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VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins+Will
Perkins+Will& s VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, BC is designed to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous set of requirements of sustainability.  Formally [...] Read »
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Imperfect Health / Giovanna Borasi & Mirko Zardini
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More Postcards from the Architect
I know Its only been 2 weeks since my Architectural world tour, but, I was still emptying my suitcases this morning. Sorry, I got caught up in the pressure at the office and just had not gotten [...] Read »
Grey Brick Galleries, Red Brick Galleries, Three Shadows Photographic Centre by Ai Weiwei at Cao Chang Di, Beijing
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Alésia Museum visitor’s centre by Bernard Tschumi Architects
Slideshow:  a visitor’s centre with an ornate herringbone facade by Bernard Tschumi Architects opens this weekend on an archaeological site in central France. (more&) Read »
St Nicholas Church / Marlon Blackwell Architect
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With less than 70 days until somas grand opening of their One Ocean Thematic Pavilion, we are anxiously anticipating the final result of the firms biomorphic creation.  Unlike most pavilions, [...] Read »
CN House / Plus Line Design
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Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge Proposal / Francesco Piffari
Francesco Piffari& shared with us the design proposal for the Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge. To design a new iconic bridge, it is essential to reflect on the concept of bridge; what a bridge is [...] Read »
Beach House I-5 / Vértice Arquitectos
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“American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design” Exhibition
[ March 20, 2012 0:00 to May 11, 2012 0:00. ] From March 20  May 11, the American City: St. Louis Architecture: Three Centuries of Classic Design exhibition will be up at the Willis Tower [...] Read »
Villa W / CMA
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Museum Nasional Indonesia / Aboday
The first prize winning proposal for the Museum Nasional Indonesia by Aboday& aims to bring back this massive institution to its original role as a public facility. Their design addresses the [...] Read »
Travertine Dream House / Wallflower Architecture + Design
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Church in La Laguna  by Menis Arquitectos
Slideshow: the concrete walls of this church in Tenerife are roughly lined with crushed volcanic rocks. (more&) Read »
AD Recommends: Best of the Week
Another week goes by, and we still havent finished our coverage of the latest Pritzer Prize: Wang Shu& . We had some fantastic photos of Shus projects taken by Clement Guillaume. Dont wait [...] Read »
Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture
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‘Migrating Landscapes’ Winners Announced and will Represent Canada at the 2012 Venice Biennale
Winners of the National Exhibition of Migrating Landscapes have been announced! This nation-wide, open ideas competition is the main process for creating Canada’s official entry to the 2012 [...] Read »
United States Federal Courthouse / H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
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Sport Center ETH Honggerberg / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
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Troia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante Arquitectura
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Designed in Hackney: Fuglsang Kunstmuseum  by Tony Fretton Architects
Designed in Hackney: were kicking off this weeks set of iconic projects designed in the London borough of Hackney with a Stirling Prize-nominated museum of fine art in Denmark by Shoreditch [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Groundbreaking for SHoP’s Pre-Fab Tower Delayed
SHoP unveiled their design for the 32-story B2 tower in Brooklyns Atlantic Yards last November, which will be one of the worlds tallest prefab building if all goes according to developer Forest [...] Read »
Hillcrest Hideaway
I don't think it's a secret that designer Kelly Wearstler 's Hillcrest home in Los Angeles is on the market.  But I did come across more photos today thanks to a little story on Curbed .  They [...] Read »
Natives and Aliens Metallic Powder Coating
Wire Sculptures By Shi Jindian From China
Inspiring Ideas about Choosing Coffee Tables
Dunes by RUG-ART
Remodled Apartment With In-the-Floor Bookcase
Mad Men Inspired Jewelry
The doors to the ArchiSensing Design Lab course are now open. So, act fast to claim your seat for this online architectural design course which will teach you more in-depth about many of the [...] Read »
The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
... thousands of hard-hatted construction workers in sweat-soaked T-shirts are laying the groundwork for the newcomers own temple and archive, a massive complex so large that it necessitated [...] Read »
Vintage 1937 French Glass Eiffel Tower Souvenir Bottle
The art of recycling Vectors by Jason Fort
Kebo One-Handed Bottle Opener
Reyner Banham on the Road
If you drove far enough, from Maine to Georgia, from the Midwest to Southern California, or simply from one end of Los Angeles to the other, you would start to notice that there were different [...] Read »
HENN StudioB Wins Nantong Sports Center Competition
HENN StudioB, the design and research studio of Berlin-based Henn Architekten, has won the first prize in the invited international competition to design a new sports center in the southeast [...] Read »
Bugatti 16C Galibier Super Sedan Concept
A Little Bit OTT - Designer Door Hooks
Skyscape - Church Competition Entry by WE Architecture
Copenhagen-based firm WE Architecture has shared with us their entry "Skyscape" to the open competition for a new church building in Våler, Norway. Read »
City & Urbanism
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Oasia Downtown by WOHA Places the Tropics in the Heart of Singapore
The glass high-rises in Singapore’s commercial district will soon get a neighbor of an altogether different color. The Oasia Downtown tower by WOHA will be literally clad in greenery, with [...] Read »
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Urban Art
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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership
The big vehicle news of the day is that car industry heavyweights Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in an effort to reduce their [...] Read »
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The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC
Today is the official first day of spring, but the seasons first buds and blossoms have been popping up all over New York City for weeks. From the cherry trees in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden [...] Read »
Hobbit Hole Playhouse
Leather Cable Band
Stool by Kabo & Pydo
Scout Trooper's loneliness by Manuel Bravo
White & White LED Clock
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Volkswagen Announces Plan for More Sustainable Manufacturing Plants by 2018
Volkswagen has announced a series of ambitious goals to become more environmentally responsible  including a new program that will see a lineup of more efficient vehicles and more sustainable [...] Read »
Vintage Wire One-Gallon Glass Milk Jug Carrier at Relique
Feit, Limited Edition Hand Made Australian Leather Shoes
Vintage Jaguar Turned Bookshelf
Impressive Villa Mia on Koh Samui island
hanrahan Meyers architects Plans Large-Scale Urban Design in New York City's Battery Park City
When the firm started the process of designing the urban fabric in Battery Park City's North Neighborhood, the area was primarily unbuilt. hMa developed an overall master plan for the North [...] Read »
Nike Roshe Run
Borrowed chair by Theresa Harmanen
Editor's Picks #255
For Archinects latest Working out of the Box feature, Paul Petrunia interviewed Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp. Will Galloway asked "say shouldn't someone interview paul for this feature too?" [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Iran ‘smart concrete’ to protect N-sites from US bunker busters
Unlike conventional concrete, Iranian concrete is mixed with quartz powder and special fibers - transforming it into high performance concrete that can withstand higher pressure with increased [...] Read »
Landscape ::: Sensational Park
The aim of the Sensational Park in Frosinone, Italy was to harmonize the relationship between nature and urbanism. The design based around the 5 senses invites users to define their own path [...] Read »
Sustainable Wood Veneer Panels
Pizza Chopper | by Bialetti
300SL Panamericana
The Woven Collection by Timothy John
Venetian Contemporary Designer Wall Mirror by Simpsons
The Living Square Ceramic Washbasin by Laufen
An Eames Chair Makeover for Charity
Presented with an Eames molded plastic chair, 30 San Antonio based designers and architects transformed the modern icon into a canvas for art. Read »
Kenno, Kassa & Taita Cardboard Furniture
Shiri Hyman | Bag It!
What Kind of House Does $18.5 Million Buy in Phuket?
The Gelukstraat House by Dierendonck Blanke
The Architect's Questionnaire: Robert Leeb
Robert Leeb (image courtesy Leeb Architects) BY LUKE AREHART The third installment of the Architect’s Questionnaire features Portland architect Robert Leeb of Leeb Architects, a full service [...] Read »
Studio Zero, Spring 2012 Modern Lighting Collection
Marcus Beach House in Australia by Robinson Architects
Open Doors form Open Minds?
The architects often walk clients through it to show how an open environment works. Theres not a private office or cubicle anywhere, and theres constant low-level hubbub: people in motion, [...] Read »
Eavesdrop> AIA/LA Has Architecture Center Envy
It appears that AIA/LA is serious about opening a new architecture center, a storefront, multi-use space similar to that of the Center for Architecture in New York (above). According to a now [...] Read »
The Roots of Sprawl: Why We Don't Live Where We Work
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eco friendly 3d-wallpanels and embossed wall tiles
Neuron 120 Suede Cage Sandals By Christian Louboutin
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Read the rest of 6 Ways to Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresher for Longer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bananas, cut food waste, freezing vegetables, how to keep bananas from [...] Read »
Silhouette by RUG-ART
Green Architecture of Casa Gavion by Colectivo MX
'Livingstones' Rock Pillows
Net-Zero SIPs Laneway House with Solar
When I first mentioned the Mendoza Laneway House, it was one of the first laneway homes in Vancouver under the citys EcoDensity program.  The company behind that efficient SIPs home, Lanefab, [...] Read »
The Learner stage generally lasts about three years. Entry level compensation starts at roughly $36,966 and can grow to $46,701 during that time  an increase of 26 percent, or nearly 9 percent [...] Read »
Vintage French Aluminum Towel Hook Rack at Relique
House in Aroeira by Aires Mateus & Associados
Kitchen by Cheng Design
Ride, Baby, Ride: Senator Chuck Schumer Caught Pedaling in Contested Bike Lane
A shocking cellphone pic of New Yorks senior Senator has transportation circles abuzz across the Internet today. While not so much a scandal as a beautiful bike ride in the park, Senator Chuck [...] Read »
Lamborghini Aventador Boeing Dreamliner Edition
An Ornamental Olfactory Experience
Stunning $30 Million Contemporary Residence in Bel Air
Technology
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Ball Nogues Studio Wins Paris’ 2012 Pavillion Speciale Competition with Bright Blue Cellular Design
Los Angeles studio Ball Nogues made news recently when it won the 2012 edition of the Pavillion Speciale in Paris with its proposal for a bright, light cellular structure made of locally-sourced [...] Read »
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Read the rest of GAD is a Mobile Shipping Container Gallery For Traveling Art Exhibitions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", art gallery, art museum, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Sunset Triangle Plaza: LAs First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, green architecture, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First Plantscraper Vertical Farm in Sweden! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Architecture, Eco Architecture, [...] Read »
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Michael Green Unveils ‘Tall Wood’ Tower for Vancouver Along With Instruction Manual for Building Wooden Skyscrapers
A wooden skyscraper may seem like far-fetched idea to those who live in cities built from concrete and steel, but architect Michael Green has developed an innovative wooden tower for Vancouver [...] Read »
News
“Shifting Suburbia,” a recent panel discussion organized by the Forum for Urban Design, brings visionary thinking down to earth. Read »
Every April, faculty members at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts meet with graduate architecture students to present options for a half-dozen or so international [...] Read »
Five public districts get useful advice through a workshop presented by the USGBC and American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C. Read »