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Architectural Works
Dordrecht Energy Carousel / Ecosistema Urbano
The Centre for Visual Arts and Amsterdam design bureau Carve recently invited ten European design firms to develop unconventional, inventive, and playful objects for a new public space in [...] Read »
House N / Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh
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GRAPHISOFT’s EcoDesigner Star
GRAPHISOFT has developed another tool for your BIM toolbox. This tool – the EcoDesigner Star – creates a streamlined energy analysis workflow. Essentially – architects can use their ArchiCAD [...] Read »
Planetario Galileo Galilei Gets Inflatable Headphones
To commemorate the first edition of “Silent Day,” a fabricated holiday by Sony Argentina that celebrated the release of new Sony headphones, the Planetario Galileo Galilei was given headphones [...] Read »
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Four Freedoms Park  by Louis Kahn
These new shots by photographer Ty Cole document the scene at Louis Kahn's Four Freedoms Park in New York, which opened to the public in autumn 2012 almost 40 years after it was designed (+ slideshow). [...] Read »
Koolhaas Reveals Title for 2014 Venice Biennale
At a presentation in Italy this morning, Rem Koolhaas announced that the title of the 2014 Venice Biennale will be Fundamentals. According to Domus magazines live-tweeting of the event, Koolhaas [...] Read »
Central Office of FEDA Confederation of Employers of Albacete / Cor & Asociados
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Rem Koolhaas reveals title for  Venice Architecture Biennale 2014
News: architect Rem Koolhaas, the director for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, has revealed that the title for next year's show will be Fundamentals. (more...) Read »
Nørrebrohallen / AG5
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Wheels of Chicago Proposal / Hapsitus Architects
Inspired by the Ferris wheel, Wheels of Chicago consists of seven revolving wheels proposed for Olive Park and its vicinity. Designed by Hapsitus Architects& , five of them will be placed above [...] Read »
Henley Street / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
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AD Classics: Colònia Güell / Antoni Gaudí
Colònia Güell was a workers’ colony located in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, presently a town of around 7,000 inhabitants 20km outside Barcelona. The area was a manufacturing suburb that grew [...] Read »
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Ciné 32 by  Encore Heureux
This timber-clad cinema in the south of France was designed by architects Encore Heureux to evoke both the arched facades of art deco picture houses and the herringbone walls of local tobacco-drying [...] Read »
2013 Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards Competition
The deadline is rapidly approaching for all lighting designers, architects, urban planners, interior designers, engineers, landscapers or students to participate in the 2013 Lamp Lighting Solutions [...] Read »
Boundary House / BKK Architects
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House in Tlayacapan / PRODUCTORA
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Kunshan Middle School Proposal / United Design Group
Through United Design Group& ’s investigation of their context and analysis of the program, they identified, organized and prioritized the four functions inside the school with this sequence: [...] Read »
Kindergarten “Les Séveriers” / Pirollet Architectes
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Bamboo Courtyard Teahouse / Harmony World Consulting & Design
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House of Would / Elii
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Herzog & de Meuron to Design Residential High-Rise in London
An impressive team has been pieced together by Canary Wharf Group to design portions of the first phase for the Wood Wharf development in London’s major business district of Tower Hamlets. [...] Read »
Grand Hall Complex at The ZAMEK / Toya Design
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Songwon Art Space  by Mass Studies
This ridged steel art gallery by South Korean studio Mass Studies has half of its floors buried underground while others balance on a pair of triangular piloti (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Miscellaneous
Lazy Folds Sofa Bed
Poison On A Stick. Gangredine Consumptus by Rotganzen.
Industrial Revolutions
from Inhabit
V3Solar’s Spin Cell Cones Could Produce Electricity for the Insanely Low Cost of Eight Cents per kWh
When V3Solar released information about their Spin Cell photovoltaic cones last year, the details already looked remarkably impressive; a smaller physical footprint combined with the capacity [...] Read »
Twin Within Jewelry
” New York Sliced ” by Richard Silver
Energy and Diversity Inspired by Original Apartment
Ellipses Collide in Mathematically-Inspired Installation at the University of Oregon
SubDivided provides a unifying element in Fenton Halls three-story atrium, tying each level together visually. In December 2012, the University of Oregon completed a renovation of Fenton Hall [...] Read »
In The Globe and Mail: a young architects corner-store urbanism
Hi. More tomorrow (Jan. 25) about the Interior Design Show and other events. But I have a story today in The Globe and Mail about a project that shows some good design and equally strong community [...] Read »
Restoration of Brooklyn’s 3,200-Seat Loew’s Kings Theater Underway
The lights on the Loews Kings Theaters marquee have been dark for over 35 years since the last showing of Islands in the Stream in 1977. In fact, the entire king-size, 3,200-seat, French-Baroque [...] Read »
Video> Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum Time-Lapse Construction Along the High Line
Renzo Pianos new Whitney Museum and adjacent maintenance building have been quickly rising between the High Line and the Hudson River in Manhattan, topping out on December 17, 2012. Now, the [...] Read »
Poona House by Rajiv Saini
TAG Heuer Carrera Carbon Matrix Composite Chronograph
Colorful Apartment Interior | Maurizio Giovannoni
PMD, LEGO Meeting Spaces of Play + Creativity
Downtown Chicago Eyed for Major Tech Hub
The University of Illinois and the state are pushing a plan to build on Chicago’s growing tech sector, calling for support from major institutions in the area to help support a tech lab in [...] Read »
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Ryan Taylor’s Futuristic Babylon Light Doubles as an Indoor Garden Planter
Toronto-based industrial designer Ryan Taylors Babylon Light is a modern lighting fixture that doubles as a planter. Just like the futuristic kitchen light from Back to the Future, this multipurpose [...] Read »
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Japan’s Ne Quittez Pas Restaurant Serves Up High-End Dishes Made of Dirt
Photo via Shutterstock Its not unusual for chefs to resort to highly bizarre ingredients in an effort to provide a unique, avant garde dining experience, but one French restaurant in Japan has [...] Read »
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Toyota and BMW Join Forces to Create Next-Generation Car Batteries That Run on Thin Air
Toyota Motor Corp and BMW AG are joining forces to develop next-generation car batteries that are expected to be more powerful than the lithium-ion batteries used in most electric vehicles. The [...] Read »
City & Urbanism
Guest Post: Panning for Gold in Architectural Design
Wire mesh has a surprisingly broad range of uses due to its adaptability in size and shape, with the same wire weave principle being used to sieve lumps from flour for your favourite cake, separate [...] Read »
Philippa Holland
Sushi-teria, Japanese Restaurant in New York by form-ula
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McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches To Carry ‘Sustainable’ Labeling in US Restaurants
McDonald’s has announced that it will be the first national restaurant chain in the US to carry products bearing the blue label certificate awarded to seafood products that meet the Marine [...] Read »
Carven prefall 2013
UpperCup iPhone Case
Oakville Residence | Guido Costantino
from Inhabit
MIT Turns Carbon Dioxide from Bioengineered Soil Bacteria into Clean Biofuel
Scientists at MIT have genetically engineered a soil bacteria that can create fuel for cars. The bioengineered Ralstonia eutropha converts carbon into isobutanol—an alcohol that can replace [...] Read »
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Behnisch Architekten wins Architectural Competition for Agora Cancer Centre in Lausanne
Behnisch Architekten's Stuttgart office has won the two-stage architectural competition established by the ISREC Foundation (Swiss Institute for experimental cancer research) to create a new [...] Read »
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World’s Largest Wind Energy Storage System Launches in Texas
North Carolina-based Duke Energy just flipped the switch on what the company claims is the worlds largest battery power storage system. Situated at their Notrees wind farm in western Texas, [...] Read »
Tables Pay Homage to Paul Jones
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Build a Famous European Landmark With One of Another Studio’s MONUmini Model Kits
Another Studio would like to introduce two new building sets that lets individuals recreate a pair of European landmarks in mini architectural form: Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Berlins [...] Read »
Architecture + Photography by BUILD LLC
Architects, Engineers Selected For John Tyler Community College Phase III
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elemental | Theatre Chairs
Slink Urban Mobility Concept | Nick Lovett
Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship - UIC calls for inaugural year applications.
The extremely talented Chicago-based architect Doug Garofalo died too young at 53, in August of 2011, after a long illness. To honor his memory, the school where he taught, the School of Architecture [...] Read »
In New York City, an elevated freight rail lane in west Manhattan became the High Line, a celebrated linear park running through a busy part of the borough. Design firm Workshop Architecture [...] Read »
Technology
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The Eco-Amp iPhone Speaker is Cheap, Recycled and Pops Up In No Time
We have seen iPhone amplifiers that are made from a bamboo cane, transformed vinyl records and also spotted some huge sculptural ones that will blast your favorite tunes. And now Eco-made has [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Même Experimental House is a Luminous Reinterpretation of Japanese Earth and Grass Architecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chise, earth and grass, earth [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Michael Maltzans Prefab Star Apartments Are In Mid-Construction in Downtown LA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", downtown los angeles, [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Off the Grid Villa Tantangan in Bali Constructed With Lush Shrub Roof For Insulation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", Eco Architecture, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Port-A-Bach: A Globetrotting Shipping Container Micro Home on Wheels! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency", Architecture, Atelier Workshop, Port-A-Bach, [...] Read »
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Study Shows Photovoltaics Beat Biofuels at Converting Solar Energy Into Miles Driven
Solar Panel photo from Shutterstock When it comes to transforming the suns energy into commuter miles, it looks like photovoltaics beat out our best biofuels. A recent study published in the [...] Read »
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Could Building Snowmen Help Prevent Flooding in Snow-Filled Cities?
Did you ever think that the simple act of building a snowman could help the environment? After London was blanketed with snow this week, Roy Stokes, a spokesman for Great Britain’s Environmental [...] Read »
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
Grey Enamelled Industrial Downlighters
Chatou Hideout by H2o Architectes
CatCase by Urban Cat Design
Spectral unveils Cockpit at IMM Cologne
Eroded Stools by I M Lab
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The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet
With large companies such as Organovo and Autodesk teaming up to fabricate living tissue, you might think that bioprinting is out of the scope of the average DIYer. But when it comes to technology, [...] Read »
Japanese Home Offers a Minimalist Design With Natural, Earthen Floors
  Located in Hiroshima, Japan, this house has quite the minimalist and modern exterior, but head inside and the you’ll discover a traditional tamped earth floor. Japanese architect Makoto [...] Read »
Kickstart the next issue of SOILED!
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IceMetrix New Glass Mosaic | Architectural Systems
FEMA Says No to Houses of Worship
Churches and synagogues are among the structures that suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Sandy, and while several non-profit organizations qualify for federal disaster assistance grants, [...] Read »
The Chalet E 1850 in Courchevel, French Alps
EDITION29 HOUSED 005 for iPad
MOON Scraplight by Graypants
Stretch Collection now in Black
"Encounter of Waters" Massive Mural by Sandra Cinto
Cable-Stayed Replacement For Desmond Bridge Unveiled In Long Beach
If you have ever seen the film To Live and Die in L.A. then you know the Gerald Desmond Bridge. It has a starring role in the opening sequence, when Treasury agent Richard Chance (played by [...] Read »
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Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary by Dan Hill This book was one of those pleasurable of reading experiences where my brain felt like it was being subtly rewired as [...] Read »
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Miscellaneous
Fixing Illinois Center: Another Design Proposal
click images for larger view (renderings courtesy Hicks Architectural Group) We've written a couple times of the potential of the much-maligned Illinois Center, the assembly of Mies van der Rohe-styled [...] Read »
Handmade Jewelry | John S. Brana
Insilvis DOWNHILL, wall mounted ski holder
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Peugeot Announces Plans to Release a Hybrid Car That Runs on Compressed Air by 2016
Peugeot has announced the introduction of a new hybrid car that does away with lithium-ion batteries entirely and instead uses compressed air to provide zero-emissions driving. Earlier this week [...] Read »
Biomimicry by Burcu Varol
Air Drive Series | Renaud Marion
Clifton View 7 in Cape Town | Antoni Associates
America's Housing Patterns
My latest Ideabook at Houzz zooms over the United States, looking at the various patterns created by houses, particularly in the suburbs. Below is a sneak peek, but head over to Houzz to read [...] Read »
Herzog & de Meuron to build one of London's tallest residential towers
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Joseph Choma, 2013 Emerging Voices Architect, Exhibits in Atlanta
If you're in Atlanta in the next few weeks, make sure to see Joseph Choma's solo-exhibition, Object to Atmosphere, as part of the Young Architects Forum Atlanta Emerging Voices 13 exhibition. [...] Read »
Snooze iPhone 5 Alarm Dock
House Sedibe by Nico van der Meulen Architects
Shower Clutch Rail
IXY Microphones By Røde
The Floating House by MOS Architects
Clark Nude Desk by Llot Llov
ASI Agglomerate Stone Collection, Updated
Zaha Hadid Honored for Creative Leadership with Aenne Burda Award
Earlier this week, Zaha Hadid was presented the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership at the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference in Munich, Germany. The Award for Creative Leadership honors [...] Read »
Atelier A+D
Trees in the sky! We have all seen it in architecture school projects but this is actually getting built in Milan, Italy. It will be really interesting to see how this looks ten or twenty years [...] Read »