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UPDATE: zHome / David Vandervort Architects
Last June we announced the zHome community designed by David Vandervort Architects& , a target zero-energy community in Washington that is one of many springing up across the country, changing [...] Read »
58 Housing Units in Boulogne-Billancourt / LAN Architecture
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The Multiplier Effect: How Design (and the Internet) Connects Us
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Institute of Optimistic Architectures / WAI Architecture
WAI Architecture Think Thank& has completed a study for an architecture, urbanism and spatial politics laboratory in the center of Beijing. Conceived as an avant-garde institution for the education [...] Read »
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Beaumaris Dental by Demaine Partnership
Australian architects  Demaine Partnership  have completed a marble-fronted dental surgery in Victoria. (more&) Read »
The Grantham / POPOVbass Architects
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We Are Here Now / Spatial Information Design Lab / Columbia University
Addicted to checking your favorite site, like ArchDaily, for constant updates, or checking in with Facebook or Foursquare? Don’t worry – you’re not alone, and Columbia’s Spatial Information [...] Read »
Trades North / JCY Architects And Urban Designers
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New Valer Church Proposal / Krill Architecture
In the competition for the church of Våler, Krill Architecture& focused on a concept of an open ring in the woods. Tapping on a source of collective creativity in modern architecture, their [...] Read »
Mini-Studio / FRENTE arquitectura
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Hanok Garden / Y Design Office
Hanok Garden, a landscape project in South Korea by Y Design Office& , strips one of the older Korean traditional courtyard houses into its barebones with a small deck for resting. The old house [...] Read »
Dynamo / Diederendirrix
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University of Indonesia Central Library / Denton Corker Marshall
Selected in an open design competition, the scheme by Denton Corker Marshall& for a new library for a university of international standing deftly bridges the past and the present. Located in [...] Read »
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Goldfields Dwelling by DesignOffice
Extra large windows frame the interiors of this shingle-clad cabin in Victoria, Australia. (more&) Read »
Stadshuis Nieuwegein / 3XN
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Bird Watching Spot / Pedro Barrail + Marcelo Barrail + Lourdes Mendez
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Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
We have been covering the progress of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture over the last several months, our most recent being President Obama’s speech at [...] Read »
Templestowe Reserve Sporting Pavilion / Phooey Architects
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Download the “From Mad Men to Mies” Wallpaper to your Tech Device
After receiving a lot of compliments on our From MadMen to Mies graphic, we decided to let you take a little piece of Mies (the original Mad Man) with you wherever you go. Click through the [...] Read »
SACH / Herszage & Sternberg Architects
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Bureau Newteam / Steinmetz De Meyer
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Gehry’s controversial Eisenhower Memorial gains Support
Despite strong objections from the Eisenhower family, classical architects and many others, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission has issued a statement of support for Frank Gehry& ’s controversial [...] Read »
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Linear House by Architects EAT
This wood and steel house by Melbourne studio Architects EAT has a huge projecting roof that shelters a first floor barbeque deck. (more&) Read »
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Sulzberg-Thal Fire Station  by Dietrich Untertrifaller
Hoses hang inside an illuminated glass tower at this timber-clad fire station in western Austria by architects Dietrich Untertrifaller . (more&) Read »
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Healthcare Centre for Cancer Patients  by NORD Architects
Slideshow: Danish studio NORD Architects have completed a cancer care centre in Copenhagen shaped like a cluster of houses. (more&) Read »
Miscellaneous
My Spring Finds at Refinery29
Big thanks to Kristian Laliberte and the folks at Refinery29 for asking me to pick my favorite pieces to Prep Your Pad for Spring .  I love them so much I may have to buy a few of them for myself. [...] Read »
Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects
Roll Cake Chopping Block- A Tribute To Þórbergur Þórðarson
Salisbury Cathedral cloister. (more...) Read »
Cube QB-25 (2.5 by 2.5 meters) 5 sq/m
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Starbucks Admits Its Strawberry Drinks Are Colored with Crushed Parasitic Beetles
Starbucks recently found itself in hot water when news that the red dyes used in their strawberry drinks contained cochineal, a coloring made from crushed parasitic beetles. The ingredient has [...] Read »
‘Edible’ Cookbook by Korefe
Beautiful Piano House in China
Flexible Holz chair
Ballerina-Inspired Table
At Home with Another Herrera
Some people's homes get featured a million times and others seem to sit quietly under the radar.  The latter is why I was very excited to see Patricia Herrera Lansing's apartment featured on [...] Read »
Atelier Kastelic Buffey: Alpine Chalet
Its rare that a story about a vacation home provides an opportunity to explore one of the basic questions in contemporary architecture. Yet: In todays Globe and Mail Ive got a story on a contemporary [...] Read »
Winners of Tap City, a Competition around a Drinking Fountain
One winner and one Finalist have recently been announced at Tap City, a competition around a drinking fountain. The contest asked undergraduate and graduate students to create a structure, installation, [...] Read »
Logitech UE Air Speaker
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Mesmerizing Kinetic Map Shows Real-Time Wind Speeds in the US
This new map of real-time wind speeds in the US is not only memorizing, but its also useful tool to help us better understand winds power and potential. The kinetic map was developed by Fernanda [...] Read »
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EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants
Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed setting federal limits on carbon emissions from new power plants, a move could spell the beginning of the end for conventional coal-fired [...] Read »
Laurie Olin Ties it Up
In an amusing aside, landscape architect Laurie Olin discussed his bow ties on the firms blog today. Olin briefly described the style of landscape architects. Well, there are probably as many [...] Read »
Seadrift Residence by CCS Architecture
Code Folio for iPad | by Hex
Misool Eco Resort and Dive Centre
Montie Gear Y-Fork Slingshot
Just Sink by Plavis Design
The shirt-free answer to smudged screens and dirty eyewear
Modern Family Home in Poland
Chic Site for Moms
When someone from Elizabeth Street Mom  invited me to a launch event for their new site, my first response was "you know I don't have kids right?" But then I remembered that many of my readers [...] Read »
Mafi’s Oak County Riva Mezzo
Moran Porat | Tracing A Precious Stone
Lamborghini Winter Driving Academy
Archi-Spring Has Sprung: AN Takes in Three Events Across New York
It was a busy archi-spring night last night. The Municipal Arts Society held their debate on NYU’s 2031 expansion plan, the AIDS Memorial exhibit opened at the Center for Architecture, and [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Casa en la Planicie in Peru
Dog Lift For Fat Lazy Canine
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Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric
The word on the street today is that Ford will be rolling out the new Focus Electric in a build-to-order process that is similar to the production scheme used by PC manufacturer Dell. Mike [...] Read »
D&B Q&A
Yesterday Designers & Books posted an Author Q&A with me about my Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture . Previously D&B featured my book as part of their Notable Books of 2011 , selected [...] Read »
Hutten Palast | Caravan Hotel Berlin
‘Eco-PERCH’, Blue Forest’s Latest Project
Amazing Warehouse Converted Apartment in Melbourne
House on the Mountainside in Japan
Maria Piana | Wonder Woman in the Making
The iPhone Boom Mic
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Watch Live: Digital Systems: Theory + Practice; Keynote by Greg Lynn
The Panelists will explore the theoretical approaches to Digital fabrication and tooling systems, as well as the various implications and practical applications of digital fabrications and their [...] Read »
Whiskey Stone Shot Glasses
Meet B&W’s Mini Surround-Sound System
Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction 2012
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in Zurich, Switzerland has announced the winners of its 2012 Global Holcim Awards and the Holcim Innovation Prizes. Regional prize winners (15 [...] Read »
White: Studio 400 Book Show Installation
The students of Professor Karen Lange at California's Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design have shared with us a video of their recent thesis book show installaton, White. Read »
Vanke Model Home by Neri&Hu
Reclaimed, Salvaged and Recycled Wood
Non-Stick Hamburger Press | by Weston
Soe Ker Tie Bamboo Houses Built For Refugee Orphans
Convenient Kitchen Storage
Dark Stained Oak
Groovy Baby – 60′s Inspired Furniture by Colonel
Natural With A Modern Edge
Petition to Save Rudolph's Orange County Government Center
From the World Monuments Fund :On May 3, the Orange County Legislature could vote to demolish the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY. Designed by Paul Rudolph and completed in 1971, [...] Read »
ToyBoarders - A peaceful twist on toy soldiers
Youthful Urban Cabin by Fabio Galeazzo
Jeep Mighty FC Concept
Beaumaris Dental by Demaine Partnership
3 Dimensional Rope Sculptures
Inside House & Outside House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Sunset Residence by Topos Design Studio
The Giving Tree by Heo Chang-Bong
‘Underwater Dogs,’ Photographs by Seth Casteel
Elf Lamps by Kelvin Kung
Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur by Sparch Design Studio
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PT House \ AH Asociados
Being built as a coastal refuge, the house of Martossa is located in an exceptional place. From the street, it is only possible to notice its presence by the almost imperceptible view of the [...] Read »
Mishima House
Active House Specification Migrates to U.S.
Its time to welcome a new green building protocol with the arrival of the Active House specification in the United States.  The specification gets a big test with this home, called Active House [...] Read »
Using the ABI as an economic indicator
... the ABI is a pretty good leading indicator of non-residential construction levels a year or so down the track. Its often not a bad indicator of broader economic conditions either. For example, [...] Read »
Henrybuilt Wine Storage
Stool, Coffee Table, Bench?
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The Turbo by Specialized Is The World’s Fastest E-Bike!
Specialized has just introduced The Turbo, a brand new electric bicycle theyve dubbed as the world’s fastest e-bike. Designed as a “speed-focused, high-tech urban bike”, the company [...] Read »
Calatrava’s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas Opens to Traffic today
The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration was the debut of Dallas newest architectural icon connecting Downtown Dallas to West Dallas over the Trinity River. More than 40,000 people attended [...] Read »
ONE Lab: Summer Session on Future Cities 2012
ONE Lab, New York School for Design + Science is a non-profit research and education collaborative that plans to begin year-round programming when the historic renovation of Building 128 at the [...] Read »
Philippe Starck Reinterprets Baccarat Chandelier
Contemporary Baskets by Joe Hogan
Cartesian stool by Luke Batten
Apartment in Madrid designed by Charlie Diaz
Medisana TargetScale Health Analyzer
Beach House E-03 in Peru
Bacardi Toasts 150 Years and Seven Generations
Of timelessness and kitchen timers (and really bad video):  Michael Graves in Chicago
As you can see from the above video, done in my usual seasick-on-a-listing-ship style, last Saturday, March 24th, Dean of the Notre Dame School of Architecture Michael Lykoudis and Richard Driehaus [...] Read »
Video> The Hectic New York of the 1920s
For your afternoon enjoyment, check out this silent film from 1921 we spotted at the Urbanophile called Manhatta. The short film by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler documents city life in Lower [...] Read »
Moss Graffiti Art by Anna Garforth
Infinity Inflatable Kayak
Wang Shu interviewed by Robert McCarter and Seng Kuan
Here he discusses his work with architectural historians Robert McCarter, the Sam Fox School's Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, and Seng Kuan, assistant professor of architecture. [...] Read »
Opinions
Low-Tech Ways to Prepare for Climate Change With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicting an increase in global... Read »
Rental Housing Program Met With Qualified Success A pilot project to create purpose-built market rental housing in Vancouver during the... Read »
News
Francis Kéré takes the top prize for a secondary school in his rural Burkina Faso village. Read »
HOK and the USGBC partner to build a new orphanage and children’s center in a slowly recovering Haiti. Read »
Video
VALENTINO flagship store, Milan designed by David Chipperfield .. via noticiasarquitecturablog Read »
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa by SANAA .. here more via Tramnesia Read »
Edition29 ARCHITECTURE for iPad
Geometric Design Table By Paco Camus
Apartment in Berlin Designed by Mela & Vanamo
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Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China
This morning, Apple and Foxconn pledged to reduce working hours, eliminate labor violations and illegal overtime, boost safety and improve housing for the 1.2 million workers in China who make [...] Read »
Paper App | by Fifty Three
Peace Bridge, Calgary by Santiago Calatrava
Baixa House by Jose Adriao Architects
House in Singapore designed by Aamer Architects
River Bank House: Casual Home in Montana
Accordion-Inspired Office Furniture
Shift_Design’s Philly Shake Shack Green Wall
Brought to you by: A temporary installation spruces up the burger stand’s site ahead of its summer opening Two years ago, Mario Gentile founded Phildelphia-based Shift_Design after being laid [...] Read »
New York City's Design Schools are Booming, But Artists Want Biz Skills
Released on Sunday by the Center for an Urban Future  a think tank focused on New York City  Designing New Yorks Future cites that New York City graduates twice as many students in design [...] Read »
Dream Gardens for Inspiration
Collaborative Project by THINKK Studio & Studio 248
Pedro E. Guerrero: Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer
Emily Bills, director of the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University and co-curator of the exhibit, said the goal was to show how Guerrero, right, built a career in parallel to photographers [...] Read »
Hollywood Freeway Park Gains Allies in High Places
LA’s proposed 44-acre Hollywood Central Park, which would be set atop the capped 101 Freeway between Santa Monica and Hollywood boulevards, made new friends in Washington last week, according [...] Read »
White and White
Casa Mecano by Robles Arquitectos
Fabriken Furillen Hotel in Sweden
Heavy Wendelring Cuff
The Riverside Museum of Transport
ST 03 chair by Dosuno Design
the Revolve Camera Dolly
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Quai de Queyries  Bordeaux \ ECDM
Paris-based architectural firm Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects (ECDM) has recently designed the Quai de Queyries  Bordeaux. + Project facts Program: Housing and shops Owner: Bordeaux [...] Read »
Hybrid Solar Tube Panels by Naked Energy
A company called Solyndra pioneered the solar tube but this new invention by UK-based Naked Energy may just take cylindrical solar to a whole new level.  Called Virtu, the product includes an [...] Read »
California Redwood Garden Line
Ultra-glamorous SoHo Penthouse
2012 Shelby 1000 – World's Most Powerful Shelby Mustang
Addressing Water Scarcity at A+D
Last Thursday, we visited the opening of the A+D Museums new show, Drylands Design. While politicians squabble about oil and other resources, the show drives home the point that water is the [...] Read »
Technology
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Read the rest of Indonesias New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: central library, Daylighting, Denton Corker Marshall, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", adaptive [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Daylighting, eco design, eco museum, [...] Read »
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Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira
We love featuring brilliant designs made from discarded items, and these illuminating eco-lamps by designer Luis Teixeira are certainly worth noting. Using what the designer refers to as secondary-raw [...] Read »
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Sanserif Creatius’ Recycled Cardboard Chair Hides a Footrest and Table In Its Seat
This awesome recycled cardboard armchair from Sanserif Creatius is a curvy and comfortable piece that maximizes space by concealing a separate footrest and coffee table within its seat. Dubbed [...] Read »
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Vintage Book Clocks Transform Dusty Volumes Into Time-Keeping Tomes
Vintage Book Clocks transform dusty old tomes into fresh modern timepieces that give the aging books a new lease on life. The Venice, CA-based designers scour boutique bookstores and private [...] Read »
Lun . Lighting by Mike Chen and James Park
City & Urbanism
With everybody now in a spring’s swing, the time seems perfect for college students to make new green plans for going from place to place. As such, On Bike Share is joining the gig, announcing [...] Read »