August 30, 2007

Liquid Sky, the YAP installation at MOMA /PS1 (Young Architect's Program), features colorful and kinetic water effects. The installation designed by Ben Ball and Gaston Nogues with Fountainhead may stay up through the end of October to dazzle and cool off the visiting crowds at the carnavalesque venue.

"Spatial City" a multi level city in Second Life where the inhabitants can build there own homes was concieved by the conceptual architect, Yona Friedman, as part of the Design Island. Yona Friedman is most recently remembered by his participation in Dokumenta 11 and the Venice Biennale in 2003.

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August 29, 2007

Article on floating homes in Holland

August 28, 2007

A blogumentary about building in Tokyo, by Front Office Architects

personal island?

The Single Hauz concept by Front Architects


August 27, 2007

Architects Meinrad Morger

A film on Steven Holl's Linked Hybrid presently under construction. And check out the cool images at the wonderSphere!!

Article on Rem Koolhaas, the Guardian

August 26, 2007

cats versus dogs

Austrian architectural practice PurPur Architektur


Atelier Bow Wow from Japan

and cows go moo
Anonymous 1% is a weblog devoted to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness through design

August 23, 2007

The sundance channel is planning to film a six part series, scheduled to premire in 2008, chronicling the design-build of a low income house in New Orleans designed and constructed by the students of the Tulane University School of Architecture.

August 21, 2007

August 20, 2007

A hybrid building by Blank Studio aims to be a social condenser or public house . Located in Arizona it is a place for the town's inhabitants to congregate and socialize, whilst viewing the landscape or the work of local artists.

10 Goals for the City

In 2006 the Mayor of NYC challenged it residents to think of new ways to generate a better urban environment. The result plan 2030; a manifesto on how green spaces, housing, transportation and the city's natural resources are used and considered.

August 16, 2007

image courtesy of ©Mary Ann Sullivan
Professor Emerita of English and Art History, Bluffton University

it is time to play who's the architect?

St. Louis Abbey (or the Priory Chapel) completed in 1962, by architects Gyo Obata of HOK (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum) Pier Luigi Nervi was the structural engineer.

close but no winners

In an attempt to cover more and more urban plight....

Why is New Housing so Big and Lousy?

uncovers the tale of an ancient city in Cambodia, with nearly a million inhabitants it was the largest preindustrial settlement in the world. Its demise is equally as intriguing.

August 15, 2007

We don’t rush to architectural conclusions

ICON magazine presents 50 Manifestos from the World's leading architectural & design figures, these include Joshua Prince-Ramus, Zaha Hadid & Jurgen H Mayer

August 14, 2007


Architects are egotists by their own design

Design for Sustainability: a practical approach, is a manual that is targeted especially for emerging and developing countries and can be downloaded for free

and Jimmy features the recently unveiled Filmport Tower by Will Alsop

August 12, 2007

The Flamenco Towers in China by Xavier Claramunt

August 11, 2007


Architect Axel Kruger is in for a long night when he learns his girlfriend is leaving him for another woman. A film written & directed by Charles Tashiro

This plays remarkably like Peter Greenaway's Belly of an Architect, without the striking architecture of Rome as a backdrop.

August 9, 2007

This new open design competition invites registered architects and architect-led multidisciplinary design teams to design new visitor facilities for the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve near Preston in Lancashire. The competition is being promoted by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust in association with the Northwest Regional Development Agency and the Forestry Commission. The Project is also supported by the Tubney Charitable Trust.

Proposal for the Ferdie-Nieta FC Stadium in St. Catherine, Jamaica by Slapink

August 8, 2007

America's fastest-growing suburbs

Sprawl is typically found on the fringe of an urban centres & is defined by the expansion of low density housing into rural lands. The architecture of these environments are usually indistinguishable aside from their reliance on the automobile urban connection. Of the 100 suburbs most speedily spreading in the US, California has the fastest, Arizona has the biggest and Texas has the most. Sprawl

August 7, 2007


Bloomberg article on Zaha Hadid, by Farah Nayeri via archinect

Eliasson Pavilions by Life Without Buildings [blog is in the details]; an article about the artist's collaborations with architects including David Adjaye & Kjetil Thorsen of Snohetta

and finally City of Sound drops an interesting review on Petrol stations and toilets

August 6, 2007

Dear Mr Architect,

Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion.

EMTECHLOG is a blog for emergent technologies and design programme at the Architectural Association School in london

Casa de Hormigon by BAK Architects

via Wallpaper

this is not a minimalist sketch of the lateset and new project, instead it is the signature of French architect Jean Nouvel...

August 5, 2007

another roof projection

St. Gabriel’s Church in Toronto by Larkin Architects, designed and built to LEED Gold standards encompasses the message of the Passionists' faith, an order of the Catholic Church.


The 007 house by architect Rob Paulus, is a modern interpretation of the classic bachelor pad. The distinctive design of the roof projection shades the Arizona sun, and on rainy days catches the water for irrigating the planting in the courtyard

August 4, 2007

The Hobson Bay House in New Zealand by architects Stevens Lawson

City Lounge

Erected in St. Gallen, Switzerland the City Lounge by artist Pipilotti Rist and architect Carlos Martinez - the concept was to create a "public living room" amid the mini-skyscrapers of the financial district.

August 2, 2007

Jeriko House offers modular pre-fabricated homes, offering flexibile layouts and a wide range of materials and personalization.
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