December 30, 2006

Interview with Frank Gehry

via Archinect

December 29, 2006

Linked Hybrid

The Linked Hybrid complex in China by Steven Holl Architects will house 2,500 people in 700 apartments all linked at the 20th floor by a "ring" of cafés and services. The buildings will feature a geothermal cooling and heating systems, which will regulate the temperature within the eight buildings by dual pipes pumping water from 100 meters below ground, circulating the liquid between the buildings' concrete floors.

via we make money not art

December 28, 2006

Fabric of our lives...

Elegant renovation project by Fabric
via Plataforma Arquitectura

December 27, 2006

Living with Art via YouTube

December 25, 2006

Competition entries for the extension to the Stockholm Public Library orginally designed by Gunnar Asplund.

It's a good way to waste away a Christmas morning. I am most impressed by the names (find the naked girls, Mario & Jorn meet Gunnar in Stockholm, iguana, hurricane, fish-ladder, etc) as did gravestmor.

December 24, 2006

these guys are truly boxtastic!! Novaron Architects

A proposal designed by a team of engineers and artists for a lunar clock which will track the 'the phase and position of the Moon, and the height of the tides'

via treehugger

Column Network finds Moss

December 23, 2006

Rem's crew

OMA partner-in-charge Ole Scheeren interviewed by Feed Me Cool Shit

December 22, 2006

"How something is made should inform the concept.." - Architecture Workshop

a forest of trees without trunks

"Blue Forest" in the courtyard of Nissan Design Creative Studios by Claude Cormier Architects

December 21, 2006


FRANK’S HOME, Richard Nelson's new play about Frank Lloyd Wright, will have its New York premier. More information

December 20, 2006

“Thorndale” was originally a stable, then a warehouse, and now a condo renovation

Architect Lynn Gaffney

December 19, 2006

lazy bum

lazy bum lodge by Schemata Workshop

worthy repost

Where do architects go on vacation? At the most stylish locations of course, check out...designhotels

December 18, 2006

Wolfson Centre for Medical Education by ADP Architects

Foster's Zenith

The Zenith Music Facility in France, designed by Foster and Partners, is now under construction. "The aerodynamic, ecological design includes a cantilevered roof which acts as a wind-catcher to ventilate the building."

via POL Oxygen

December 16, 2006

"hyperactive curves and German Expressionist angles" Architectural record tries to get deep.

Design Vanguard 2006 but its really about the cool names...SUMO, WORK, SeARCH & BAR.

Oppenheim does Green

The Cor building, in Miami by Chad Oppenheim, combines high design and ecological technology, like wind turbines integrated in the cladding.

modern boxes

BAK Architects (Besonias, Almeida & Kruk) - Argentina

via MocoLoco

December 15, 2006

Bilbao Sheraton by Legorreta + Legorreta Architects. The hotel is part of the new Ria 2000 masterplan for the City of Bilbao, Spain."Inspired by the work of the artist Chillida and the solid roots, history and culture of the Spanish Basque Country, the building is treated like a sculpted block of solid stone, to which certain perforations have been tilled."

via architecture-page

Norman Foster and Jean Nouvel duke it out at Walbrook Square. Employing Nouvel trademarks of various transparent & transuclent skins, however the building's low green status could prevent the herculean site from materializing.

via skyscrapernews (thanks melon)

December 11, 2006

with Hef's approval

The Playboy townhouse; blessed with such features as a remote controlled sky-light, a 3 storey cut stone wall, mosaic tiled floors throughout, an elevator, a Herman-Miller coconut chair and cctv. Not bad...even more impressive was that this is from the 1960s.

travel blog

An aussie architecture student documents his travels around Europe

December 10, 2006

Pompom Arkitekter, located in Halmstad, Sweden, is a fairly new architecutre practice with the aim set on affordable yet well-designed living, having recently released a collection of 9 concept-driven prefabricated homes including "Out of the Box"

Artist Noel Harding was commissioned almost ten years ago to create a public work of art in the Don Valley, Toronto most dramatic natural feature the result was the Elevated Wetlands.

via treehugger

December 8, 2006

"On the magic form of the golden rectangle, nothing is safe. Relentless reformation of the "normal house" was never the aim, it just happened that way."

Belitsos House by David Hanawalt

December 7, 2006


"[...] the exhibitionistic rantings of mad architects..."

In this summer's issue (no.3) of MARK magazine- "another architecture" , a number of blogs are featured including abandoned places, daily dose, bldgblg, tropolism, gravestmore, life without buildings and architechnophilia.

Piano Interview

Renzo Piano talks with Metropolis on future projects and his procured inspirations.

December 6, 2006

tossed from the mix (2)

David Chipperfield has been appointed to (re)design a home for the new Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, after the original proposal with its giant sail, by Nordic firm Snohetta architects, was controversially dropped due to cost over-runs.
"Good architects borrow, but great architects steal" quoted Le Corbusier. Apparently he would love this Villa Savoye knockoff being built for the Eco-Products Exhibition 2006 in Tokyo.

December 3, 2006

Foster's throne?

From skyscrapers, cars, door handles to chairs. The new 20-06 designed by Norman Foster for Emeco


The Curiousity Centre by J.Mayer H presently under construction at the Danfoss Universe Park in Denmark


December 1, 2006

toss another one into the mix

The Tampa Museum of Art is following the controversial route to success (ala WTC) having replaced Raphel Vinoly with Stanley Saitowitz (who?)

via archinect

not for profit

The guiding principle of the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity comes from the Old Testament: "If a brother living near you becomes poor, you must provide for him . . . do not make a profit on the goods you sell him." Increasingly however, many are profiting handsomely from the families Habitat has built homes for moving beyond building affordable houses for the underprivileged.

more on msn

Thom Mayne to build a new 300m tower in La Defense after having won a competition that included Foster & OMA. "There's a fluidity, a sensuousness, a softness to the form as it reaches to the sky," Mayne said, describing the fabric like appearance of the building. This is also to be green proposal comprised of a double skin to reduce heat gain and its own wind farm to generate its own heating and cooling for a portion of the year.

via treehugger
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