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Don’t We all Need One of These? SPUR Opens San Jose Office
One of the Bay Areas most effective urban instigators, SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) is opening an office in San Jose. The move came about for a few reasons, says [...] Read »
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Radiation Leak at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Forces Shut Down
On Tuesday afternoon, operators detected a leak in a tube housed in the building next to one of the reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in Southern California. Crews are reported to [...] Read »
Focal XS Speakers with Dock
Miniature of the Empty Chair by Maarten Baas
Synthesis Design’s Bespoke Office
Brought to you by: A carefully detailed private workspace conceals office equipment behind birch plywood ribs It’s a reality of the modern work world that many people work from home. But a [...] Read »
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Homegrown Concessions to Serve Up Organic Food at Super Bowl XLVI
Fans who are lucky enough to attend this year’s Super Bowl XLVI in person will be able to nosh on farm-fresh organic food provided by Homegrown Concessions, a partnership between Farm Aid and [...] Read »
Wave Coffee Table and Sofa Furniture Design by Vito Selma
Naust Paa Aure by TYIN tegnestue Architects
The Modern List Denver
BUILD revisits the Mile High City. Read »
Sponsor Discount: AM Living
If you are looking for a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart, you might want to visit AM-Living .  They are generously offering HC readers 15% off any purchase for the month of February [...] Read »
My Roots State Map Print
O'Hara Studio Waikato Seat
Bambica Modular Shelving System
Unique and stylish interiors in Sweden
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McDonald’s No Longer Selling “Pink Slime” Beef Treated With Ammonia
McDonalds and other fast food chains have quietly announced that they will stop selling Pink Slime beef  a form of second-grade meat that is treated with a nasty ammonia process to eliminate [...] Read »
MADE.COM - Morton Collection - Designed by James Harrison
Eclectic Kitchen
Steven Holl’s Houston Unification
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announced today that architect Steven Holl was selected to build a new building on a two-acre parking lot in the citys Museum District, besting Morphosis and [...] Read »
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Is the Arctic About to be Ravaged in a Search for Oil and Other Reserves?
The Arctic has long been described as a goldmine of untapped resources, and in recent years it has been the site for some international chest-thumping and the attempted claiming of rights. But [...] Read »
Foster on Film
Norman Foster, who, as writer Mark Lamster has noted, “even in his 70s, has the look of a heavy in a Guy Ritchie film,” skis, sketches, and visits his childhood home in Manchester, England, [...] Read »
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Globe Trotting: And Now, a Copper Dome That's Actually a Nursery School
Photo via Architizer. Click to expand! Smack in between Trento in Milan in northern Italy lies the small comune of Costa Volpino, wherein the above nursery school is located. Designed by Milan-based [...] Read »
Aqua Cil Luminaire from Artemide
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Fire Station in Valls \ Santamaria Arquitectes
The new Fire Station is located in a square plot, practically flat, in the industrial park Palau de Reig, in Valls. It is a rectangular compact volume, aligned with the street. Half the building [...] Read »
Koss Porta Pro KTC headphones
Triangle Tree Unveils New Recycled Plastic iBamboo Urban
Cielito Querido Cafe
Overlooking the valley from atop
High Tech plus High Design = Hi Matic
Atelier Kastelic Buffey, Clearview Chalet
The architects Atelier Kastelic Buffey are definitely worth watching. I wrote last week for The Globe and Mail about a chalet they designed at a ski resort near Collingwood, Ontario that is minimal [...] Read »
Mitchell Lab. Studio Advance. Processing Drawings
  Texas A&M University. Department. Mitchell Lab. Spring 2012.  Roland Snooks. Kokkugia. TA. Adrian Cortez Behavior Drawings. Variables: agent number, velocity, cohesion, separation, alignment.  Read »
Lamborghini Aventador LP760-2 by Oakley Design
Google Watches
Masseria Alchimia in Pulia Italy by Caroline Groszer
Illustrated desktop wallpaper By Merav Shacham
Louie Vuitton Birdie Sneakers
Video> Eames Elephants Go On Safari
If you love the Eames Office (and who doesnt?) you need to see this new video by Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, who took several of their famous elephants on safari with [...] Read »
Calistoga Residence by Strening Architects
Video
AutoCAD WS — Integrated in AutoCAD 2012 Products .. Official AutoCAD 2012 Trial Download Read »
Bjarke Ingels Group proposal for Navy Pier Redesign , Chicago.. here more .. via BIG Read »
City & Urbanism
New TED Book – Living Architecture – Releases 7 February
“Shouldn’t the buildings we live in be as alive and adaptable as we are?” asks British architect Rachel Armstrong in her forthcoming TED Book: Living Architecture. This e-book is due to [...] Read »
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News
Haute Couture: A restaurant with a Modernist pedigree is rescued from the vintage bin, reborn a high-end clothier. Read »
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GM Hires A Team of Aliens For Their Chevy Volt Superbowl Commercial
Though the matchup between the Patriots and the Giants might be drawing a lot of football fans, many people will be tuning into the Super Bowl just for the commercials! GM knows this too and [...] Read »
Eco- Friendly : THE CHIP HOUSE
Aqua Expeditions | Luxury Amazon Cruises
Imaginary Architecture by Filip Dujardin
Obol Bowl | Never Eat Soggy Cereal Again
grayson mini cribs
New Satyrium Series with Reclaimed Wood
Largest Treehouse in the World by Michael Garnier
Ideabox Now Offers a Tiny House Minibox
Oregon-based Ideabox has been on the prefab scene doing their thing in the Pacific Northwest for a long time now.  Ive mentioned several of their homes and look forward to sharing a few newsworthy [...] Read »
Ronny Heiremans & Katleen Vermeir, The Residence (a wager for the afterlife) (2012). Photo: Kristien Daem. The Residence (a wager for the afterlife) is a video project by Belgian artist-duo Katleen [...] Read »
News: Pierscape Competition, Chicago, revealing Team Finalists' booklets
Pierscape Competition , Navy Pier, Chicago, unveiled list and booklets of Design Team finalists. After the guidelines of the Pierscape Competition , I will post an abstract of each entry. More [...] Read »
O'Hara Studio Anemone Table-SIlver
Swellendam House by GASS Architecture
Brentano Introduces Zinnia, a New Outdoor Fabric
Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip
Video: The making of the Metropol Parasol
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Metal Panels by Caino Design
The New French Hacker-Artist Underground
Through meticulous infiltration, UX members have carried out shocking acts of cultural preservation and repair, with an ethos of restoring those invisible parts of our patrimony that the government [...] Read »
Indy's Super Bowl Building Boom
Im never trying to be disparaging to these other communities in any way, says Bill Browne, a local architect on Indianapolis host committee who has looked at what other Super Bowl cities [...] Read »
This year my Groundhog Day post is for all the Ned Ryerson fans out there. (If you're not a fan of Ned click "7" on your keyboard to skip to the best part.) Read »
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The Journal Spéciale'Z is a publication of the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, explores architecture's complex contemporary context. Each issue is structured around four thematic questions [...] Read »
X-Mini II Capsule Speaker
Vegetable Art by Carolina Amoretti and Matteo Abbo
Electic by Tom Dixon
3D Geometric Light Paintings
Ghurka Debuts New Flagship
The Drew House by Simon Laws Anthill Construction
Top 7 Reasons Why Mobile Architecture Can Leave a Permanent Positive Mark
The experience of mobile architecture can be quite a powerful thing. Take for instance the BMW Guggenheim Laboratory that was constructed in New York  there, on a rather small lot, this lab [...] Read »
Red Hot
They say April is the cruelest month but for me, I think it's February.  I loathe Valentine's Day and any other holiday for which I am made to feel inferior for not having a date.  But in the [...] Read »
Legendary Claddagh Rings
Cacoon Hammock Tent
Dusseldorf Loft by Bruno Epricum
La Maison du Chocolat’s Seductive Valentine’s Treats
BMW Z8 by Senner Tuning
Profile> John D. Cerone & Hashim Sulieman of SHoP Construction
On Feburary 17, John D. Cerone and Hashim Sulieman of SHoP Construction will lead Computational Design & 4D Sequencing, a workshop focusing on parametric modeling as part of DAY 2 of COLLABORATION, [...] Read »
Venezia, 13th International Architecture Exhibition: Common Ground
13th Architecture Biennale from 29 August to 25 November 2012 The President of the Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta , accompanied by the Director of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, [...] Read »
Architectural Works
Weekend House / Pokorny Architekti
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Zaha Hadid Architects and Central Bank of Iraq sign agreement for new Headquarters
Zaha Hadid joined H.E. Dr Sinan Al-Shabibi , Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), at a ceremony to sign the agreement between CBI and Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) for the design stages [...] Read »
Yellow Hotel / PLAN Associated Architects
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Shifting Fields / Active City Transformation (ACT)
Active City Transformation (ACT) recently designed a public space using flooding as a productive phenomenon, both as an active and attractive element. The intent of Shifting Fields is to create [...] Read »
EFH Haus Cracau / AI.STUDIO
Architect: AI.STUDIO  A r c h i t e k t e n + I n g e n i e u r e Location: Wahlitzer Weg 4a / 39114 Magdeburg , Germany Start of construction: June 2010 Completion:& Read »
Holl to design MFAH
Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the leading cultural institution of the region, has recently selected Steven Holl Architects to design a new museum building to support its collections, exhibitions, [...] Read »
Hawkesbury Residence / Marmol Radziner
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Calamari Union / LRA
Located in the Finnish city of Turku, the Calamari Union project by LRA (Lapo Ruffi Architetto) is designed around the theme, European urbanity | Resonance between territories and ways of life. [...] Read »
Bishop’s Square / Matthew Lloyd Architects
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Australia House Proposal / Andrew Burns Architect
Andrew Burns Architect recently won the competition for a gallery-atelier in rural Japan  Australia House. The competition was judged by Tadao Ando and open internationally. Their design is [...] Read »
132 Houses With Public Protection / Aguinaga y Asociados Arquitectos
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Jameson House / Foster + Partners
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Lik House / Satoru Hirota Architects
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House In Kyoto / FORM | Kouichi Kimura
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Portuguese architect Paulo David selected as 2012 Alvar Aalto Medal recipient
Paulo David has been announced as the eleventh recipient of the Alvar Aalto Medal – a prestigious honor awarded to an architect or architectural firm that has provided significant contributions [...] Read »
AD Round Up: Projects in Finland
Over the years weve been featuring amazing projects from Finland. So we decided to gather 5 projects from 2008-2009 that you may have missed into this special Round Up. We have a great library [...] Read »
Gymnastics Building / Heams & Michel Architects
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Victor Civita Plaza / Levisky Arquitetos Associados, Davis Brody Bond
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Shimonoseki-shi Kawatana Onsen Koryu Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates
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Inga Saffron , the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, challenges cities to look beyond their “skyscraper fantasies and dreams of increased tourism”, suggesting they work to [...] Read »
from dezeen
Pombal Castle Hill by Comoco Architects
Portuguese architects Comoco  have added a weathered steel cafe and a wooden gazebo on the hill of a castle in the town of Pombal. (more&) Read »
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Amazon Science Centre by Marks Barfield Architects
British architects Marks Barfield have designed a research centre for the Amazon Jungle with a bulging bamboo observation tower and over six miles of treetop bridges. (more&) Read »
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Timayui Kindergarten by el Equipo de Mazzanti
The monochrome, mosaic-clad classrooms at this preschool in Santa Marta, Colombia, are grouped into modular clusters around triangular courtyards. (more&) Read »
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Read the rest of Six Yummy Organic Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chili Recipe, Eggplant sliders, Homemade Tortilla Chips, Hummus pinwheels, [...] Read »
"Hanging Around" Photography by Deanna Dikeman
Pentax K-01 | by Marc Newson
Pitti Uomo 2012 Street Style
DAZ 3D gives away their Pro software for free
In an unusual (or panic?) move, 3D software developer DAZ 3D gives away its three major content creation and rendering software for free for a limited time (29th of February 2012) . These are [...] Read »
Artist David Choe Set to Receive $200 Million from Facebook
Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch
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MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings
What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? Thats exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be the [...] Read »
Club Monaco Culture Club
My love of Club Monaco is no secret. I always love their great dresses and jackets and shop them every season.  Of course, this meant it was an even bigger honor to be asked to be the the featured [...] Read »
Walnut Coffee Table by Nico Yektai
Spacious Villa in Sweden
Grid Table Series
Recycling Plastic Range by Julien Renault
A More Personal Ski Experience
Converse One Star Ox ‘Super Mario Bros’
Step Vanity by Macral
Vintage Arabia Finland Kaj Franck Origami Porcelain Platter
NYC Gears Up for Bike Share…but Where?
To hell with what Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil says about there being six more weeks of winter; if you want a true harbinger of spring, head over the Center for Architecture for a [...] Read »
Whew! EPA Declares Chicago’s Air is Still Dirty
Most people would think that politicians would want their cities to be declared in compliance with Clean Air Act standards, but not Chicago! Illinois Governor Quinn and others the EPA lobbied [...] Read »
For the next two weeks I will be travelling with the 4th year undergraduate students from the Caribbean School of Architecture on their Study Tour of Bridgetown Barbados. For more information [...] Read »
Project Japan is a new book by Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist , edited by Kayoko Ota with James Westcott and designed by Irma Boom . It tells the story of the first non-western avant)garde [...] Read »
Miner Tent
Fully-restored 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser for Sale
Giovi Relais, Charming Stay & Spa in Apulia, Southern Italy
Planet  Suspension  Lighting
The Basic House
NEXT Bloomberg Pavilion Project
Swimmy by Ian McChesney
Rubble Floor: Materials You Can Reuse
Im fascinated by the work of Netherlands-based Dave Hakkens in a recent project called Rubble Floor.  Interested in reusing old building materials as new building materials  and inspired [...] Read »
Ferrari 340 Competizione
eSupply EES-SP021 Bluetooth Speaker
Casa G Residence by Gudmundur Jonsson Architect
Canadian Muskoka Boathouse
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
Luminarie De Cagna – 55,000 LED Light Cathedral
Sea Shell Residence interior by Lanciano Design
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Twisted Realty Floating Ceiling Panels
Kathleen Dustin
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BMW Showroom \ Arch. Eduardo De Castro Cáceres
BMWs new home in Dominican Republic is all about showcasing masterpieces in the most perfect way. Designed according to the new BMW Group Identity Guidelines, it has been completely renovated [...] Read »
Bamboestoel Bamboo Chair By Tejo Remy & René Veenhuizen
Sprung Chair By Jason Klenner
Lip Service Silk Scarf for Valentine's Day
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Building Trust International Unveils Winning School Design For Child Refugees in Burma
Through their School 4 Burma competition, Building Trust International aimed to provide a modular educational facility for Burmese child migrants and refugees  and the winners have finally been [...] Read »
Death Star Cube by Jacob + Macfarlane Architects
Xero Flor Green Roofs Get Cradle to Cradle
Xero Flor is a lightweight green roof and system originally developed in Germany. A version was first supplied to Fords Dearborn Truck Plant by Xero Flor America LLC, the exclusive manufacturer [...] Read »
Is There a Jewish Architecture?
Within the parameters of the building art there cannot be artists like Saul Bellow and Philip Roth or like Sidney Lumet and Woody Allen, who in books and movies probe the excruciating details [...] Read »
Overade Cycling Helmet
Spectacle Mirrors
Local groundswell for industry-wide 2030 Challenge
2030 Challenge targets (image courtesy Architecture 2030) BY BRIAN LIBBY As many now know, buildings are the primary source of energy demand and the main user of materials that produce by-product [...] Read »
Back to Basics Collection: Plein Air by Brentano
2013 Audi RS3
Bike rack made from recycled bicycle
Antique 1958 Warner Bros Galvanized Metal Film Canister
Why jobs require cities
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MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion
The board's long-range planning committee chose Holl, based in New York City and Beijing, after reviewing site-specific concepts from three internationally known architecture firms, including [...] Read »
Oh, Moby...
oh, to clarify: im not saying the architecture is relatively pointless, im merely suggesting that my blog is relatively pointless. the architecture is anything but pointless, its great, even [...] Read »
Heart Throb
I'm going to have to check and make sure I don't have a fever that's making delirious.  Normally, I hate anything cutesy and would definitely not be caught dead wearing anything with hearts [...] Read »
4. QUIET DOWN Although this is more a section for visitors from the United States, I feel it's an important one, anyway. One of the most humiliating things about traveling to other parts of the [...] Read »
Ralph Lauren Safari RL67 Sporting Chronograph
Cute Romantic Couple Pillowcases
Ottawa  Chair  By  Karim Rashid
SEAR Belt
Beautiful Luxury Bedroom Design
Harper's Bazaar Undergoes A Redesign
Autodesk ForceEffect for iOS : Interactive force diagrams
Yesterday, I installed a new (and currently free) app from Autodesk onto my iPhone, called Autodesk ForceEffect ( check it out in the App Store ). With this app, you can draw a 2D schematic of [...] Read »
Exhibition: Lyon Confluence, Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris
The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine , a museum located in Paris, recently showed Lyon Confluence and its regeneration across models, maps, texts, slideshows, photographs, stage design, [...] Read »
Love machine War machine
LEGO's Colorful Denmark Headquarters
Fireplace Controllable by iPhone or Android Smart Phone
Drowning In Brands: Underwater Rose Still Life Series
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Rare Print Sunglasses Collection
Electronic Waste Recycled into a Geeky Table
Technology
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Read the rest of Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2 Bar House, eco design, Feldman Architecture, green design, green [...] Read »
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HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade
HOKs San Francisco office received a jury recognition award for their net-zero Battery Park design, which features a remarkable algae facade designed by Charles Lee. A combination of load [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Pombal Castle’s Striking Upgrade Forges a Connection to Portuguese History Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Comoco, Corten steel, Daylighting, eco design, eco-tourism, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: embedded architecture, green architecture, green design [...] Read »
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Man Arrested For Stealing a Glacier to Make “Designer” Ice Cubes
When many of us thirst for a chilled drink, we think back to our science lessons and recall that when water is placed in the freezer, it turns into ice. It seems a man in Chile forgot this and [...] Read »
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Olson Kundig Architects’ Prefab Sol Duc Cabin Rests Lightly on Four Stilts
The Sol Duc Cabin is the latest project to come from the office of Inhabitat favorite, Olson Kundig Architects. Located in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, this small retreat is perfect for [...] Read »
Sorry Giotto Light by Catellani & Smith