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Orange Grove / Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects Location: West Hollywood, California, USA Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA  Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Vanessa Hardy, [...] Read »
Created by Reiser + Umemoto for the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale, Manhattan Memorious explores what Manhattan could&  have been. The film visualizes several unrealized projects from [...] Read »
Goldberger to Vanity Fair
Influential architecture critic, Paul Goldberger , has announced his move from The New Yorker to Vanity Fair , both Condé Nast publications.  During his 15 year run at The New Yorker& , Goldberger [...] Read »
Last year, architect and designer Nigel Coates& retired as head of architecture at the Royal College of Art after 16 years in the post. Before he officially stepped down, catched up [...] Read »
The Devoid Tower / Daniel Caven
The Devoid Tower, designed by Daniel Caven at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and featured in eVolo magazine, explores the passive systems that can be incorporated into high-rise [...] Read »
Architecture for Autism: Exterior Views
In 2007 I visited one of the most talked about autism buildings at the time, the Netley Primary School Autistic Unit in London, England. To my surprise, the building did not look or function [...] Read »
Tesa 105 Conversion / Estudio N
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Ferreteria O´Higgins / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia
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White Book Show Installation 2011 / Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Studio 400
White, a gallery installation produced by the 20 students of Studio 400, a fifth-year architectural design studio at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, served to present [...] Read »
Francisco De Arruda School / José Neves
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Global Holcim Awards 2012 Winners
The winners of the Global Holcim Awards 2012 were recently announced which asked participants to design a project for a school in Gando, Burkina Faso, a community center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, [...] Read »
Domkyrkoforum / Carmen Izquierdo
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SOILED: Platescrapers / CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design
The semiannual journal SOILED, published by CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design& , has released its third issue, entitled Platescrapers, which probes edible encounters at the intersection of [...] Read »
Beaumaris Dental / Demaine Partnership
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Storage House by Ryuji Fujimura Architects
Slideshow: a wooden library climbs the walls of this four-storey house in Kanagawa, Japan. (more&) Read »
Beatriz Angelo Hospital / Saraiva & Associados
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The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Corgan Associates, Inc. , and its design partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP& (SOM) the design of the new Social Security Administration [...] Read »
Social Services Center / dosmasuno arquitectos
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3 Houses 3 Sisters / Inês Cortesão + José Pedro Caetano
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d3 Housing Tomorrow 2012 Winners
d3& is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Housing Tomorrow competition. The annual competition promotes the exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows that offer new housing [...] Read »
Today's archidose #573
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4 Bungalows / Estudio Arquitectura Hago
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Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati
Behind the sheer concrete walls of this agricultural school building in western Switzerland is an auditorium with an exposed timber frame. (more&) Read »
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Branched Offices by Projectiles
This cluster of offices in northern France are raised above the ground like treehouses, supported by a forest of roughly sawn wooden columns. (more&) Read »
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Designed in Hackney: The Hackney Shed by Office Sian
Designed in Hackney: todays project from the London borough of Hackney  is the Hackney Shed, a low-budget garden office designed by architects  Office Sian . (more&) Read »
Museum of Art Houston by Morphosis Architects animation by Faris Hermiz via Faris Hermiz Read »
Zaha Hadid Architects Brand Film.. by JamesDesigns via JamesDesigns Read »
Roca London Gallery animation.. designed by Zaha Hadid .. directed by Tapio Snellman via Tapio Snellman Read »
House on the Marsh by A1 Architects
PAL-V A Dutch Flying Car
Oakley Acid Tortoise Frogskins
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Read the rest of Terrafugia Flying Car Debuts at New York Auto Show, On Sale for $279,000 Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: airplane, aviation, Carl Dietrich, cars, flying car, [...] Read »
Edinburgh Map table by BIRKY
The Fresh Prince of Canada
I was familiar with the brand Joe Fresh but it wasn't until I attended the grand opening of their new flagship store last week that I really fell in love.  My favorite Canadian interior designer [...] Read »
Ultra Futuristic Pedestrian Bridge in Spain Points the Way With LEDs
This ulta-futuristic pedestrian bridge fashioned from hexagonal steel framing and paving links two uneven areas of Motril, Spain. Read »
School+ WORKSHOP | Beijing, March 23-25 The second day of the School+ WORKSHOP started with a series of lectures. First by Prof. Li Xiaodong 李晓东 [Li XiaoDong Atelier 李晓东工作室 [...] Read »
Studio Advance. Mitchell Lab. Composite Materials
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Kickstart: Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai by Jimenez Lai
The Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai is a cartoonish architectural installation that extends its story into the realm of performance art. Citing two predecessors of performance artists, Joseph [...] Read »
More Photos of Studio 400’s “White” Installation
A few days ago, we posted a video of the gallery installation White, the thesis book show by the 20 fifth-year architecture students of Professor Karen Lange at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College [...] Read »
Spectacular Sea View Villa In Kamala, Phuket
Science Geek Clock
Lagerfeld Launches New Website
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Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled Today in NYC
On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling the all-new NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow for New York City. The NV200 was selected as the Big Apples exclusive cab after a rigorous two-year [...] Read »
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Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger
Multinational companies including Danone and Xerox announced they will boycott Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the Singapore-based conglomerate accused of illegal logging in Indonesia. Evidence suggests [...] Read »
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Two ‘Extinct’ Trees Discovered in Tanzania Remain at Risk from Deforestation
Two species of trees thought to be extinct were recently rediscovered in a remote coastal forest area in the African nation of Tanzania. Erythrina schliebenii, a type of coral tree, and Karomia [...] Read »
Winners of the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition
Three outstanding bridge designs have recently been selected as winners in the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Hosted by [AC-CA], this open international competition called for [...] Read »
Holga Camera Lens for Apple iPhone
Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses
Australians Plan Pavilion for 2015 Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale is staged in an enormous old Arsenal building and in an urban park a few blocks away that houses 30 national pavilions. The first of these pavilions opened in 1907 and several [...] Read »
Classified Moto Furniture
New York Chair by Sergio Bicego for Saba Italia
Green Architecture of Storrs Road House
School+ WORKSHOP | Beijing, March 23-25 The first day of the School+ WORKSHOP  bringing together young Chinese and Finnish architectural practices, along with teachers and students from Tsinghua’s [...] Read »
Yael Reshef | After ParTEA
Office in the Woods designed by Selgas Cano
Trapezoid by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates.
Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Driving Loafers
On View> Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles, 1945-1980
Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945–1980) The Chinese American Museum 425 North Los Angeles St., Los Angeles Through June 3 As part of the Pacific Standard Time [...] Read »
Books and Magazines
Book Briefs #8
Thin Bike By Graham Hill
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Navy Laboratory Develops Firefighting Robots With Creepy Faces
Meet Lucas and Octavia, the Navys latest prototype damage control autonomous robots, who are designed to one day work side by side with naval personnel and Marines to combat fires within the [...] Read »
Very Nice Bike Rack by Ballou Projects
Terminator Hyper Realistic Collectible Figure
Sticks table by Monique Engelund
In the Garden: Art,Mixed Media,Photography
This home has been designed for a client who wished to build his home next to his farm. The design combines some of the utilitarian images of the agriculture buildings in that area with the fascination [...] Read »
Lecture: Colombia: Architecture in Transformation
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Just Breathe
When I couldn't make it back uptown for a noon conference call today, I decided to sit outside and take it in Bryant Park.  It was the best decision I ever made.  Studies say that a walk in [...] Read »
Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth
New studies are showing that Chinese cities are slowly sinking as a result of rapid development and excess groundwater use. According to reports, as many as 50 cities across the country are affected [...] Read »
Private Garden Paradise in Chelsea
Masters of Bespoke Denim
Bright + Casual Bathroom
Oded Ezer | Haggadah. The Typographic One
Rare Literary Finds at New York’s Antiquarian Book Fair
Willets Point to Rise from Ashes
In Fitzgeralds Great Gatsby the billboard eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg kept watch over the ash heaps near Willets Point. For the past four years Mayor Bloomberg has had his eyes steadfastly [...] Read »
Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Entry by Yaohua Wang Architecture
In our last post, we published the winning designs of the [AC-CA]-hosted Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge competition. Here's another proposal that didn't quite make the cut with the jurors, [...] Read »
Art Installations
iZen Wireless Bamboo Keyboard
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Japanese designer KAZUKIMORIDESIGN has completed total design by interiors and graphic design, naming for this esthetic salon in Shizuoka, Japan, which is located within a Japanese inn, is called [...] Read »
New Balance MS620BL
‘Transparent Pump’ by Marc Jacobs
A Design "Do Not Disturb" sign for "The Diaghilev"
Lecture: Urban Planet: emerging Ecologies
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New Shortlist Jumpstarts Long-Stalled LA Courthouse
The biggest new architecture project in Los Angeles just got a much smaller list of candidates. The General Services Administration (GSA) has released the shortlist for the new U.S. Courthouse [...] Read »
The Volkswagen Legacy Lives On
Northface  by Element
MartinLogan’s Latest ESL Electrostat
Pictorial> Ennead Grows a Garage in the Bronx
While it is more restrained than many of the  high designed garages currently popping up in Miami, the new garage at New York Botanical Gardens, designed by Enneads Suzan Rodriguez with Desman [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: branching offices, Daylighting, eco design, green design, natural ventilation, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of PHOTOS: Fisker Atlantic Extended-Range EV Officially Unveiled in New York City! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: 2012 New York Auto Show, atlantic extended range [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Compact Shipping Container House Challenges Space Requirements in Colorado Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", 'Container House, Cargotecture, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Ultra Futuristic Pedestrian Bridge in Spain Points the Way With LEDs Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: eco design, footbridge, Gijon Arquitectura, Granada, green [...] Read »
Kronleuchter Lamp by Denise Hachinger
Denise Hachinger's Kronleuchter "crown light" undergoes a mechanical metamorphosis from a closed, static form, to an open and dynamic one. Read »
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Read the rest of Stacked Shipping Container Sugoroku Office Pops up in Japan Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Cargotecture, container office, daiken [...] Read »
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IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish
IKEA just unveiled its latest collection of designs, and one of the brightest is Ehlen Johanssons gorgeous SOLKULLEN LED pendant lamp, which makes efficient use of materials and energy. Glowing [...] Read »
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JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London
Installing grassy facades on urban buildings are a great way to create a greener city. With this in mind, London-based design studio JAILmake has developed these Reseeding Bricks, which can [...] Read »
Oskar-von-Miller tower, Munich
The Oskar-von-Miller tower is used by the world-renowned Technische Universität München to obtain precise weather data and conduct meteorological research. In October 2010, a team of top architects [...] Read »
Sampei Floor Lamp by Enzo Calabrese & Davide Groppi
Shanholt Residence by Brissette Architects
EssenceGlass™ Solid-Core Architectural Glass Panels
Darlene Martin
Doggie Fountain
Bike and Pedestrian Path: Rehabilitation Project
Accommodation in Maldives, Holidays to Maldives
Pangaea Seating
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New Work: A-Frame
Jamaican-born designer Sean Knibb has converted a defunct IHOP restaurant in Culver City, LA into a unpretentious, yet trendy Korean-fusion restaurant. The design exposes the Douglas fir ceiling [...] Read »
Artist Doug Aitken's Venice Beach Home
The house is the worlds first temple to Acid Modernism, the aesthetic the California-born Aitken conceived for himself and Gemma Ponsa, his companion of the last six years. The goal was to [...] Read »
Rachel Denny Solo Exhibit this April at Foster/White Gallery
Harmony Residence: Holiday Villa in Anguila
Ceramic Stackable Jars with Lid by Ferm Living
An Incredible Look Inside Musical Instruments
Tentsile, the Architect's Tent
tentsile combines the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the usable space and security of a tent. The ultra portable structure uniquely employs tension forces to provide separation from [...] Read »
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Chinese Researchers Unlock Secret of Butterfly Wings to Make Efficient Solar Power
Chinese material scientists have been studying the design of butterfly wings to unlock ways to make solar electricity more efficient. Inspired by the way that butterflies use their wings to collect [...] Read »
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Website of the Day: Website of the Day: Furrrocious Forms
Click here to view the full photogallery. Over their spring break, some high-minded students at the University of California, Berkeley, glamourized the humble task of Photoshopping cats on to [...] Read »
50/10 Houses Aim for a Green Sweet Spot
When a large or expensive home is presented on this site, it’s common to get an adverse response from readers requesting that we feature smaller and more affordable homes.  Today, I’m going [...] Read »
Zinnia by Brentano
Helix Turbine On Cleveland Indians Baseball Stadium
Cardboard Furniture By Sanserif
TF5 Bike | by Fast Boy Cycles
Recycled Wind Turbine Wikado Playground
Contemporary Home With An Amazing Outdoor Staircase
Taking A Walk Into the Lives Of India's Street Kids
Taking A Walk Into the Lives Of India's Street Kids : On City Walk, a tour of how street children live in India, run by street children. Read »
Laurie Luttrell
editor's obsession: brooklyn mini bar
Macramé Glass Tables By Lucidi Pevere
BMW i8 Spyder
Cartography of the day: Wind Map by
A map that happily circulates on the web: Wind Map designed by . This is a personal art project that explores " the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US ". This map is worth seeing. [...] Read »
MARS - Wind Power Anywhere
Kolorado Furniture Collection
New Re-Case Iphone 4s Case made from Trash
Bump Pay
YMCA Basketball Court Converted to Contemporary House
Gilded Tree Trunk: Custom Furniture by kolectiv
Cadbury's 100% Edible Chocolate Google+ Page
SunPower Readies 24%-Efficient Solar Cell
San Jose-based SunPower Corp. has a great thing going on right now.  Theyre constantly pushing the standard and recently announced the commercial production of the companys third-generation [...] Read »
We don’t have to accept cities as noisy places
People think, Oh we need electricity from solar panels, we need x-y-z system, we need to use less water, Jones says. But we absolutely have to make living in denser urban environments pleasant [...] Read »
Come See The Emptiest Mall In The World
The giant mall you see in the photos here didnt die. It has never lived, having been nothing but empty since it opened seven years ago. According to its Wikipedia entry, it has an astounding [...] Read »
Borgo La Stella by Victoria Maria Interior Design
Modern Villa in Mallorca
Jungyun Yoon
Fireclay Tile's NEW Glazed Thin Brick
I-House in Japan
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Chevy Volt Sales Surge 277% in March
Sales of GM’s Chevrolet Volt are stronger than ever, with sales in March spiking to 2,289. The numbers gave the Volt its best month ever  up 277 percent from one year ago. The good news comes [...] Read »
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Auditorium Plantahof \ Valerio Olgiati
The placement of the new auditorium creates a new central square within the overall structure of the Plantahof agriculture school. The high façade holds together the new piazza. The inner space [...] Read »
Chipperfield to Revamp Mies’ Neue Nationalgalerie
Stirling Prize winner David Chipperfield will renovate of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, beating out more than 20 competing proposals. The museum, which houses the Prussian [...] Read »
Ella, Female Foosball Table by Rs Barcelona
10 Beautiful Kitchen Designs for Inspiration
Key Frames – A Light Installation
Greenhouse Bedroom: Garden Shed Rest
Monthly Calendar by CAFElab Studio: April
Auto Generated Architecture
Auto Generated Architecture This article is written after much internal debate over the last few years on the ideas of optimization and the quest for solutions of a fittest model, especially [...] Read »
Unlikely Architectures series continues tomorrow
A bit of a late notice - Tuesday, April 3, 7pm Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture Speaker Series / Unlikely Architectures: Contested Territories / In the Gallery With the backdrop [...] Read »
FLIGHT BA2012 - A Pop Up Venue
Human Isolator By Joe Doucet
Stylish Apartment with Bursts of Color in Stockholm
UpStand for Apple iPad