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As a designer, architect, artist and founder of the Mediated Matter group at MIT’s Media Lab,  Neri Oxman  has dedicated her career to exploring how digital design and fabrication technologies [...] Read »
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"A lot of what we do is about testing public  space"– Suzanne O'Connell of The Decorators
Suzanne O'Connell of Hackney studio The Decorators introduces a temporary restaurant in a local market and a community event on top of a multi-storey car park in this movie filmed by Dezeen at [...] Read »
Social Center / Víctor García Martínez Arquitecto
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Wall of skateboard offcuts wins MoMA/PS1  Young Architects Program 2013
News: American studio CODA has won this year's MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program competition and will insert a wall made from skateboard offcuts into the courtyard of the PS1 Contemporary Art [...] Read »
Esteemed industrial designer Kenneth Grange is the unsung hero of the design world. His food mixers for Kenwood and cameras for Kodak are found in nearly every house in the country, and all Londoners [...] Read »
Beirut Multi Art Use (MAU) Project Proposal / Dina Hadi
Designed by architect Dina Hadi& , the proposal for the Beirut Multi Art Use project represents a total art mass from the city with different rhythms and patterns. It becomes a live scene from [...] Read »
A47 Mobile Art Library / PRODUCTORA
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Twofold House / BKK Architects
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Shanghai Wuzhou International Plaza Winning Proposal / Synthesis Design + Architecture Inc. & Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research
Synthesis Design + Architecture Inc. and Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co. Ltd& have been awarded first place in the invited international design competition [...] Read »
Briones House / RP Arquitectos
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House H by  Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
Y-shaped wooden columns support rooms and lofts at different levels inside this family house in Matsudo, Japan, by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects, by Hufton + Crow
With much awaited anticipation, Steven Holls Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, China has just been completed. Forming giant public plazas with a mix of various functions, the group of five [...] Read »
Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray
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Civil Defense Center in Cobeña / GEA Arquitectos
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Jacques Rougerie Foundation Competition Winners
Aimed to support educational, cultural, and artistic projects based on the knowledge of the marine environment and its comprehension, the Jacques Rougerie Foundation recently announced the winners [...] Read »
Wairau Valley House / Parsonson Architects
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São Roque Residence / Tacoa Arquitetos
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3way House / Naf Architect & Design
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2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture
Earlier this week, we presented the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) top selection of architecture that best exemplifies excellence in the United States for the year of 2013. Now, [...] Read »
House H / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
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Forum:Terra Nova / Lüderwaldt Architects
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CODA wins P.S.1 with Skateboard Scrap ‘Party Wall’
The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has selected CODA ’s (Caroline O’Donnell, Ithaca, NY) large-scale, self-supporting Party Wall, & made from leftover shreds of skateboard material, as [...] Read »
Centre de la Petite Enfance / Clermont Architectes
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For those who love all things Brooklyn branded, the exhibition, BKLYN DESIGNS, will be back in DUMBO from May 10-12—just in time for New York Design Week—with its selection of contemporary [...] Read »
Spectacular Luxury Resort in Thailand
Idae, the notebook for extreme sports
Geometric Panels with Optical Illusions | Plexwood
Secret Life Of Superheroes | Greg Guillemin
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U.S. Army Installs the Largest Low-Concentration Solar Photovoltaic System in the World
This week, the US Army dedicated the worlds largest low-concentration solar photovoltaic installation on its White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The installation will generate 10 million [...] Read »
Rough Crafts x Shadowrocket | Roland Sands Design
Glass Farm by MVRDV
Things Change: The pulled window shades of London Guarantee; the vanishing mesa of Fulton Market
click images for larger view No, the tenants of gently-curving, 1923 Alfred Alschuler London Guarantee Building at Wacker and Michigan haven't turned into recluses.   They've simply disappeared.  [...] Read »
Gallery> AIA Honor Awards 2013 – Architecture
[Editor's Note: This the first in a three-part series documenting the winners of the AIA 2013 Honor Awards, which are broken down into three categories: architecture, interiors, and urban design. [...] Read »
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Ground Beef Sold in UK Supermarkets Found to be Contaminated with Horsemeat
In the United States, finding out that much of the meat served in school lunches contains pink slime (second-grade meat treated with ammonia) was a pretty shocking discovery. In the UK, a watchdog [...] Read »
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Strawser & Smith Turn Reclaimed Wood and Metal Into Unique Pieces of Furniture
The furniture makers of Strawser & Smith not only save, refurnish and reupholster antiques from warehouses, old factories and antique dealers, but they also design and create new pieces using [...] Read »
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Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic
Mississippi River photo from Shutterstock 2012 saw the United States hit by some of the most devastating droughts in recent memory. However its not just Americas farmers and agricultural developers [...] Read »
Developer Gone Good? Century Plaza Towers Get Approval
Well, it happened. After years of strife over the project, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved the $2 billion, 1.5 million square foot redevelopment of the Century Plaza Hotel in [...] Read »
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Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution
When it comes to swimming through the water with efficiency and ease, gliding is the best way to get around. A team of engineers led by Xiaobo Tan from Michigan State University have refined [...] Read »
Migliore+Servetto architects @ Milan Triennale
Prinicpe’s Box House by u+a arquitectura
Wall Hung Console#1 by Nico Yektai
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Australia Could be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy Within 10 Years
Photo via Shutterstock Its perhaps a bit surprising that Australia—with its sunny self-presentation—is not only the worlds largest exporter of coal, but at 28 billion tonnes of CO2 per [...] Read »
Broken Wings by Mark Goldenberg
2013 NASCAR 3D Models by RPM-3D
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South Korean Scientists Develop World’s First Bendable Lithium-Ion Battery
The world’s first imprintable and bendable battery, developed by scientists from South Korea, could pave the way for flexible mobile devices in the near future. According to their research, [...] Read »
The Wheeler Residence | William Duff Architects
Das Stue Hotel Berlin Tiergarten | Axthelm Architekten
Chic in NY: Circolo
When my friend Abigail Jorgensen asked if I wanted to come downtown and check out a new Italian restaurant for which she is doing public relations, I immediately said yes.  The restaurant in [...] Read »
Gallery> AIA Honor Awards 2013 – Interior Architecture
[Editor's Note: This the first in a three-part series documenting the winners of the AIA 2012 Honor Awards, which are broken down into three categories: architecture, interiors, and urban design. [...] Read »
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Panasonic’s New Ene-Farm is the World’s Most Efficient Home Fuel Cell
Last summer, electronics giant Panasonic announced plans to completely reinvent itself and become the top green innovation company in the electronics industry. Now, the company is backing up [...] Read »
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Seed Savour: An Eco-Friendly Kit For Growing and Sharing Heirloom Seeds
There are over 7,500 tomato species in the world, yet most people only buy and eat what the local supermarket has to offer  which isnt much at all. To address this issue, Sebastiaan Sennema [...] Read »
Kansas City: Silicon Prairie?
Google’s grand experiment on the Great Plains, dubbed “Silicon Prairie” by some, is to revitalize Kansas City with superfast internet. That network hookup could make KC a hotspot for new [...] Read »
Foster + Partners Designs Tile Showroom on Madison Square Park
Lord Norman Foster, the hyper-modern British Pritzker Prize winner, is having a moment in New York, with numerous projects underway across Manhattan. But his latest hews away from the slick techno-futurism [...] Read »
Oliver Schau’s Street Furniture
Oliver Schaus “Street Furniture” is another creative approach to urban seating. The project consists of a series of guerrilla public seating areas created by wrapping yellow drainage pipes [...] Read »
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Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority Team Up to Design New High-Speed Trains
Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have teamed up to design new high-speed trains that will operate on both the East and West Coasts. A high-speed line connecting San Francisco [...] Read »
The ideal house by AMO for Prada
Balmain Cottage Geometrical Extension | Innovarchi
Sorri Lounge Chair by Gonçalo Campos for WEWOOD
Jeni's Influenza Sorbet
Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home
11RMS | Elips Design
Anatomy of An Angel Cast In Miniature
Seadrift Residence is a Zero-Energy Home With Natural, Stylish Features
This Seadrift Residence home by CCS Architecture in San Francisco may not look out of the ordinary for a modern lakehouse, but this sleek and stylish 1,900 square foot home is as environmentally [...] Read »
Gallery> AIA Honor Awards 2013 – Urban Design
[Editor's Note: This the third in a three-part series documenting the winners of the AIA 2013 Honor Awards, which are broken down into three categories: architecture, interiors, and urban design. [...] Read »
Will a Vacant Stare Inspire? AFH/Chicago's Activate!; Chicago Women in Architecture's Scholarship deadline
When you look at a vacant lot, do you see beyond the emptiness?  Architecture For Humanity/Chicago is posing that challenge in its Activate! Temporary Public Space Design Competition .The American [...] Read »
12e. TRANSPORTATION--LIVERY CABS For anyone who doesn't know what this means, a livery cab is a little nicer than the basic yellow cab. It can be a short limousine, but most often it's a plain [...] Read »
CODA Wins 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program
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Design Museum London Shortlists the Designs of the Year 2013
London's Design Museum this week announced the nominees for the sixth annual Designs of the Year. The shortlist consists of over 90 outstanding design projects from around the world in the last [...] Read »
Zaha Hadid Modernises UK’s Oldest University Building
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Photo of the Day: Hanging Out With Zaha and Rem in the 70s
Spotted on a Chinese Twitter account and now making its way around various online social networks, behold Zaha Hadid as an up-and-coming young architect working at OMA and her boss, with a full [...] Read »
Silent Movie Pop-Up Screen in Travelling Leather Wood Case
A-shelf by Anouar
Suit'd ® Suits
Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition
CASA L4 by Jaime Rouillon Arquitectura
Electric Motorbike by Volta Motorbikes
Utile Makes a Splash With Digitally Fabricated Pavilion in Boston
The Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion roof channels rainwater for irrigation on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Jump on a ferry in Downtown Boston and in twenty minutes, you’ll arrive at the Boston [...] Read »
Chic in NY: Paula Rubenstein Ltd.
Before you head over to Circolo on Bond Street, make sure you stop into  Paula Rubenstein 's new venue.  You may remember her old legendary shop on Prince Street. It was so jammed packed with [...] Read »
VOLA 060 Round Shower
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Lumio: Hard-Bound Book Unfolds to Unveil a Low-Energy Lamp
A bit of light reading anyone? The Lumio may look like a hard-bound book on the outside  but open the cover and it unfolds into a beautiful modern light! Lumio was created by industrial designer [...] Read »
Waste separation trash bins in Vienna's subway stations. Beautiful but do they make sense? content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for content. ]] Read »
How Successful is Philanthropy-Based Urban Redevelopment?
Chicago Magazine’s Elly Fishman has an interesting story on Lands End founder Gary Comers efforts to save his old neighborhood. Pocket Town, a portion of Greater Grand Crossing on the Far [...] Read »
EVENT> January 24: New Practices Finale with The Living + Google
Framed:Interfaces, Narratives, and the Convergence of Architectural and Internet Technologies Thursday, January 24 6:00pm-8:00pm AIA New Practices New York 29 Ninth Avenue/Axor NYC Showroom The [...] Read »
Outside The Box Idea To Tackle China’s Population Problem
In an innovative response to the current property squeeze in China, a Beijing architectural and a design firm have combined creative forces to develop a portable house and garden on the back [...] Read »
Mäntyniemi by Reima + Raili Pietilä | The BUILD Blog
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Read the rest of Glass Farm: MVRDVs Modern Glass Building is Printed with a Traditional Farmhouse Facade Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", architects, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of North Shore Community Colleges Solar-Powered Health Professions Center Achieves Zero Net Energy Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Danvers, daylight, DiMella Shaffer, [...] Read »
MAI is part of Connecting Cities
The European Urban Media Network Connecting Cities is a network with the aim of creating an exchange between urban activists, creatives, passers-by and city inhabitants from all over the world [...] Read »
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Read the rest of O+As Recycled Shipping Container Theater Pops Up in Amsterdam’s Shipyard Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Amsterdam, Architecture, green resources, NDSM shipyard, [...] Read »
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HoseWear’s Recycled Fire Hose iPad Sleeves Keep Tablets Dry in a Downpour
Fire hoses are designed to withstand hundreds of pounds of water pressure, which makes them a durable and versatile material for recycling once theyve been retired. HoseWear recently launched [...] Read »
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Read the rest of The Lefebvre-Smyth Residence in British Columbia Minimizes Footprint but Maximizes Sustainability Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: british columbia, daylight, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Barcelona city planning, Batlle i Roig, eco design, [...] Read »
Ithaca, New York-based firm CODA has won this year's Young Architects Program competition to design a temporary installation for P.S.1, the Museum of Modern Art-run contemporary art space in [...] Read »
At a time when the notion of omniscient master architects is seen by many critics as passé, a day-long design conference in San Francisco suggested that the concept remains in vogue with the wider public. Read »