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ABI Reports Five Consecutive Months of Growth
Concluding 2012 with strong business conditions, the December Architecture Billings Index (ABI) marks five consecutive months of growth with a score of 52.0. Released by the American Institute [...] Read »
Même – Experimental House / Kengo Kuma & Associates
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Each year, the design teams at the Adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach come together to discuss and decide on trends for the seasons ahead. Inspired by founder Adi Dassler, Designer Days consists of [...] Read »
Jinan Contemporary Art Museum Proposal / United Design Group
Designed by United Design Group& (UDG China), their proposal for the Contemporary Art Museum faces the main artery crossing the city of Jinan east to west. With the ambition to become the landmark [...] Read »
Italcementi i.lab / Richard Meier & Partners
Our friends at Richard Meier & Partners have shared with us their latest completed project: Italcementi i.lab in Bergamo, Italy. The building, a new research and development center for Italcementi, [...] Read »
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New National Archives of France by  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Pools of water separate offices from archives at a new building for the National Archives of France by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Tierra De Barros Hospital / EACSN
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‘The Cultured Landscape’ Transiting Cities Competition Entry / NAAU
Designed by  NAAU& for the Australian ‘Transiting Cities’ competition, their Cultured Landscape proposal examines generative strategies for re-purposing the region, which is currently a [...] Read »
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Olympic Ice Rink of Liège  by L'Escaut
Shimmering aluminium skin and a gaping mouth give this ice rink in Belgium by architects L'Escaut the look of a whale (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Crematorium Baumschulenweg / Shultes Frank Architeckten
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NAAS Springs – FFA Proposal / Hapsitus Architects
The design proposal for NAAS Springs, a well-known wellness center and place of relaxation in Beirut, is formed by a series of walls projecting into nature. They alternate between large living [...] Read »
Switch Box in House / Naf Architect & Design
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Office for Crayons / IAAD
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University of Southern Denmark Student Housing Winning Proposal / C.F. Møller Architects
Inspired by the school’s strong community spirit, C.F. Møller Architects& ’ first prize winning design for University of Southern Denmark’s student housing project includes 250 student [...] Read »
Tree-Trunk Garden House / Piet Hein Eek
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Featured architect:  Steven Holl
Our featured architect this week is Steven Holl , whose recent buildings in China include the completed  Sliced Porosity Block cluster of towers in Chengdu and designs for a pair of museums [...] Read »
The Forest House / Espacio EMA
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Rooftecture OT2 / Shuhei Endo
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Public Architecture’s 1% Program Provides Projects for Habitat for Humanity
Public Architecture is an organization with a simple goal: to address public interest through architecture and solve problems of human interaction within the built environment.  The San Francisco [...] Read »
Nursery School in Berriozar / Javier Larraz + Iñigo Beguiristain + Iñaki Bergera
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Gibraltar Airport / Blur Architects + 3DReid Architects
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Italcementi i.lab by  Richard Meier & Partners
A tapered concrete roof oversails glazed laboratories at this research and innovation centre that American firm Richard Meier & Partners has completed for Italian cement manufacturer Italcementi. (more...) Read »
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Competition
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the winner of adAPT NYC - a city-sponsored competition that challenged developer-led teams to design an innovative micro-apartment that responds [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
New BOX shelf from JAKI and Corpus Linea
Maple Knife Set by The Federal Co
Five Alive! Billings Index Climbs Again
The AIAs Architectural Billings Index (ABI) stayed in positive territory for the fifth straight month in December with a score of 52.0 (any score above 50 indicates growth). The level of growth [...] Read »
Fifth Consecutive Month of Gains in ABI
While its not an across the board recovery, we are hearing a much more positive outlook in terms of demand for design services, said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. Moving [...] Read »
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Melting of Andean Glaciers Could Cause a Continental Water Crisis in South America
According to a study published in the journal Cryosphere, glaciers in the tropical Andes have shrunk by a whopping 30 to 50 percent since the 1970s.The researchers report that the glaciers are [...] Read »
Losa Loft in San Francisco | Aidlin Darling Design
A Plywood Sled by Konstantin Achkov
Going Back to Cali
I picked the absolute best week to visit LA.  When I leave for the airport Wednesday morning, it should feel like -3 degrees in New York and when I arrive in California, it should be almost [...] Read »
S11 House by ArchiCentre
Death, the projects, and the new Regent Park
Terrible news in Regent Park last weekend: the killing of a teenager. Fifteen-year-old Tyson Bailey was shot dead inside 605 Whiteside Place, on the top floor. Paramedics had to take the stairs [...] Read »
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InMoov is an Open-Source Humanoid Robot You Can Make With a 3D Printer
Gael Langevin, a French sculptor and model-maker, is developing a design for an open-source humanoid robot that you can make with your own 3D printer. Langevin calls his robot InMoov, and he [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Young Photographer Builds a Mossy Woodland Hut for Watching Rare Albino Squirrel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals, Architecture, Brockwood Park School, [...] Read »
Synthesis Wins Shanghai Competition With “Urban Canyon” Concept
Los Angeles-based Synthesis Design & Architecture (SDA) in association with Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research have won an invited competition to design the 1.9 million-square-foot, [...] Read »
Tiny House on Sauvie Island | Jessica Helgerson Interiors
Shine | Activity Tracker
Modern Views by BUILD LLC
Working on Wolf Point, so, for today, here's some Streetscenes . . .
click images for larger view Wolf Point tomorrow, possibly, probably . . . Read »
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I first came across Pinboard during the great escape from Delicious which came about the time that Yahoo sold them off. I checked out a few other services, I even ran for a short time a tiddlywiki out [...] Read »
Graphics and Design
100 stick house
Das Haus at imm cologne 2013 by Luca Nichetto
A Beautiful Macabre Dock for iPhone Users
SiyahBeyazBags Wearable Art
House of the Week 160: Jewell Box
photo credit: Gary Payne Photography The Jewell Box in San Diego, California designed by Architects Magnus is composed of two buildings bridged by a two-story latticed verandah. The first building, [...] Read »
Frozen Heroes On A Stick | Chung Kong
Apple Bay Architecture | Parsonson Architects
Monumental Coach House by Zecc Architects
21 NFL Logos Redesigned by Matt McInerney
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Ocean Plastics Absorb Other Toxins, Become Even More Dangerous To Marine Life
Photo via Shutterstock Along with acidification and overfishing, plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to the health of our ocean ecosystems. New research from published in this months [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Japans Sporty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle is an Emissions Free Dream Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi, dream car, electric car, emissions free car, [...] Read »
Modish modular: visiting Skylab's HOMB
A cantilevered HOMB upstairs bedroom (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY Over the past decade, numerous architecture firms around the country have introduced prefabricated home designs intended [...] Read »
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GIVEAWAY: Win a Lotus Travel Crib & Portable Play Yard Worth $200!
Whether headed cross-country or just around the corner to a friends house, the Lotus Travel Crib and Portable Play Yard is perfect for any growing family constantly on the go. Weve teamed [...] Read »
My Micro NY
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New York Mayor Bloomberg Announces Winner of adAPT NYC Micro-Unit Apartment Competition
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, together with city officials, announced today the winner of the adAPT NYC Competition, a pilot program to develop a new housing model for the citys growing [...] Read »
Riad Enija: Restored Luxury Retreat in Marrakech
LEGO Architecture Imperial Hotel
BON Restaurant in Bucharest by Cristian Corvin
Playful KKF House with Golf Alley by Number Fives
blog wunderlust: 21st January 2013
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature Frank Lloyd Wright image source Amazing Cliff Houses : Literally Living on the Edge | A Great Way to Break Ground | Glenn Murcutt Masterclass – First [...] Read »
Technology
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Read the rest of William Duff Architects Creates Beautifully Efficient Home with Fibonnaci Sequence Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: + pool, cor-ten, Daylighting, fibonacci, hydronic [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Deck Lumber Switch Box Converts Dead Space into a Gorgeous Japanese Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse, Daylighting, deck lumber, green design, [...] Read »
LightSpace Light by Jade Doel
Jade Doel has set out to reestablish the importance of dining and "what makes it so vital to the occupation of a home." Read »
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Read the rest of North Americas First LEGO Hotel Opens This Spring in Carlsbad, California! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design, green design, lego adventure, lego architecture, [...] Read »
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Bryan Lemmel’s Beautiful Zome Structure Does Duty as a Play Structure and Meditation Space
Bryan Lemmel of Balanced Carpentry built this beautiful Zome in his backyard in Asheville, NC. Inspired by sacred geometry and Buckminster Fullers geodesic dome, the structure was built [...] Read »
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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet
In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Casa el Pangue: Stunning Terraced Home Overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Chile Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Casa el Pangue, Eco Architecture, Elton + Léniz, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Furniture for BAKOKOs Sustainable Timber Cafe is Cut From the Walls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bakoko, CAD, cnc, eco design, Flatpack, furniture cut out [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Hut-to-Hut is a Sustainable & Affordable Eco Home Model for Southern India Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", affordable housing, composting [...] Read »
The Babylon Plantable Light Fixture by Ryan Taylors
Cling iPhone 5 Case by Quirky
Concealment in Fashion by Zuzana Culinková
Ozzio Design | Multi-Function Flat Table
The Leaf Bar Stool by Velichko Velikov
Sustainable beauty in Waverley | Anderson Architecture
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Argo Unveils an Improved ReWalk Suit That Helps Paraplegics Walk Again
Argo Medical Technologies yesterday unveiled a new generation of the ReWalk exoskeleton, a device that enables people with spinal cord injuries to sit, stand and walk. The ReWalk Rehabilitation [...] Read »
Where’s Momo? Can You Find the Dog in Each Photo?
22 Year Old’s Digital Short Gets Hollywood’s Attention
Electronically Tintable Dynamic SageGlass Unveiled at BAU by Saint-Gobain
SAGE Electrochromics, which was recently acquired to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain of Paris, is demonstrating its newly developed advanced dynamic glass that it calls “SageGlass” [...] Read »
John di Domenico, AIA Receives Sidney L. Strauss Award
John di Domenico, architectural practitioner, educator, and founding principal of di Domenico + Partners, was honored with the Sidney L. Strauss Award presented by the New York Society of Architects [...] Read »
As City Point Prepares to Start, Unions Protest
With phase two of Brooklyns City Point development set to break ground this week, the Wall Street Journal reports on bubbling labor troubles at the COOKFOX-designed pair of residential towers [...] Read »
Ray LaHood to Continue as Transportation Secretarty
Ray LaHood will stay on as U.S. Secretary of Transportation for President Obamas second term, a reversal from statements he made last year. Bloomberg is reporting that LaHood said he would be [...] Read »
50x50 - 50 States in 50 Weeks
Over at American-Architects I've been developing a Building of the Week feature that takes a state-by-state look at architecture in the United States in 2013. We are presenting one recent project [...] Read »
The Q Behind Infiniti
Items from the Deceased Made into Stools | Joost Gehem
X House by Cadaval & Solà-Morales Arquitectos
Wooden House with an Inner Courtyard | Bernardo Bader
Miscellaneous
Stuart Weitzman Store in Rome by Fabio Novembre
Ultimate Tech Men’s Wear Collection by Indochino
Magpul Ronin1125R
21 Inspiring Man Cave Ideas
Vertebra Conference Table
Coogee Landscape Design
Aupiais House in South Africa | Greg Wright Architects
Beautiful Home in the Wairau Valley | Parsons Architects
F3 Farmhouse by DADA & Partners
early 20th century Central Manufacturing District Warehouse consumed by fire.
click images for larger view Chicago's Central Manufacturing District has a claim on being the world's first real industrial park.  Until about ten years ago, it was home to the William Wrigley [...] Read »
CCNY’s Architecture School To Add Solar-Powered House On Its Roof
Beginning this summer, City College of New Yorks Spitzer School of Architecture will welcome home its 2011 entry to the U.S. Solar Decathlon, a biennial student competition to design ultra-sustainable [...] Read »
Brooks + Scarpa Propose a Flowing Interfaith Chapel Defined by a Latticework Structure
Brooks + Scarpa and KZF Design have designed a swooping, lakefront Interfaith Chapel proposal for the University of North Florida’s campus in Jacksonville. The 7,000-square-foot chapel is intended [...] Read »
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$700 Billion Investment in the Global Economy Could Curb Climate Change, Spur Economic Growth
A new report released by the World Economic Forum shows that climate change is arguably the most pressing threat to the world economy. And with the world population set to increase from 7 billion [...] Read »
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Watch Straps by Worn & Wound
New Country, Portfolio Bamboo Collection | Teragren
Continuously Unfolding Apartment Space | H2o
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14 New ‘Carbon Bomb’ Fossil Fuel Projects Threaten to Increase Global Emissions by 20 Percent
Photo via Shutterstock Just as scientists are warning us that we are reaching the point of no return when it comes to stopping climate change, Greenpeace has released a report showing that multiple [...] Read »