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Auditorium in Cartagena / Selgas Cano
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Here at ArchDaily, we are desperate to get our hands on the newly launched, second edition of The Modern Architecture Game . In 1999, NEXT Architects created the board game as the first project [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae, applied science, Climate Change, CO2, [...] Read »
Maier Hall / Schacht Aslani Architects
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Talking to your Architect
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Recently we had the chance to visit Allied Works office in NY to interview the firms founder Brad Cloepfil. It was a great interview, and I really liked the atmosphere of the office: A young [...] Read »
Clyfford Still Museum / Allied Works Architecture
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Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma shared with us this timelapse video of the Xi’an Expo, a project by Plasma Studio + GroundLab that we saw during several stages, from the award [...] Read »
Harbour View / Stephenson&Turner
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Check out this beautiful documentary by First Run Features highlighting  Norman Fosters architectural inspiration, theories and products of his premier global practice.  As an architect who [...] Read »
UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room / DRAW
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Bike The Floating Stadium / Quentin Perchet & Gabriel Scerri
The aim of Bike The Floating Stadium by architects Quentin Perchet & Gabriel Scerri  is to design a gift to the city, a symbol of sustainability, and a 24/7 open public space gathering in an [...] Read »
Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus
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‘Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism’ Exhibition
[ February 10, 2012 0:00 to April 22, 2012 0:00. ] As part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, the architectural exhibition, Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism [...] Read »
Flashback: AZL Pension Fund Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects
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Above is a video of the Redbull New Headquarters in Amsterdam designed by Sid Lee Architecture . Their main goal was to combine the almost brutal simplicity of an industrial built work with Red [...] Read »
AD Classics: Esherick House / Louis Kahn
An architect celebrated for his breathtaking studies of light and materiality in the creation of memorable architecture, Louis Kahn  did not fail to maintain his rigor in the Esherick House [...] Read »
from dezeen
Stork Nest Farm by SGL Projekt
It may look like a giant bird’s nest but this stick-covered dome is actually a horse-riding arena in the Czech Republic. (more&) Read »
Shang XIA / Kengo Kuma & Associates
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Update: Navy Pier design teams present to the public
Starting tomorrow, the five design teams selected to redesign the outdoor spaces of Chicago’s Navy Pier will begin to reveal their schemes to the public. Lead by AECOM , Aedas Architects , [...] Read »
Rosa Gardens / Brooks & Scarpa
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Social Housing In Paris / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
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Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy by TKY Japan
This tiny gabled pharmacy is squeezed into a narrow alleyway between two towering apartment blocks in Osaka. (more&) Read »
Miscellaneous
Fairmont Mayakoba Resort | Riviera Maya Mexico
Inspired from Nature Esedra Domino Shelf
Ultra-Modern Rear Elevation Home
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New Emails Show BP Was Aware of Possibility of Oil Spill in Gulf But Kept it Secret
On Friday, as part of a federal investigation, BP released a series of internal e-mails sent directly after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and started to leak oil into the Gulf of Mexico [...] Read »
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Leap
  I really love this prefabricated, multi-modular Alpine lodge designed by Leapfactory. Dezeen has all the simply stunning photos. No related posts. No comment No related posts. Read »
Is the iPad an AEC salesperson's best friend?
Gigaom recently published an article explaining how the iPad is becoming the sales tool of choice for forward thinking companies. I agree but wondered if the same can be said in the UK Built [...] Read »
4,114 Stoplights in Los Angeles and the Intricate Network that Keeps Traffic Moving
Yu is a soft-spoken engineer with great power: He sets the timing for all of L.A.s stoplights. His department has to take it all in: bikes, trains, big events and, of course, lots and lots of [...] Read »
Green Monsters
Isnt it annoying when youre trying to do your part to go green and then things catch on fire? In what some are calling a case of green on green crime, a low-e glass window has been accused [...] Read »
Bull Surfing, Kerala Southern India
Candle in Shape of Folded Paper Boat by Roman Ficek
Urban Sexy Loft Space in San Francisco
Digital Library by YTA
Sebago x Vans – Spring x Summer 2012 Boot Collection
Video> Take a Fly-By Tour of Renzo Piano’s New Whitney Museum
Ever since Renzo Pianos design for the new Whitney Museum was unveiled back in 2008, weve been obsessed with just about anything we could find about the new boat of a museum perched along the [...] Read »
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Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems
In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, Chinas government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution [...] Read »
studio a+i is announced winner of the AIDS Memorial Park competition
The act of memorializing the AIDS epidemic with a physical gesture goes beyond remembering and honoring the dead. AIDS is not a war, nor a disease conquered. There are no definite dates or victims. [...] Read »
The 10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World
Shanghai is the fastest-growing city in the world, according to MetroMonitor, a quarterly analysis from the Brookings Institution that compares the 200 most prosperous metros by income and job [...] Read »
News
The AIDS Memorial Park organization, Architectural Record, and Architizer have announced the winner of a competition to design a memorial for victims of AIDS and an education center in Manhattan’s [...] Read »
Dustup as UCLA Considers Selling Bel-Air Japanese Garden
Try selling one Japanese garden, and all hell breaks loose. Thats what UCLA is discovering after announcing plans to sell the UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in Bel-Air, which it has owned [...] Read »
Carnovsky's 'RGB' Filtered Imagery Exhibitions
Sustainable Prefab Design of Week'nder House by Lazor Office
Chic in LA: Kelly Wearstler Boutique
Instead of depressing you with more photos of the Viceroy Anguilla , I thought I'd revisit my trip to Los Angeles.  While there I was able to pop into Kelly Wearstler 's new clothing boutique [...] Read »
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Inhabitat On Pinterest! Follow Us For More Eco Goodness & Inspiration
Do you Pinterest? Good, cause so do we. In fact were a little obsessed and weve been using it to keep track of our favorite green gift ideas, DIY activities, holiday goodies, and inspirational [...] Read »
How Smart Windows Can Improve or Destroy Your Architectural Design
Samsung has come out with a transparent smart window, and I think it will be interesting to see how this impacts architectural design. You see, such a smart window provides much added functionality [...] Read »
Portland Aerial Tram celebrates its fifth anniversary
Portland Aerial Tram (photo by Bradley Maule) BY BRIAN LIBBY On the heels of Oregon Health & Science University releasing its plans for the Collaborative Life Science building on its South Waterfront [...] Read »
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Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees
Since 2004, the number of honeybees in the U.S. has been nearly cut in half. While similar massive declines are prevalent around the world, scientists are still trying to figure out what exactly [...] Read »
Atypical Scandinavian Villa
L’Accent Nou | A Stroll on the Beach
ZeroEdge Aquariums
Wild New Menswear from Walter Van Beirendonck
Hands Free Electric Skateboard by Zboard
TSCHUGGEN GRAND HOTEL IN AROSA, SWITZERLAND
The Globe and Mails new building, by KPMB
Its out: The new Globe and Mail building will be designed by KPMB, with Marianne McKenna as partner in charge. It will be at the corner of Front and Spadina, on the site of the Toyota dealership [...] Read »
On View> Layered SPURA: Spurring Conversations Through Visual Urbanism
Layered SPURA: Spurring Conversations Through Visual Urbanism Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Parsons The New School 66 Fifth Ave. Through February 25 The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) [...] Read »
What is "Lean?"
Technology
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Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles
This watery blue chair by Pawel Grunert is as refreshing as the liquid that was once contained in the plastic bottles its made from. Called the SIE43 Chair, the piece was constructed for the [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Siemens Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi, eco design, energy efficient design, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Confused Directions Silverbeaver Hausboot is a Sustainable Floating Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", Bullerjan Oven, confused direction, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of DIY: Make Your Own Adorable Clothespin Wedding Cake Toppers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brittany Watson Jepsen, Brooklyn Bride, Cake Topper, Clothespin Cake [...] Read »
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Craft Your Own Cardboard Hourglass Stool With These Easy DIY Instructions
This quirky looking hourglass stool is a cool, solid design that you can make at home on your own! Spotted over at Dangerously Fun, this DIY stool can be made simply by using old cardboard [...] Read »
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New Museum - "Going Gaga with SANAA" by Great Spaces .. via Great Spaces Read »
Bjarke Ingels - TEDxEast ' Hedonistic Sustainability '.. via noticiasarquitecturablog Read »
Ozaki iSuppli Gramo | iPhone Charger & Speaker
Insilvis COLD FUSION, coat hook
15 of The Most Anticipated Super Bowl Ads
Planks + Pixels [Previous Post] was chosen as among the honorable mentions for the anonymous.a(rchitect) competition. Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants. eVolo 2012 skyscraper [...] Read »
Modern Stair Design
BUILD highlights a sleek new stair and gives some insight to the design. Read »
Sustainable American Cities [Giveaway]
*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Sustainability in Americas Cities. In the next two articles, I want [...] Read »
Spacious house on tiny lot? L.A. architect aims high in Echo Park
I never thought of this as a house,' Storey said. It was designed to be a container' of daily life. It made me realize there is work and there is life, but more often these are inseparable. Read »
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Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People
A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean [...] Read »
Scuderia Ferrari One Watch By Cabestan
Alice in Wonderland by UdA
Casa Mar by Coleman Davis Pagan Arquitectos
The Traveler by Travelteq and Cicli Maestro
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stealth Edition
Beautiful Powder Room Designs
Infographic of the day: Threats and Opportunities to the UK
The Guardian posted Thursday 26 January an infographic revealing threats and opportunities to the UK, identified by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that could arise as a [...] Read »
Cabin on Lake Wenatchee by Gelotte Hommas Archtiecture
Parklets Spreading Throughout California, Reach Long Beach
Our friend Alissa Walker reports in LA Weekly that San Franciscos Parklet craze (SF now has 23 of the parks built on former parking spaces) has reached the streets of Long Beach. Designed by [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Shayton Equilibrium
Inspired From Undersea : Tanya  Minina
Urban Ecological Design [Giveaway]
*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Urban Ecological Design. The second book that I want to share with [...] Read »
Atemporal design, this time Swiss style.
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Gummy Passage: Why Landmarking the Wrigley needs to consider its elegant plaza
 click images for larger view This Thursday, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will consider bestowing official landmark status on the Wrigley Building, the gleaming cream terra cotta pair [...] Read »
Monday, Monday
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Alien, Immigrant, Refugee: The Architecture of Hospitality
Passage across a border wrenches us from a space of citizenship  where our individual being is cloaked in layers of legal protection  to a space where we experience at once freedom and nothingness. [...] Read »
Modern Home in Sweden
Slat Grill
Brent Knoll Residence by March Studio
House in a Mountain Meadow by Gelotte Hommas Architecture
David Yurman
JMC Soundboard Loudspeaker by Jeanmichel Capt
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Read the rest of The Roskildes Beautiful Geodesic Dome Looks Like a Tortoise in a Field Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Danish design, geodesic dome, Henrik Almegaard, hexagon [...] Read »
California’s Redevelopment Agencies Play the Waiting Game
Right now Californias doomed redevelopment agencies have one hope, and its name is SB 659, a bill proposed in the California legislature to postpone dissolution of the agencies until April 15. [...] Read »
2012 Emerging Voices
The Architectural Leagues annual Emerging Voices lecture series and award spotlights individuals and firms with a distinct design voice that has the potential to influence the discipline of [...] Read »