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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in [...] Read »
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Auctions: Now You Can Buy a Tiny 64-Square-Foot House on eBay
Photo via Flavorwire Here's something for online-shopping addicts: a Tumbleweed Tiny House XS Modelcreated by Jay Shafer, author of The Small House Book and an outspoken leader in the tiny house [...] Read »
Alessia Concrete Wall Surfaces
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Researchers Find Canadian Tar Sands Mining Will Cause Irreparable Damage to Valuable Peatlands
Environmental activists may have counted plans for the Keystone XL being knocked down by the Senate as a major victory, but the fights not over yet. As open-pit oil sands mining continues in [...] Read »
Spring is Sprung
It's been warm and wonderful in New York until today.  It's a bit grey and looks like rain but as we know, without a little rain, nothing will grow.  As I was trying to put together a spring [...] Read »
Messenger Bag | by Ethnotek Bags
Mega Bulb | by Sofie Refer
Alila Villas Soori Resort | Bali
Yael Serfaty & Tal Salomon
Unusual Table
elemental | Neon Bass Sign
Ludovico Office by Claudio Sibille
Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola Resort in Italy
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Mindblowing: Here's a Dustmite-Sized Model of St. Stephen's Cathedral
Photo via Architizer Thanks to a bunch of smartypants at the Vienna University of Technology, some of the world's most impressive architectural achievements have been shrunken to the size of [...] Read »
Alpine Meadows is a Solar-Powered Retreat
This is a rustic-modern retreat in the Alpine Meadows (Olympic Valley) area near Lake Tahoe, California.  The owner, Todd Greenhalgh, wanted solar power and alpine views and CCS Architecture [...] Read »
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The new Dutch film museum, EYE, opens
EYE, the new Dutch film museum, opens to the public on 5 April 2012 in its brand-new building designed by the Vienna-based firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. The Amsterdam Metropolitan [...] Read »
JuiceTank Wall Charger iPhone Case
Islands by Kranen Gille
Campana Bath
Fornesetti Tile from Hastings Tile
Groove Tile from Ann Sacks
Jaim Telias | A Few branchs and Lots of Caramelos
The Small House by Unemori Architects
Waccabuc House by Rafael Viñoly Architects
Delicious Sleep: The Hamburger Bed
Interesting Tableware, European vs Chinese Porcelain Design
Song Saa Private Island's Floating Terraces
3D-Printed Guitars by Olaf Diegel
The Clock Dock
Set of Three Vintage Industrial Factory Bolt Storage Drawers
Sman Cruisers by Arnolt Van Der Sman
Classic Style Living Room
NYC’s Most Important Art Events
3 Large Vintage Aluminum Balloon Molds on Gear Stands
KKK House with Miniature Golf Course by no 555
Merijn Kavelaars & VANMOOF & Vlamboyant
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Folded oPAD Paper Sensor Could Detect HIV and Malaria for Less Than 10 Cents
Detecting diseases such as HIV and malaria in third-world countries is often a costly process, but that might soon change because a team from the University of Texas at Austin has designed a three-dimensional [...] Read »
Have you seen the updated Zaha Hadid Architecture app?
Additional functionality on the Zaha Hadid mobile app has been eagerly anticipated.  We're delighted to show you the latest updates giving you screenshots of what's now available. What's new? [...] Read »
Smiles of a Summer Night (in March) - 80 degrees, Flamboyente stands Nude before the fountain of her doctors, even
click images for larger view     Flamboyente , sculpture by Jean-Jacques Porret, part of exhibition at the AMA Building, 515 North State, through May, 2012 Read »
Daily chart: Where the living is easier
THE Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist, has devised a new index which ranks the competitiveness of the most prominent cities across the globe using a number of economic, [...] Read »
Finalists Announced for Urban Intervention Design Ideas Competition
Urban Intervention: The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space has selected 3 finalists and 7 commendations. In the spirit of the 1962 Worlds Fair, Seattle Center and AIA [...] Read »
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Donald Trump’s Sons Under Fire for Photos with Dead Leopard, Elephant and More
Real estate mogul Donald Trumps sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, have come under fire after some gruesome photos showing them posing with a dead leopard and holding a severed elephant [...] Read »
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Oh the talking heads of the political world  what would we do without them? The latest wonderful blunder has come from one of our favorites, Mr. Bill OReilly. In the midst of the fist fight [...] Read »
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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings
You generally expect an F1 car to be more impressive than the one youre seeing above. However, this F1 is not what it appears to be. This little replica was created in just four minutes at the [...] Read »
Rudin Reaches Agreement for AIDS Memorial
With the prodding of  City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Rudin Management Company agreed to hand over the the last smidgen of property at Triangle Park  for use in an AIDS memorial. [...] Read »
Big-Name Architects to Help Design a Growing Cambridge
Cambridge, England is growing, but keeping hold of its urban pattern. A shortlist including some of the biggest names in European architecture has been released for a competition to design an [...] Read »
LA Kicks Cars to the Curb, Opens First Pedestrian Plaza
Youd better get used to it, Los Angeles is remaking itself from a one trick pony town where car is king into a multimodal city for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users. The latest improvement [...] Read »
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Sierra Club Turned Down $30 Million Gift From Natural Gas Fracking Company
Thanks to efforts by environmentalists and opponents of the natural gas industry, the process of fracking has come under the limelight recently  and the federal government is considering new, [...] Read »
5th IABR: Making City
Opening 5th IABR: Making City: Thursday 19 April 2012 at the Netherlands Architecture Institute. The 5th IABR: Making City explores the making of tomorrow’s city and the new alliances between [...] Read »
SEAT Pavilion by E/B Office
The pavilion concept SEAT by New York and Portland-based collaboration E/B Office has won the commission for this year's Freedom Park Project at Atlanta. SEAT is a garden pavilion composed of [...] Read »
Circling Inwood Hill: the Unexpected Land Art of Young Jee
The series of clean-lined circles carved into the earth at the top of Inwood Hill Park began appearing about a year ago. With fresh rainfall, theyd be gone. Their disappearance seemed almost [...] Read »
Bolefloor Coming to the US
Gilding by Kolectiv
Manifest Destiny! An Art Installation.
The Victor Bike by Christophe Robillard
EA7 shoe line from Emporio Armani and Reebok
Audi Warms Winter-Lovers with the Striking Q3 Vail Concept
The Plunger lamp by Says Who
30 Story Hotel Built In 15 Days In China
Gurtbett Bed Assembly Without Any Tools
Architectural Works
Nursery in the Jardines De Malaga / Batlle i Roig Architectes
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Vissershok Container Classroom / Tsai Design Studio
Located in rolling hills of Durbanville wine valley on the outskirts of Cape Town, Vissershok Primary School is a rural school dedicated to the children of farm workers and underprivileged communities [...] Read »
Mill Valley Cabins / Feldman Architecture
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New Church in Norway Proposal / Studio BANG
Studio BANG& shared with us their design proposal for the competition for Ny Våler Kirke, a new church in Norway. Through creating a perceivable tribute to the old wooden church, their concept [...] Read »
Fire Station In Sulzberg-Thal / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
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Wakefield Market Hall / Adjaye Associates
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‘Riley Sunrise’ Installation for Riley Hospital for Children / PROJECTiONE
With the Simon Family Tower addition still under construction at the Riley Hospital for Children, the installation for hospital is complete, after over a year in the making. Designed by PROJECTiONE& [...] Read »
Evergreen Valley College / Steinberg Architects
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Photography: Wang Shu Projects, by Clement Guillaume
Taken by Clement Guillaume, the photographs in this post include projects by the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner, Wang Shu& , Chinese architect and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio. The projects [...] Read »
Fragmented House / AQSO Arquitectos
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Student’s Residence on U.L.E Campus / MACA Estudio + VIRAI Arquitectos
The project proposal for the Students Residence on U.L.E Campus by MACA Estudio + VIRAI Arquitectos& is designed as a system rather than a building. Unable to design a solution based on the [...] Read »
Crematorium / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners
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Enzo Ferrari Museum  by Future Systems
Slideshow: a Ferrari automotive museum designed by the late Czech architect and Future Systems founder Jan Kaplický has opened in Modena, Italy. (more&) Read »
Rue Pierre Rebiere / Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle
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Shortlist announced for the North West Cambridge extension
In order to compete in an increasingly competitive global market and address long-term development needs, the University of Cambridge& is undertaking an ambitious new urban extension in North [...] Read »
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of Copenhagen-based group BIG& tells that yes is more. His design philosophy, which he outlines in his latest graphic book, Yes is More, states that incorporating [...] Read »
Infographic: Women in Architecture
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CPC Port / Kingsland + Architects
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US Custom House sold again, this time to Boston-area firm
US Custom House (image courtesy Wikipedia Commons) BY BRIAN LIBBY Portland and Boston have had numerous connections over the years. The original coinflip that gave Portland its name (after the [...] Read »
Pfizer Canada inc Siege Social / Menkès Shooner Dagenais Le Tourneux Architectes
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Yandex Odessa Office / Za Bor Architects
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Moleskine App for iPad: The Hand of the Architect
Our favorite sketchbook has gone digital! Moleskine presents The Hand of the Architect& – an iPad app featuring 378 sketches and drawings from 110 internationally renowned architects, such [...] Read »
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Designed in Hackney: Hampstead Lane  by Duggan Morris Architects
Designed in Hackney:  a renovated 19602s residence that the Royal Institute of British Architects  named best new house in the UK last year is todays instalment in our showcase of projects [...] Read »
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Western Concourse at King’s Cross  by John McAslan + Partners
A semi-circular vaulted concourse designed by British architects John McAslan + Partners will open at King’s Cross Station in London next week. (more&) Read »
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Roses IES Cap Norfeu extension by  Javier de las Heras Solé and Bosch Tarrús
Slideshow: the windows of this school extension in Girona, Spain, are concealed behind a perforated metal skin. (more&) Read »
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Playhouse by Bach Arquitectes
This children’s playhouse by Barcelona architects Anna & Eugeni Bach has stripy wooden walls, folding window hatches and a ladder instead of stairs. (more&) Read »
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Photographer’s Studio over a boat house  on Stoney Lake by gh3
Slideshow: this glass pavilion on the edge of a lake in Ontario, Canada, houses a studio, apartment and boathouse for a photographer and was designed by Toronto Studio gh3 . (more&) Read »
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10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World
If youre daydreaming about your next vacation, and looking for something a little off the beaten path, why not consider embarking on a global design tour? The world is full of inspiring destinations [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Luminous Windscape Pavilion Sways and Morphs With Each Passing Breeze in Lacoste, France Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: eco design, france, green design, LaCoste, [...] Read »
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Pure Bottle Is a Recycled and Recyclable Table Set Made from a Single Wine Bottle
Designed by Lucia Bruni, Pure-Bottle is a fully recycled and recyclable table set which consists of a glass, lantern and spoon. A perfect complement fit for any dining occasion, each table set [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Solar-Powered SPACE Shipping Container Office Produces Twice as Much Energy as it Consumes Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Adaptive Container, eco design, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of 5 Green Employers Share Insider Job Advice on How to Get Hired Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: eco design, eco fashion jobs, eco jobs, green architecture jobs, [...] Read »
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Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids
What could be more relaxing than curling up to sleep in your very own birds nest bed! Conceived and created by O*GE CreativeGroup, the “Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas” was developed [...] Read »
'Drift' vide by mustardcuffins via mustardcuffins Read »
Denmark ,Odense,city planing by Utopian City Scape and Entasis .. via Archdaily Read »
Diller Scofidio + Renfro will design the first residential tower for Hudson Yards, a megaproject adjacent to the acclaimed New York City park. Read »
A number of notable architects and design patrons were recognized at the annual event hosted by the American Architectural Foundation. Read »
City & Urbanism
The basic driver of remarkable economic growth in China — and India, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil and pretty much every other developing country — is pretty simple: people migrating from rural [...] Read »