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Brookfield’s Manhattan West Breaks Ground
New York Citys Midtown West will be experiencing a large makeover over the coming years.  Shortly after Hudson Yards broke ground in late 2012, Brookfield Properties initiated the first [...] Read »
G.C. House / Atelier d’Architecture | Lopes da Costa
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Atlas of an Irish City Exhibition
[ January 9, 2013 12:00 to February 21, 2013 18:00. ] Open now until February 21, the Atlas of an Irish City exhibition, hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation at the Oonagh Young Gallery [...] Read »
from dezeen
America's first bookless library  to open in Texas
News:   America's first fully digital public library without a single book is set to open this autumn in San Antonio, Texas, and will be based on the design of an Apple store. (more...) Read »
Casa Mirador / Matias Zegers
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AD Architecture School Guide: RMIT University
Opportunity. Challenge. Innovation. These words form the backbone of RMIT University (Melbourne Institute of Technology University) in Australia. Too often, architecture schools become enamored [...] Read »
Heidelberg Castle / Max Dudler Architekt
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By Design Inaugural event at Harvard University
[ January 25, 2013; 0:00 to 3:00. ] By Design is a two-day inaugural event taking place January 25-26 that aims to build a platform of innovation by engaging key stakeholders through the creative [...] Read »
Celeste Champagne & Tea Room / PRODUCTORA
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‘Towards Green Buildings/Architecture for UAE?’ Workshop
[ February 4, 2013 0:00 to February 10, 2013 0:00. ] As part of Ajman University of Science & Technologys series of architecture workshops by architects and designers, Emilio Ambasz& will be [...] Read »
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Book Tower House  by Platform 5 Architects
Walls of books fold around a wooden staircase in this renovation and extension to a north London home by Hackney studio Platform 5 Architects. (more...) Read »
Campeche 415 / Ambrosi I Etchegaray
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The Reyner Banham Symposium: ‘On Error’
[ January 23, 2013; 14:00 to 19:00. ] Taking place January 23rd from 2:00pm-7:oopm EST, the Reyner Banham Symposium, ‘On Error’, focuses on how error can be many things. In its most common [...] Read »
RGR House / archiNOW!
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2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design
Youve reviewed the work selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to receive top honors in architecture and interior architecture at the 2013 National Convention and Design [...] Read »
from dezeen
Dailai Conference Hall by  Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has hidden a bamboo-framed conference centre behind a fortified stone wall in the countryside outside Hanoi (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Miscellaneous
VillaWitte #2
Villa Witte was a name I've long loved. I think it offers the most exquisite opportunities for creating a logo. Here is the proper front elevation, which doesn't directly face the road to the [...] Read »
Manhattan West’s Railyard-Spanning Platform Breaks Ground
Manhattans far west side is about to become one of the busiest construction sites in the country. Last Tuesday morning, officials gathered at the corner of 9th Avenue and West 33rd Street to [...] Read »
New York City’s First New Synagogue in Five Decades Opens in Manhattan
Congregation members of the Lincoln Square Synagogue stepped inside their new $50 million facility this weekend. It is the first new synagogue to be built from the ground up in New York City [...] Read »
Boompack by GivingShape Studio
from Curbed
Video Interlude: See a Ballsy Trio Scale the Crane on Europe's Tallest Tower
Photo via Laughing Squid Dodging security cameras, construction workers, and police, three mildly insane Russian men recently pulled an Alain Robert and managed to climb Moscow's Mercury City [...] Read »
Emerald Green Pantone Interiors
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Illustration by Yuta Onoda
Maison 2G by Avenier Cornejo Architectes
O+A Architecture Builds Pavilion Out of Recycled Shipping Containers in Amsterdam
This recycled shipping container stage was created by architecture studio O+A in celebration of Amsterdam’s Over het IJ theatre festival’s 20th anniversary. Made of locally sourced materials, [...] Read »
Spreading Ground
In Richard Mabey's excellent history—and "defense"—of weeds , previously mentioned on BLDGBLOG back in December , he tells the story of Oxford ragwort, a species native to the volcanic slopes [...] Read »
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Goldberger Sets Sail With Gehry and Lynn
Some recent tweeting by Paul Goldberger revealed that the Vanity Fair contributing editor had set sail off the coast of L.A. with architects/ seamen Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn. Broadcasting from [...] Read »
from Inhabit
Read the rest of EXCLUSIVE Photos of the Worlds Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "clean energy", "sustainable development", abu dhabi, [...] Read »
The Luxury Caribbean Resort, Viceroy Anguilla
25hours Hotel Zurich West by Alfredo Häberli
Rooftecture OT2 in Osaka by Shihei Endo
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New Report Finds that Solar Power Could Serve All of the World’s Energy Needs
Photo via Shutterstock Critics of renewable energy often argue that wind and solar power are boutique energy sources that could never satisfy the worlds energy needs, but one new report has [...] Read »
West 22nd Street New York by Charles Rose Architects
Nest by Crepain Spaens Debie Architecten
Floating Fish Mosaic | New Ravenna
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Belgium to Build Artificial Island for Wind Energy Storage
Belgium is set to construct an artificial island in the North Sea that will be used solely as storage for wind energy. Announcing the plans earlier this week, Belgiums North Sea minister Johan [...] Read »
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Soil Erosion Could Cause Food Crisis, Expert Warns
Photo via Shutterstock Could the worlds supply of fertile soil really run out? Thats the question posed by TIME Magazine in a recent Q & A with University of Sydney professor John Crawford, [...] Read »
Brentwood Residence by Jamie Bush & Co.
C6 by Living Homes | Prefab Prototype
Icelandic Giant Electrical Towers
House of Cards by Egor Kraft
Designers Do Dolls For Charity
In Memoriam: Andrée Putman
I was saddened to hear that legendary French interior designer  Andrée   Putman passed away in Paris Saturday at the age of 87.  She might be best know here in New York for designing the [...] Read »
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Read the rest of The Santa Barbara Auto Camp is a Hotel for Airstream Lovers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airstream trailer, american riviera, anacapa, Arizona, California, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Inhabitat Tours Abu Dhabis Energy-Plus Masdar City: EXCLUSIVE NEW PHOTOS Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", "solar energy", abu dhabi, clean [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Silt Lake City: Floating Hydropolis Could Ride the Tide of the Nile River in Egypt Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", aswan dam, eco [...] Read »
Babylon Plantable Light Fixture by Ryan Taylor