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What Cities Can Do with Vacant Lots
The bursting of the housing bubble wreaked havoc on cities across the United States causing widespread blight in once-thriving community economies.  Foreclosed, abandoned and condemned homes [...] Read »
B+U’s Housing Tower Rethinks Window DNA
Los Angeles based B+U Architects& , a design office recognized internationally for its digital techniques and use of new technologies and material resources, is once again pushing the boundaries [...] Read »
Avila Hospital / EACSN
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Urban Park of Palouriotissa Second Prize Winning Proposal / ECONOMOU + Georgios Artopoulos
In an effort to achieve a more holistic development of Latsia, the participation of socially active, culturally motivated and eager to learn citizens is necessary. Therefore, this second prize [...] Read »
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Tour Horizons  by Jean Nouvel
Here are the first photographs of Jean Nouvel's Tour Horizons, an office block in Paris that looks like a pile of three separate buildings (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Toll Plaza / archohm
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Jaarbeursplein Utrecht Winning Proposal / Witteveen+Bos, OKRA, and ZJA
Witteveen+Bos , OKRA , and ZJA& have recently won the integral design for the Jaarbeursplein Utrecht and the underground parking. Their vision focuses on the realization of the perfect parking [...] Read »
MARCH & British / PANACOM
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MedForCE Medical Research Center Winning Proposal / Henn Architekten
Henn Architekten& shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the architectural competition to design the new medical research center of Münster‘s University Hospital, which is the [...] Read »
Dupont Innovation Centre Russia / arch group
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Fraunhofer-Institute TZA / JSWD Architekten
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Or2 Project Wins Good Design Award / Orproject
Designed by Orproject& , their Or2 project, which is a single surface roof structure that reacts to sunlight, won the 2012 Good Design Award. This award, which is known as the world’s most [...] Read »
Agros Headquarters / Rocha Leite Arquitectos Associados
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The Forest Pavilion / Espacio EMA
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House in Travanca / Nelson Resende
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Congregation House / SAGRA Architects
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Streeter Residence / David Salmela Architect
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MoMA presents ‘Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes’
[ June 9, 2013 10:00 to September 23, 2013 1:00. June 9, 2013 10:00 to September 23, 2013 1:00. ] Mark your calendars! MoMA has plans for the new exhibition,  Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern [...] Read »
MO House / FRPO
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Miscellaneous
Sunny Days
They say it only rains in Los Angeles a few days a year.  Seems they are all falling during my trip this week.  There are actually a lot of us in town from NYC and we're trying to remember [...] Read »
Retro Saturday - Constructing Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
click images for larger view Since people have a lot better things to do on the weekend than spend it on the Internet, we're starting a new Retro Saturday series looking back to some of our original [...] Read »
Theory 11 X WWF Animal Kingdom Playing Cards
Casa en la Montaña by Agraz Arquitectos
West 8 wins Fort Mason ideas competition
The design competition to bring fresh life to San Francisco's Fort Mason Center has been won by a team that proposes such twists as a floating pool and a pedestrian bridge to Marina Green. Read »
from Inhabit
Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations
Photo via Shutterstock Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report this week, which detailed a number of labor and environmental violations in the companys supply chain. The most [...] Read »
Service trolley by Jorge Diego Etienne
Wolf Point’s Phase One is a Go Along the Chicago River
After a few administrative hurdles and several packed community meetings that aired downtown residents’ concerns, Chicagos Wolf Point is poised to turn perhaps the most prominently underdeveloped [...] Read »
New Peeks at SOM’S LA Federal Courthouse
We’ve known for some time that SOM will be designing the new US Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Weve even gotten some glimpses of their scheme. But the firm has just unveiled new images [...] Read »
Rem Koolhaas announces "Fundamentals" to be 2014's Venice Biennale theme
Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects. After several Biennales dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary, Fundamentals will focus on histories  on the inevitable [...] Read »
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Copenhagen is on Track to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025
Image of Copenhagen, Shutterstock Lord Mayor Frank Jensen of Copenhagen recently announced that the city is on track for 2025 carbon neutrality. If measures implemented to reach this important [...] Read »
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Bjarke Ingels in Sydney for HASSELL and AIA via HASSELLStudio Read »
Frank Gehry's Schnabel House updated and sold for $9.5M
Built in 1989, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence has been described as "a village that looks inward." There is a main house, an office, a guesthouse and a garage-and-gym structure with [...] Read »
Stone Drink Dispenser | Jeff Henderson
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Anantara Sanya Resort and Spa, Hainan Island, China
Oyler House - Movie Villains from Mike Dorsey on Vimeo .Clip from the documentary "The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat." Read »
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Why Google’s Autonomous Cars Probably Won’t Kill the Auto Industry
Its undeniable the Googles autonomous driving tech is pretty awesome—impressive enough that even a blind man can travel behind the wheel of one of the web giants self-driving cars. And theres [...] Read »
Illustrations by Bartosz Kosowski
LEGO Star Wars Set Accused of Racism, Resembling Hagia Sofia by Turkish Group
This story appears to have it all: architecture, LEGOs, Star Wars, and controversy. The Telegraph reports that the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria (TCCA) has taken offense at LEGOs latest [...] Read »
Pei Partnership sues National Slavery Museum for... get this... not getting paid for their services
The National Slavery Museum, which was spearheaded by former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, never paid Pei for the architectural work. Pei says it is owed more than $6 million, money that the firm [...] Read »
Jeanne Gang and the Greening of Chicago
Among Gangs intentions is to invite a more wild version of nature into cities, using what she refers to as green infrastructure to support and enhance urban landscapes. Nature as we see [...] Read »
Miscellaneous
Patkau Architects chosen to design new Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver
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Toggle Toggle by Han Dong Yeop
Ford E Bike Concept by Emre Salihov
Color Blocking in Architecture
Koolhaas Reveals More About the 14th Venice Biennale
The 14th installment of the Venice Architecture Biennale, to be spearheaded by Rem Koolhaas, will be called Fundamentals, the architect announced today at a press conference today. Fundamentals will [...] Read »
Soup Bowl & iPhone Holder by MisoSoupDesign
When New York’s East River Froze Over
Its been a mild winter so far in New York, and with the first onset of below-freezing temperatures, city folk are donning their heavy jackets and gloves. And while the winds whipping around [...] Read »
Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board
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schmidt hammer lassen to Design New Cultural Center and Library in Karlshamn, Sweden
schmidt hammer lassen architects has just won an international competition for the new Cultural Center and Library in the Swedish city of Karlshamn, designed to gather the citys cultural functions [...] Read »
Discovery Channel covers Enrico Dini, 'the man who wants to print buildings'
The Discovery Channel has aired a segment which gets behind the massive 3D printer D-Shape, designed by Italian inventor Enrico Dini and his company Monolite UK with the eventual aim of "printing [...] Read »
Textile Stripes Micro USB Cables by EasternCollective
” Alternative Landscapes ” by Benoit Paillé
At the Interior Design Show: Dubbeldam Design Architects and BlackLAB
Its a big weekend in Toronto for architecture and design.If youre visiting, welcome. May I suggest my introduction to Toronto for Architectural Digest? The arty end of the design world shows [...] Read »
from Curbed
On the Market: Five For-Sale Houses from Arch Digest AD100 Architects
Click here to view the full photogallery. According to the high-brow design rag Architectural Digest, the magazine's AD100 list represents the cream of the crop when it comes to architecture [...] Read »
"HYBRID" Handcrafted Dinnerware by CTRLZAK for SELETTI
Architect's Accidental Historicizing
Flipping through January's Architect Magazine on the train this morning, something on page 136 caught my eye. A photo of Tour Total, designed by Barkow and Leibinger , seems to be capped by a [...] Read »
from Inhabit
NASA’s New X-48C Flying Wing Airplane Uses 50% Less Fuel Than Standard Aircraft
Researchers at NASA have developed a revolutionary flying wing aircraft that uses 50% less fuel than standard planes. The new manta ray-esque X-48C is based on the X-48B Blended Wing Body aircraft, [...] Read »
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The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is Cloning Trees to Save them for Future Generations
What can we learn from trees and what information are we losing when we destroy them? That’s the question being asked by David Milarch, a third generation nurseryman who is creating a “tree [...] Read »
Technology
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SpaceLiner Will Zoom from Europe to Australia in 90 Minutes Flat
Researchers at the German Aerospace Center are developing a hypersonic “SpaceLiner” that would zip half way around the world in 90 minutes flat. The 50-passenger airplane would piggyback [...] Read »
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Reinier de Jong’s STEEL Chair is Made From Recycled Broom Handles
Dutch designer Reinier de Jong gives new life to old broomsticks with his STEEL chair (steel actually means handle in Dutch). Each chair is made from 10 meters of handles that still show traces [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Schemata Architects Designs Takeo Kikuchis New Eco-Friendly Flagship Store in Shibuya Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design, flagship store, innovative [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Elii Architects House of Would is Made from Seven Separate Modules Unified with a Wooden Envelope Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design, Elii Architects, [...] Read »