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eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners Revealed
eVolo is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the [...] Read »
Loft Apartments Alte Sagi Innerberg / Gwjarchitektur
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Postcards from the Architect
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Administrative Headquarters From Groupe E / Ipas Architectes
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We have been sharing short clips from Great Spaces that offer a new spin on reviewing contemporary spaces ranging from SANAAs latest art museum in the Bowery to UNStudios New Amsterdam Pavilion [...] Read »
sg2012 Material Intensities Conference
[ March 19, 2012 0:00 to March 24, 2012 0:00. ] Taking place at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, the sg2012 Materials Intensities Conference will be in two parts, a four [...] Read »
Le Coeur / StudioGreenBlue
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Studio Banana TV features the Collage House with explanations by its author, Bosch Capdeferro , ASCER Interiorismo award 2011 and emerging architect special mention of the European Union prize [...] Read »
Isis Australian Offices / KANNFINCH
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Call for Submissions: BOFFO Show House
[ May 1, 2012 0:00 to May 24, 2012 0:00. ] BOFFO is currently accepting submissions through March 26th for art & design furniture, products and more to arrange at their Show House open May 1 [...] Read »
Gwanggyo Jeil Church / Koma
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‘Thomas B. Thrigesgade’ City Design / entasis
entasis shared with us their proposal for a 51,000 square-foot area of road that will become a dense and visionary city that will arise and provide the dense frame for a lively and vibrant city [...] Read »
House Colunata / Mario Martins
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192 Shoreham Street by Project Orange
The two storeys that London architects Project Orange have added to the roof of a redundant brick warehouse in Sheffield look like another building stacked on top. (more&) Read »
Hollywood Hills House / Francois Perrin
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Barnsworth Exhibition Center by IIT Design Build Studio
The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe ’s is one the most iconic modern residences in the United States. Situated in Plano, Illinois, near the Fox River, its location is nothing short of [...] Read »
AD Recommends: Best of the Week
We started last week with some exciting news. A complete coverage on Wang Shu, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2012. But we also featured some amazing projects. Like the Ordos Art & City Museum [...] Read »
Health Center Of Talavera / Arquitecnica
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Arboretum / Rintala Eggertsson Architects
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The Park House / Formwerkz Architects
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Rieteiland House by  Hans van Heeswijk
Slideshow: while the face of this waterside house near Amsterdam is cloaked in perforated aluminium, the rear is entirely glazed so that residents can watch the sun setting. (more&) Read »
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House-dT by  Daijiro Takakusa
Slideshow: one huge window stretches across the black facade of this house overlooking the bay in Osaka. (more&) Read »
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News
Its critics called it a "bridge to nowhere"—borrowing an epithet popularized by Sarah Palin—and it endured 15 years of civic wrangling, but a new span designed by Santiago Calatrava was finally [...] Read »
The Make It Right Foundation, founded by Brad Pitt to help build sustainably designed, flood-protected homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, has broadened its scope to back affordable [...] Read »
In December, New York City announced it had selected Cornell, along with partner Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, to build a new applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island. Read »
Miscellaneous
Kimmelman Delivers at Barnard Tonight
Forget for a moment that President Obama bumped the New York Times’ Jill Abramson from the dais to deliver this year’s commencement address at Barnard and not his alma mater, Columbia College. [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Chevy Volt Named 2012 European Car of the Year
Amongst the slew of other awards the Chevy Volt received last year, GM may not have felt too snubbed when they lost out to the Nissan Leaf for the 2011 European Car of the Year. But in case they [...] Read »
Slim Bag-in-Bag for organized gadgets
David LaChapelle's Earth Laughs In Flowers
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BP Settlement Provides $7.8 Billion in Compensation for Gulf Coast Residents
BP has agreed to pay an estimated $7.8 billion to settle lawsuits brought against the company by businesses and individuals in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The disaster, which [...] Read »
Driftwood Horse Sculptures by Heather Jansch
Why is RABBIT accessible via facebook?
Since we released RABBIT yesterday, there are more than 250 downloads! Thanks everybody for your interest  this is what [...] Read »
Monday, Monday
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from Curbed
Video Interlude: Come Take a Tour Through California's Smallest Apartment
Thanks to housing developer Patrick Kennedy and his revolutionary SmartSpace model apartment, Californians may soon look at 160 square feet differently. "If your life exists largely outside your [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on the Rise as Oil Prices Continue to Climb
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago  which was the worst oil spill in the countrys history  President Barack Obama placed a moratorium on all new offshore [...] Read »
Kalkin’s Shipping Container Homes
LHC Inspired Quilt Designs  By Kate Findlay
The Spool Calendar by Angela Liguori
Polytable by Maria Luisa Albino
IESNYC Student Lighting Competition
  The 12th annual IESNYC Student Lighting Competition, “Fraction/Refracti on”, was held Wednesday night at the appropriately well-lit Helen Mills Event Space in Chelsea.  The competition [...] Read »
Modern Private Residence by Lanciano Design
Lean Tables
The definition demonstrates how to create a 3D structure using the memory of a 2D Game of Life Cellular Automata. Read »
The definitions demonstrate how to create Excitable Media Cellular Automata using RABBIT. Read »
Design Build Studio Project for the Farnsworth House
As a showcase of ever-advancing materials and an innovation of tower type, Les Balles demonstrates where the skyscraper is headed: a kit of parts, rapidly prototyped to perform/respond to ever-changing [...] Read »
Boathouse Photographer’s Studio by gh3 Architecture
Miscellaneous
from Inhabit
Infiniti Emerg-E Electric Sports Car Concept Debuts in Geneva
Infiniti finally unveiled its highly anticipated Emerg-E electric sports car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show this week and the sexy coupe shows Infinitis intent to produce a new halo model [...] Read »
Ramino table by Alessandra Corsi
Sustainable Prefab C6 Home by LivingHomes
Nighthawk Retreat by Eggleston Farkas Architects
El Caminito del Rey - The World's Most Dangerous Walkway
Rustic-modern Ski House in Big Sky by JLF & Associates
KuL Intros Recycled Modular Wall Planters
Along the lines of Urbio or Minigarden, check out these new modular wall planters by KuL Studios made with recycled HDPE plastic.  Called Ballavaz, the planters can be used indoors or outdoors [...] Read »
Storefront Gets Real (estate) with NYC
The Storefront for Art and Architecture launched Ingredients of Reality: Dismantling of New York City last Tuesday night.  The show features work by Lan Tuazon, whose bio reads that she was [...] Read »
ULI/Hines Competition Announces the 2012 Finalists + Honorable Mentions
Graduate-level student teams representing the University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and a joint team from the University of Colorado and Harvard [...] Read »
Nancy Fouts
Limited Pentax K-5 Silver Edition Kit
Kettle Pizza
The Loosdrecht Lake House by 2by4 Architects
Beautiful House with Minimal Impact to Existing Sit
Ambulance Garage House by Doepel Strijkers
M house in Poland by RS+ Robert Skitek
Be Cool Man
I had a lovely brunch date today with everyone's favorite comedic Canadian interior designer, Tommy Smythe .  Afterward, we perused the vintage offerings at the Garage Flea Market where we found [...] Read »
I had an opportunity to finally set up the turntable in my new house. It’s a Thorens TD 160 Mark II that I picked up in Ithaca back in the 1990s, either at a punk rock record store, an estate [...] Read »
The definitions demonstrate how to create 3D Branching Structures using RABBIT. Read »
DC Boogie Woogie is a new, nine-unit apartment building that blends accessible living with contemporary urban lifestyle. The site, located across from the Mt. Vernon Square metro, originally [...] Read »
Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund
Hickory FullSawn Flooring
Architects Design Fashions for A+D Museum’s Celebrate Fundraiser
This Saturday, LA’s A+D Museum will host its annual fundraising banquet, Celebrate. This years event will not only include music from KCRW DJ Raul Campos (himself a trained urban planner) [...] Read »
from Inhabit
‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village
Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From [...] Read »
Happy Chairs
Tanner Goods Leather Cardholder
A real Dino: Lamp
Tre table by Isaac Krady
from Inhabit
Scientists Discover That Tiny Fractal Trees Could Hold Key to More Efficient Solar Cells
A team of chemists at the University of California, Davis believe that the future of solar technology may lie in cells made from a film of tiny silver nitrate fractal trees. The research team, [...] Read »
Studio Vision has brought me back
Anyone who follows this blog (is there anyone still out there?!?!) has probably noticed that it has been a while since I last posted... Since my last post, I've merged practices with Henry Walters [...] Read »
TokyoGenso’s Post-Apocalyptic Tokyo
The illustrations of TokyoGenso (a.k.a. Tokyo Fantasy) depict a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Im such a sucker for these kinds of posts (heres a take on Bangkok, for example; also, LA) . Link via Pink Tentacle Read »
Greenfab is a Platinum Modular Home
Last week, Greenfab was awarded LEED Platinum certification for this modular home, a contemporary residence located in the Jackson Place neighborhood of Seattle. Its the first prefabricated, [...] Read »
Axial Symphony By Design Systems
Limited Edition McLaren MP4-12C High Sport
mStand for Notebooks | by Rain Design
Bentley Mulsanne Executive Interior
I love my city! Coffee Mugs
Chic Shades
I've been loyal to Tom Ford sunglasses for years but I'm thinking it might be time for a switch. Or at least some new additions so I can mix things up. I ran across the German brand Mykita today [...] Read »
La Florida Residence in Spain by Otto Medem Architecture
RABBIT 0.3 beta is out!
MORPHOCODE is pleased to announce that the long-awaited new version of RABBIT is out! Read »
This is the most famous cellular automata ever invented. Learn how to create it with RABBIT. Read »
The definitions show how to create 2D Branching Structures using RABBIT. Read »
Cosmetic salon cabello is located in new belgrade, at the omladinskih brigada street 90b, airport city. it is made for a private investor who has given freedom to designers in addition to interior [...] Read »
Lollipop House by Moon Hoon Architects
City & Urbanism
Book - Housing Design
Housing design is the one field of architecture arguably being the most accepted core activity of architects. Building houses is architecture as such. The recent NAi publisher book Housing Design: [...] Read »
Disneyland versus differentiation: Semes on designing for historic districts
White Stag Block, Old Town (photo by Brian Libby) BY FRED LEESON Perhaps the most difficult challenge facing any architect is deciding on appropriate scale, mass and materials when contemplating [...] Read »
archimorph + lagi
-Archimorph has entered into the 2012 Land Art Initiative Competition (LAGI): In partnership with New York Citys Department of Parks & Recreation, the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design [...] Read »
House in Iizuka by RhythmDesign
Refined Denim
Misool Eco Resort
Charming Swedish Flat with a Cozy Atmosphere
Inject Reward into Architectural Design to Promote Occupant Activities
As a person works to achieve their goal, they often will encounter milestones along the way. And at these milestones it becomes important for them to assess how they are doing. Are they behind [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Spiders Spin Silk into Violin Strings Able to Create Superior Symphonic Sounds
Japanese scientist and music lover, Shigeyoshi Osaki, has discovered that spider silk can be spun into much more the pesky cobwebs. After studying the eight-legged creepers and their silky habits [...] Read »
Before Olympics It's Demolition Derby
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50th Anniversary of the Ferrari GTO: Event
The Sensic ‘SmartGoggles’
Fiti Handmade little monsters by Müge Akgün
Bezalel Academy | The Timeline
Boardbowl by Product Tank
Chakrabarti Joins SHoP as Partner
Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of the Columbia Center for Urban Real Estate since 2009, has been appointed a partner at SHoP Architects effective immediately. The seventh partner (and only the [...] Read »
Romeo and Juliet Hotel in Italy
Fader - Highlighter That Fades Over Time
Haiku: World’s Most Efficient Ceiling Fan
Just as Nest changed the thermostat game, perhaps Haiku will change the residential ceiling fan game.  This is the worlds most efficient ceiling fan, the quietest fan in the world, and [...] Read »
The definition demonstrates how to create 1D Elementary Cellular Automata using RABBIT. Read »
Marrakech Design: New Encaustic Tile Patterns
A private hillside retreat, carefully crafted from teak and ipe, abuts a secluded portion of Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA. Its monastic quality is intended for a writer seeking solitude and [...] Read »
Unique Glass & Metal Mosaic Tiles
Technology
from Inhabit
The Aluminum Recycling Industry Could Be in Trouble Unless New Technology is Adopted
About half of all the aluminum used in the United States is being recycled these days, which is great news  but theres a catch. Although a lot of energy is saved in the recycling process  [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned constructions, Cascina Cuccagna, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Candy-Colored Lollipop House is a Swirling Energy-Efficient Home in S. Korea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", carbon footprint, Daylighting, [...] Read »
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Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition
These amazing Himalaya Water Towers are designed to stem the impact of global warming by collecting and storing water, helping to regulate the use of our planets most precious natural resource. [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair!
Heads up designs fans and Europe-based writers and photographers! The 2012 Milan Furniture Fair is coming up next month from April 17th-22nd and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers and [...] Read »
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Scientists Use Fungus Found in Blue Cheese to Make Self-Cleaning Plastic
Dish soap and sponges could be endangered species if a group of Swiss scientists have their way. Scientists have figured out a way to develop a self-cleaning plastic that, with the help of some [...] Read »
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Lin Yu-Ta Designs Energy-Generating Towers of Trash to Power the Cities of Tomorrow
In Monument to Civilization, Lin Yu-Ta proposes a dark, staggering architectural solution to the massive problem of urban waste. With space for toxin-emitting landfill in decline, Lin suggests [...] Read »
from Inhabit
NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art
NUBE lights may look like modern art at first glance but theyre actually made out of everyday, discarded materials. Each one is made from anywhere from 10 to nearly 100 reclaimed plastic bags [...] Read »
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Point of View interviews Michel Rojkind .. via architravel Read »