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Coca-Cola Beatbox by Pernilla & Asif
London architects Pernilla & Asif have unveiled designs for a pavilion that can be played like a musical instrument for the London 2012  Olympic park. (more&) Read »
Rieteiland House / Hans van Heeswijk Architects
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Origin / United Visual Artists
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The Plain of Sport / Rémy Marciano
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Crane.tv visits renowned British Architect and AA graduate John Pawson& at his studio in North London. Known for his minimalist and sleek approach, Pawson has designed everything from stores [...] Read »
Outeiro House / EZZO
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Fabricating Grounds: Ice Shelter Installation / Koepcke + Prado
Under the guidance of David Mah, Carl Koepcke and Marshall Prado from Harvard Graduate School of Design created a system for constructing a rapidly deployable ice shelter using snow and ice as [...] Read »
Real Madrid Resort Island will open 2015 in UAE
Real Madrid, one of the most important soccer teams and sports institution worldwide revealed yesterday their plans to build the Real Madrid Resort Island, a 1 billion development which will [...] Read »
PPLB 0422 / Steinmetz De Meyer
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Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition Winners
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Extension to a Small Cottage / Innovarchi
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Hangzhou South Railway Station / gmp Architekten
Following their success in winning first prize in an international competition, gmp Architekten& hs been commissioned to design the new southern railway station in Hangzhou, China. The project [...] Read »
New Headquarters and Production of Pratic / GEZA
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New Eurojust Headquarters / Mecanoo + Royal Haskoning
The Mecanoo + Royal Haskoning& design team was recently announced as the winner for the realization of the new Eurojust headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands. This design concept illustrates [...] Read »
New Flagship Office / ESA Architects
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Xinjin Zhi Museum by Kengo Kuma and Associates
Slideshow: this museum in Xinjin, China, by Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Associates  appears to be screened by rows of floating tiles. (more&) Read »
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre / Woods Bagot
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SOM announces Urgent “Call to Vision” for the Great Lakes
Today the world celebrates its most precious resource: water. Countries world-wide suffer from water shortages so extreme that they cannot produce enough food to support their basic needs. In [...] Read »
House Reduction / MAKE Architecture Studio
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AD Round Up: Hotels Part IX
If you could choose one hotel to stay from the many we have featured in the past few years, which one would it be? Tough choice isnt it? Maybe you would choose the magnificient Marina Bay Sands, [...] Read »
House 804 / H Architectes
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School Center Lucie Aubrac / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
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Miscellaneous
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Denver Zoo Develops a Poo-Power System and Tests It Out On a Rickshaw!
Denver Zoo acknowledged that they have a lot of poo on their hands, but rather than hauling their waste off to a landfill or compost, they developed their own on-site poo-power system! Theyve [...] Read »
Lattice and font. St Edward the Confessor, Kempley, Gloucestershire. Randall Wells, architect. More &  (more...) Read »
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Infiniti to Unveil New Nissan Leaf-Based EV at New York Auto Show
Nissans Infiniti luxury brand is about to get a new electric vehicle that will be based on the Nissan Leaf EV. Nissan is being quiet about the details of the upcoming Infiniti EV, but company [...] Read »
Martyr Monkey Nightlight
Sustainable Areopagus Home in Costa Rico
World`s first TZHR-Bio architecture by Carlos Herrera
Venetian Mirrored Linea Hall Table by Simpsons Mirrors
Rockwell Metal Chest of Drawers
Alice Menter
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Read the rest of Giant Fruit-Shaped Bus Stops Line Streets in Japan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fairytale design, fruit bus stops, fruit-inspired design, giant fruit bus [...] Read »
The Roadie Repurposed Wood Furniture by Karpenter
Michael Graves receives 2012 Driehaus Award at public ceremony Saturday
click images for larger view We wrote Thursday about the new documentary on architect and designer Michael Graves, shown above with narrator Geoffrey Baer.  It's being rebroadcast Friday at [...] Read »
You don’t compete by purchasing airplanes…
Ive been absent from the blog for way too long, totally consumed by a great new project opportunity that should provide lots of good content here. As I warm up to the task of getting back to [...] Read »
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World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast
Wind turbine efficiency is increasing year on year, and now German energy company RWE Innogy is set to break an industry record by installing a wind turbine capable of generating 6 MW off the [...] Read »
Manufacturing in the Future Happens on the Construction Site
In our recent story about architectural manufacturing in Southern California we alluded to LA-based curtain wall specialists Enclos dream of manufacturing on-site through semi trailers that [...] Read »
Nationally the number of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) has been declining in recent years. Transit ridership has also held steady or been climbing slightly. Minnesota seems to be a dramatic example [...] Read »
Real Madrid's Fantasy Island Revealed
Real Madrid Resort Island will be a major tourist and sporting centre of great dimensions and the highest level. This extraordinary complex will attract millions of people looking for quality [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
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Globe Trotting: Here's a Real Estate Office Turned Futuristic Mountain
Photo via Co.Design Not even the swankiest sales offices on these shores can compete with this recently completed real estate office in Chongquing, China, which was designed by Hong Kong-based [...] Read »
DIFFA Dining by Design 2012: Jonathan Adler for Kravet
DIFFA 's Dining by Design is always one of my favorite events and this year the tables are even more spectacular than usual.  It was very exciting to see Jonathan Adler 's design for the Kravet [...] Read »
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I've been thinking for a while that a visit to Palm Springs would be a good thing. Not only to ogle  Modern houses, but to experience the desert and mountain landscape and enjoy the dry air. [...] Read »
Fossilised Wood Sink
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On the Market: Inside Miami's Utterly Bonkers Manmade Water Fortress
Click here to view the full photogallery. Some properties are so outrageous that the souls who run real estate blogs hope and pray that they will eventually come on the market. This is one of [...] Read »
Leica M9-P White Limited Edition
Rolls Royce Phantom Hearse
Klein Bottle House by McBride Charles Ryan
The Open-Minded Atlantis 58
Cool Penthouse in London by Studio RHE
Modern Furniture Made From Volcanic Rock
Studio Advance. Composite Material Fabrication
Texas A&M University. Department of Architecture. Mitchell Lab. Spring 2012. Read »
An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe. Read »
The big metal roof is coming home
Big metal roofs speak of confidence and boldness and of the time of this country's greatest industrial might...It manages to be futuristic and nostalgic at once; the concept may be pushing two [...] Read »
Tangent-ial Vancouver-ism: Participant Talks
This Saturday, participants of the exhibition Tangent-ial Vancouver-ism (currently on in Chinatown) will participate in public talks at 2pm at the exhibit location 221A Artist Run Centre. Among [...] Read »
Ive been away too long. Dont know why. Just flat-lined for about 4 months.  Admittedly, theyve been a busy 4 months  traveled to the Middle East, explored a career change, mowed the lawn. [...] Read »
Smatterings
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More Than 30 Million People in China Live in Eco-Friendly Caves
In China, calling someone a caveman shouldnt be taken as an insult  in fact, Mao Zedong lived in a cave before becoming the countrys leader. Today, many Chinese people still live in caves. [...] Read »
CNU 20 leader Buzz Anxiety and Isolation: How Gated Communities Enable Vigilantes
Though the setting of the [Trayvon Martin] tragedy may not have much bearing on the criminal investigation, the issue of place is something that should not evade public scrutiny. Martin was deemed [...] Read »
Le Prado by Maurice Padovani
Tree Running Through this Contemporary Home in Guatemala
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Cycling Advocates Convene for National Bike Summit in Washington, DC
Cycling advocates from across the country are convening in Washington, DC this week to discuss the future of cycling in America, and to voice their support for national cycling and pedestrian [...] Read »
Artisan Crafted: Bible boxes
Signs of Spring on the Menu
Design Looks Up with Bluarch’s Cloud Installation
Brought to you by: A geometric ceiling installation creates an organic, light-diffusing shape in a new Port Washington restaurant New York-based architecture and interiors firm Bluarch has become [...] Read »
Demolition Composites
[Image: Composite photograph by Andrew Evans ]. Andrew Evans, previously featured on BLDGBLOG way back in 2007 , recently got in touch with some composite photographs taken of demolition sites [...] Read »
Shoes by Aleksandra Sychowicz
Roof-Mounted Solar Tracker in Maryland
Weve mentioned solar-tracking but the systems are usually pictured on a pole in a big grassy yard.  This is a Dual-Panel Tracker by Maryland-based Advanced Technology & Research Corp. (ATR) [...] Read »
Grumpy Friday:  Is This a Design, or Did They Just Pile Up Whatever Pieces Were Left at the Bottom of the Box?
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Google Launches Incredible ‘Street View’ Map of the Amazon
We were pretty excited when we found out last year than Google was working in the Amazon to create a Street View map of the ecologically vital rainforest. To coincide with World Forest Day, theyve [...] Read »
The Southern Crescent, one of Amtraks grand anachronistic gestures, sweeps through Greenville on its way from New York to New Orleans.  Id often thought about taking the train on some adventure, [...] Read »
ON VIEW> CARLO SCARPA: THE ARCHITECT AT WORK
Carlo Scarpa: The Architect at Work The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery The Cooper Union 7 E. 7th Street Through April 21 A collection of hand drawings and photographs of work by renowned postwar [...] Read »
New Bauhaus Museum - Honorable Mention by MenoMenoPiu Architects
In our last post, we published the awarded entries of the international competition for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany. One of the three Honorable Mentions was the entry by Rome/Paris-based [...] Read »
Technology
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XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency
Charging your phone just got a whole lot easier and more energy efficient with XD Designs brilliant solar charger which sticks to windows to maximize the suns rays. Instead of having to follow [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", brad kittel, eco design, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Inhabitat Exclusive Pics: Newcastle University Invites the Public to Build a Model LEGO City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design, Institute for Social [...] Read »
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Read the rest of A Liter of Light Aims to Illuminate 1 Million Homes With Plastic Solar Bottle Bulbs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "A liter of Light", eco design, green design, [...] Read »
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New California Plant Will Recycle 2 Billion Plastic Bottles a Year
A recycling plant that will recycle up to 2 billion PET bottles a year recently opened this month in Riverside, California. Governor Jerry Brown attended the opening ceremony for the carbonLITE [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", antony [...] Read »
Kibako Light Shelf by Louis Maucout and Mathias Astúa
Bjarke Ingels in Vancouver April 12  - Yes is More
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Room and Billboard
[Image: The Billboard House by Apostrophy]. A project featured on designboom a few weeks ago explored the architectural possibilities of billboards: the Billboard House by Apostrophy is a "residential [...] Read »
I'm increasingly interested in the rise of remotely controlled, semi-autonomous and/or fully autonomous camera systems as the future of landscape photography—using drones, for example, as a [...] Read »
Cocoon Lamp by Voxel
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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels
The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be [...] Read »
Infinity House: 2010 Award Winning Brick Design
World's First Diamond Ring Carved Entirely From Diamond
Marshall Fridge
PUMA UM Backpack
OJ x DI | Illustrated Silver
East Village Studio by JPDA
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Soccer Team Real Madrid to Build $1 Billion Artificial Island Resort in UAE
Spanish soccer super-team Real Madrid have announced plans to construct a $1 billion luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates  and to ensure a truly unique location, the sports company plans [...] Read »
OHNY: Open Studios Husdon Square, Saturday, March 31
There are perhaps threemaybe fourdesign hubs in New York City. These hubs are places with high concentrations of architects and allied designers who are attracted by relatively large, light-filled [...] Read »
Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour debuts tonight on TTW
Yes, we've been MIA the last few days contemplating the meaning of life and our place in the universe, so we're a little late, but tonight, March 22nd, at 8:00 p.m. WTTW will be broadcasting [...] Read »
Mecanoo / Royal Haskoning to Design New Eurojust HQ in The Hague
The Mecanoo / Royal Haskoning joint design team is the winner for the realization of the new The Hague headquarters of Eurojust, an agency of the European Union handling the judicial co-operation [...] Read »
10. RESTROOMS A lot of cities, especially in Europe, have public restrooms on their streets accessed with a few coins. They may not be the cleanest facilities, but aren't gruesome, either, and [...] Read »
Michigan's Delayed Broad Museum Gets a Second Life With a Bizarre Zaha Hadid-Inspired Virtual World
The opening of the sprawling Zaha Hadid-designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, which will soon exhibit slices of L.A.-based billionaire Eli Broads extensive art [...] Read »
News
In the third installment of our “Three Questions” series, we catch up with architect and Pratt Institute professor Deborah Gans, whose work at her eponymous Gans Studio has long addressed [...] Read »
Honest Buildings is a new social media platform that connects people to the buildings they live, work, and spend time in. Read »
City & Urbanism
Purchasing a home is cheaper than renting in 98 out of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, a survey by real estate site Trulia showed. Source: San Francisco Chronicle. Read »