legal eagles is nearly complete, [...] Read »
Steinberg Architects seeking Intermediate Designer in San Jose, CA Steinberg Architects is looking for a talented Intermediate Designer to join our San Jose office. Candidates must have a minimum [...] Read »
Student Housing Cleveland, Ohio     (2010) Jeremy Smith Design This student housing study looks at how group residence can be integrated into a historic neighborhood surrounding a private [...] Read »
There's some discontent brewing at 184 Kent, and it's not over the slow-to-open amenities. According to Brownstoner, a flyer being handed out outside the building alleges two building employees [...] Read »
A Home Built Around 3 Trees
Trees are often the victim of building construction, so we were excited when Jeremy Levine shared his design for a Eagle Rock renovation and addition — built around three existing trees — [...] Read »
Taiwan’s Beautiful Bioshell Center for Disease Control
Inspired by the elegant form of the Nautilus Shell, the Taiwan Center for Disease Control’s BioLab conceals a dangerous riddle within its outer skin. Usually only visible to the naked eye, [...] Read »
The 19 finalists for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture are to be announced this afternoon during an event at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Read »
Last week, two years after its first occupants moved in, the owners of the 55-story office tower at New York City’s One Bryant Park celebrated the building’s official opening with a reception in the lobby. Read »
Past decades have dealt several windfalls to historic preservation. Read »
On May 18, President Obama named Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, to head the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). Read »
City & Urbanism
Maps - World Views
The current map exhibition at the Britsh Library is still on and it is big, really big. There are far more examples and beautiful maps than I had expected. However I was a bit disappointed that [...] Read »
Has made Roeland Otten, A designer based in Rotterdam, which had already explored the idea of combining alphabet and furnishings decorated with tiles with letters. The ABChairs as is evident [...] Read »
Condo boards no longer have only delinquent buyers to worry about when it comes to not ponying up common charges: Two post offices have now stopped paying. The USPS owes 67th Street's Lincoln [...] Read »
Ice Invaders
August Table
Haglöfs Backup Evo
On the Market: Amityville Horror House Seeks New Victims Buyers
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. What could possibly get us excited about Long Island real estate? Murder and infamy! The Amityville Horror House, where Ronald DeFeo Jr. killed [...] Read »
Mindboggling Reveals: Extell's 75-Story Midtown Condo/Hotel Finally Revealed!
[The lot before digging began, and the rendering.] Maverick developer Gary Barnett is finally opening up about his 1,005-foot-tall Park Hyatt hotel and "ultraluxury" condo building on 57th Street [...] Read »
AA Bangalore Summer School 2010
This August the AA School of Architecture, London, Zaha Hadid Architects Computation and Research group (ZHACDRG), Autodesk Inc and Department of Architecture, BMS College of Engineering , Bangalore [...] Read »
Linkage: Board Approves WTC Mosque; Hudson Yards' Big Score; More!
No wonder the FDNY's response time is slow! Photo via Bowery Boogie.] · Community Board 1 supports controversial Islamic center near WTC [NYT] · Crews give up on cleaning Shepard Fairey's muraltisement [...] Read »
Spring sprouts!
Alien Lighting
Parentesi Floor Lamp
More than a hundred housing projects could be in jeopardy as the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) was told to find savings of £230 million Read »
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlists 19 Projects
The shortlist of 19 nominees for the 2010 cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture was announced today by the Master Jury. The nominees, which range from a textile factory in Turkey to a school [...] Read »
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Inflow Table by Animi Causa
24 ISSEY MIYAKE at Shibuya Parco
"While I'm sure there must be other young singles or confirmed childless couples who can afford a place that costs this much, completely eliminating the families with kids audience does limit [...] Read »
The latest tony block to be overrun by rodents is West 87th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, MyUpperWest writes. How bad is it? "The rats are making dog owners afraid to take [...] Read »
Real Estate Sold: Gramercy Park's Technicolor Townhouse Sells for $7.2M
The townhouse at 141 East 19th Street, which belonged to late designer Abbijane Schifrin, hit the market in October asking $8.75 million, but even a crazy color scheme couldn't quite save it [...] Read »
New Work ::: Danish Pavilion [Shanghai Expo 2010]
Architectural Photographer Roland Halbe has captured some beautiful images of the Bjarke Injels ( BIG ) designed Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. More via Dezeen Read »
Real Estate Sold: Financier Takes Loss on $5.5M Perry Street Apartment
We've been keeping an eye on the top at Richard Meier's 173 Perry Street, where #PH-N, which once belonged to Martha Stewart, and #13N, below it, sold to financier Gilbert Lamphere over the last [...] Read »
Some of the regions most interesting bioregional investigations are being led by citizen scientists using new Web-based tools. They are uncovering geological features that have been covered [...] Read »
The Fires
I want to remind anyone near New York tonight that author Joe Flood will be presenting his book The Fires : How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York [...] Read »
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VOTE for Your Favorite Inhabitat 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!
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South America’s Tallest Building Set to Open in 2012!
The Costanera Center in Santiago, Chile which will include the tallest building in South America has been on the boards for some time, and an opening date of 2012 has finally been announced! [...] Read »
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VOTE NOW On Inhabitat’s 2010 Spring Greening Finalists!
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P-Tree Urinal: A Natural Solution to an “Urgent” Problem
Dutch designer Sam van Veluw has developed a new way to answer the call of nature at outdoor events and venues. After a long search for a public restroom at a music concert one evening, he came [...] Read »
Dominion Coffee Tables by Michal Bartosik
Ball Lamp by Piet Hein Eek
Easy to understand what really captures the attention at home, read What really has a center at the Salone del Mobile  the harder it is to discover when the show, and news, come from overseas [...] Read »
Rental Market Reports: Manhattan's Rental Market Seeing First Signs of Summer
It's the end of another month, which means it's time for another Manhattan rental market report from the number-crunchers at The Real Estate Group New York. Last month's report included a dash [...] Read »
Ostrea by Annika Göransson
Muuto Stacked
Color-Coded Speakers
Bucchero Vessels from Siba Sahabi
Andrew Raimist will be presenting a seminar on Wednesday 26 May 2010 on modern architect Harris Armstrong's interest in, use of and influence on the practice of masonry construction. The event [...] Read »
We're getting closer, albeit only a little bit, to seeing what Jean Nouvel's Brooklyn Bridge Park pavilion for Jane Walentas's restored antique carousel will look like. The Brooklyn Eagle is [...] Read »
CLEVELAND, Ohio  Construction could start next year on a $50 million apartment-and-retail project intended to be the first phase of a new neighborhood at Cleveland State University. The university [...] Read »
Chicago Streetscene: Urban Layers
Objeti’s 2010 collection of stools and lamps
City Maps in Luxury Fibers
While there is a strange mixture of ignorance, leaking and assumptions, I'm pretty sure many of you would be at least interested to read about the possible porting of AutoCAD to OSX. http://www.solidsmack.c om/design-news/autocad- sledgehammer-mac-autode sks-slams-the-hammer/ [...] Read »
Residence in Japan with floating black box construction. Design: reisubroc architects : Read »
Installing the 2d pattern Countertop One half of the piece Read »
“ECAL design” in Berlin
Rui Grazina architecture+design
Office Wooden Bookshelves
Brown Residence by Lake Flato
The City Council has approved the 240-block Astoria rezoning proposal, according to a press release that just landed in our inbox. The plan will limit building heights to four stories, except [...] Read »
Tuesday Townhouse: Buy a $2.3M Townhouse, Revive a Defunct Brooklyn Bar
Last time we featured a Tuesday Townhouse with a bar, it was a Kent Avenue building waiting for new development condo buyers to move in nearby and get thirsty. This week's townhouse, the three-family [...] Read »
The City's Whitney Port is not too pleased about her West Village apartment winding up on Craigslist. Or rather, she's not pleased that people found out it's her apartment. The $7,000/month listing [...] Read »
Curves and collisions: visiting the Eyebrow House
Photo by Brian Libby A recent visit to the Eyebrow House served as proof that first impressions can be misleading. I had just arrived at the Southeast Portland house near Mt. Tabor with the home's [...] Read »
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On the Market: Google Genius Puts Epic Tribeca Penthouse on the Market
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. How this one has managed to slip by us for 111 days, we don't know, but take a peek at this penthouse and its 4,518 square feet of art-filled [...] Read »
A big step forward in the pursuit for wind energy off the north shore was announced today at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) annual WINDPOWER Conference in Dallas. Lake Erie Energy [...] Read »
Architectural Works
Archiprix International 2011
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Why Design Now / Cooper Hewitt Museum
As part of the Triennial program at the Cooper Hewitt, the showing exhibit Why Design Now? presents some of the most innovative designs of contemporary culture.  The exhibition, which addresses [...] Read »
Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ
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Broad Museum / Koolhaas v. DS + R
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Broadcasting Place / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
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East Mountain by Johan Berglund
Architect Johan Berglund of London studio 42 Architects has designed a restaurant that could be embedded in the side of a hill in Östersund, Sweden. Read »
Community Rowing Boathouse / Anmahian Winton Architects
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Ernest Koller Pavilion / Berrel Berrel Krautler
Built in memory of Ernst Koller, a businessman and inventor, BBKs pavilion is a multipurpose space open to the educational community for meetings, workshops and exhibitions.  The pavilion, [...] Read »
SHIFTboston: Moon Capital Competition 2010
SHIFTboston is calling on architects, space-architects, scientists, engineers, urban designers, landscape designers, artists and futurists to submit their most provocative ideas for the moon. [...] Read »
AD Round Up: Retail Part III
Have yuo ever enter a store because of its design and not for what they sell? Probably yes. So to honor that great retail designs, heres our third selection of previously featured Retail projects. [...] Read »
Schindler Award 2010 Competition
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