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Almagro´s Courthouse / Estudio MMASA
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Films & Architecture: “Inception”
This time we want to share a very contemporary film. An amazing story stunningly described by Christopher Nolan, in which dreams within dreams can be manipulated by architects who can construct [...] Read »
Vigdis Languages Center Proposal / OOIIO Architecture
Designed for the “Vigdis Foundation, the Languages Center aims to be a rational building, where modulation is a key aspect. Designed by OOIIO Architecture& , there is no architectural excess [...] Read »
Graduating in 2013? You’re in Luck…
Phil Bernstein is  a Vice President at Autodesk and teaches at Yale (see our interview with him  here). Last week, we published his  5 Pearls of Wisdoms for Architecture Grads , originally [...] Read »
Hanging Home / Chris Briffa Architects
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Water Discus underwater hotel  by Deep Ocean Technology
An underwater hotel with a lower level capable of submerging 10 metres below the sea's surface is planned for Dubai. (more...) Read »
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Nursery School in Berriozar by Javier Larraz,  Iñigo Beguiristain and Iñaki Bergera
A row of colourful louvres wraps around classrooms and playgrounds at this concrete kindergarten near Pamplona in Spain (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Valenciennes Technopole for Sustainable Mobility Competition Entry / Mikou Design Studio
The Transalley Technopole is a metropolitan scientific and technological project of an international dimension, dedicated to transportation and mobility, located on a strategic site of the Valenciennes [...] Read »
Day Care ThyssenKrupp Quarter Essen / JSWD Architekten + Chaix & Morel et Associés
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Oasis Exhibition Centre  by Marques&Jordy
London studio Marques&Jordy has won a competition to design a series of motor showrooms in China and has conceived the first centre with a ribbon-like form inspired by the curved bodies of sports [...] Read »
Innovative, Bioclimatic, European School Complex Second Prize Winning Proposal / Various Architects
Designed by architects  Costandis Kizis , Platon Issaias , Theodosis Issaias , and Alexandra Vougia& , the second prize winning proposal for the Innovative Bioclimatic European School Complex [...] Read »
Maipu Building / Nicolás Campodonico
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Chalet in Les Diablerets / Charles Pictet Architecte
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New Culture Centre and Library Winning Proposal / schmidt hammer lassen architects
Designed to gather the city’s cultural functions under one roof, the winning proposal by schmidt hammer lassen architects& for the new cultural centre and library in Karlshamn, Sweden will [...] Read »
Apartment Building CASP 74 / Bach Arquitectes
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In Progress: Integrara Iztacalco / arquitectura 911sc
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Nanjing Road mixed use area  by RTA-Office
Pint glasses of beer provided the inspiration for this cluster of tower blocks underway in Qingdao, China, by architects RTA-Office. (more...) Read »
Design Studio HQ / Archer Architects
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Trademark Awarded to Apple Retail Stores
Apple has successfully been awarded a trademark for the “design and layout” of their retail stores. Since opening their first in Virginia over a decade ago, their stores have been at the [...] Read »
KM House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo
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Microsoft Milan / Flores Prats
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Turkey Summons Bids for World’s Largest Airport
In an effort to maximize Istanbul’s potential of becoming a bustling regional hub, Transport Minister Binali Yildirim has released a request for proposals to construct and operate what could [...] Read »
Pago de Carraovejas Winery / Estudio Amas4arquitectura
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2013 Young Architects Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected fifteen recipients to receive the 2013 AIA Young Architects Award. Defined as professionals who have been licensed ten years or fewer, [...] Read »
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Guggenheim Extension Story  by Oiio Architecture Office
Oiio Architecture Office of New York and Athens has come up with a concept to extend Frank's Lloyd Wright's famous Guggenheim Museum in New York by extending its spiralling form up into the sky. (more...) Read »
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Architects of London 2012 Olympics  see gagging order lifted
News:  a gagging order preventing architects, engineers and builders from promoting their involvement in the London 2012 Olympics has been lifted after the UK government paid £2 million to [...] Read »
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House in Alcobaça  by Aires Mateus
Portuguese studio Aires Mateus has transformed a house in Portugal into a bright white building with a sprawling extension (+ slideshow). (more...) Read »
Miscellaneous
Emeco Sinks Restoration Hardware’s Battleship: Navy Chair Dispute Settled
During World War II, the U.S. Government asked Wilton Carlyle Dinges, founder of the Hanover, PA-based Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (now Emeco) to design a lightweight chair rugged [...] Read »
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Inhabitat Tours Blu Homes’ First Prefab Breezehouse on America’s East Coast (PHOTOS)
Blu Homes just opened their first prefab Breezehouse on the east coast of the United States, and Inhabitat editor and founder Jill Fehrenbacher was at the scene for an exclusive tour. Located [...] Read »
Stone Garden, Installation at Toronto IDS 2013 | Nendo
Balthazar Champagne Bar by Space Copenhagen
Sleeping Around Shipping Container Hotel
GoPro Aerial Photography Drone | Lehmann
Robotic Hand Can Do Just About Anything
Can Your 3D Model Capture Poetics in Your Design?
When one thinks of architectural poetics, often the notion of “sense of place” comes to mind. That is, when an architecture exudes a memory, both collective and individual  it captures a [...] Read »
Jane Austen in the Basement
click image for larger view The 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice, is celebrated by the Jane Austen Society of North America (Chicago Chapter) with [...] Read »
Connect by Joan Rojeski
The World's Most Luxurious Shishas by Desvall
Walnut & Steel table by Aaron Kettl
Stretch of LA River To Become Recreational Zone This Summer
Those of you who live in Los Angeles may know that much of the LA River is already tacitly open to activity like biking and jogging. But its all been very unofficial—until now. Last week, [...] Read »
Richardson-Olmsted Complex Reuse to Include Boutique Hotel
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Somewhat slow on the draw, but an excellent phone interview with brian Mackay-Lyons on new Zealand Radio: Brian MacKay-Lyons on Nine to Noon He discusses Ghost Lab, wood shingles like duck feathers, [...] Read »
The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 420 Square Feet
When you walk in, you encounter what is, at first glance, a small studio apartment. Within that cube are actually 8 functional spaces. The living room and office become the bedroom with a tug [...] Read »
blog wunderlust: 28th January 2013
We will never solve the housing problems of Africa if architects do not shift their concerns to the development of locally manufactured systems and materials that inform design and improve our [...] Read »
Cor, drawings of the heart by Jason Fort
AIAS Professional Mentor Program
The University of Oregon chapter of the AIAS announces its Professional Mentor Program , the goal of which is to provide pair students with emerging and established professionals who are interested [...] Read »
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel in UAE
T House by Linghao Architects
A cloud as an archive ı Landship
Next week, I will post a conversation — for The Architecture Post Conversation — with a young architect currently based in Tokyo  Robert Schmidt III I had on a project he developed [...] Read »
Organica, HDF Panels | Interlam
Swedish Traditional Toys With A Modern Twist | Acne Jr
Opinions
“Poodle” is a new seven-foot porcelain poodle perched atop a 25-foot steel pole at Main Street and 18th Avenue. The... Read »
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Read the rest of 6 Vegetarian And Vegan Snack Alternatives For Super Bowl Sunday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 7-layer dip, appetizers, carnitas, dairy free, finger foods, [...] Read »
Mushroom Bowl by John Newdigate
Sinestezija by Diana Sokolic
lineaMan - collection -
Klaffi Folding Shelves by Eeva Lithovius
McLaren M1 Supercar Prototype
Juliet Supperclub Interiors by bluarch
LA in a Nutshell
I arrived back in New York in the wee hours Monday morning and awoke to find it snowing.  Makes me wish I had stayed in LA.  While it rained there a few days, Saturday and Sunday turned out [...] Read »
Richard Meier's Practice at 50
"Sometimes if you do a competition, you know youre taking a risk of it not happening. Many of them that weve done remain unbuilt for us, and unbuilt for anyone. We always look at competitions [...] Read »
A Guide to Staging A Home For Sale
Elliptical Copper Switch Plates
Mancave Material: Dope Print Posters
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Northwestern University Develops More Efficient Organic Solar Cell Using Algorithm Based On Natural Evolution
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NBBJ to design embedded outdoor spaces for Samsung's Silcon Valley facility
Steve Jobs talked about his connection to the outdoors. So we said, 'Let's take that approach. Let's make sure every employee has access to the outdoors within one floor.' So we took a series [...] Read »
12f. TRANSPORTATION--HANSOM CABS AND PEDICABS I thought I'd combine these two into one installment because there's not much to say about either. Hansom cabs, for anyone who doesn't know, are [...] Read »
Jerde-designed mixed-use destination in Moscow begins construction
The first-ever, integrated mixed-use destination in Russia designed by the Jerde Partnership, a U.S. architecture firm renowned for creating experiential destinations, is under construction in [...] Read »
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Living by the Market by Egue y Seta
Plugg Radio
Hidden Gems | Homes with Secret Spaces
Future Off Roader : Citroen Taranis by Pete Norris
LeCrans Hotel & Spa
Lital Mendel | Threads and One Talented Girl
Miscellaneous
Libeskind, Hamilton, Plensa Finalists for Ohio’s Holocaust Memorial
An artistic selection committee Thursday selected three semi-finalists for the Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial in Columbus. Jaume Plensa of Chicago, Columbus’ Ann Hamilton, and Daniel Libeskind [...] Read »
The Greatest Image on Earth
Illustrations by So Hyeon Kim
Architecturally Stunning Big Sur Retreat | Mickey Muennig
Hidden Radio Bluetooth Speaker
Champagne Cork Chair Winners, Finalists & Honorable Mentions
At Dead of Night I Open my Door to Let In the Fog of  False Spring
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Michael Graves, Joey Shimoda & others Honored at 34th Annual Interiors Awards
The winners of the 34th Annual Interiors Awards, presented by Contract magazine, have been unveiled. Besides the top entries in each of 13 project categories, ranging from large and small offices [...] Read »
Restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia Rotunda Underway
No one really knows what Thomas Jeffersons Rotunda, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, representing the enlightened human mind, and standing at the head of the University of Virginias Academical [...] Read »
Pop Up Lighting by Chen Bikovski
Mangas Space by Patricia Urquiola for Gan
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The Story Behind New York’s Steamy Streets
If youve been to New York, youre sure to have seen the ubiquitous orange-and-white striped chimneys spewing steam from the middle of Manhattans busiest streets. Slate digs into the story behind [...] Read »
Prefab Norris House in Tennessee is a Living Lab for Energy and Water Use
Since 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority community of Norris, Tennessee has showcased a variety of prefabricated houses with modern amenities such as electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing [...] Read »
Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture to Design Future Home of Locarno Film Festival
The proposal Palazzo del Cinema di Locarno by London-based AZPA, Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture (former FOA, Foreign Office Architects) has been selected as winner in the international competition [...] Read »
Reflex Aztec Vessel Sink | Xylem
Egg of Columbus, Pendant Lamp
Antique Rough-Sawn Lumber
The Moroccan Tray
Stylish and Cozy Small Apartment in Bagaregården
Knob fall/winter 2013
Would Macklemore Shop Here?
This is one seriously gorgeous thriftshop... much better looking that what we see in Seattle! Designed by Dutch firm BYTR , this project is one part social justice, one part innovative design, [...] Read »
Verdant Avenue, Elegant Home | Robert Mills Architects
Atlanta Falcons name shortlist to design new stadium
"The Falcons and the Authority have reviewed the Statements of Qualifications received in response to the RFQ, and the Authority has selected the following firms to be finalists and eligible [...] Read »
Humus, Giuseppe Licari’s Installation for TENT
Flank lamp by Sonja Tonev
Glamorous Foursquare Home | Jessica Helgerson Interiors
Petri Dish Chandelier by MADLAB
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Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels
Photo via Shutterstock Scientists have developed a technique to trick common iron-eating bacteria into capturing electrons, which the bacteria use to grow. Typically the bacteria contribute [...] Read »
On the Value of Old Publications
The Architectural League's recent digital presentation of Vacant Lots —their 1987 design study and exhibition—prompted me to flip through my copy of the book that presents some essays and [...] Read »
Monday, Monday
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A Collection of Divine Window Seats
Jeremy Mann’s Eery Urban Oil Paintings
T.odo spring/summer 2013
Avatarmade fall/winter 2013
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Pwdr’s Open-Source Technology Could Enable Full-Color 3D-Printing
A project by a student at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) has resulted in an open-source 3D-printing technology that could enable four-color printing, according to medical-device [...] Read »
Take An Aerial Tour of Dubai From the Top of the Burj Khalifa
Scrap your afternoon plans and take an amazing aerial tour of Dubai, instead. Photographer Gerald Donovan has created an interactive panorama of the city as seen from the top of the worlds [...] Read »
Ai Weiwei is featured on CBS News
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has faced censorship and imprisonment by China's government. Rita Braver reports on a U.S. exhibit of the dissident's creations. Read »
Impure Vessels | Deborah Brackenbury
AIA Michigan Needs a New Executive Director
AIA Michigan is looking for a new executive director. The 126-year-old, Detroit-based organization needs someone to act as its “ambassador to the broader business and civic community.” Dennis [...] Read »
New Extra Normal Digital Watch
Insilvis TRACK, helmet holder
Brooklyn Brownstone Apartment by Kelly Behun | STUDIO
Lorelei Designs
Golden Gate Valley Library Reaches LEED Gold Status
When the Golden Gate Valley Library of San Francisco was renovating and updating to accommodate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization figured it was also time to green up the [...] Read »
Designs With Natural Influences
Technology
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Read the rest of LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, green [...] Read »
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Read the rest of Rekindles Recycled Furniture Gives Earthquake-Damaged Wood a Second Life in New Zealand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "green furniture", "sustainable furniture", [...] Read »
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Sharon Neuman Architects’ Minimalist Herzelya Home Keeps Cool With Energy-Efficient Design
Read the rest of Sharon Neuman Architects Minimalist Herzelya Home Keeps Cool With Energy-Efficient Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asymmetric, contemporary, energy efficient, [...] Read »
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Exterior Automobile Airbags Could Save the Lives of Pedestrians and Bicyclists
A helmet is a bicyclist’s only line of defense in the event of a collision, but what if they had the protection of airbags? Dutch car manufacturer TNO has developed the world’s first exterior [...] Read »
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Recycled Shipping Pallet Pavilion Springs Up in Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand suffered a number of devastating earthquakes in the past 2 years, which left almost 200 people dead and thousands without a home. Now artists and architects are rebuilding [...] Read »
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Gorgeous Ceramic and Wood Cup Designs by Jorge Diego Etienne Keep Liquids at the Perfect Temperature
Here at Inhabitat we love the work of contributor Jorge Diego Etienne — the designer behind this beautifully simple mug that harnesses natural heating and cooling properties. Working with [...] Read »