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Philippine National Police Ordered to Replant Forests with 10 Million Trees
In an unusually environmentally-aware interpretation of governmental public service, the Philippine National Police Force has teamed up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [...] Read »
Peel and Stick Wallpaper by Wallcandy Arts
Suum stool by Sang A Choi
Intimate Honeymoon Spot | Astarte Suites, Santorini
Brasileirinho Lighting
'Blues Armchair'
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General Motors Halts Chevy Volt Production for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales
General Motors will halt production of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for up to five weeks, due to poor sales and rising inventory numbers. In February, GM sold 1,023 Volts, but at the end of [...] Read »
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Elements \ WE architecture
Elements is a Pilgrim Center located in a scenic mountain landscape in Western Norway. Elements is a visitors’ center in close connection to the wooden church, “Røldal stavkirke”, from [...] Read »
Add iOS and Android license to Unity3D for free
In a surprising but understandable move, you can temporarily register for a free (basic) license for Unity3D and add the iOS and Android Basic licenses without cost. While the Pro version of [...] Read »
Stratum is a Bamboo-Filled Surface Material
So, what do you get when you sandwich a plywood bamboo material called PlyBoo with two sheets of a paper-composite called Richlite?  Stratum, a new surface material made through a venture between [...] Read »
Los Angeles has been traditionally characterized in terms of a utopian image, at the forefront of the American dream of home and automobile ownership, or a dystopian image, with its clogged freeways, [...] Read »
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House by Bruno Pica + Carla Pica \ Photography by d10photo
Portuguese photographer David Pereira of d10photo shared with us his recent photography of a house, this is a refurbishment project located in Lisbon (Portugal) and was designed by Architect [...] Read »
M.Liminal Grand Piano for Fazioli
Les Freres Plo, Home Furniture by Gaspard Graulich
17 Beautiful Residential Doors
Craig Hodgetts at KCRW Guest DJ Project
Craig Hodgetts credits the unencumbered and exceedingly emotional style of Miles Davis for shaping the direction of his architectural work. He also names the sounds of Vangelis and Terry Riley [...] Read »
Concept Phone UFO
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5 High-Tech Green Data Centers That Serve The Environment
You wouldnt think that major data centers could go light on the environment, but think again  there are more than a handful of server farms out there making an effort to protect the environment [...] Read »
Panorama House by Moon Hoon
Grenade - Winner of the Pfff Inflatable Architecture Competition
The results of the Pfff Inflatable Architecture competition, organized by CityVision and FARM, have recently been announced at MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. Competition winner is [...] Read »
Buffer Bit
Quirky Wired Headphones
Kettle Hole House by Robert Young Architects
Gorgeous Mountain Home by Michael Blash & Associates
Before/After: BioAppart II by Karawitz Architecture
House in Estoril by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos
New York does a David Double-Take
In the hustle and bustle of city life, sometimes its hard to find the time to visit a museum. Luckily for time-strapped New Yorkers, a massive copy of Michelangelos David was trucked around [...] Read »
Danish Firm HBH Reveals Mid-Engine Aston Martin Bulldog GT
CampFire Outdoor Case for Apple iPad 2
‘He Wears It’ Fashion Heroes by John Woo
Frieze Art Fair Unveils NYC Pavilion Plans
Frieze Art Fairs first New York event will be housed in a distinctive serpentine structure designed by Brooklyn-based Solid Objectives—Idenburg Liu (SO-IL) architects. Continuing the tradition [...] Read »
Mercedes-Benz ‘Bullit’ C-Class Coupe by Brabus
2012 Angel Guardian Bags from Vlieger and Vandam
Tres chair by Emmanuel Carrillo
Foster + Partners-designed Hermitage Plaza Granted Building Permit
Foster + Partners announced today that Hermitage Plaza, the ambitious high-rise project in Paris, France, has been approved and was granted the Permis de Construire. The twisted twin towers  [...] Read »
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LikeMeat Hopes to Be a Juicy Breakthrough in Fake Meat
The meat industry alone is said to be responsible for around 18% of the Worlds greenhouse gas emissions, and it employs a horrifying spectrum of cruel practices and dangerous contaminants. While [...] Read »
A Dream Grows in Copenhagen
Jan Gehl, says the new suburb was old-fashioned from its inception. It was built on principles  specifically those of the modernist movement  that were popular in the middle part of the last [...] Read »
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Past Lives: Go Back to Class at Bass Lofts, Former School Turned Rentals
Here now, Past Lives, in which new Curbed contributor Chris Berger explores what some of the country's most interesting residential buildings used to be before they became livable homes. Care [...] Read »
It is no longer a secret for many of us: our cities are obsolete. At least, the model of the 20th century appears to be incapable of adapting to new challenges. For many, cities need new urban [...] Read »
Pictorial> eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners Announced
The winners of the eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition have been announced; get ready for an afternoon of browsing some pretty spectacular renderings. Entries offer innovative (and sometimes outlandish) [...] Read »
Art Center buys postal facility, plans to expand and renovate
Art Center, often ranked among the nations top design schools, announced Tuesday that it has spent $7 million to buy a former U.S. Postal Service mail distribution center next to its existing [...] Read »
Montreal landmark wins Lego contest
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Pritzker Winner Wang Shu Confirmed as RISD's 2012 Commencement Speaker
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Frieze Art Fair New York
Think "art fair" and "New York City" and what comes to mind? Randall's Island of course! The island in the East River between Harlem, the Bronx, and Astoria, Queens is now home to athletic facilities [...] Read »
Architectural Works
Night Club Hotel in Hong Kong: Extremely Negative / YS Groundwork
We have already introduced you to the Night Club Hotel: Bubble X (2nd place) and Elevated Night Club (3rd place) winning entries for the Night Club Hotel in Hong Kong by vGH Company  and Urbanplunger  [...] Read »
Office Building in Los Militares Street / Mobil Arquitectos + ​Cruz & Browne Arquitectos
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Frieze Art Fair New York 2012
[ May 4, 2012 0:00 to May 7, 2012 0:00. ] A carefully selected presentation of over 170 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, Frieze Art Fair New York 2012 will take place May [...] Read »
North Bay Residence / Touzet Studio
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Flashback: Edel AG / Antonio Citterio And Partners
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ArchDaily 2011 Building of the Year Awards: The Winners
The year 2011 was a great one for ArchDaily, and all thanks to you. In terms of web traffic, in our network we grew to more than 200,000 daily readers who viewed 350 million pages during 2011. Our social& Read »
Columbia Building Intelligence Project Think Tank
[ March 8, 2012; 13:00 to 17:30. ] Taking place at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, the Columbia Building Intelligence Project Think Tank organized by the Graduate School [...] Read »
Hot Paper / Wamhouse
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[BUENOS AIRES] New Contemporary Art Museum Competition
[AC-CA] recently announced their competition, [BUENOS AIRES] New Contemporary Art Museum, with the aim of a design for a new art museum in the heart of the city. As the capital of Argentina and [...] Read »
B*Session  The Business of Communication: Social Media and Content Marketing
[ March 21, 2012; 18:30 to 20:30. ] Today’s entrepreneurs are redefining what it means to be visionary in a slow economy. Using every available resource to create new assets, marketing through [...] Read »
Harrison Street Residence / Scott Allen Architecture
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AD Classics: Muuratsalo Experimental House / Alvar Aalto
Soon after the passing of his wife in 1949, Alto began the design for a summer getaway for himself on the western shore of island Muuratsalo, Finland. Through the process of designing the house, [...] Read »
Conversion of Mies van der Rohe Gas Station / Les Architectes FABG
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In this interview by Jan Schevers and Esther Schevers,  Stephen Bates of Sergison Bates architects discusses how education is tied to exploration and research. As a professor at TU Munich, each [...] Read »
Cafe 501 / Elliott + Associates Architects
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Amareleja Photovoltaic Central / Quadrante Arquitectura
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The hot favourite for the annual 16th RIBA Stirling Prize, Hopkins Architects 2012 Olympics Velodrome is a hyperbolic structure with an impressive double-curved, ultra light roof covered in [...] Read »
House In Souto / Nelson Resende
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ASM International World Headquarters Renovation / The Chesler Group and Dimit Architects
The ASM International World Headquarters, originally constructed in 1959, is an architectural composition by two influential designers during the mid-twentieth century: John Terence Kelly, who [...] Read »
Techne: The Eco-School
There are a lot of different approaches to making buildings more efficient with finite resources, and some of them have been highlighted in this series. Strategies like green roofs, passive heating [...] Read »
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Recreational Island House  by 2by4-architects
Slideshow: Rotterdam studio 2by4-architects designed this gabled summer house so the walls of one corner fold open. (more&) Read »
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Haus D10 by  Werner Sobek
Slideshow: the glazed walls of this pavilion-like house in southern Germany are sandwiched between a roof and plinth that mirror one another (photographs by Zooey Braun ). (more&) Read »
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D-Apartment by  Spacespace
Slideshow: none of the elongated rooms inside this curvy apartment block in Osaka are more than two metres wide. (more&) Read »
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M Building by Stephane Maupin
Shiny corrugated metal clads the two cascading stacks of apartments that make up this block in Paris by architect Stephane Maupin . (more&) Read »
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Read the rest of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City by SOM Will Be A Welcoming Green Oasis in Abu Dhabi Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", abu dhabi, desert [...] Read »
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Read the rest of How To: Make a Birdfeeder for Small Spaces With Recycled Materials Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: birdfeedert, DIY, diy birdfeeder, how to make a birdfeeder, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of The Worlds Smallest House Will be Auctioned on eBay to Benefit the Toledo Art Museum Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Auction, ebay, eco design, fundraising, [...] Read »
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Architect Dominic Stevens Builds His Dream House For Under $33,000
Many of us dream of one day designing and building our own house  and with economic issues ravaging many countries around the globe and ensuing mortgage crises, its not surprising that the [...] Read »
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Eco Fashion Designer M Patmos Talks About Her Sustainably-Designed Brooklyn Apartment
Marcia Patmos, the brains behind the much-loved M Patmos eco fashion line, applies her eco-conscious mindset to everything she does. When we saw the designer during fashion week, she mentioned [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Praksis Turns 19th Century Danish Barn Into a Modern Cultural Center in the Country Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Architecture, barn, biodegradable roof, curved [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Tentsile Hanging Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Disaster-proof design, eco design, flexible accommodations, green [...] Read »
Hang Jack Pendant Light by Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing
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LEGO Space Shuttle Boldly Goes Where No Toy Has Gone Before
What is it with LEGO these days? They seem to be constantly making the headlines. If the company isnt investing in wind farms, then the general public is using their products to make printers [...] Read »
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Pascal Prokop Beats Harsh Swiss Winter with a Wood Stove In His Car!
Less creative individuals might just bundle up in a few more layers if they found their cars heater wasnt up to snuff in the dead of winter. Not so for Pascal Prokop, a 28-year-old Swiss National [...] Read »
Video: LC Shutters Pendant Lamp by Louise Campbell
A mini-documentary about Bank of America Tower.. Filmed and Edited by Ryan R. Browne Read »
London 2012 Olympics Velodrome by Hopkins Architects .. here more via Read »
Galeria Adriana Varejão ,Brazil.. designed by Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez, Fernando Falcon and Eduardo Chalabi .. Read »
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik, Iceland.. designed by Henning Larsen Architects more flick rvia noticiasarquitecturablog Read »
City & Urbanism
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Read the rest of Foster + Partners Towering Hermatage Plaza in Paris Gets the Green Light Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: breem, Eiffel Tower, Europe's tallest building, F+P [...] Read »
A Vision for a Forest of Green Roofs in Beirut
This story has many roots and is well worth posting. Zach Shahan at Clean Technica sent this story from TheCityFix about a potential green forest being planted on the rooftops in Beirut, Lebanon, [...] Read »
Architecture for Humanity's commitment to socially responsible design has yielded a multitude of projects in low-income and disaster-stricken communities throughout the world. Read »
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Meredith James