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Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (26)

Ten Books For Architects - #1 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


#1 - Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell


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Added by Tyson on May 30, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

41 Cooper Square

The new academic building for the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is called…


Added by Springer on May 27, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

CPH Arch

The CPH Arch will be a majestic landmark that serves as both an inter-city bridge and as a city gate.  The Arch will be the only “dry” connection between the city of Marmormolen in the west and the city of Langeliniekaj in the east, and is designed to be easily utilized by both cyclists and…


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

Garden of 10,000 Bridges

The Garden of 10,000 Bridges was designed by Netherlands-based West 8…


Added by Springer on May 25, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments


The Architecture Centre Amsterdam (ARCAM) is not only a visual marvel, but is also confirmation of the creativity of the architect when…


Added by Springer on May 24, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Long Island Cinema

Sometimes architecture is just about imagery. This competition entry by Afsarmanesh Architects is a design based on the impact of the urban image. It also plays upon the transient nature of the digital…


Added by Tyson on May 23, 2011 at 8:59pm — No Comments

It's not green: realized in Rome

"It's not green", is the name of this installation presented at Rome Auditorium by Renzo Piano. Garage Paesaggio is the landscape study that produced this piece of art to communicate that nature is not to be identified only with the color green.

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Added by PAESAGGIOCRITICO on May 22, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments


Kilden will open in 2012 as the new performing arts center in Kritiansand, Norway.  Commissioned by…


Added by Springer on May 20, 2011 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

Hemeroscopium House

Hemeroscopium House (Try saying that name three times fast!) is designed by…


Added by Springer on May 19, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Harajuku Church

In most instances, negative space creates the habitable and experiential space in architecture and urban design.  I think the trick is to make the negative space even more interesting than the architectural forms.  This…


Added by Tyson on May 18, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Star of Independence

This giant Star of Independence museum for the Republic of Azerbaijan is the concept created by Moscow-based…


Added by Springer on May 17, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

M House

In many parts of the world, families will inhabit the same domicile for multiple generations. This architecture by Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio takes a half-way approach from the literal multiple family dwelling and the single family homes the western world has become so…


Added by Tyson on May 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

After 3D Animations, 3D Printing Comes to Architecture


I must confess that, when I was a student in architecture, the project models that we had to include in the term projects would be my nightmare for me. Nowadays, 3D animations replace modelling. But still, a model feels more attaractive and effective, doesn’t it? Although it troubled me much back in the days…


As the construction industry…


Added by gizem büyüktürkoğlu on May 16, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Basque Health Department Headquarters

The Basque Health Department Headquarters was built in 2008 and stands…


Added by Springer on May 16, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Cybertecture Egg

The Cybertecture Egg by the firm James Law Cybertecture is built around the concept of creating architecture using the intangible materials of…


Added by Springer on May 13, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Blue Crystal

Blue Crystal is the elegant concept proposed by Sven Sauer,…


Added by Springer on May 12, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

195 Melbourne Street

While I think this is a beautiful project by Tridente Architects, the one element that stands out to me is the wooden thermal screen.  This is a technique that is seldom used in the United States. We tend to put screens on the inside of the house,…


Added by Tyson on May 10, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

PEGS Junior School

The  Junior Boys building at Penleigh and Essedon Grammar School (PEGS) in Australia was recently…


Added by Springer on May 10, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

LED light: 99 Innovations towards efficient LED lighting


Would you like to create a more sustainable desk area? Take a look at some LED lighting design innovations for a more efficient task light in your office.

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Added by Thomas Schielke on May 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

China Comic and Animation Museum

MVRDV is the winner of the international design competition for the…


Added by Springer on May 9, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

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