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Farewell to Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama Center in Gettysburg
After a intensive, 14-year preservation battle, the fate of Richard Neutras mid-century Cyclorama Center in Pennsylvanias Gettysburg National Military Park has been sealed. Yesterday, the National [...] Read »
Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters / WZMH Architects
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CLOG: National Mall Launch
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Book Presentation and Signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References
[ February 1, 2013; 18:00 to 20:00. ] The Graham Foundation of Chicago will host a book presentation and signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References, a new book edited by Robert McCarter [...] Read »
Marina Lofts / BIG
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Vilamarina Building / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
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from dezeen
Shimogamo Jinja Hojoan by  Kengo Kuma and Associates
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma built this temporary hut using cedar, ETFE plastic and magnets to pay tribute to a humble dwelling chronicled by Japanese author Kamono Chomei over 800 years ago [...] Read »
Herrera Studio-House / Cekada-Romanos Arquitectos
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Call for Proposals: ‘SMART CITY: The Next Generation’ Exhibition
[ May 1, 2013 to July 1, 2013. ] Architects, Urban Planners, Engineers, and Activists with projects in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines are invited to [...] Read »
Utsunomiya Beauty School / General Design
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2013 Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Approaches to Urban Ecology
[ February 1, 2013 0:00 to February 2, 2013 0:00. ] Taking place February 1-2 at Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall at Cornell University, the Design for Biodiversity Symposium [...] Read »
from dezeen
Zaha Hadid's Oxford college project  to start on site
News: Zaha Hadid's planned extension to a centre for studying Middle-Eastern culture at the University of Oxford is set to begin construction later this month (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Montblanc Police Station / taller 9s arquitectes
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Smart-Stell Residence / Tonic Design + Tonic Construction
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modeLab Introduction to Simulation with Kangaroo Webinar
[ January 11, 2013; 14:00 to 16:30. ] Taking place tomorrow, January 11th from 2:00-4:30pm EST,  modeLabs Introduction to Simulation with Kangaroo Webinar will apply physical properties and [...] Read »
Santa Cruz Field / José Cabral Dias + Luís Miguel Correia
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Mineral Lodge / Atelier d’Architecture
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EVOA – Environmental Interpretation Center / Maisr Arquitetos
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Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados
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from dezeen
Giraffe Childcare Centre by  Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
A gigantic yellow giraffe pokes its heads out from the roof of this nursery and childcare centre in Paris by French studio Hondelatte Laporte Architectes (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
As the Atlantic Cities best describes, “Leave it to Japan to turn one of the dirtiest and noisiest processes of the urban lifecycle  the demolition of highrises  into a neat, quiet and almost [...] Read »
AD Interviews: Richard Hassell / WOHA
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Miscellaneous
from Inhabit
UK Drivers Trade Their Old Cars for New Trees Through the ‘Scrap Car Plant Tree’ Program
Cars accounted for a whopping 21% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the UK in 2009, but a creative new program from Giveacar and Trees for Cities aims to repair some of the damage caused [...] Read »
The LA House in Brazil | Studio Guilherme Torres
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Norway to Launch the World’s First Electric Ferry; Will Take Only 10 Minutes to Recharge
The world’s first electric ferry will operate across the Sognefjord fjord in Norway starting in 2015. With the capacity to carry 360 passengers and 120 cars, the ferry will run on batteries [...] Read »
Fairy Meadow Miniatures Dollhouse
Casa Hormigos by Espegel-Fisac
Happy Times
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Enormous Wind Turbines With Blades as Long as Two Olympic Pools Get Financial Boost From Oil Companies
Stock image of wind turbine blades, Shutterstock A public private partnership between UK government and oil companies has pledged £15.5 million to develop enormous wind turbines with blades [...] Read »
Berrima House by Park + Associates
Nordic Store | Gudbjorg
Contemporary Walden Residence | House + House Architects
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Vodafone’s Nearly New Program Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Pre-Loved Smartphones
For pay-as-you-go cell phone users, using high-end smartphones can be a pricey investment. Vodafone, a UK cell phone service, has a nifty solution to the cost problem that also happens to be [...] Read »
Plug Pulled on Brooklyn Bridge Park Velodrome
An ambitious plan to build a $50 million velodrome in Brooklyn Bridge Park has been scrapped due to budget problems. Philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz had committed funds for the project to be built [...] Read »
A Sense of Scale
When I read that the diameter of the clock face atop Abraj Al Bait (aka Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, 2012) in Mecca is 46 meters (150 feet), I knew that meant it is big. But how big? To answer [...] Read »
Sustainably Grown Timber Compliments Energy Efficiency of True North Log Homes
Built from from white pine heartwood timber that is sustainably grown in northern Ontario and Quebec (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council), this stunning log home comes to us from True [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Japan Reverses Decision to Eliminate Nuclear Power, Pledges to Turn On Dormant Reactors
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, countries around the world questioned the value of nuclear power  and Japan, reeling from the impact, vowed to become nuclear-free by 2040. Now, with the [...] Read »
The ghost of the Art Institute's vanished Columbus Hall: Swami Vivekananda remembered on 150th birthday
Before there was Art, there was Religion.  When its new, $625,000 building opened on May 1, 1893, the Art Institute of Chicago continued to do business at the building across the street , at [...] Read »
La Distributrice
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3D Systems’ New CubeX 3D Printer Can Print Objects as Big as a Basketballs
3D Systems launched a new 3D printer at the 2013 CES, which boasts “the largest print volume in its category,” according to an announcement from the firm. Called the CubeX, the printer is [...] Read »
from Curbed
Globe Trotting: Bed Down in a UFO-Themed Hotel Suite Made Entirely of Ice
Photo via PinPin Every December since 1990, 1,000 tons of ice block and more than one million cubic feet of snow/ice mixture are taken from Sweden's Torne River and stacked and carved to create [...] Read »
Casa Lomas Altas by Lopez Duplan Arquitectos
Full UBC SALA lecture series 2013 schedule
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The LifeStraw by Vestergaard-Frandsen
Bario-Neal
Modern Aluminum Windows by BUILD LLC
from Inhabit
The Zip Cup Travel Cup Collapses for Easy Portability
The US trashes 58 billion paper cups every year – a fact that disgusted Karla Zens, a San Francisco-based sustainability pro and coffee lover. Opting to go the reusable route, Zens found [...] Read »
from Curbed
Tiny Ice Rooms: Gorgeous, Detailed Dioramas Come to Lifein a Freezer
Photo via Taylor Medlin/Flickr Behold the brilliantly executed scholarly thesis of former UC Berkeley student Taylor Medlin: minuscule sculptures and dwellings hewn from what is essentially a [...] Read »
At Marina City - Bertrand Goldberg: Screwed Again?
click images for larger view Can you run a world-class landmark on the cheap without running it into the ground? That's the current question at Marina City, as over 250 condo owners are organizing [...] Read »
Technology
from Inhabit
Read the rest of Seouls Green-Roofed H-House Unifies Three Generations of a Single Family Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bang by Min Design Group, eco design, green design, [...] Read »
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The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers
Now that desktop 3D printers are more affordable and compact, the world of DIY fabrication is quickly transforming the way we produce durable goods. Yet the filaments that 3D printers use to [...] Read »
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Read the rest of The Silo is an Upscale Loft Apartment Built into a 19402s Grain Silo in Texas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Design, eco-tourism, green design, green renovation, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Spiky Blue Wendy Pavilion Travels Abroad to Clean the Air During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", abu [...] Read »
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Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap
Birdfreeder is a contemporary bird feeder thats light as a feather and packs flat to ship. It comes smartly packed in a recyclable cardboard box, and it can be readily assembled in just a few [...] Read »
Container Lamp by Benjamin Hubert
Benjamin Hubert's Container Lamp utilizes ceramic to both contain electronic lighting components and produce a soft reflected illumination from an interior glazed surface. Read »
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Read the rest of Wooden Shoal Bay Bach is a Sweet Minimalist Retreat in New Zealand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Daylighting, eco design, green design, louvers, minimalist [...] Read »
Video: Espirale Lamp by Guillermo Cameron Mac Lean
Silo and Fellow Lamps by YOURS Design
Rexa Design,  bath trends 2013
Waterproof Walkman W273 MP3 player from Sony
"On Space Time Foam" by Tomás Saraceno
" It’s the Thought that Counts " by No Entry Design
Climate Responsive Pavilion Uses Laminated Metal to “Bloom” in the Sun
Made from approximately 14,000 pieces, Bloom is the first architectural application of a laminated metal material that includes nickel and manganese with a bit of iron. Architecture has long [...] Read »
Sentosa House by Nicholas Burns
"graduate collection" | Michael Miller
Old Mill-Warehouse into a Stunning Home | Studio MINIM
Friday> AN Talks with Snøhetta’s Craig Dykers at the Center for Architecture
Join AN this Friday, January 11 at the Center for Architecture for the next Cocktails & Conversations discussion between ANs Editor-in-Chief William Menking and Snøhetta principal Craig Dykers. [...] Read »
As Congestion Builds Downtown, Brooklyn Seeks Infrastructure Solutions
Downtown Brooklyn is growing at a fast pace, but it looks like transit is having trouble keeping up with the spike in population and increased congestion that has resulted from the Barclays Center [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Plant-Invading Fungi Could Be the Key to Creating the Next Sustainable Biofuel
Image via Wikimedia Commons/Jensbn Fungus might ruin your bread but its invasive nature could also lead to a new source of renewable energy. Scientists at Montana State University made a surprising [...] Read »
A Win for NYC Tenants: A New Bill Holds Landlords Accountable
It will now be increasingly difficult and costly for New York landlords to flip properties by making quick fixes to buildings that require major structural repairs and improvements. The New York [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
AUDI New Lighting Technologies Shown at CES 2013
Impeccable Styling: Lycabettus Penthouse by esé Studio
House by Yakusha Design
Josefinstrid spring/summer 2013
2014 Lexus IS
from Inhabit
Lifeboats from Kulluk Oil Rig May Have Leaked Fuel Into Alaskan Waters, Officials Say
Lifeboats from the Kulluk oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on December 31, 2012, may have leaked as much as 270 gallons of diesel fuel into the waters along the shoreline, said U.S. Coast Guard [...] Read »
On the Boards: Notre Dame de l’Assomption
images courtesy of Architecture for Humanity The origami-like form of the proposed cathedral, Notre Dame de l’Assomption was inspired by traditional fishing boats common in Haiti, recalling [...] Read »
Ypsilon's New POP Collection of Dressers
Birdhouse Roof Tile by Klaas Kuiken
Day Nursery of the Giraffe | Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
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Zambia Finally Bans the Hunting of Endangered Lions and Leopards
Africa has some of the planets most beautiful and endangered species, such as rhinos, elephants, leopards and lions. However, over the decades, poaching has severely impacted on these species [...] Read »
Doing Something With Nothing in Rome
The architecture scene in Italy operates around groups and individuals tied to various cities and regions. In the late 1960s Florence was the liveliest and most compelling venue for architecture [...] Read »
Situ Studio Salvages Hurricane Sandy Debris for Valentine’s Day Installation in Times Square
The fifth annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design has been awarded to Situ Studio. The Brooklyn-based architecture firm presented a design that features boardwalk boards salvaged during Sandy’s [...] Read »