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Designed in Hackney: Shoreditch Rooms by Archer Architects
Designed in Hackney: todays featured designers in our London borough of Hackney showcase are Archer Architects , who inserted a Corten steel-clad hotel behind the facade of a derelict pub [...] Read »
Franke / Hastings Architecture Associates
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Tetra Shed / Innovation Imperative
[ May 5, 2012 10:00 to May 12, 2012 18:00. ] Tetra Shed is inspired by the growing need to accommodate the desires of more and more people wanting to establish a home office.  The architects [...] Read »
It’s all about the narrative
In approximately 3 1/2 months I will be standing on a stage in Washington D.C. at the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention talking about blogging and social media for architects. [...] Read »
Botanical Research Institute of Texas / H3 Hardy C​ollaboration Architecture
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Journey to the Center of New York: Can Design “Cure” Our Cities?
Walk into the cafeteria at the Googleplex and you are nudged into the “right” choice. Sweets? Color-coded red and placed on the bottom shelf to make them just a bit harder to reach. “Instead [...] Read »
City Library Extension Proposal / Studio Metar
The concept design for the extension of the city library by Studio Metar& results from the thesis that a contemporary library is a source of information with unlimited access. The message of [...] Read »
Fire Station and Mountain Rescue Building / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten
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Update: ABI / February
Last month, our reporting of the Architecture Billings Index was a little pessimistic, as the slight upward movement was no sure sign of a stable recovery.  Yet, February marks the fourth [...] Read »
Exhibition and Retail Pavillion in the Concert Hall in the Postojna Cave / Studio Stratum
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Latest Works by Artist Ola Kolehmainen Exhibition
[ March 15, 2012 0:00 to July 29, 2012 0:00. ] Being held at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland, the exhibition for the latest works by artist Ola Kolehmainen is currently on display [...] Read »
House 12k / Dierendonck Blancke Architecten
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Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition
[ December 2, 2011 0:00 to April 29, 2012 0:00. ] WOHA& s Breathing Architecture exhibition, which will be up until April 29th has been very successful at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) [...] Read »
Dutch Embassy in Amman / Rudy Uytenhaak
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‘Grenade’ Inflatable Pavilion Proposal / SITBON Architectes
Grenade, the proposal for the CityVision Inflatable Pavilion competition, by SITBON Architectes& aims to create a relation with its environment. The theme of the pavilion is to think of the city [...] Read »
21 Jervois Hill / AR43 Architects
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House N by Sharon Neuman and Oded Stern-Meiraz
Architects Sharon Neuman and Oded Stern-Meiraz have concealed a modern rectangular residence near Tel Aviv behind a brick wall shaped like a vernacular house with a chimney. (more&) Read »
Corallo House / PAZ Arquitectura
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Documentary featuring Michael Graves Premieres Tomorrow
Premiering tomorrow on WTTW  one of Chicago’s PBS television stations – will be the new 30-minute documentary Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour & . Popular Chicago TV tour host Geoffrey [...] Read »
AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IX
We have some great public facilities projects published back in 2009. Heres five you cant miss: A community center in the island of Tenerife, Spain or Produkcija 0042s emergency terminal of [...] Read »
Casal de la Ciutat Lapallavacara a Balaguer / Mamen Domingo & Ernest Ferre
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Arteixo Sport Center / Jose Ramon Garitaonaindia de Vera
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City Hall Harelbeke by Dehullu & Partners
This asymmetric white building bridges the two existing halves of a town hall in the Belgian municipality of Harelbeke. (more&) Read »
Today's archidose #568
Here are a few photos of the Endesa Pavilion at the Olympic Port of Barcelona, designed by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Iaac) with the support of Endesa. The project [...] Read »
"Bonsai Buildings" Add Magical Model Houses To An Ancient Artform
These beautiful bottled buildings are wonderful, in the truest sense of the word. They are the result of a collaboration between artist Takanori Aiba and model-maker Kazuya Murakami. The finished [...] Read »
Mobile Espresso Maker by Handpresso Auto
Ghiacciolo Notebooks by Fabriano Paper Boutique
Wild Bill by Atle Tveit
AquaDom at Radisson Blu Hotel Germany
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Clean CANAL Water \ Margot Krasojevic
Clean CANAL Water is the proposal entry by Margot Krasojevic for the Competition Amsterdam footbridge 2012. Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam canals. Without [...] Read »
House in Banzão I by Federico Valsassina Arquitectos
Cetatuia Loft in Brasov, Romania
Delphine Penen
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Cliff House \ Scott Allen Architecture
Tucked against the wall of a natural cliff and right on the water’s edge in Gig Harbor, Washington, this project answered the unique challenges of its site. The footprint for the new structure [...] Read »
Mercedes-Benz Ups the Performance Ante
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Fisker Releases a Sketch of Its Nina Plug-In Hybrid Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut
Fisker Automotive just released a teaser sketch of its next model, the Fisker Nina plug-in hybrid, ahead of its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The teaser photo doesnt provide a [...] Read »
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Spire \ Visiondivision
Spire is Visiondivisions competition entry for a new church in the small town of Våler, Norway. The church in the small town of Våler in Norway burned down and a competition was held to build [...] Read »
Kickstart: 9 Chains (Buckminster Fuller in Philadelphia)
Buckminster Fuller was an inventor, architect and "futurist" who made a very large impact on American culture and technology in the 20th century. 9 Chains explores his presence in the city [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Blue Forests Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Blue Forest, blue forest eco-PERCH, eco tree [...] Read »
Urban Intervention Finalists Imagine Seattle Center 2.0
How can technology and science revolutionize and restore our public spaces—particularly those disconnected and decaying districts that remain after colossal events such as the Olympics, biennials, [...] Read »
High on London timelapse video by Matt Gosden and Rob Rackstraw.. via 24/2 Read »
Francine Houben, Mecanoo interviewed by Dutch Profiles .. via Dutch Profiles Read »
City & Urbanism
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INTERVIEW: CEO of Bentley Systems Greg Bentley Talks About the Future City Design Competition
While we write a lot about a sustainable built environment, we often overlook the contribution of engineers. We recently talked at length with Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, about the upcoming F uture City [...] Read »
Award winners: SRG, Ayotte, Reidy, Soderstrom, Cavanaugh
UC Riverside School of Medicine research buiding (photo by Lara Swimmer) BY BRIAN LIBBY This post marks the beginning of a new Portland Architecture continuing series, in which from time to time [...] Read »
This is the Time for Poetry In 1999, UNESCO named March 21 World Poetry Day as a way to “support... Read »
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Scientists Believes Trees Could Provide Electricity to Power Entire Infrastructures
Everyone knows that trees give us all oxygen so we can breathe, but according to an Australian scientists they also have the potential to power entire infrastructures. In an Avatar-esque revelation, [...] Read »
Image of Democracy: Why I Want to Build Nine Freedom Towers in Tiananmen Square
Eleven years ago I made a modest proposal to create a series of three massively flat and empty superblocks (two in New York and one in Washington DC). I last showed these proposals as three large [...] Read »
Table Tennis Table Goes Hi Tech
Mystery Machine at Relique: What is This?
10 Ken House by Coordinate House NOGAMI
Even though spring came early this year, you might of noticed the paving contractors Bloomington have not started work. This is because road restrictions have not been lifted as of yet. Read »
Twins: Elegantly Mathematical Design
Nettleton 199 by SAOTA and OKHA Interiors
Inflatable Side Table by Philippbeisheim
Charming Swedish flat in Kungsladugård
Incredibly Realistic 3D Street Art by John Pugh
Vans Vault Cuerpo LX
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Bayview Branch Library \ THA Architecture & Karin Payson A+D
Designed by THA Architecture in collaboration with Karin Payson A+D, this new library replaces an outdated facility, completed in 1969, with an enhanced neighborhood branch that celebrates the [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Melbournes Advanced Technologies Centre by H2o Architects Looks Like a Gigantic LEGO Brick Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 5 Green Star school, Advanced Technologies [...] Read »
Let's Go Bowling
An ongoing series of sculptures exploring the notions of trophy and information, Trophy appropriates the Brunswick 'Black Beauty' bowling ball. Each ball is meticulously hand carved into the [...] Read »
Let's Go Bowling
Michelangelo is oft quoted as saying, "Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." A contemporary version of this statement, applied to artist [...] Read »
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Read the rest of EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: eco-freindly materials, hurricane proof [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Atelier Bardill is a Striking Rust-Colored Barn Renovation in Switzerland Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse, Atelierhouse Bardill, circular cut [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", ascendas, Cargotecture, eco [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Postojna Concert Hall Boasts the World’s First Post Office Inside a Cave Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: concert hall, eco design, green design, green renovation, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of gmp Architekten to Design Gorgeous New Hangzhou South Railway Station Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", china, china high speed rail, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Starbucks Global Responsibility VP Ben Packard Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: ben packard, coffee farming, coffee house, corporate [...] Read »
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Santiago Calatrava’s Long-Awaited Peace Bridge to be Inaugurated in Calgary
Santiago Calatrava fans and locals who have been dying to see Calgarys Peace Bridge come to life over the Bow River will be happy to know that the candy cane-colored helix structures inauguration [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Gorgeous Wood-Wrapped Alesia Museum Opens in Burgundy, France Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Alesia Museum, battle museum, battle of Alesia, Burgundy, double [...] Read »
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Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater
Macro of Ulva Algae photo from Shutterstock Pardon the potty talk, but wouldnt it be great if every time you flushed the toilet you were actually generating heat for your home? Thats exactly [...] Read »
On the Boards : Embassy Housing, Haiti
Sorg Architects has designed new, sustainable, staff housing for the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The project consists of 107 new townhouse units, a new Mission residence, and support [...] Read »
Nike Air Yeezy 2
Two Vintage 1920 French Art Nouveau Pharmacy Cartons
Fantoosh - Kids Fan by Orient Fans
The V&A Chair Series by Tomas Alonso
Designer Accessories for Scooters and Bicycles
Dead on Annihilator Wrecking Bar
House in Waga-Zaimokuza by Architect Cafe
style scout: retro chic
Meet Maddie The Coonhound.
Luxurious floating Aqua Villa on Pampas Marina
2012 BMW Enduro Mountain Bike
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Read the rest of Semi-Finalists for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Announced! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, Biolite HomeStove, Buckminster [...] Read »
Contemporary INFILL is The New Prefab
John Dwyer was involved in the design of the first LEED Platinum home in Minnesota  5ive  and now aims to change the way homeowners purchase homes.  He recently unveiled INFILL, the new prefab, [...] Read »
Why People in Cities Walk Fast
With the exception of Nairobi  insert joke here about Kenyans crushing everyone at the New York City Marathon  the fastest walking cities were from wealthy nations. The statistical analysis [...] Read »
All the Lights of the Kingdom
I think Magic Kingdom is an exemplary model of superb light fixture choice in themed design; there is very little overlap and redundancy but very few fixtures call attention to themselves. Still, [...] Read »
Preserving and restoring Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood
The recurring themes were people wanted a decent place to shop; second, the residents wanted a safe, affordable place for their kids to play; and the third concern was the lack of affordable [...] Read »
The Art of Framing
Outdoor Mobile Oven/Stove by Coleman
Tougher Than Ply Paper Skateboard
Bookshelf design
Candock's Modular Floating Dock System
Chemosphere House in the Hollywood Hills by John Lautner
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Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses
On Tuesday, Amazon announced the purchase of Kiva Systems, a company that makes warehouse robots like the ones already being used in inventory and logistics-heavy retailers like Zappos and Staples. [...] Read »
Casa Playa Las Lomas by Vertice Architects
Epitome of Chic
It's always fun to see a home featured in a magazine in which you've actually seen in person.  I was lucky enough to be invited to a charity event that was held in the home of Alfredo Parades [...] Read »
Shir Atar | Fairytale Furniture
House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura
2012 Tushek Renovatio T500
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
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Peconic Bay Residence \ Stelle Architects
The house is sited on a bluff overlooking the bay within a grove of cedar and locust trees. Discrete volumes of varying public and private functions are organized around an axial promenade, extending [...] Read »
Building a monastic town in Messkirch
It will take about 40 years until the final stone is laid in the monastery church. By then it is highly unlikely that Geurten will still be alive. But he doesn't mind. "I just want a founding [...] Read »
6 Napa Valley wineries architectural statements
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Competition for New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar Ends without a First Prize
In the open architectural design competition for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, the international jury awarded two second-place and two third-place prizes. The jury also conferred [...] Read »