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Obama May Wait Until After Election to Rule on Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants
Rules introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants may not receive presidential approval until the U.S. is in a less turbulent [...] Read »
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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers
GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, [...] Read »
The Free Universal Construction Kit
F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab are pleased to present the Free Universal Construction Kit: a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten* popular childrens construction [...] Read »
Richard H. Driehaus says, "It isn’t too late to get the Eisenhower memorial right"
Controversy has erupted over the memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower proposed by Frank Gehry for a site next to the Mall. The memorials large size and unconventional emphasis on Eisenhower [...] Read »
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Institute for Local Self-Reliance Calls Walmart’s Sustainability Campaign Greenwashing
Walmarts Sustainability Campaign is now in its seventh year, and according to a new report by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the retail giants progress has been less than stellar: At [...] Read »
How Roger Thomas Redesigned Las Vegas
Wynns hotels are famous for having brought a luxurious, five-star approach to Vegas. But their real achievement may be psychological: they have remade the architecture of gaming itself. The [...] Read »
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Lies About Apple Factory Abuse Lead to This American Life Retraction
On Friday This American Life, a popular public radio show, retracted a story on Apple factory abuse in China that turned out to be full of fabrications. In January, the show, hosted by Ira Glass, [...] Read »
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Porsche Announces It Will Release Plug-In Hybrid Panamera in 2014
Porsche will be releasing a plug-in hybrid version of its Panamera starting in 2014, according to Automotive News. The German company currently offers a hybrid Panamera that packs 380 horsepower [...] Read »
Splat Paintings by Whatshisname
SNAP Folding Skateboard
Plug, External Battery Backup For IPhone And IPod
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Diamond studded Eco-Developer?
Having successfully covered the world (or at least all 11 outposts of the global Gagosian empire) in colorful spots, Damien Hirst is turning his attention to architectural matters. The artist [...] Read »
Metro coffee table by Aref Adamali
blog wunderlust : 19th March 2012
Architecture, however complex and subtle it may be in its more sophisticated forms, can begin with something as simple as sitting on a sand-dune looking out to sea. Simon Unwin 'Postcards From [...] Read »
Kara Ross
Douro 41 Hotel | Portugal
BoxCraft Rubber gun by Argo9
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Le Corbusier slept here...
 ... well, probably not, but you can. The Hotel Le Corbusier is situated in a residential area of Marseille, and looks pretty interesting. Not luxurious, and I would issue a cement-overload [...] Read »
Bic Pen Animal Portraits by Sarah Esteje
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Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy
Billionaires like Richard Branson are among the richest people in the world because they can see which way the wind is blowing and make smart business investments accordingly. It therefore shouldnt [...] Read »
Contemporary 36 Clipper Bay Home in Australia
Numptia Luxury Yacht
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Rare Himalayan Goat Cloned To Produce More Cashmere and Pashmina Wool
Scientists from the animal biotechnology centre of Sher-i-Kashmir University recently announced that they successfully cloned a female goat called Noori. Dwindling goat populations in the area [...] Read »
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Visual Inspiration for Your Next Project
I signed up for Pinterest a long time ago and have enjoyed scanning other pins for visual inspiration.  The site is exploding, and were getting more visits  you can follow current pins here [...] Read »
David Watkin, ICOMOS's Araoz, Lost Panoramas, Of Dolls and Murder, Three Centuries of St. Louis Architecture at Willis Tower - March is bursting with still more events
Yes, it's March 19th, and no, it's still not too late to be adding to the March 2012 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events .This Thursday, March 22, is logjam day, with Gustavo Araoz , president [...] Read »
Can wooden skyscrapers transform concrete jungles?
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Puttin' on the Ritz
I flew to Chicago for a meeting Sunday afternoon and instead of connecting to the wifi and doing work, I relaxed and read my new magazines.  One of my favorite spreads in the April issue of [...] Read »
A THOUSAND WORDS
Renaissance, Inside and Out   Gli strumenti delle meraviglie TODAY, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S ELEGANTLY AUSTERE ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL, the groups The King's Noyse and Piffaro joined forces [...] Read »
30 Photographers to Watch in 2012
Sugar Bowl Mountain Cabin by John Maniscalco Architecture
Wohnhaus Am Walensee by K-M Architektur
Wristpix Personal Photo Bracelet
Architectural Works
School Of Nursing For St Angelas College / MOB
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Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Features Designs by Leading Architects
‘The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt’, launched on the 21st of February, has provided London, England with 209 giant and stunningly crafted Easter eggs, designed by artists, architects, jewelers and [...] Read »
Spröjs Series / Visiondivision
Just in time for the warm weather, Visiondivison& has shared a great collection of summer houses with us.  Entitled the Spröjs Series, the residences stem from an organizing modular system [...] Read »
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Balmain Archive  by Innovarchi
Slideshow: the faceted copper envelope of this house extension near Sydney was designed by architects Innovarchi to resemble a roof. (more&) Read »
Psicomagia / Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos
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Read the rest of WATGs Mosaic Prefab Modules Can Be Elegant Hotels or Easy Disaster Shelters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Disaster Relief, eco design, green design, modular [...] Read »
Unlock the Power of Collaboration with Open BIM
GRAPHISOFT®& recently announced it has joined forces with buildingSMART® International, Tekla® and several leading software vendors to launch a global program in order to promote Open BIM [...] Read »
Renovation and Heightening in Margaretenstrase 9 / Josef Weichenberger Architects
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Telefonica Corporate University In Parc de Bell-llo /​ Batlle & Roig Architects
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Museum of Contemporary Art / Adjaye Associates
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Theater of Cachan Proposal / O-S Architects
The winning proposal for the new Theater of Cachan, designed by O-S Architects& , acts as a curtain that rises over the city with the aim to transform the neighborhood with an urban, cultural [...] Read »
Gelukstraat / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten
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Lavance Shade Screen / Benjamin Hall & Michael Lavance
The Lavance Shade Screen, a project designed and built by Benjamin Hall & Michael Lavance& , was created out of appreciation for the desert climate and its harsh effects on specific materials. [...] Read »
Urban Intervention: Public Space Competition Proposal / PRAUD
The public space proposal for the Urban Intervention competition creates a new way of creating a dialog between the park and the city. Designed by PRAUD& , each solid and void creates its own [...] Read »
Pamphlet Architecture 11-20
A short while ago we received Pamphlet Architecture 11-20, & the second volume that accumulates the continually growing series. Steven Holl and William Stout started the Pamphlet series back [...] Read »
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Linienstr. 23 by  BCO Architekten
Slideshow: this all-grey apartment block in Berlin by German studio BCO Architekten has five skewed bay windows that twist away from its facade. (more&) Read »
Today's archidose #567
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School of the Arts / WOHA
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Klong Toey Community Lantern  by TYIN tegnestue
Architects  TYIN tegnestue  of Norway have taken an empty slot in a dense residential area of Bangkok and worked with the local community to build a climbing frame and basketball court. (more&) Read »
Hallway House / NL Architects
Hallway House, a radical residential project designed by NL Architects& , has been conceived within the framework of a match making program set up by the Dutch Architecture institute (NAi), [...] Read »
Technology
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Read the rest of Patrick Nadeaus Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bathroom, compost toilet, eco design, france, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Wine Barrel-Inspired Downley House in England is Built from a Former Houses Ruins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", "natural materials", [...] Read »
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New West Coast Electric Highway Opens Along Historic Oregon Trail
A portion of the historic Oregon Trail is now blazing a new path as the nation’s next electric highway! Stretching from Northern California to Cottage Grove, Oregon, the new highway is designed [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", 6 beavis marks, eco design, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Kengo Kuma & Associates Outdoor Training Center Melds Into the Japanese Hillside Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a-frame, Ando Momofuku Centre, eco center, [...] Read »
News
Social-impact design isn’t just about buildings or objects, as Cynthia E. Smith attests. Since 2009, Smith has served as the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Curator for [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Crowd Funded Projects a Model for Planning?
The internet has opened up new resources for funding opportunities. Platforms to advertise projects and find sponsors and funders are developing fast. On such platform is Kickstarter , where [...] Read »