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MOP House / AGI Architects
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While Seoul celebrates cutting-edge architecture modelled after Western aesthetics, Seoul-based architecture firm AND& promotes traditional housing with a twist. In a quest to remain true to [...] Read »
Tehran Tower / CAAT Architecture Studio
To combat the harsh reality of the extreme air pollution caused by urban sprawl in Tehran, CAAT Architecture Studio& proposed building up, locating massive skyscrapers within the city to house [...] Read »
Sake Manzo / Beijing Matsubara and Architects
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StudioLofts Hamburg / Pott Architects
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C-House by Dot Architecture and Soc-Arc
Slideshow:  chunky chimneys bring natural light and ventilation inside the three adjoining blocks that comprise this dark grey house in Kildare, Ireland. (more&) Read »
Noble Square Park Proposal / Martin Klaeschen & Carl Ray Miller
Martin Klaeschen & Carl Ray Miller& shared with us their first place winning proposal for the Noble Square Park in the Eckhart Park Design Competition. Their design focused on a donor recognition [...] Read »
Roteiro Musical de Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena + Atelier Marko Brajovic
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Oyler Wu Collaborative& , in collaboration with Michael Kalish, shared with us their video, reALIze, which documents the development and fabrication of the 2011 reALIze installation, a tribute [...] Read »
2G / Pezo von Ellrichshausen
The monograph 2G presents a new way of approaching Chilean architecture. In the wake of the interesting publications of  Mathias Klotz  (2G 26, 2003),  Smiljan Radic  (2G 44, 2007) and  [...] Read »
In Progress: PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA
Located in central Singapore, the top tier business hotel and office in a garden project at Hong Lim Park, designed by WOHA& , demonstrates how they were able to not only conserve greenery in [...] Read »
Portago Urban / IlmioDESIGN
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Mop House by AGi Architects
The curved wings of this house in Kuwait converge around an outdoor swimming pool (photos by  Nelson Garrido ). (more&) Read »
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU
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Michael Green presents ‘The Case for Tall Wood Buildings’
Driven by the desire to find safe, carbon-neutral and sustainable alternatives to the incumbent structural materials of the urban world, Michael Green , Principal at Michael Green Architecture, [...] Read »
AD Round Up: Classics by Mies van der Rohe
In case you havent noticed, we are celebrating Mies van der Rohes 126th Birthday. You cant miss our infographic on one of the most famous architects that ever lived. And of course, you cant [...] Read »
Mecano House / Juan Robles
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Xinjin Zhi Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates
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New Bauhaus Museum / BUBE
Rotterdam-based practice BUBE& has shared with us their third-place winning proposal in the Classic Siftung Weimar international competition for the New Bauhaus Museum. Three translucent cubes [...] Read »
Palapa / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia
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Le 49 / APOLLO Architects & Associates
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Public Art Installations from Numen / For Use Design Collective
The Croatian/Austrian Design Collaborative Numen/For Use&  blends architecture and public installation art.  The sculpture-like pieces are large in scale and take over whole public spaces while [...] Read »
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Ring by Apollo Architects  & Associates
Slideshow: the walls of this house in Tokyo by Japanese studio Apollo Architects & Associates  stretch outwards around a secret balcony. (more&) Read »
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Designed in Hackney: Mapledene Road by Platform 5 Architects
Designed in Hackney:  its week four in  our celebration of design from the London borough of Hackney  and todays featured project is a modest glass extension to a house in Dalston by Shoreditch-based [...] Read »
Opinions
How Walkable Streets Can Reduce Crime Every city has at least a few streets where you won’t feel completely safe... Read »
Miscellaneous
Lento
Premium Handmade Cement Tiles - Coverings 2012
Folding Saw | by Sven-Saw
Adidas Originals SL 72
Pretty Beach House Hotel, Australia
Cocktail Kingdom
Climbing Vine from New Ravenna
Shadow Art
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Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects
From Growing Pains to Growing Commitment The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community. [...] Read »
Sliding House by studio dRMM Architecture
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Branson School Student Commons \ Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
This is a new student commons at an independent high school in Marin, California. Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, the Branson School Student Commons gives students a much-needed [...] Read »
New Elements Surface Launches in Texas
Elements by Durcon is officially launching in the DFW market in Texas, where it is also manufactured (about 200 miles from Dallas in Taylor).  The eco-friendly surface is made with a proprietary [...] Read »
Mies and the Sassoon models
At his birthday party tonight in Crown Hall. Not bad for a 126 year old man. Why Sassoon models? I explain  here . Vidal Sassoon models supermodels Read »
Kickstart: The American Drive-in Movie Theater
Drive-ins symbolize the romance of the open road, of Hollywood movies, and for many, memories of romance itself. Ive been making photographs of drive-in theaters for more than a decade now. [...] Read »
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Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look
The Sign desk lamp from Sandra Hisbèque draws a single and even line in a space that is pure and refined. Made from anodized aluminium and lit with LEDs, the geometry of Sign creates a play [...] Read »
The dream setup – getting to a workplace design that supports the way work is done
If you havent already checked it out, The Setup is a great little site, answering the question of what people use to get things done. Although a bit on the geeky side, I always find its entries [...] Read »
Princeton Zeroes in on Zaero-Polo as Next Dean (Updated)
It is now confirmed that the next dean at Princeton University School of Architecture will be Alejandro Zaera-Polo. The last lap of the race to take Stan Allen’s position as dean had narrowed [...] Read »
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star – Premium White Leather
Minimum House
Playa Vik | Spectacular Villa for Rent in Uruguay
Garden Office in England
Landscape Photography by Robert Schlaug
Google celebrates Mies' 126th birthday
To celebrate 126 years since the the father of modernism was born, Google is honoring Mies with a Google doodle tribute, referencing the classic IIT Crown Hall building. Read »
Burbury Hotel in Canberra, Australia
Detail Hunters Contest
"Frazzled" Paintings by Don Harger
Happy 126th, Mies!
Happy 126th birthday, Mies van der Rohe! Google and San Francisco-based artist Willie Real are already celebrating with todays Google Doodle of Mies iconic Crown Hall built in 1956 at the [...] Read »
Dark Faceted Office Building
Beautiful Ocean Front House in Phuket
Bridal suite by M Architecture
RMJM begs US staff to turn up to work
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The Sign desk lamp
Google loves Mies and Crown Hall - I'm feeling lucky!
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On Writing
I'm busy finishing up the text portion of my book so it can go to print soon and feeling a bit too frazzled to write a proper post today.  I came across this Zadie Smith On Writing post on tumblr [...] Read »
News
Princeton University's School of Architecture, long known for a focus on architectural theory, has chosen a theorist and practitioner as its next dean. Alejandro Zaera-Polo, 48, will replace [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Catching up with the World - a Hub for the UK
The defining airport for the last few decades has to be sent into retirement. Heathrow is at its capacity limit and with a growth expectations of only 1.5% also at its expansion limits. It has [...] Read »
Video
The Scotts Tower,Singapore by UNStudio .. here more via dezain.net Read »
3 Dimensional Creations By Siri
SolarCity Expands with Home Energy Loans
California-based SolarCity started out with solar and gradually expanded to energy efficiency services.  Now, with more than 5,000 efficiency projects completed or underway, the company wants [...] Read »
Biascagne Cicli
Toysmith Recycled Tin Can Robot
House Kalafatas Challita by Tribe Studio
Marginal Notes #2 - 2012 furniture collection
Bathroom by Baden
Shira Keret | Avocado. Not What You Think
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Lexus May Actually Produce the LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe Concept
Lexuss big debut ride at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show was the smoking hot LF-LC hybrid sports coupe concept, which was meant to show off the future design direction of the Lexus brand. The hybrid [...] Read »
Le 49 by APOLLO Architects & Associates
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Sushi Dining Matsu \ JAM
The site faces the main street of the busy shopping district in Osaka Central City. The outer wall which faces the corner lot of the existing building is covered with glass, and has drawn the [...] Read »
Revitalization + Reinvention
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin (photo from StaatlicheKunstsammlungen Dresden via Wikimedia Commons) With her latest post ( Please. Stop the Reinvention Talk ), fellow blogger andspecifications [...] Read »
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MIT Unveils 3D Solar Arrays That Produce Up to 20 Times More Energy
MIT researchers just unveiled a new three-dimensional solar array that can produce up to 20 times more energy per square foot than traditional flat arrays  and its potentially more efficient [...] Read »
Coney Gets a Gateway
The New York Post says the citys plans for the new entrance to Coney Island are just beachy and spectacular while Gothamist tells readers to behold &a grand beachfront entrance fit for [...] Read »
The dream setup – getting to a workplace design that supports the way work is done
If you havent already checked it out, The Setup is a great little site, answering the question of what people use to get things done. Although a bit on the geeky side, I always find its entries [...] Read »
The Interventionist's Toolkit: Project, Map, Occupy
With Nuit Blanche New York absorbed  even if temporarily  into the rebranding of the Lower East Side, it's instructive to recall an earlier era and another light projection. I'm thinking of [...] Read »
Apple iPhone Boom Mic
Olympics Inspired Sofa By Sir Steve Redgrave
Channeling Mumford
DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has been invited to deliver the prestigious 2012 Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism at the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College on April 5. The lecture [...] Read »
Nebula lampshade by Riccardo Bovo
Portago Urban Hotel by ILMIODESIGN
Dick Clark's Flintstones Inspired Home in Malibu
Modular Seating by Peter Hertel and Sebastian Klarhoefer
Single Earring by Anne Poon
10 Amazing Bathroom Designs
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Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne \ ECDM
Paris-based architectural firm Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects (ECDM) has recently designed the Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne. + Project facts Owner: SADEV 94 on behalf [...] Read »
Wendelringe 1
Artist Robert De Niro Sr.’s Art on Display in New York
editor's obsession: omni side table
NZE Showhouse Finished in Edmonton
This is a net-zero energy showhouse in the Belgravia neighborhood of Edmonton.  The home, built by Effect Home Builders, has been open on Sundays and displays the solar-powered approach to reducing [...] Read »
Glass "Kay House" by Maria Gigney Architects
Unveiled> Missoni’s Mondo Condo in the Philippines
With bright colors, rich patterns, and futuristic forms that would make Verner Panton drool, Italian homewear company MissoniHome has recently completed their first fully-branded residential [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Parking Increasingly Passé in Downtown Chicago Towers
Crains has an encouraging report on the drop in demand for parking spaces in Chicagos downtown residential buildings. At Lakeshore East, which includes Studio Gangs Aqua tower, only 40% of [...] Read »
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GM Signs New Deal to Bring Chevy Volt Demo Fleet to China
In an effort to raise awareness and support for electric vehicles in China, General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center [...] Read »
Vapor Dock | by Element Case
RIGU Leather Bags for DSLR Cameras
Store Design: You by Dialect by Electric Dreams
Unilever headquarters in Switzerland
Garage Transformed into Beautiful Mini House
Kitchen with Fireplace
Sunshine Beach Renovation by Soul Space
S.Stefano Di Sessanio by Oriano Associati Architetti
Dream Staircase
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Harvesting at the Biogas Farm
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Ortner + Ortner Pavilion in Germany is Wrapped in Thin-Film Solar Panels
A pavilion on the campus of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany provides shelter behind a wall of solar panels. The visually striking design by Austrian architecture firm Ortner [...] Read »
Wang Shu interviewed by Robert McCarter and Norman Moore
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Alejandro Zaera-Polo named dean of Princeton's School of Architecture
Alejandro Zaera-Polo has been a visiting lecturer in architecture at Princeton since 2008. His appointment as dean, which requires approval of the University's Board of Trustees, will be effective [...] Read »
Jeff Koons Proposes Bringing Trains Back to the High Line
When preliminary designs for the third and final section of the High Line were revealed, the designers presented several options including flowerbeds and amphitheater seating for the Tenth Avenue [...] Read »
Google Fires Ingenhoven from Mountain View Headquarters Project
You can’t even, well, Google it yet, but weve picked some meaty news from the grapevine: Google has fired German firm Ingenhoven Architects as the designers of its new headquarters in Mountain [...] Read »
Ermenegildo Zegna’s Artistic Bent
Maruyama House
iPhone Scuba Case | by TAT7
2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline
Sleek Black Design Radio
Beach Front Estate with Entertainment Grotto
Google Doodles Mies
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Driver Reviews
"Stuck" Pencil Sculptures by Federico Uribe
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70°Sud project \ LAN Architecture
The 70°Sud project, an apartment building recently completed by LAN in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. In this operation we have let aside exhaustive studies on urbanity and potential grabbing [...] Read »
One Haute Holstein. Oh La vache!
The TF5 Bike by Ezra Caldwell
Daniel Young Skateboards
Geology: Arctic erosion
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DC Comics x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Exclusive
Desert House in Edition29 ARCHITECTURE 008 for iPad
Stabilized Aluminum Foam
Winter is Coming
Some of you will take a look at these photos and think I've completely lost my marbles.  Others of you who have seen Game of Thrones on HBO will immediately understand.  I only just saw season [...] Read »
Airborne Wind Turbine By Altaeros Energies
House of the Week 135: Cliff House
Photography by Tim Bies The residence on a cliffside lot in Gig Harbour, Washington was designed by Architect Scott Allen while a still named principal at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen . The programme [...] Read »
TheShoeSurgeon
United States of Cast Iron Skillets by Alisa Toninato
Elegant Apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden
Fluid Otter Cove Residence
Kitchen Appliances from Alpes
House 12k by Dierendonck Blancke Architecten
Oikia Panorama Voulas Villa by Dimitris Interiors Economou
The Sleepbox
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Cafe KBT \ JAM
The site is located at the foot of Mt. Wakakusayama in northern Nara. Here, in a region of a historical area including Machiya  traditional wooden townhouses -, Shin-Yakushi-Ji Temple and Buddhist [...] Read »
Bad Buildings We Love: 530 North Lake Shore Drive
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Time & Place
You'd think after all the times I've posted about interior designer Steven Gambrel that someone would have thought to send me a press release about his new book.  Luckily, I saw Steven Gambrel: [...] Read »
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Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds
In an effort to harness strong high-altitude winds, the company Altaeros Energies has developed a floating wind turbine thats a cross between a traditional windmill and a blimp. After some successful [...] Read »
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Bastian Hoeges’ Family of Stools Is a Sustainable Set of Wool Encased Seats
One big, one small, and one just right, German designer Bastian Hoeges Family of Stools is a set of earthy creations that take inspiration from the classic tale of Goldilocks. Hoeges pieces [...] Read »
AIANY Honors 2012 Design Award Winners: Urban Design
[Editor's Note: This the final in a four-part series documenting the winners of the AIANY's 2012 Design Awards, which are broken down into four categories: architecture, interiors, unbuilt [...] Read »
meet up: pop-up color tour
NASA's Terra Spacecraft Images Thailand Flooding (amazing image)
In this image, vegetation is displayed in red, and flooded areas are black and dark blue. Brighter blue shows sediment-laden water, and gray areas are houses, buildings and roads. The image covers [...] Read »
Watermelon Kegs From National Watermelon Promotion Board
Megastructures are the Shopping Malls of the Avant-Garde
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"Tanned and Gorgeous" Paintings by Marta Penter
Kitchen herb in pot by Cristina Toledo
Restaurant Lah in Madrid, Spain
An Ecological Urbanist approach to Designing the City of the Future
The conversations taking place today about new approaches to designing cities of the future center around new urban ideas, including Moshen Mostafavi's discussion from the Harvard Graduate School [...] Read »
Doboz, Bar Design
Shani Kraset | Black and White Fossils
Kudu Magnets - Amazing Magnetic Panels
Swimming Pools
Private Residence in San Francisco
Diane Von Furstenburg Home
Lacoste L.E.D. Thurman Ripple Grey Boots
Aerodito by Francesco Dattola
America’s Cup Carousel Keeps Turning
The real estate roulette wheel known as the San Francisco America’s Cup is still in spin.  In the latest turn of events, the city has kicked in a modest $8 million or so to complete partial [...] Read »
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Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Gustavo Penna on Building the Lincoln Residence in the Highlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ada louise huxtable, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Groundbreaking Park Royal Tower is Draped with Curtains of Greenery in Singapore Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daylighting, eco design, green design, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", amanda [...] Read »
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Gustavo Penna’s Edificio Forluz Concept Fuses Energy Conservation With Elegant Design
Edifício Forluz is an elegant architectural proposal for the Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) headquarters in Brazil. Designed by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados, the 23-floor [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Madagascars Tranquil Tsara Komba Eco-Lodge Embraces Life in the Slow Lane Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials", constructed wetlands, eco design, [...] Read »
Milan 2012 Preview: Crane Light by Charlie Davidson
Designer Charlie Davidson will be showing his Crane Lamp, featuring a 1:50 scale model of the worlds tallest crawler crane, in Milan next month. Read »
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Read the rest of Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", "wind turbine", 2012 [...] Read »