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Purple People Eaters: Big Purple Plants Some Green on Mercer Street
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.Hey, NYU neighbors on Mercer Street, those trees you suddenly see around you are not a dream! What went in the ground this week between West [...] Read »
The Geotaggers' World Atlas
The Geotaggers' World Atlas #1: New York , originally uploaded by Eric Fischer . This is one of fifty maps marking geotagged Flickr and Picasa photos in cities. Here, obviously, is New York [...] Read »
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Prized ‘72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay
In 1972, 64 teams of university students competed to design the greenest vehicle in the Urban Vehicle Design Challenge. This was the cream of the crop  a 1972 mustard yellow Gremlin that runs [...] Read »
tropical fog
Research and experimentation on kitchen design focuses on the concept of always on functionality and new ways to rationalize space. For once, we present a model kitchen pointing to a surprisingly [...] Read »
If we wondered whether the world would end when there two apartments in 834 Fifth Avenue listed for sale at the same time, we're, like, 99.9 percent sure it's actually going to end now, with [...] Read »
Facet Lamps from Brendan Ravenhill
Emeco 111 Navy Chair
It's a coffee table, storage unit, lighting and lots more!
McGarry-Moon Architects has submitted plans for this £350,000 home in rural Maghera, Northern Ireland Read »
O-Nest Armchair
Michael Minadeo + Partners
Stowe Pool House The design of this little structure provides an open invitation to relax by the pool while highlighting the surrounding landscape and beautiful mountain vista. With its linear [...] Read »
The government has refused to deny rumours McAslan + Partners’ Bond Street Station or Hawkins\Brown’s Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station schemes could be ditched Read »
Who Trumps Trump?
The Times dogged development reporter Charles Bagli had a big scoop yesterday on Christian de Portzamparcs new tower, Carnegie 57, and what it portends for a construction recovery. That said, [...] Read »
on the boards: Boys & Girls Club
The proposed extension of the Boys & Girls Club by Griffin Enright Architects consists of new roof that wraps around the street-side façade of the existing building to the rest of the site. [...] Read »
The fact that it's essentially a ghost town can't keep celebrity chef Todd English away from the shopping mall at the Plaza. Eater has the rundown on his Plaza Food Hall, which launched last [...] Read »
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Bosch Factory Tour Unveils 5 Keys to Buying Greener Appliances
In the small, unimposing town of New Bern, NC (infamously known as the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola) lies the only US appliance manufacturer with complete lines of Energy Star-certified dishwashers, [...] Read »
A Lamp Made of Reflective Material
World Architecture Festival – entries open!
Priority code, please quote: JMMSP World Architecture Festival: We’re back! Enter today at: http://www.worldarchite ure_entry_download.cfm Supported by: Dear Sir/Madam, [...] Read »
Finally, some relief for cranky Bleecker Street residents? The Sex and the City bus tour has dropped its Bleecker Street Magnolia stop, saying the store can no longer provide enough cupcakes [...] Read »
sponsored post: The Brooklyner: Brooklyn's Tallest Tower Leasing High-Floor Units
Now the tallest building in the borough, The Brooklyner offers studio, 1 & 2 bedroom rental apartments with stellar views of the city, harbor, rivers and beyond. The tower is located in Downtown [...] Read »
House of Vision by FORM - Kouichi Kimura Architects
House of Vision is a private home in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects that is designed to shield the client from neighbours. Completed last year, the house features largely blank [...] Read »
Chapel in Valleacerón - S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office
Chapel in Valleacerón, designed by Spain-based architect S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office, is featuring the geometrical folds in relation to its surrounding and the spaces. The [...] Read »
Morphosis gets green-lit in Hollywood
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Between the waters
Construction Accidents: Construction Worker Falls to His Death at Clinton Hill Site
The construction foreman on a Brooklyn project fell to his death yesterday afternoon, The Daily News reports. Luis Zaruma fell from the fifth floor of an under-construction residential project [...] Read »
The collaboration of Established & Sons with Venini we had the opportunity to speak prior thereto at the show, something on the new proposals that the marque has also presented this year at the [...] Read »
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“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill
An announcement was made on Thursday that BPs latest crazily named tactic  the top kill which we reported on earlier this week  seems to be working to stop the flow of oil the Gulf of Mexico. [...] Read »
Bone Light
The AJ can reveal the first project entered into the UK’s largest student prize Read »
Passive Solar Dogtrot Gets a Revamp
Copeland Casati, founder of Green Cabin Kits and Green Modern Kits, is busy these days. When she's not working on her own passive solar casa ti, she's helping folks across the country with theirs. [...] Read »
The new Cleveland casino will be a sleek, contemporary building with large areas of glass at two main entrances along Huron Road and a row of restaurants and shops between them, facing the street [...] Read »
The Colorful Boardwalk of Benidorm, Spain
Abitare Design Magazine had a post about this gorgeous oceanfront promenade in Benidorm, Spain. The boardwalk was designed by OAB, an architectural firm in Barcelona. I love the colors and [...] Read »
Linkage: Slumlord Turns Himself in; Workers Back at Stalled Site; More!
[More angry New Yorker sidewalk art, via Runnin' Scared] · Slumlord turns himself in after arrest warrant [Village Voice] · New public art project plans to give people working keys to the city [...] Read »
Seattle Modern Green Builder Takes Aim at Energy
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Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity
Think of wind energy and you probably conjure up an image of giant turbines. But students in Cornells Vibro-Wind Research Group have a different model of wind power in mind. Theyre working [...] Read »
On the Racked: Brits Take Columbus Ave.; Bleecker Street Oldtimers Vanish; More!
And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up. 1) Upper West Side: Quietly in the night, like an invading army of Red Coats, Burberry Brit opened on Columbus [...] Read »
Whitney Museum Plans New Building Downtown
After 25 years of false starts, the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art has taken a step that will redefine the 80-year-old institution. It voted on Tuesday afternoon to begin construction [...] Read »
Tipicoatipico by Lanificio Leo
Reader Rant: Battery Park City Parent Vows to Break Park Rules!
Like other new parks or park-like things (CaVaLa, the High Line, etc.), Battery Park City's Teardrop Park South has a fun water feature that on a hot afternoon can prove very tempting. So what [...] Read »
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Recaps: Selling New York: Putting the 'Dome' in Domesticity
Last night was another episode of Selling New York, HGTV's reality show following Manhattan brokerages CORE and Gumley Haft Kleier as they try to sell fabulous properties fabulously. Here, our [...] Read »
Le Corbusier Apartment, Marseille
Pavilion in Oporto
On the Market: Scuba-Diving Film Producers List $3.1M Park Slope Brownstone
We've been enjoying our townhouses with a bit of an aquatic theme lately, and here's another: 144 Lincoln Place, which recently hit the market asking $3.1 million. So where's the water? The Times, [...] Read »
Laminated Bamboo Panels - Lamboo® Panel Layup Options
Linkage: Manhattan (Map) Getting Wider; New Buildings Far From Parks
[Via Curbed Photo Pool/Tim Schreier] · Manhattan getting 30 percent bigger in new subway map [NYT] · Where to find NYC's best cell phone reception: the Lincoln Tunnel? [WSJ] · Try to take [...] Read »
moving castle
Otamatone : Odd & Sweet Music Instrument
The AJ can reveal further evidence the house-building industry is starting to bounce back Read »
Fallingwater Cottages
On the heels of their twelfth Governor General's Award, Patkau Architects have won a competition to design Fallingwater Institute cottages, nearby Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and not to [...] Read »
Defence lab reveals ultimate CCTV
"You can't tell who is an insurgent by what they look like, but you can track their behaviour," explained Andrew Seedhouse, chief technologist for sensors and countermeasures at Dstl. The surveillance, [...] Read »
Bleu et Blanc
I'm heading out to the Hamptons again this weekend and wish I was staying at a house this chic! There is nothing that says beach house or summer more than blue and white. This one happens to [...] Read »
WhatsWhatCollective in New York
"Tour de Verre has a shape and style to it. This is a boring bunch of boxes w/ vertical stripes. I wish it looked more like Foster's elegant 610 Lexington and make it a true super-needle."—NYC [...] Read »
What's Cookin': Soho Loft's Kitchen Gets Lost in Harlem
What's cooler than being cool? This kitchen, which we're becoming more obsessed with the longer we're exposed to its icy blue stare. Adding to the intrigue is that it looks nothing like the rest [...] Read »
Peddle the Metal
Well, this is a crazy busy time of year, and I've been working on a pretty big project which you'll hear about soon enough. So I'm getting way behind on my posts. I hope to remedy that in the [...] Read »
Development Update-o-rama!: Murano, LIC's Odd New Light Show Building, Hits the Market
The first of Long Island City's newborn triplets is showing its hand early. Though Murano, which just to remind you will have a nightly multicolor LED show and a moat, is having its grand opening [...] Read »
EV Grieve digs up some evidence that the proposed luxury rental building at Houston and Avenue D, with 600-square-foot, $2,800 studios, might actually be happening. The ground floor retail listing [...] Read »
The 100 Most Creative People in Business...
... according to Fast Company, includes 3 architects this year - Jean Nouvel (19th), Bjarke Ingels (64th) & Kazuyo Sejima (88th). View the full list Read »
Curbed Inside: Construction Wraps Up on 141 Fifth's Cupola Penthouse
Click the image above to view the full photogallery.Despite a few complaints that its restored facade is too creamy, we've still been pretty excited about the cupola penthouse at 141 Fifth Avenue. [...] Read »
Architectural Works
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100 11th Avenue by Jean Nouvel
Photographer Philippe Ruault has sent us his photographs of the newly-completed 100 11th Avenue by French architect Jean Nouvel, an apartment block in Chelsea, New York, with every glass panel [...] Read »
AD Classics: Douglas House / Richard Meier
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AA Visiting School: University of Tehran
[ July 26, 2010 11:00 to August 6, 2010 11:00. ] The AA Visiting School is a worldwide network organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture in collaboration with each country [...] Read »
K+N Residence / Valerio Olgiati
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Olympic Museum Competition / ArchMedium
ArchMedium has announced a new student competition for the creation of an Olympic museum in Athens.   The museum is to be dedicated to protect and remember the historical moments during all [...] Read »
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Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron
Yesterday saw the topping-out ceremony of Herzog & de Meurons philharmonic hall on the river Elbe in Hamburg. Read »
Refuge in Patagonia / Armando Montero & Diego Labbé
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Miraventos House / Eduardo Trigo de Sousa + ComA
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PingPong Project / 4 of 7 Architecture
4 of 7 shared their PingPong project with us, which began as a competition entry for the Serbian Pavilion at 12thVenice Biennale of Architecture.   The firm has taken the initial ideas and developed [...] Read »
FlyingTeeth Hotel Design Competition
Are you an architect with a passion for design and a deep appreciation of a destination’s unique geographical character − its “sense of place”? In an effort to find “the architect,” [...] Read »
AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XI
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FutureShack 2010 Call for Projects
FutureShack is a new way to think about residential architecture. It’s about how it works, not just how it looks. FutureShack creates a platform for dialogue between the public and design professionals. [...] Read »
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Mexican Pavilion for Shanghai Expo 2010 by Slot.
Shanghai Expo 2010: here are some images of the Mexican pavilion designed by Mexican studio Slot. at Shanghai Expo 2010, taken by Iwan Baan. Read »
The 610 Park Avenue duplex owned by Nautica founder David Chu and his wife (who've decamped to 15 CPW) was PriceChopped by $3 million yesterday, to a new ask of $29.8M. That works out to only [...] Read »
StairCASE by Danny Kuo
The architects went before Community Board 2 this week to present new designs for the Theater for a New Audience, the project now helmed just by Hugh Hardy after starchitect Frank Gehry was booted. [...] Read »
1 BR, 1 BA, 1,155 sq ft Condo Asking: $2,975,000 | The Plaza 1 Central Park South [Corcoran] Read »
A simple and effective, that Valentina Trimani: looking for new applications of OLED technology, the designer has designed a bookmark that allows light to read well in the dark. The light emitted [...] Read »
Famous Rides
For the first time this year I went to the New York International Auto Show on the second Press Day. Holy crap. This is like night and day. I really couldn't believe it. When the show is open [...] Read »
The AJ today launched its new jobs site, offering an online careers service dedicated solely to architects Read »
Applied Physics kitchen gadgets from Acquacalda
David Walker Architects has completed its 42,200m2 Riverbank House in Swan Lane, City of London Read »
CLEVELAND, Ohio  A local developer could revive the former Warner & Swasey Co. facility, a dilapidated and boarded-up complex that looms over East 55th Street and Carnegie Avenue. The city of [...] Read »
archimorph + hangar 9
This week Archimorph will begin work as consultant among other designers [Sbanter, VerS, and morphism design] developing interior design for Hangar 9 bar. Parametric and building performance [...] Read »
CurbedWire: Edge's Affordable Rentals Open; Cooper Union Building Honored
WILLIAMSBURG—Politicos like City Planning commish Amanda Burden and HPD commish Rafael E. Cestero gathered to cut the ribbon on the Williamsburg Community Apartments, which is the name of the [...] Read »
Extendable Dining Table by BoConcept
PriceSpotter: Big Reveal: Pricing a Taste of Downtown on the Upper East Side
And now, the results of this week's PriceSpotter asking price guessing game! Location: 360 East 88th Street #2D Asking: $1,995,000 Our magazine-featured, Tribeca-inspired duplex turned out to [...] Read »
Real Estate Sold: Human Gondola Sells Upper East Side Townhouse
Human gondolas. They're like, you know, when a guy...dresses like a raise money for crumbling Venice landmarks. Anyway, Randolph Guthrie used to be one, and so did his wife Beatrice. [...] Read »
The Observer files an update on the Broadway Triangle lawsuit, which could affect the construction of 2,000 new housing units. A judge ruled last week that the lawsuit could proceed, but threw [...] Read »
Lakefront Home in Montauk, NY
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I was unaware of the African-American Female Singing Norteño Covers on Youtube sub-genre. Read »
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Herzog + de Meuron’s Elphilharmonie Concert Hall Tops Out
Today in Hamburg the topping-out celebrations began for the citys new cultural landmark on the Elbe River. Elphilharmonie started construction a year and a half ago and is now reaching completion. [...] Read »
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Loq•kit Modular Homes Made With Interchageable Parts
The concept behind Loq•kit homes is the use of modular and interchangeable parts  kinda like Legos for homes. Loq•kit homes were originally conceived by PAF Architecture back in 2003 and [...] Read »
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Modern Palmyra House Showcases Local Sustainable Materials
The Palmyra House is a vacation home in the south of Mumbai that resonates not just for its clean modern look but also for its rich selection of local sustainable materials. Situated on the coast [...] Read »
Cite Goes America: Terrarium Bubble Pendant by Lindsey Adelman
Lindsey Adelman turns her chandelier inside out by containing the branches within the blown glass bubble. The Terrarium Bubble Pendant was one of the many displays at Cite Goes America during [...] Read »
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Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy
Yesterday President Obama visited a Solyndra solar panel factory in Freemont, California that  with help from the stimulus  was able to expand and create green collar jobs for the bay area [...] Read »
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Philadelphia Parking Lot Transformed into Urban Cycling Oasis
As bike commuting becomes more popular, facilities where you can store your bike, extra clothes and even take a shower will become a necessity. These bike facilities could even possibly replace [...] Read »
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Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps
Designer Bao Khang Luus recycled six-pack ring chandeliers make drinking an entire six-pack (or 60) seem a lot less trashy. Luus gorgeous designs transform the annoying excess packaging into [...] Read »
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OLPC to Unveil XO-3 Tablet Prototype by the End of This Year
The iPad may be a luxury item, but One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is working on an affordable device for the developing world that combines the features of a laptop, the Kindle, and the iPad  and [...] Read »
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Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones
Whether you like to turn them into a makeshift megaphones or let them stick to their roles as traditional roadblocks, traffic cones carry a whole lot of opportunity for creativity. Another ingenious [...] Read »
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater To Get Underground Eco-Cottages
Underground cottages will soon grace the landscape surrounding Fallingwater, the famous masterpiece of Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed by Patkau Architects from Vancouver, the cottages will reside [...] Read »