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Caring for Your Office Introvert
“this open, ‘collaborative’ environment, where worker drones so nicely sit in poise out in the open while click-clacking on their computers, creates an atmosphere where people become desensitized [...] Read »
Folger Offices / WA design
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Paul Rudolph’s Masterpiece at Risk
Considered one of Paul Rudolph ’s greatest achievements, the 1970’s Orange County Government Center is an icon of the late modernist era. Poor maintenance has lead to deterioration and in [...] Read »
Commercial Centre Eschmarke / S33.Studio
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What are buildings trying to say to us?
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Update: Community Meeting / Friends of the High Line
Last night, ArchDaily joined the community of Chelsea and Friends of the High Line in the crowded auditorium of PS 11: The William T Harris School eager to see James Corner and Rick Scofidio’s [...] Read »
La Boyita / Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos
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‘Gathering’ Pavilion / Gathering
Gathering was a pavilion designed by Gathering (Ginna Nguyen, So Sugita, Dale Suttle) selected out of more than 600 international entries to be built in a “visionary village” in Union Square [...] Read »
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Solar-Powered Prefab Skyville Complex Commences Construction in Singapore
Prefab construction has become so widely used that its now possible to precast a building as large as WOHAs 960-unit Skyville @ Dawson housing complex in Singapore! The massive solar-powered [...] Read »
Bank Office / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten
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Oasis Cancer Care Center / WE Architecture
Located in close proximity to the regional Hospital in Næstved, Denmark, the new Oasis Cancer Care Center, designed by WE Architecture , will help anyone affected by cancer through professional [...] Read »
Apple / CLOG
If you are an Apple fanatic and architecture lover you should pick up this book. CLOG publication is filling a niche that has been created by the hyperspeed of digital media. In the deluge, [...] Read »
SkyVille @ Dawson / WOHA
Commissioned by the Housing and Development Board as an exploration of the future of affordable public housing, WOHA s public housing design for Skyville @ Dawson consists of 960 homes in Singapore. [...] Read »
Hotel Ayre / Wortmann Architects + Guillermo Bañares Arquitectos + Carlos Narvaez
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Masterplan for Mönchengladbach / Grimshaw Architects
Grimshaw Architects , in association with local project partners Konrath & Wennemar and FSWLA were recently selected to deliver their visionary masterplan strategy for the city center area of [...] Read »
National Library of Public Information / J. J. Pan & Partners
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MPA Building / Lousinha Arquitectos
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Lisbon Architecture School faces Closure
Last May, Portugal became the third country within the 17-country eurozone in need of a financial rescue to avoid bankruptcy, following Greece and Ireland. Unemployment within the country has [...] Read »
AD Recommends: Best of the Week
Its been an exciting week at ArchDaily that you couldnt miss. But just in case you did, heres our best of the week: A great mixed use designed by Project Orange located in a Victorian industrial [...] Read »
Delta Shelter / Olson Kundig Architects
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Coastal Residence / Boora Architects
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Designed in Hackney: Dirty House by David Adjaye
Designed in Hackney:  this weeks first iconic project designed in the London borough of Hackney is Dirty House, a black-painted art studio and apartment building in Shoreditch with a brightly [...] Read »
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Dezeen Screen: Royal Re-Formation  by Factory Fifteen
Dezeen Screen: this animation from our series by architectural filmakers Factory Fifteen shows a swarm of equipment associated with British postal service Royal Mail colonising the sides of a [...] Read »
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Dezeen archive: underground architecture
Dezeen archive: following our story about a gallery pushing up from beneath the lawn of the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt last week, heres a roundup of all our stories about underground architecture [...] Read »
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Cibercentro Macarena by MedioMundo
Spanish architects MedioMundo have completed a bright red multimedia centre amongst a collection of towering apartment blocks in Seville. (more&) Read »
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Bajo Martin County Seat  by Magén Arquitectos
Light permeates this civic hall designed by  Magén Arquitectos  in southern Spain through blocks of alabaster in the facade. (more&) Read »
Today's archidose #565
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Designs Unveiled for Section 3 of the High Line!
Initial design plans have been revealed for the third and final section of everyones favorite elevated park, New York Citys High Line! At a community meeting last night, Friends of the High [...] Read »
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Kiribati Considers Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island
The island nation of Kiribatis highest point is no more than two meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most vulnerable places on Earth to rising water levels. Last week the President [...] Read »
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HOLE 19 \ x architekten
Corporate Golf Space The golf course as an integrated design landscape and topography nestles up to the soft downs of the Mühlviertel. The club house merges with the landscape and integrates [...] Read »
Clever Under-Staircase Storage Solutions
I Resort, Vietnam Mud Baths Travel Destination
Cimber side tables by Studio Schrofer
Fresh Guacomole Animated Short
Flea Market Finds and Fresh Flowers
There is no cheaper pick me up for a home than fresh flowers. I've been treating myself to fresh blooms all winter including flowering the Quince branches above. They last a few weeks and are [...] Read »
Villa Kas Dorrie on the island of Bonaire by Piet Boon
Tray Table by Jonathan Krawczuk : MADE.COM
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Series II
House in Lagos by Mario Martins Atelier
Monday, Monday
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Natura Morta
Architecture School 1990-2012: The Future That Is Now
It is possible to say without too much exaggeration that we now inhabit a version of the future William Gibson first described 25 years ago.... an accumulation of smaller changes, the consequences [...] Read »
SXSW 2012: Can Physical Architecture And Interaction Design Achieve Transcendence?
The way to find the sort of transcendence Coulter is looking for is to achieve "flow" [...]. Simplistically, flow is when someone becomes one with an experience, whether that be contained in [...] Read »
Tennis Anyone?
My friend Blue Carreon and I both bought wooden tennis racquets at the flea market yesterday.  Mine is displayed in my blue and white porcelain umbrella stand in my entry.  If I tried displaying [...] Read »
Disfatto by Denis Guidone for Deco
Pakus table by Reyes Adrián Hernández
The Graham Dishes the Dirt, Edward Mitchell, Jerszy Seymour, John Edel, CNU's Convenience, Landmarks Goes on Strike - throw in the Parthenon and you've got this week's Chicago architectural calendar
So, yes, we're trying to set a record.  The March 2012 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events is still not complete -  but it's getting close. This week, we've got EMA's (and Yale 's) Edward [...] Read »
Deda Designs | Take Away is On It’s Way
Pashley Guv’nor
Cartoon Furniture
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A Cradle for Multiple Cultures and Social Cohesion \ Nomad Office Architects
Heritage Revitalization in Hong Kong Heritage is a socio-cultural resource, which the Hong Kong citizen is drawing on to help define an identity, both connected to and distinct from mainland [...] Read »
Community Clean-up Day to Save historic Shepherd's Temple- tomorrow, Sunday, March 11
Postscript: see Lee Bey's report including photos from the Sunday cleanup.  The building will be in court again today, Monday, March 12th. photograph: Lee Bey (click images for larger view) [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Oppenheim’s Architectural Designs
Oppenheim Architecture + Design is one of many bright young firms leading the way to a beautiful and sustainable living/visiting/storing architectural world. Read »
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Regulators in Ohio Declare Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Increase Regulations
New regulations are coming to the Ohio natural gas industry thanks to the discovery that misplaced hydraulic fracturing wells are the cause of earthquakes in the area. Ohio regulators discovered [...] Read »
My Book: Creativity at Work
I am beyond excited to announce that my book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work is available for pre-order on  The book will peek into the work spaces of creative people in fashion, [...] Read »
Pair of Vintage Industrial Medical Tables with Casters
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Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart
When Amin Karami and Daniel Inman, aerospace engineering researchers at the University of Michigan, began to work with materials which generate power from physical stress, they werent looking [...] Read »
Sitting Lamp by Graeme Bettles
tiltpod tiltable base for better pictures
Third Rock Fire Pit by Rick Wittrig
Fresh + Contemporary Kitchen
10 Beautiful Home Offices
Threat by the American Design Club
Cat love you by Ren Tong
Apple W.A.L.T is up for sale on e-Bay
Origami Exhibition To Honor Late David Huffman
Impromptu Subversions of the Architectural Kind
click images for larger view Booth Hansen 's Joffrey Tower (aka MOMO), at State and Randolph, has always struck me as a bit slippery.  To be sure, there is some articulation in the center-bay [...] Read »
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Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years
The Energy Information Administration has released data to show that in 2011, coal power made up less than 40% of all U.S. electricity. As coal-fueled electric dropped to 30 year lows last year, [...] Read »
Tito Mouraz’s Open Space Office
Open Space Office is a series of photographs by Tito Mouraz, depicting what I presume is a rock quarry. I love the abstract nature of the images. Reminds me of the work of Edward Burtynsky. Says [...] Read »
Metal Hardware for Furniture
Omega Speedmaster Racing Watch
The only way to make truly sustainable architecture is to connect our buildings to nature - not insulate them from it! Rachel Armstrong Historic Building Lies In Ruins | Cities are banking on [...] Read »
Peg Coat Stand by Tom Dixon
Koolhaas in Conversation
On Thursday evening Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist spoke at the New York Public Library with NYPL Live Director Paul Holdengräber . After an introduction by Holdengräber, Koolhaas and [...] Read »
Paris vs New York | Illustrated Journey
Above Ground Swimming Pool Design
Naked Handplant Tee
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BMW Welt \ Photography by Veronica Morales Angulo
Veronica Morales shared with us her photography of BMW Welt by Coop Himmelb(l)au in Munich. The architect Prof Wolf D. Prix and his agency, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, were able to visualize the expectations [...] Read »
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First 2012 Coda All-Electric Sedan Rolls Off the Line
Coda Automotive has announced that its first all-electric sedan has been produced at its plant in Benicia, CA. The first EV to roll off the line is a silver sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack. [...] Read »
Peugeot DL122 Bike | with Laptop Compartment
Six Star Luxury Boutique Chalet Zermatt Peak
Eyres Chaise Lounge by Limitless
New Villa Interior Design on Lake Maggiore by CAFElab Studio
Hering Berlin Plates
Brightly Colored Home by Brian Dillard Architecture
A Sensory Experience at the Trianon Palace Versailles
2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Compact
Piha House by Xsite Architects
Gumpert Apollo Enraged
Cool Sleeping Grizzly Bear Bean Bag by Chic sin Design
Most Green School Bus
Coal Power Plant Mutation by Bogdan Chipara
In our previous post, we just published the winners of eVolo's 2012 Skyscraper Competition. This entry here, Coal Power Plant Mutation by Romanian architect Bogdan Chipara, was one of the Honorable [...] Read »
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Future Forest Plants Trees in the Mongolian Desert to Reduce Korean Dust Storms
As severe desertification hits the Gobi Desert and temperatures there rise at a rate twice the global average, it is not only the largely nomadic desert population who suffer — the desertification [...] Read »
Mies party with haircuts by Vidal Sassoon stylists!
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Material Strategies, by Blaine Brownell
Vintage Handmade Leather Briefcase
Kids Bathroom By Sonia
LC Shutters Pendant by Louise Campbell for Poulsen
Editor's Picks #254
Viennese architectural firm Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH won the First Prize in an international competition that seeks to overhaul the campus of the Angewandte, a group of buildings that house [...] Read »
Miami Makeover
My friend D. (he asked me not to use his name) just bought a condo in Miami and asked for a little design advice.  Since he reads my blog, he knows that I have access to a multitude of images [...] Read »
Copper"Crenelated"Vessel Sink
Mountain Retreat Near Lake Tahoe by John Brink Construction
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Widescreen House \ R Zero Studio
Located at San Gaspar Golf Club (Jiutepec de Morelos, Mexico), in an area of 1,600 square meters on top of a hill; Widescreen materializes in a one floor house to accommodate a versatile program. [...] Read »
Red Hook Green
Red Hook Green is a net-zero energy live-work residence designed to be installed in Brooklyn, New York. More details after the break... As defined by the US Department of Energy, “a net [...] Read »
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Ericsson BTC \ AH Asociados
This project is important from the perspective that in a modern contemporary useful space, requirements are met in terms of flexibility and spatial quality. The first such requirement is met [...] Read »
Vintage Thomas Walker and Son Brass Ship Patent Log Rotor
Hasharon House 1 by Sharon Neuman Architects
NEC Credit Card Ultra-Thin Battery
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, The New Ferrari Museum
Domestic Methaphors
Hopen Place in Hollywood Hills by Whipple Russell Architects
Villa Michaela in Thailand
New Kansas Whiskey Targets Hipsters.
Modern Seating Furniture for Living Room Xistera
Vans X Taka Hayashi Sierra Trek Lo LX
Rietveld Bungalow by Remy Meijers
Peter Zumthor loses bid for Vals thermal baths
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eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition Winners
eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of the 2012 Skyscraper Competition. The annual contestnow in its sixth yearhonors visionary ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of [...] Read »
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INTERVIEW: Rob Peterson Of Chevy Talks Volt Production Shutdown, Reveals High Customer Satisfaction
There is a buzz in the air this week about the Chevy Volt thanks to an announcement by General Motors on Friday that theyll be shutting down production of the Volt at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly [...] Read »
The Self-Assembly Line
The Self-Assembly Line is a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus capsid, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure. A discrete set of modules are activated by stochastic [...] Read »
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Oasis \ WE architecture
The new Cancer Care Center in Næstved is located in close proximity to the regional Hospital. The purpose of the center is helping anyone affected by cancer through professional help in exceptional [...] Read »
Cocoon Fires
BSquared Bookcase
Cento Kerasan's New Bath Fixtures
Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 039 Aviation E6B
Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project
Kurt Perschke is an artist who created The RedBall Project, a public art installation that involves a giant  you guessed it  red ball, that is inflated in and around major public spaces. It [...] Read »
Like Paper, Ceiling Lamps by Dua Collection
North Bay Residence by Touzet Studio
Pasture Project by Imbue Design
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Read the rest of 7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: air cleaning plants, air filter, air purifying plants, anthuriums, Dendrobium, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: german design, green interiors, hamburg, Lego bricks, LEGO interiors, [...] Read »
Wanda Plaza Mall, Tangshan city
AHL realized the Wanda Plaza Mall project whilst 4 months, 1 month for project design, about 1 month for production, and the rest of the time for installation and testing. The C30 Typ embed in [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Cambodias New Stock Exchange Tower Has Dragon Scales Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "leed", Cambodia, cantilevered, Daylighting, dragon, Green Building, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", ar-che, ar-che aqua floathome, [...] Read »
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Eco E-Trike is a Futuristic Electric Vehicle Concept for City Driving
Stephen Reon Franciscos Eco E-Trike is a concept for an electric vehicle that allows people to get around the city with ease. Looking a bit like a streamlined golf-cart, the E-Trike is more [...] Read »
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True North Log Homes Unveils a New Wall System That Doesn’t Leak Air
Log homes are much beloved for their nostalgic appeal but one downside is that they typically form leaks between the timbers. Luckily, True North Log Homes has come up with a couple of nice [...] Read »
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Read the rest of The Caterpillar House is a Modern Rammed Earth Ranch House in California Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Carmel, Caterpillar, caterpillar [...] Read »
3 Days in Dubai timelapse video by Aaron Mendez (Ahwahnee Films) .. via Ahwahnee Films Read »
New York City timelapse by stimul .. via stimul Read »
Ma Yansong / MAD architects Studio Banana TV via Studio Banana TV Read »
Hermitage Plaza,La Defence, Paris.. by Foster + Partners .. here more via Uniform Read »