September 30, 2006

Just wanted to point everyone to a new architecture blog called, Gehry: Contemporary Master
The Yestermorrow Design/Build School is offering a 17 day Design Build Class in the Dominican Republic from Jan 3rd - 20th 2007. The class is a unique opportunity for students to have a design build experience, travel in a foreign country, and work with a variety of architecture and other related design students from different schools (including from the Dominican Republic). The site of the class is the entrance to some amazing limestone caves that are filled with ancient art and are currently part of the Dominican National Park but still in need of greater public awareness.

For more information about this class Yestermorrow

September 29, 2006

Saddleback Valley Community Church - Interim Sanctuary by LPA Inc
After reading todays Tropolism I feel like such a prat having posted this earlier. I think I may need to be a little more cautious of the things I post. What says the public?

September 28, 2006

The 2007 Next Generation® Design Competition prize will finance the developmentof a bright idea that focuses on ENERGY, its uses, reduction, consumption,efficiencies, and alternatives.

Win $10,000 for your design idea! Now in its fourth year, the Next Generation® design competition recognizes design innovation on all scales--from the efficient desk lamp to the innovative city neighborhood plan, and everything inbetween. The competition is open to young designers in practice 10 years or less; all are invited to submit work on urban plans, buildings, interiors, products, landscapes or communications design.

September 26, 2006

24 hours of Rem

features the 24 hour marathon interviews by Rem Koolhaas and art historian Hans Ulrich Obrist as they talk with over 60 artists, architects, and writers for 24 hours…straight.

The list included David Adjaye, Artist Gustav Metzger, Zaha Hadid, Brian Eno, Charles Jencks, Yinka Shonibare, Peter Cook, Susan Hiller, Fashion designers Hussein Chalayan and Giles Deacon, Ron Arad, comedian Eleanor Bron, Doris Lessing, Kenneth Adam, Damien Hirst, plus many many many others

September 25, 2006

more prefab from Youmeheshe architects, a prototype for a house for under £60,000

see more from Inhabitat

I think these are fucking gorgeous

The mkSolaire by Michelle Kaufmann Designs is an energy-efficient, resource-efficient, prefab house which is open, spacious and loft-like that addresses the challenge of the standard row house by allowing light and air within the core of the house.

September 22, 2006

Competition: Future Scion Dealership

A design competition seeking submissions for a complete design concept for Scion’s dealership showroom. The first place winner will receive $5,000 and the opportunity to have their design brought to life as the next generation Scion dealership showroom.

“It has always been important for Scion to support creativity,” notes Alan Mimaki, business operations manager for Scion. “Since the brand’s inception we have worked to support musicians, artists, and filmmakers. We are very excited to add architects and interior designers and look forward to see their visions of the next generation Scion showroom.”

designer salary survey

Coroflot's 2006 Designer Salary Survey is up and they are looking to populate it with some fresh data - especially in the Architecture area - take a look

September 20, 2006

International ideas competition: Carlsberg

Carlsberg hereby invites all urban designers, architects, designers, engineers, artists, architects students etc. to take part in an open international idea competition for a development plan for Carlsberg in Copenhagen.

At the end of 2008, Carlsberg Breweries will discontinue its beer production on the site in Copenhagen where the brewery was founded, leaving behind a 33-hectare area. Carlsberg`s dream is to create a vibrant city district on this site, which will combine old and new.

Carlsberg is keen to see an internationally respected competition, by pre-inviting five of the world's leading urban designers Bauman Lyons Architects, Behnisch Architekten, Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden, Enric Miralles Bendetta Tagliabue, & WEST 8 architecture.

The competition is also open to all firms, architects, urban planners, designers, engineers, artists, architects students etc. The competition will run from November 1, 2006 to February 28, 2007. For more information, please

September 18, 2006

Marmol Radziner Prefab designs, customizes and manufactures a variety of eco-conscious prefabricated homes. Contrary to popular notions of cookie-cutter prefab come complete with the customer's choice of pre-installed interior and exterior finishes, flooring, appliances, and more. The homes' solid recycled steel structures ensure long-term sustainability and durability.

A-Cube Architects UK based practice

BusinessWeek 's coverage on Jonathon Ive, iPod designer made deity

his first practice was called Tangerine...what is it with orange coloured fruit?

September 17, 2006

Not sure how to describe this new blog...worth seeing though

September 15, 2006

September 14, 2006


Tadao Ando's Langen Foundation in Germany

Ando does boxtastic on arcspace

London Underground

London's famed underground railway cars to be recycled into work spaces for start-up creative firms. “The idea came from my own experience as a designer trying to start a small practice with friends – we just couldn’t get a foot on the ladder because of the price of studio and workspace….so I designed my own.”

More here.

September 13, 2006

Estonian practice 3+1 architects

September 12, 2006

"...undermines the evolution of an authentic Caribbean architecture, " these are the words penned by Bajan architects Architects Cubed (dubbed the first all female practice in Barbados) in July's issue of the Architectural Review. Great to see issues on Caribbean architecture getting attention on a global stage.

Also featured in the same issue is a house titled Moonshine, by Piers Taylor who participated with me at the 2001 Glenn Murcutt Masterclass (deep & wide)

The architects cubed link is under've seen the ads for Malibu Coconut Rum it may take a while

September 11, 2006

Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

Greenporter Spa

Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture - a small award-winning, high design studio

September 7, 2006

32nd annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation competition

The competition was organized in 1973 by Ken Roberts, a talented Dallas architect who passed away the following year at age 34. The Dallas AIA chapter renamed the annual competition in his honor. That tradition continues in its thirty-first year.

All entries must be of an architectural nature, and must be authored by one individual. Drawings can be in the form of plans, elevations, sections, or perspectives, and can be conceptual or final renderings; exploration and innovation in unique techniques are encouraged. While there is no limit to the number of entries one can submit, submissions awarded in past Ken Roberts competitions are not eligible. Sketchbooks as a whole will not be accepted; a single, clearly marked page within the sketchbook may be entered.

September 6, 2006

some flashy ones

David Mikhail Architects &

Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects


the folks over at MiniHome dropped me an email to say...

The Sustain MiniHome is an elegant and modern yet autonomous, off-the-grid living unit with all of the comforts of home and more, built from green and sustainable materials.

The miniHome is now officially past the prototype phase and available for purchase for spring delivery anywhere in North America. One of the limitatations of modern prefab is that has been restricted by state-by-state regulation and local installation issues. The miniHome was designed to avoid all that- it treads lightly on the landscape, needs no foundation and is legal almost everywhere.

September 3, 2006

Inhabitat reports more about the Global Green competition for New Orleans.

the return....Polis v.2

Hey all, just got an email from Lisa Chamberlin of Polis annoucing its return. Check it out for a somewhat archi-view of the world around us.

September 1, 2006

Architecture in the Movies

The series "Architecture in the Movies" will play every Wednesday evening in October on Turner Classic Movies. On Oct. 4, they will screen the following films featuring architects: "The Fountainhead,’’ "The Towering Inferno,’’ “Strangers When We Meet,’’ “Antonio Gaudi’’ and "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.’’ Subsequent programs are on urban landscapes, great houses in movies and a historical perspective on architecture. For times and more specific information, visit Turner Classic Movies.

move - get out the way!

"A building that mimics a living system would be able to sense and respond appropriately to exterior conditions like varying winds, temperature swings or changing sunlight..." WIRED

via archinect
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