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Jack Nicklaus Golf Club / Yazdani Studio
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This Swiss-Danish artistic couple create decorative sculptures and installations known for their humour and subversion. Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz met at Central Saint Martins in London [...] Read »
[MAD] Skyline Games / PKMN [pac-man]
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North Brother Island School for Autistic Children Competition Entry / Ian M. Ellis & Frances Peterson
Designed by architecture students, Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson& , their proposal for the North Brother Island School for Autistic Children in New York City aims to provide a necessary resource [...] Read »
The Indicator: The Responsibility of Beauty
In his 2008 book, The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton argues that architecture has an extraordinary power when it comes to influencing who we are. In giving shape to our living environments, [...] Read »
Studio R / Marcio Kogan
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Environmental Interpretation Centre in Flores Island – Azores / Ana Laura Vasconcelos
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Clae Pop-up Shop / mode:lina architekci
Completed just last month, the Clae Pop-up Shop, designed by mode:lina architekci& , is a shop for Clae footwear. Located at the Galeria Malta in Poznań, Poland, their challenge was to maximize [...] Read »
House Heilbronn / k_m architektur
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Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” Office Building / Park Associati
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‘7’: Installation at Alderbrook Station / Sarah Biemiller & Robert Hutchison
Alderbrook Station, located slightly east of Astoria along the Columbia River, is the site of the former Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packaging Company, which once supported a thriving salmon [...] Read »
House on Limekiln Line / Studio Moffitt
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El Plaza Condesa / Muñohierro + Esrawe Studio
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Snark Office / calimùcho
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Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum to Construct Modern Addition
Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is moving forward with its next phase of development and will soon construct a distinct new addition. The new S$5.5 million wing, designed by GreenhiLi [...] Read »
Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB
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Archaeological Space in Daroca / Sergio Sebastián Franco
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Blue Plan for Copenhagen Harbour  by Tredje Natur and PK3
Danish architects Tredje Natur and PK3 have designed a series of artificial islands that will transform Copenhagen's harbour into a recreational area filled with wildlife and water sports (+ [...] Read »
Study Proves Design Significantly Impacts Learning
For decades, schools have slowly morphed into prison-like facilities with artificially lit rooms and barricaded playgrounds. However, the trend is beginning to shift. With a highlight on sustainable [...] Read »
Villa Řitka / studio pha
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Miscellaneous
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Project Phoenix: Soccer Stadium Complex To Be Built Over Earthquake Rubble in Cite Soleil, Haiti
Renderings of a new soccer stadium in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti have been released as part of the non-profit Project Phoenix’s philanthropic investment for the young people of the [...] Read »
elemental | Au petit café sign
Casa i-Home by Hita & Partners
Color of 2013
Operational Nintendo LEGO Controller
When Played in Reverse, Fireworks Look Pretty Awesome
Levin Residence in AZ | Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
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English Farmers Believe Genetically Modified Foods Will Solve Their Wet Weather Woes
Farmers at the Oxford Farming Conference told The Guardian that raising genetically modified food crops will make them more resilient to the effects of climate change. 2012 was the wettest year [...] Read »
Archinect's Top 12 Competitions for '12
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Double-Deck Elevators Rise as Tallest Towers Test Limits
The United Technologies Corp. unit has to go beyond the braking mechanism Elisha Otis demonstrated with a rope and saber at the 1854 Worlds Fair. Its working on systems able to stop 16 metric [...] Read »
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The “Nature Trail” Is an LED Wallpaper Designed to Calm Children On Their Way to Surgery
No adult enjoys a visit to the hospital, so imagine the fear that must grip a child when they need to go into surgery. To help calm children on their way into the operating room, Jason Bruges [...] Read »
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Margot Krasojevic’s Cantilever Lamp Gives Energy-Efficient LEDs an Old-Fashioned Twist
Designed for a hotel chain in Cape Town, South Africa, the Cantilever Light by UK-based designer and architect Dr. Margot Krasojevic looks unlike any lamp that we have come across. The tube-like [...] Read »
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US Wind Power Growth May Surpass Natural Gas and Coal for 2012
According to current data, wind power capacity in the United States might beat natural gas and coal in 2012. Up until November 2012, the United States has installed new wind power adding up to [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Ballo Speaker by BERNHARD | BURKARD for OYO
Diamond Sideboard by Boca do Lobo
Mushroom Lamp by h220430
Zuumer, Urban Mobility Fun for Everyone!
Artist Paints Distorted Faces Throughout Streets of Brazil
Lavitta Collection by Poiat Products
Daly Genik and Machineous Affordably Fabricate Sun Shaded Facades
The fabrication team cut, folded, and welded 264 aluminum panels into 66 uniquely shaped sun shades. One of the challenges of designing affordable housing, points out Kevin Daly, principal at [...] Read »
Archinect's Top 12 Jobs for '12
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Preserving Palestine’s architectural heritage
Salameh is heading the Adh Dhariyeh project, in the south of Hebron, where he began with single-building restoration and has progressed to a community centre and two schools...Dhariyeh is [...] Read »
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huzi’s Handcrafted Toy Set Lets Kids and Adults Build Their Dream Car
huzi Design is a start-up brand with an eco-friendly toy collection that encourages kids and adults to get imaginative. The company recently launched their first product, Dream Car, on Kickstarter [...] Read »
Pritzker Winner Eduardo Souto de Moura Honored with Israel’s Prestigious Wolf Prize
Portuguese architect and 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura was announced today as one of this year's laureates of Israels prestigious Wolf Prize. Souto de Moura is being honored [...] Read »
The ‘Festina Lente’ Bridge
"Festina Lente" is a unique, looping bridge across the Miljaka River in Bosnia. At night, the bridge is lit up with LED lights. Read »
Buck´s Indian Motorcycles
New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet
Getting Down to Brass Tacks
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Home in Atlanta by Studio One Architecture
Bahrain House by MORIQ
Rise, A Minimalist Alarm Clock App
The InterLock - Bicycle Locking System
I received an email from Maurits Ruis , the author of Special Economic Zones , the ebook I reviewed yesterday. I sent him an email to discuss the origin of the ebook , a possible continuation, [...] Read »
Book Review | Special Economic Zones by Maurits Ruis
The recent news about the world's longest high speed line to connect Beijing with Guangzhou — a 2,298-km route — at speeds of over 300kph can be a justification of looking into the [...] Read »
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Next-Gen 3D ‘Sponge’ Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days
We like to boast about how smart our mobile devices and computers have become  but why are we still powering them with dumb batteries? Amy Prieto, a chemistry professor at Colorado State University, [...] Read »
Striking new images of Save Prentice's latest proposals and analysis to save Bertrand Goldberg landmark
click images for larger view The Save Prentice Coalition is something like a cross between the Energizer Bunny and a reverse Joshua, intent on keeping Northwestern University from sending the [...] Read »
On the Boards: CNM Headquarters
A competition entry for the CNM/Municipality National Council in Brasilia, Brazil by Atelier UM+D ( Utrabo Monteiro ). The 5000 m 2 building is spread over 8 floors with 4 public areas above [...] Read »
Underwater topography of North American Lakes
First, I wish a happy new year and best wishes for this new year of 2013. The second semester will attract my attention with the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013 . Just to remind that Close, [...] Read »
Technology
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Read the rest of Gorgeous Copper and Larch-clad Dolomitenblick Apartments Blend in With the Dolomite Mountains Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: copper, Daylighting, Dolomite Mountains, [...] Read »
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Starbucks Aims to Reduce Waste With $1 Reusable Plastic Cups
In an attempt to reduce their customers’ waste, Starbucks is introducing a reusable plastic cup for frequent customers. At $1 a pop, the logo-emblazoned plastic cups are shaped like their traditional [...] Read »
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Read the rest of LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "leed", Atlanta, Daylighting, eco design, electric [...] Read »
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Canada To Begin Phase Out of the One Cent Coin Next Month
Canada has taken the plunge and announced it will be the first country to phase out the penny from its collect monetary system. The iconic copper coin’s loss of face value over the past few [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Low Energy MZ House in Barcelona Achieves Energy and Cost Efficiency Through Prefab Construction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Barcelona, Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas [...] Read »
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Birdhouse Roof Tile: Cozy Nesting Site For Birds Brings Wildlife to Your Home
Looking to find some feathery housemates or find a cool new accent for your home? The Birdhouse roof tile created by Klaas Kuiken is an excellent way to bring a little nature back into your life. [...] Read »
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Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal
Read the rest of Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Colectivo da Rainha, eco design, green design, material [...] Read »
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Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin
Read the rest of Lorcan OHerlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dublin, Dublin Green Building, facade, Georgian House, green [...] Read »
T´Light | Desk Lamp with iPhone Dock
SNAKE armband
Google Office in Venice, CA by HLW
Casa G1 by Cristina Vargas
Shadowboxx by Olson Kundig Architects
Case Study House by BUILD LLC
The 12 Most Desirable Vehicles of 2012
Eco Cottages Offers Smart, Energy Efficient Cabins and Guest Homes
Since 1959, Nationwide Homes has been building Eco-Cottages in 14 states along the southeast part of the U.S. The simple modular designs range from 250 to 513 square feet, with one bathroom in [...] Read »
Archinect's Top 12 Discussions for '12
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Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines
The US Department of Justice announced today that Swiss company Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion for the [...] Read »
Preservationists: Chicago Prentice Demolition More Costly Than Re-Use
The top brass in the field of design have long supported preserving Chicago’s Old Prentice Womens Hospital. Now proposals to save the embattled Bertrand Goldberg building may have economics [...] Read »
Biological concrete invented for constructing 'living' building materials with lichens, mosses
The Structural Technology Group has developed and patented a type of biological concrete that supports the natural, accelerated growth of pigmented organisms. The material, which has been designed [...] Read »
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Christmas Trees Could Be Used To Help Sterilize Medical Devices
Photo via Shutterstock As holiday decorations are being packed up and New Years resolutions are being scribbled down, millions of Christmas trees across the country are headed to the landfill [...] Read »
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Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, the post-professional program will expand to three simultaneous Suprastudios, each with 15 students, at an off-campus satellite location. Read »
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