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New housing minister Grant Shapps has re-affirmed the coalition government’s commitment to ensuring all new homes are ‘zero carbon’ by 2016 Read »
Dome - Earthquake Resistant Home
COLUMBUS, Ohio  By this time next year, Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert wants to have a casino open and occupying the first couple of floors of the Higbee Building in downtown [...] Read »
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Custom Daihatsu Mira Breaks World Record, 623 Miles on One Charge
The Japanese Electric Vehicle Club has just earned one of the most coveted spots on Earth  a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. They did it by smashing the current record for longest [...] Read »
Atelier 6 / University of Greenwich 2009/10
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Rent Wars: Upper East Side School Gears Up for Another Eviction Battle
The Upper East Side's posh Brearley School appeared to admit defeat a few months ago in its battle against the elderly rent-stabilized tenants of 85 East End Avenue, who refused to be ousted [...] Read »
Is the dream of a new Madison Square Garden built into the Farley Post Office/Moynihan Station alive? The owners of MSG have repeatedly resisted the idea, and a massive renovation of the current [...] Read »
[FIRST LOOK] Pringle Brandon and Wilkinson Eyre Architects have revealed images of their £30 million exhibition and conference centre for Siemens at the Royal Docks, east London Read »
Zigloo's Domestique House Project
I wonder how soon we'll be able not only to digitally store, but also resuscitate. Read »
The AJ can exclusively reveal the initial design concepts submitted by the six finalists in the competition to design a £12 million city centre bus station in Stoke-on-Trent Read »
Warm-Up Lap for Pole Dance
Over the weekend, we happened to be biking by the (newly renamed) MoMA PS1 in Long Island City when we noticed something unusual, familiar, even. It was SO-ILs Pole Dance, this years Young [...] Read »
tcaup publication: robotic research
Within the coming months the University of Michigan Tuabman College (School of Art + Design) along with Supermanouvre(David Pigram) and Matter Design(Wes Mcgee) are setting forth a publication [...] Read »
branching morphogenesis
Branching morphogenesis  Dr Marcus Fruttigers lecture Branching morphogenesis  (bottom) Jenny E. Sabin General points Even though all organisms are 3 dimensional objects metabolic exchange [...] Read »
We've seen countless renderings of the promised new World Trade Center, but what will it be like walking through the darn thing? Helping us understand the madness is this intense new Google Earth [...] Read »
Check out the Staten Island Advance's dramatic shots of the Cromwell Recreation Center in Tompkinsville, where part of the building is in the water following a "major" collapse on the pier. No [...] Read »
Big day for the West Side rail yards! In addition to bringing on Canadian retirees as a partner on the deal, the Related Companies finally signed its contract with the MTA to develop the site. [...] Read »
Floorplan Porn: Vintage Brokerbabble Database Adds Manhattan
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.A tipster alerted us that Columbia University has finished adding Manhattan to its awesome vintage floorplan and brokerbabble database, the [...] Read »
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Super Cool Pendant Light Made from Hundreds of Soda Tabs
Were not sure whether or not designer Mauricio Affonso actually drank the hundreds of pops (or sodas depending on where youre from) to get the materials to make this ultra mod pendant lamp [...] Read »
Neuroscope by Elio Caccavale
Park Slope Parents, the e-mail forum that has inspired countless blog posts and Park Slope backlash from all corners of the globe, now has a blog. Maybe all-time classic controversies like "Found: [...] Read »
Prefab Studio Sheds Flourish in Boulder
Recently we mentioned Studio Shed, a startup that builds eco-friendly prefabricated sheds for equipment, storage, and office sheds. The company just installed its sixth modern shed in Boulder [...] Read »
I Giovedì del Design – BETA
Bloom.MGX by Materialise
hMa's Infinity Chapel on dezeen.comModern Chapel Design; Minimalism; Light and Architecture
hMa's recently completed Infinity Chapel, an 8,000sf chapel featuring a cubic sanctuary deformed by light, was recently published on! Read »
Kimbell by Khan and Piano
In todays New York Times, the front page article in the Arts section is an article about the addition that Renzo Piano will propose for the Kimbell Arts Museum by Louis Khan. The article describes [...] Read »
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Good Cards: Citizens Shaping the City
‘Bravi! La Città Siamo Noi’ (Good Card: Citizens Shaping the City) is a project conceived by Marcia Caines and Gricelys Rosario, and submitted by the Association Cluster, in response to [...] Read »
version 5 rocker by a. jacob marks for skram
Celebrity Real Estate: Inside Daniel Craig's New Tribeca Pied-a-Terre
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.The new owner of this 1BR 53 Warren Street penthouse? Craig. Daniel Craig. The Wall Street Journal reports that the actor and his girlfriend [...] Read »
The Cafeteria at The Biennale Art Exhibition, Italia
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We all know that with mosaic tiles we could created very beautiful wall design in bathrooms and kitchens. Although usually only simple patterns come in mind. De Meza + Architecture+ Interiors [...] Read »
Steven Holl Architects could snap up a second landmark project in Scotland in less than a year after being named on the shortlist to design the V&A’s new £47 million outpost in Dundee Read »
Small Wind Turbines Flourish in the U.S.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently released its annual Global Market Study [PDF] of the small wind market, and I thought I'd share this information considering the intersect [...] Read »
Katherine L. Schwennsen, FAIA, has been chosen to chair Clemson University�s School of Architecture.
Schwennsen joins the university from Iowa State University, where she has served as associate dean for academic programs in the College of Design and is a professor in the department of architecture. [...] Read »
"More steel and glass. Looks pretty boring. The wavy basketweave entrance texture is at least some nod to ornament. I can't imagine anyone paying 15 CPW prices to live in something that looks [...] Read »
PriceSpotter: Pricing a Taste of Downtown on the Upper East Side
PriceSpotter is Curbed's asking price guessing game. We provide you with some details and pictures from an apartment listing, and you take a crack at the price in the comments. Tomorrow we reveal [...] Read »
Patkau Wins Fallingwater Residence Competition
As a kid growing up in British Columbia, the work of Patkau Architects was always at the top of my agenda for local weekend architectural pilgrimages. It was with great pleasure, then, to find [...] Read »
3 BR, 3 BA Condo Asking: $7,995,000 | Sun-Flooded 995 Fifth Avenue [Corcoran] Read »
Construction Watch: Enrique Norten's Hi Line Hotel Ready to Get Meshed Up
Click the image above to view the full photogallery. Over in Chelsea's Wild West, where the parties are dying and residential developments are sprouting up offering music and art, architect Enrique [...] Read »
Rent Wars: Did David Paterson Just Declare War on Landlords?
We can only imagine that the Rent Stabilization Association, the sneakily named lobbying group that works on behalf of landlords to torpedo any pro-tenant rent reforms, is raising its ninja army [...] Read »
Blueware Show 2
Ten years ago, writes Andrew Michler in Inhabitat, three college students – Naomi Sabel, Josh Rosen and Ben Ezinga – devised a plan to reclaim a stagnant brownfield in Oberlin, Ohio for [...] Read »
Construction Watch: Devonshire House's $12.5M Penthouse: Six Pieces, One Big Puzzle
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.[Photos by Will Femia.] We've been all up in the condo conversion of the pre-war Devonshire House at East 10th Street and University Place, [...] Read »
Paul Revere Williams is synonymous with Golden-Age Los Angeles, helping to transform the Western outpost into a glamorous metropolis. Read »
Hemeroscopium House
The Hemeroscopium House, by Ensamble Studio in Madrid, is a refined combination of heavy infrastructural pieces. The pieces are stacked; the resulting spaces are a house. Most awesome is the [...] Read »
Some 200 Haitian engineers and engineering students gathered in Port-au-Prince on May 20-22 under a tent in plus-90°F heat to learn about seismic-resistant design and construction. Read »
More than four months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Congress is stepping up efforts to provide funds for disaster relief and start rebuilding the country. Read »
Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali by WOHA
The Alila Villas Uluwatu doesn’t match the breezy tropical stereotype one might expect from a Balinese resort. Eschewing Bali’s lush northern locales, WOHA Design of Singapore built the villas [...] Read »
Zaha Hadid CNN's ''Connect to World'' interview.. here Read »
Der Neue Zollhof Building,Düsseldorf,Ge rmany.. designed by Frank Gehry .. here more information.. flick rsee it at google maps Read »
Sky Village.. by ADEPT and MVRDV .. more Read »
City & Urbanism
Book - Other Space Odysseys
Architecture is about space, about working with space. The way it is constructed is very earthy and not far from a clay hut human ancestors carved out of the soil. It stands up from the soil [...] Read »
Jardin Mandala
Architectural Craziness: First Set of Balls Meets LIC's New Pole Dance
[Photos via Archpaper.] One of the best architecture stunts of the summer is SO-IL's Pole Dance, the winner of this year's Young Architects Program put on by Long Island City art museum P.S. [...] Read »
The Rebuilding the Cities that Built America Conference last Friday in Youngstown was one of a series of workshops aimed at getting the parochial nature of the Rust Belt out of the way of true [...] Read »
Following up on Long Island's Amityville Horror House (right) hitting the market for $1.15 million, Newsweek wonders: Do famous murders devalue real estate? Depends! Examples from this slideshow [...] Read »
Williamsburg's premier waterfront loft bldg Rent: $2705 plus one month free 184 Kent Ave., B309 [] Read »
John Cullen Lighting
The Wall Street Journal reports some encouraging news for whomever got stuck with the job of updating the DOB's stalled sites list: Since February 2009, 364 building sites have restarted work, [...] Read »
Linkage: Huge Cash Deal in TWC; What's Your Building Biology?; More!
[An East Williamsburg deal-in-the-making, via New York Shitty.] · President of concrete test fakers gets 7 to 21 years in prison [NYT] · Russian oligarch buys Time Warner Center duplex for [...] Read »
Ariol – Ready, steady, go!
Stoller Works Partner Table
What Will BIM Design Mean for Your Creative Process? (Building Information Model)
New technologies and tools are surfacing faster and faster these days, and one that has major impact and momentum is BIM, a digital media tool which allows architects to create a virtual building [...] Read »
The 50,000m² Central Saint Giles development, clad with more than 130,000 coloured terracotta tiles, is Renzo Piano’s first completed building in the UK Read »
Michael Bristow takes a look around Qingshuihe's ghost town
On a series of barren, wind-swept hills in China's Inner Mongolia, a new town stands half-finished and deserted. BBC News Read »
Linkage: Weekly Food Edition: Lincoln Center's Restaurant Still Unnamed
[Nolita's Cafe Colonial closed yesterday.] · Carroll Gardens' Prime Meats gets two stars [NYT] · Trump Soho's Quattro plagued by inconsistency [NYP] · One reviewer calls new pizzeria Pulino's [...] Read »
Greenfield by Roberti
UHMWPE: gel spinning
Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fabricated as tethers using a technique known as gel spinning creates a material which is 40 times stronger than kevlar and 100 times greater [...] Read »
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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011
Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body stylesthe first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed Alpha, the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now larger [...] Read »
Zooming In on New New York
Yesterday, we told you the story of how the 100 strong New New York Photography Corps snapped some 4,500 photos of the city in stasis for a new show being put on by the Architectural League, [...] Read »
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Recycled Bike Tubes Transformed Into Handy Shelving System
Bike tire tubes stretched between a couple of used furniture legs create this functional and handy shelving system, which also happens to look pretty sweet. For the lover of all things cycling, [...] Read »
2 BR, 1.5 BA condo Asking: $695,000 | Brand new 2290 Main St. [Corcoran] Read »
Mindboggling Reveals: So Who's Building Right Now? Schools and Scientists
Over on East 69th Street, the site has already been dug out for Weill Cornell Medical College's new medical research center. But the official groundbreaking is today, which means it's time to [...] Read »
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Solar Hangar Recharges Zero-Emission Electric Airplane
Biofuel-powered planes may be the next big thing in aviation, but PC-Aero has a vision for a new wave of emission-free aircraft that are charged solely by the sun. Using a system similar to what [...] Read »
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If you been reading Inhabitat at all during the past few weeks, you might have seen our extensive coverage of the BKLYN Designs furniture exhibition, which came a few weeks ago to DUMBO, Brooklyn. [...] Read »
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Sony Unveils Plans for New e-Reader to Challenge Apple in Japan
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BOOK REVIEW: Mushroom|Clouds by Chris Drury
Land Art is, historically, HUGE. Ginormous. It is art that is heaved and coughed and carved into the hardest and bitterest corners of the suffering planet, art that says humans were here. Artist [...] Read »
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Update to Daniel Liebermann’s Radius House Preserves Organic Vision
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Locally-Built Green Toilet Facilities Provide Safe Sanitation for India
Many villagers in rural India are in need of clean, safe toilet facilities and places to wash laundry. Seeking to provide a solution to this pressing need, the National Foundation for India asked [...] Read »
Aerial Lighting Object by Martin Bu
Places In America Print
One broker wants to save buyers the annoyance of having to type property addresses into their iPhones by adding bar codes to property ads, hats, and t-shirts. Download app, hold your iDevice [...] Read »
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio  The petite South Euclid bungalow, located smack-dab in the middle of a modest street of nearly identical midcentury homes, was gag-inducingly stinky inside, encased in tired [...] Read »
on the boards: Miami Civic Centre
2nd place winner awardees for a new Civic Centre to be located in Miami, Florida by Netherlands based architects Theo Mathijssen and Willem Lucassen. Read »
2 BR, 2 BA, 976 sq ft Condo Rent: $2,854/mo. | The Brooklyner 111 Lawrence St, Line H [] Read »
Skyline Update: Another Look at Carnegie 57, the New Monster of Midtown
The Observer pried another rendering of Carnegie 57 out of the grip of developer Gary Barnett's Extell, this one showing what the Park Hyatt hotel/redonkulously expensive condo tower designed [...] Read »
on the boards: Biblioteca UAZ
Mexico based stación-ARquitectura have a proposed a new Library for the Faculty of Law Autonomous University of Zacatecason (UAZ) on an embankment of a steep site. Read »
Book Review: Obsessive Consumption
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Steuart Padwick's Stroller Desk
Bertoia Side Chair
Former RIBA London Region figurehead Azar Djamali has revealed more details about the ‘unconstitutional behaviour’ which led to her resignation last month Read »
Guest Post on Vidafine
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Salt Point House
Residence designed by New York office, Thomas Phifer & Partners : Read »
CurbedWire: Orchard Street Hell Reactivated?; Closings to Begin at 500 Fourth
LOWER EAST SIDE—The latest twist in the saga of the Orchard Street Hell Building: sudden activity! From next to 180 Orchard Street, a tipster writes: "We live in an apartment on ludlow next [...] Read »
Chair Design inspired by Waltdisney Figure
Pool Party
It was a scorcher in New York today with temperatures reaching into the 90's and all I could think about was jumping into a nice cold pool. Since that isn't possible, I'm going to stare at these [...] Read »
On the Market: Upper East Side Condop Tries for $1.1M All-Cash Short Sale
Five months into 2010, we haven't seen all that much evidence that this is the year of the short sale. Making up for lost time is 343 East 74th Street #PH3D, a 3BR, 3.5BA condop triplex asking $1.1 million... Read »
Real Estate Sold: Bidding Wars Make a Comeback at Upper West Side's Majestic
Conan O'Brien isn't the only one who's successfully leaving Upper West Side co-op The Majestic despite a pretty hefty asking price. The owner of Majestic apartment #10C is also on the way out [...] Read »
One of Venices great new houses—the  M Cube by architect Mark Baez— is in danger of being at least partially demolished because of a local height restriction that says its about [...] Read »
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Oh! Tiles from Fap Ceramiche
Domestic Intervention
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Architectural Works
Making Space 2010 Award
An international award and conference promoting innovation, creativity and sustainability in design for children and young people aged 0-18. Making Space 2010 is an international award supported [...] Read »
Midtown Skyscrapper / Christian de Portzamparc
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A forest for a Moon Dazzler / Benjamin Garcia Saxe
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SHL Architects - Largest public library in Scandinavia
Awarding-winning practice schmidt hammer lassen architects (SHL Architects) has won an international competition to design “Urban Mediaspace”, the largest public library in Scandinavia. [...] Read »
Short List / Aga Kahn Award for Architecture
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Between the Waters by Ooze and Marjetica Potrc
Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze have collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc to create a community garden and water treatment plant on an island in Essen, Germany. Read »
City of Justice Barcelona & L’Hospitalet de Llobregat / David Chipperfield + b720
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AD Interviews: Maurice Nio
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Instant Kiez / Felix Yaparsidi + Valentin Ott
The proposal created by German duo Felix Yaparsidi + Valentin Ott was awarded first by the cultural department of the Federation of German Industry.  Entitled Instant Kiez, the idea is an instant [...] Read »
Fallingwater On-Site Cottages Competition proposal / Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Saucier + Perrotte architectes have shared with us their finalist proposal for the Fallingwater On-Site Cottages Competition in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA. You can see more images and architects [...] Read »
PLAT Journal call for submissions
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Benidorm Seafront / OAB
Designed by Office of Architecture in Barcelona, this urban landscape snakes along the Benidorm seascape in Spain.  The region is a popular attraction outfitted with high rise buildings, promenades, [...] Read »
Today's archidose #421
2010 02 05 vila hermina c , originally uploaded by david pasek . Villa Hermína in Černín, Czech Republic by HŠH architekti , 2010. See architektur.aktuell for an article on the building [...] Read »