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The Biggest Complaint of 2012: Insufficient Pay
For many young architects the biggest complaint of 2012 has been insufficient pay in exchange for hard work and long hours under the guise of an internship. As if graduating with a degree in [...] Read »
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Coffee and Literature Stand / Clavel Arquitectos
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Jean Nouvel's Paris concert hall  spared the axe
Here are the latest images of architect Jean Nouvel's Philharmonie de Paris, set to become the world's most expensive concert hall after surviving the French government's recent cull of major [...] Read »
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Researchers develop "biological concrete"  for moss-covered walls
Scientists at a Spanish university are developing a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi. (more...) Read »
Consell Kindergarten / RIPOLLTIZON
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‘Storming Medusa’ Proposal / Anna Ulak
Architect Anna Ulak& , inspired by the popular James Bond films, shared with us her Storming Medusa proposal, the new villain’s lair in our ecologically and politically precarious present. [...] Read »
Trond Clubhouse / Bjørke Arkitektur + Steffen Wellinger
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Takanawa House by Hiroyuki Ito  and O.F.D.A. Associates
This concrete house in Tokyo by Japanese architect Hiroyuki Ito has a glazed stairwell that splits the building into two distinct halves. (more...) Read »
Bibliothèque Raymond-Lévesque / Manon Asselin + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte
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Maryhill Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation Project / GBD Architects
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S11 House / ArchiCentre
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Miraflores House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
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Today's archidose #641
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House FF / Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
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Eduardo Souto de Moura to receive Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize
Breaking news from Tel Aviv: The Wolf Foundation has announced that Pritzker Prize laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura& will be honored with Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. The Portuguese architect [...] Read »
BAE Systems – Sterling Heights Facility / SmithGroupJJR
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Dolomitenblick  by Plasma Studio
Jagged copper balconies emulate the topography of surrounding landscape as they fold around the exterior of this apartment block in north-east Italy by architects Plasma Studio (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
13 Class Primary School in Beausoleil / CAB Architects
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UK Exhibition: Prototyping Architecture
Merging the work of architects, engineers, manufacturers, product designers, academics and artists, Prototyping Architecture& explores the importance of prototypes in the delivery of high quality [...] Read »
On the Boards: New Holland Island
The NHI is a new cultural centre for a 20 acre island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, Russia. Designed by architects WorkAC the cultural “city within the city” [...] Read »
Wooden Bow Ties
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Concord, Mass. Becomes the First US City to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles
Cities across the country have already worked towards banning plastic bags, and now Concord, Massachusetts has become one of the very first communities to ditch the single-use plastic bottle. [...] Read »
H3 House in Athens by 314 Architecture Studio
Towers (Olympia and Randolph), Pecha Kucha, Vanavehu, Wright's Heller House, Future City 2013 - more for the January calendar!
See - we told you.  We're already adding great new dates for the January Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events .click images for larger view Grab your ascot and reserve the night of Friday, [...] Read »
PhoneJoy Play: Turn your phone into a console
Archinect's Top 12 School Profiles for '12
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Thierry Cohen’s Darkened Cities
Thierry Cohen imagines what cities would look like without the ubiquitous light pollution present in every urban area. Read »
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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards!
AND THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! Over the last two weeks Inhabitat readers have been voting on their favorite stories of 2012. From the heart-warming to the high-tech, there was certainly no [...] Read »
100 Wood Toy Cars by 100 Designers: ToBe Us
New York Style Loft in Downtown Barcelona | Shoot 115
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
My Beautiful City
Architects think people arent interested in buildings anymore, and dont look at them, and consequently dont  can't  appreciate what architects really want to do, which is make fetishized [...] Read »
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The Folding EV ‘Hiriko’ is Slated to Become Part of Germany’s Car-Sharing Program
Germany is no stranger to car-sharing programs, but a novel new vehicle is about to join Berlins car-sharing network. The EV company Hiriko, originally called City Car, is planning to test run [...] Read »
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Artistry: 'Impossible Architecture' a Spectacular Defiance of Physics
Photo montage via DesignBoom These mind-bending photos of structural improbability are the work of Filip Dujardin, an artist whose bread and butter is architectural photography. Much like the [...] Read »
Supermarine Soft Core Jacket | by Outlier
The Audiomurale Project
The Audiomurale Project is a mural of visualized soundwaves, painted the wall of a townhouse at Rzeznicka Street in the Old Town district of Elblag, Poland. Elblags Old Town was extensively [...] Read »
Aether & Hemera’s Voyage
Notcot has this post on the installation piece Voyage by Aether & Hemera. Justine Aw explains the process: The boats house individually programmable RGB LEDs controlled by a system including [...] Read »
Hotel Chateau Monfort by FZI Interiors
The MOS "Magnetic Organization System"
Archinect's Top 12 Projects for '12
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Winners of innatur_2 Ideas Competition
The winning entries have been announced in the second edition of the innatur ideas competition. Organized by Spanish architecture platform OPENGAP, the contest invited designers to submit innovative [...] Read »
House of the Week 159: Crabhill Modern
© Richard Leo Johnson Located on a five-acre property in Hillsborough, North Carolina, the Crabhill house was designed and built by Tonic Design and their sister company Tonic Construction. [...] Read »
Barcelona Wash Basin | Rapsel
Ortega y Gasset Home by Beriot, Bernardini Arquitectos
Chef Eric Ripert Offers an Exclusive Caviar
Overade | Foldable Helmet by agency 360
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Warren Buffet Buys World’s Largest Solar Plant for Just Over $2 Billion!
A division of MidAmerican Energy controlled by Warren Buffets Berkshire Hathaway, MidAmerican Renewables has purchased the 579-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) from Silicon Valley [...] Read »
Points of Contention by Jonathan Latiano
The Great Claifier
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Fung + Blatt Residence, Los Angeles
Leather Backpack for iPad
Shanghai | January 1, 2013 2012 was a good year for MovingCities. With 2013 barely started, we composed a non-lineair overview of the past year. The selection is based on content, correspondences [...] Read »
Archinect's Top 12 People Profiles for '12
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The Library Chronicles – Part 2
Eugene Public Library (all images by Eckert and Eckert Photography) This post is the second of three marking the 10th anniversary of the Eugene Public Library. Robertson/Sherwood/Arch itects pc [...] Read »
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The Farm Buddy Makes It Easy to Grow Your Own Large Living Walls
A new approach to living walls has arrived! Called the Farm Buddy, this cool vertical garden kit aims to simplify living walls with its unique design. Using a peat moss sponge with a felt covering [...] Read »
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European Trains Could Soon Become Hybrids Thanks to Regenerative Braking System
Image: High-speed commuter train via Shutterstock In Europe, approximately half of the continents trains are electric. However, a new regenerative braking system developed by Tognum daughter [...] Read »
The Breezehouse by Blu Homes
Cycling Bags | by Inside Line Equipment
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Luxury Buenos Aires Grand Hotel Aims for LEED Certification
The Buenos Aires Grand Hotel may have just opened in October, but it is already gunning for LEED certification.  The modern hotel has all the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel, with the [...] Read »
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LG Releases World’s First Super-Thin Energy Efficient OLED Television
The next generation of televisions is here. LG has just launched the first organic light-emitting diode TV. The 55 inch OLED screen beats LCD televisions in energy efficiency, are thinner and [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Wide Roof on Wooden Teikyo University Elementary School Gathers Heat and Water in Japan Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", Daylighting, eco [...] Read »
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Destilat Architecture’s 3M House is a Cantilevered Woodland Residence in Austria
Destilat Architecture updated this woodland residence in Austria with a modern renovation that features cantilevered volumes set at different heights. The home sits on the bank of the Danube [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Developer Pirates Zaha Hadids Latest Design in China, and Copycat May Open Before the Original! Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Chongqing Meiquan, eco design, [...] Read »
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Portabee Launches Portable, Robust, Affordable 3D Printer for Under $500
The Portabee is a portable, robust, affordable 3D printer that is targeting a game-changing price point under $500. The team has drawn upon their vast wealth of reprap heritage to create a simple, [...] Read »
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Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings
These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires. The Argentine duo behind Gruba, architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Bala Park Island Cabin is an Eco-Efficient Seasonal Home on Lake Muskoka in Ontario Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Altius Architecture, [...] Read »
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German Hotel Invites Beer Lovers to Cozy Up Inside a Recycled 19th Century Beer Barrel Bed
This AirBnB hotel is Germany encourage guests to imbibe choice libations from their regional brewery  and you can even spend the night in a beer barrel bed! The hotel room for the ultimate beer [...] Read »
United Colors for Benetton Chair
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Senior Residence in Estepona \ Enrique Abascal Arquitectos
The intervention develops the necessary adaptions to reuse an old abandoned building like a senior residence. We propose a better relation between the garden-courtyard space and the building [...] Read »
J20 House in Zagreb by DAR612
Trongs Finger Food Utensil
Striking Modscape Prefab Point Leo Australia
Combining exceptional contemporary design with superior functionality, this two- story modular prefabricated home is a striking addition to the seaside township of Point Leo in Victoria, Australia. [...] Read »
Archinect's Top 12 Firm Profiles for '12
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IllustratedBreak. January 2013 | By Roni Brot
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Congress Extends Wind Energy Federal Tax Credits For All 2013 Wind Power Projects
Wind turbine photo from Shutterstock As 2012 came to a close, many US energy companies were rushing to install last-minute wind turbines before the federal tax credit incentive expired at the [...] Read »
One Oak Chalet in Combloux, the French Alps
What Snowflakes Looks Like Under a Microscope
JBL Soundfly Air
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Bureau A Builds a Tiny Levitating Sauna On a Factory Rooftop in Geneva
Read the rest of Bureau A Builds a Tiny Levitating Sauna On a Factory Rooftop in Geneva Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Architecture, Bureau A, factory roof, geneva, Jeremie [...] Read »
Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundation for... Read »