Articles from 02/03/2012:

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Architectural Works
Boston Medical Center / TK&A Architects
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Conde House / SAMF Arquitectos
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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Winning Proposal: Plug + Play / HMMY
The first prize in the DesignByMany competition for the Electric Vehicle Charging Station was recently awarded to HMMY for their Plug + Play proposal. Their design functions as a visual meter [...] Read »
House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva
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Milad Complex Proposal / ContemporARchitectURban Designers Group
The young architectural studio, ContemporARchitectURban Designers Group , was recently awarded 4th prize in the international competition to design a huge 300,000 square meter complex in Tehran. [...] Read »
Monconseil Retirement Home / Atelier Zundel & Cristea
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University of Applied Arts Extension Proposal / Wolfgang Tschapeller
Wolfgang Tschapeller shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the extension of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The removal of stair and elevator cores displays a pure serial [...] Read »
Habitat 15 / Predock Frane Architects
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2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0’s Wish has been Revealed!
For the first time in history, the annual TED Prize was not awarded to an individual, but rather an idea that will greatly influence the future of our planet. The City 2.0 is the city of the future in& Read »
Røldal Pilgrim Center Proposal / LETH & GORI
LETH & GORI shared with us their proposal for the Pilgrim Centre in Røldal which creates a new building in close connection with the 13th century church. Made as an extension to the existing [...] Read »
The Ada Bridge / Arhitektura d.o.o.
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Villa Plus / Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter
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Video: The City of Samba / Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli
As a follow up to last weeks coverage on the Rio Carnival 2012 kick-off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated Sambadrome, we would like to share with you this stunning tilt-shift video capturing [...] Read »
Black & White House / Formwerkz Architects
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House Kekkapaa / POOK Arkkitehtitoimisto Oy
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from dezeen
University of Applied Arts Vienna  by Wolfgang Tschapeller
Austrian architect Wolfgang Tschapeller has won a competition to overhaul the University of Applied Arts Vienna with proposals that include facade-climbing staircases and giant balloons. (more&) Read »
Black Pearl / Studio + Zecc Architecten
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Cornell Reveals the Architects Competing to Design the First NYC Tech Campus Building
After Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell President Skorton and Technion President Lavie announced Cornell’s victory over Stanford to build an eleven acre state-of-the-art tech campus on Roosevelt Island [...] Read »
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Hôtel de Police / Charleroi Danses by Ateliers  Jean Nouvel and MDW Architecture
Slideshow: French architects Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Belgian studio MDW Architecture have collaborated on designs for a new police headquarters on a former police cavalry site in Charleroi, [...] Read »
Farnsworth House Project by the IIT Design Build Studio Team
from Inhabit
Sexy Hyundai i-oniq Hybrid Concept to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Less than a week away from the kick off of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai has already given us a preview of its new concept car that will debut at the show. The Hyundai i-oniq concept is [...] Read »
SimINN Flight Simulation Center
Peak Sink by Franke
Crumpler Nhill Heist Backpack for Laptop
The cafes signature pastry is the beignet, a New Orleans doughnut covered with powdered sugar. The process of making the beignet is placed on display for the customers to enjoy. The relationship [...] Read »
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T Residence \ EASTERN design office
Japanese architectural firm EASTERN design office recently has completed the T Residence. + Project statement by EASTERN design office 1. A ghost and a samurai residence “I’m scared, scared. [...] Read »
Mining the Lower East Side
[Image: From "Lower East Side Quarry" by Rebecca Fode; open each image in a new tab for a larger view ]. Last month, several students from the Bartlett School of Architecture —studying as part [...] Read »
What's Black & White...
I've heard that Bronson van Wyck and Lela Rose throw fabulous parties.  Stories don't compare to experiencing in person the black and white extravaganza that the pair threw to celebrate Celerie [...] Read »
Branimir Souc
Moroccan Inspired Outdoor Living Space
from Inhabit
AIRE Mask Uses the Power of Human Breath To Charge Gadgets
Ever wish you could charge your iPhone while looking like a complete weirdo? Now you can, with the AIRE mask, a wind-powered device that captures the power of respiration and converts it to electricity [...] Read »
IKEA Debuts Completely-Furnished, Pre-Fab, Modern Homes
Swedish furniture company IKEA, has collaborated with Oregon architectural firm Ideabox, to launch its first line of prefabricated houses in the U.S., named the Aktiv. The IKEA-themed dwelling [...] Read »
Michael Graves Designs Dignity for Wounded Veterans
In speaking to wounded veterans and their families, the Wounded Warrior Home Project found that soldiers returning home face a cumbersome and costly adaptation to their environment. A private-public [...] Read »
from Curbed
Brand Extensions: World-Dominating Ikea Now Makes Fully Furnished Houses
Click here to view the full photogallery. Things Ikea has been doing forever: unleashing relationship turmoil on all who buy its MALM beds and all who navigate its stores. Things it should have [...] Read »
Heizer's Rock 'n' Roll: on the Road
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The City of Samba film by Jarbas Agnelli .. via adstudio Read »
Luce/Light by Studio-due .. via ArchDaily Read »
2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.. more via Read »
The Fleet Street Motorcycle By Team 3 Technologies
Monthly Calendar by CAFElab Studio: March
Surprising Klap Chair by Designer SeCris
Bloom Organic B&B on Salt Spring Island, Canada
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Revolutionary Sphelar Spherical Solar Cells Capture Sunlight From All Directions
Kyosemi, a Japanese company, has just revealed their new design for a revolutionary spherical micro solar cell. Called the Sphelar, the cell shuns the traditional flat substrate photovoltaic [...] Read »
Located at the corner of Felix Brown and Crepet, Atrium Gerland, first building of this size (8,523 square meters of floor area) in Lyon to benefit from the new energy performance label-PEQA [...] Read »
Landmarks, Ty Tabbing on State Street today - March calendar . . . soon
  click images for larger view Spring was in the air Wednesday - for all about two hours.  What better time not to do necessary work?   So, the March calendar isn't quite ready yet.  I forgot [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Japanese Levitating House System Could Protect Homes From Earthquakes
Weve seen quite a few creative examples of disaster-resistant architecture here at Inhabitat  from houses that rise up atop flood waters to an elastic iron alloy designed to sway with an earthquake. [...] Read »
Residence with Ocean Views: Villa Avenstar
'Panic Room' Graffiti Hotel by Tilt
Gramercy Duplex by Slade Architecture
Constellation Audio Scales New Heights
from Inhabit
The Power365 Concept is a Solar Powered Portable Power Supply
Power 365 is a concept for a next generation smart power supply that uses a simplistic arrangement of solar cells and light emitting technology. Designed by Phil Pauley, the portable device aims [...] Read »
Diller Scofidio + Renfro Wins 2012 Lawrence Israel Prize
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Seattle Alley House Aims for LEED Platinum
This is Alley House 2, a modular prefab home aiming for LEED Platinum certification, located in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.  We looked at the home during site assembly [...] Read »
from Inhabit
FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work
Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy  but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution  a brilliant bicycle/desk that combines [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Wang Shus Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", 2012 pritzker prize [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Blu Homes Unfolds a Glidehouse Prefab on Vashon Island in Washington Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", blu, blu homes, eco design, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of 2 Filipino Women Serve Up Savory Sustainable Tacos from Their Quirky GuacTruck Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", burritos, eco design, food [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Arlevagen is a Charming Low Energy Green Roofed Housing Development in Sweden Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", arlevagen, eco design, [...] Read »
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NRJA Unveils Plans to Renovate Historic Latvian Police Station With Pop Up Modern Addition
A police station built in the early 20th century in Riga, Latvia is commissioning a renovation that will utterly transform it inside and out while retaining the buildings original footprint. [...] Read »
Mobile Lamp By Nathalie Dewez
Designer Nathalie Dewez has created a monumental inflatable chandelier for the great hall of the Mudam Contemporary Art Museum in Luxembourg. Read »
Video: Prismatica by Kit Webster
Versa Lamp by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova
Unika Lamps by Anders Lundqvist & Anne Louise Due de Fønss
City & Urbanism
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The City 2.0: Coveted 2012 TED Award Goes to an Idea Instead of a Person!
This year the TED team upended their own tradition by awarding their 2012 TED prize not to a person, but to an idea! Called the City 2.0, the idea is a bit abstract (it is an idea after all), [...] Read »
Philips Dual Docking System
Pop skateboard by Rory Panagotopulos
Elle Kitchen by Cesar
style scout: urban terrace
Barbour, Bikes and Boys
As I was walking up Madison Avenue the other day enjoying the sunshine, I noticed something interesting in the window of Barbour .  They had signs up announcing their new Barbour Steve McQueen [...] Read »
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JigSAW \ Brooks + Scarpa architects
The film editing profession requires small, dark environments free from distraction and light reflection—in essence, hermetically sealed boxes. Yet at the same time, a film editing company, [...] Read »
from Pruned
Image of the (Leap Year) Day
(While incarcerated for war crimes and crimes against humanity, a Nazi architect used to garden here.) Read »
from Inhabit
Shenzhen, China Launches the World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Fleet
Shenzhen, China has laid claim to the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the world  and they recently announced the addition of 1,500 EVs to their fleet of 500, bringing the grand total [...] Read »
Butterfly House of Burma
Keren Rosen | Family Ties
Derek Lindner sent me a link to this study on “ the Rise of the Supercommuter ” by Mitchell Moss and Carson Qing over at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation. See also this Atlantic article, [...] Read »
Winners of the Fentress Global Challenge: Airport of the Future
Global design firm Fentress Architects recently announced the winning designs for the 2011 Fentress Global Challenge, an international competition launched last fall for architecture and engineering [...] Read »
Solid Surface Peacock Chairs
Too narrowly focused on placemaking...
You cant just focus on housing and transit in the core of a city, you need to focus on the physical needs of manufacturing, development and the needs that go along with them. That will clearly [...] Read »
Company seeks to solve Japan’s earthquake woes by levitating homes
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World Map Made of Computer Components
Elliot Wallet | by Forrestbound
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Blub Light
Brammell Residence by Studio B
Calais Premier is well located and is the UKs continental gateway. Situated on a major European transport intersection benefiting from road, rail and sea infrastructure, it is a unique location. [...] Read »
February Month in Review [Outline]
Heres an outline of our coverage from February. In terms of our new articles, the most shared one on Facebook was about the lower-cost C6 prefab by LivingHomes, while the most shared one on [...] Read »
AE26: Squeezeboxes
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3D Decorative Wall Panels from WallArt
Cubic Boutique Hotel on the Dead Sea
The First IKEA Prefab Home
In a phenomenon known as the Flynn Effect, scores on standardized IQ tests have steadily risen in developed countries over the decades. That is, until recently. See wikipedia . Read »
from Curbed
Featured Project: Inside a Timeless Tommy Zung-Designed Fifth Avenue Loft
Today Curbed sits down with NYC-based architect and designer Tommy Zung to talk about one of his early solo works, a Flatiron loft for a young, single copywriter at a major New York advertising [...] Read »
from lewism
The Baana
Over two years ago I made a quick photo journal of my walk through a closed and disused piece of railway line going through the center of Helsinki which was due to be turned into a new cycle [...] Read »
Best Jobs 2012: Architect. Really?
With steady migration to Sun Belt states and many baby boomers retiring in the next few years, there should be an uptick in demand for new homes, healthcare facilities, and office buildings. [...] Read »