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Featured Blog Posts – February 2011 Archive (29)

Playground Slide House

After recently writing about the Rainbow House, I was amused to find another playful home design.  The…

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Added by Springer on February 28, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Z-House

This eye-catching California home design is by Paris-based MUT ArchitectureZ-House mimics its neighboring outcropping of rock, and is supported by the…

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Added by Springer on February 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

National Gallery of Greenland

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has done it again.  In collaboration with TNT Nuuk,…

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Added by Springer on February 25, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Sky Garden House

I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly. It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it's definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architects…

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Added by Tyson on February 24, 2011 at 9:23pm — 15 Comments

Middle East Media Complex

Media is so fully integrated into our lives that it doesn't seem very surprising that it would be featured in architecture as well. This riveting design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro makes you realize how much our everyday activities and…

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Added by Tyson on February 23, 2011 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Finca Bellavista

Ah, treehouses.  If I ever build myself a dream home, I'm going to have to make it a treehouse, just to get the itch out of my system. :)

 

Finca Bellavista is…

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Added by Springer on February 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Very First Prefabric Houses; YURTS…

 

 

In the article “On Sustainable Architecture”, i mentioned that it has begun to be emphasized that a construction now called as sustainable since 1990’s  an organism contributing cultural and economical background of the area beside with its morphological properties. It is…

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Added by gizem büyüktürkoğlu on February 22, 2011 at 1:26am — 2 Comments

House of a Photographer II

Created by Carlos Ferrater and Carlos Escura of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona,…

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Added by Springer on February 21, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Yamai Lake Restoration

This project is being developed under the State Lake Restoration Programme of the State of Maharashtra. India.

The primary aim of…

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Added by Rahul Shah on February 20, 2011 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Ten Books For Architects - #2 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

#10 - The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

 

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Added by Tyson on February 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hibernate

New artist and designer Aimee Pegram has created cozy cocoon-like piece that she calls “…

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Added by Springer on February 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Rainbow House

On a busy, noisy street in London sits the Rainbow House, a playful oasis from the seriousness of its surroundings.  Inside, the Rainbow House has a circular bed…

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Added by Springer on February 18, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Sapphire Gallery

As with many things, the name you give a project will often have a significant impact in both its design and implementation. It will also impact how others view the project. This project by XTEN Architecture is called the Sapphire Gallery. A word like…

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Added by Tyson on February 17, 2011 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

Sheikh Zayed National Museum

The competition proposal by architectural firm Snøhetta for the…

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Added by Springer on February 17, 2011 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Toronto Central Waterfront

West 8, an urban design and landscape architecture firm, collaborated with Toronto-based firm…

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Added by Springer on February 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Living Foz

This is a project that really exudes the process of architectural design. You can almost feel the xacto knife and chipboard beginnings of this architecture. Although many are turned off by sharp edges and geometries, there is something to be said for architectural…

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Added by Tyson on February 16, 2011 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Nature Defeated 1 more X?..Cantilevered Houses

Home of the Architect Warren Schwartz.

Cantilever is a clumsy word, reflecting a basic problem for designers - how to achieve a satisfactory appearance from an unit which includes two types of structure, cantilever and suspended span. The requirements of these are…

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Added by Yenisei Garces Bell on February 13, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Ten Books For Architects - #3 The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

 

#3 - The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

 

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Added by Tyson on February 12, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Architecture & Basketball

I try not to stray too much from the subject of architecture in my blogs. I think architecture is what most of the people who frequent this site are interested in as well as myself. I did, however, feel a desire to talk about the two men in the picture above for a brief moment. I hope the…

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Added by Tyson on February 10, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Trojan House

I usually try to stray from commenting on architecture this formalistic, but I was fascinated with it on this basis. They got the story backward!  The idea of the Trojan Horse was that it was something expected on the outside, while a surprise was stowed on the inside.…

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Added by Tyson on February 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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