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Yearly Archives: 2009

Send in the Clouds – MIT in bubbly bid for London Olympic Tower

Thanks to writer Julie V. Iovine and the folks at The Architects Newspaper, I came across this project.  It looks fantastic and I would love to see it built.  Although I admit I am not so sure I would ever reach the top to put my head in the “clouds”.  My fear of heights and

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Island House by IROJE KHM Architects

From the Karmatrendz Blog Floating site on the river This site, where is floating on river and confronted the graceful landscape, was strongly recognized to me as a part of nature, from the first time that I met. From then, I started to visualize “the architectural nature” as a place of recreation. Form of site

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The Shaw house by Patkau Architects

The Shaw house by Patkau Architects, practicing in Vancouver, BC, Canada won the American Institute of Architects National Honor Award in 2005 – But take another look…it’s still way ahead of its time. Check out more photos at the Patkau website.

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Where Does the Freelancers Union Stand on Healthcare Reform?

Freelancers Union strongly supports the national effort to increase quality, affordable coverage for our members and all independent workers. The current health care system is failing, and it hurts independent workers more than most. Freelancers Union has been building solutions within, around, and despite our nation’s crippled health care and insurance system for over ten

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Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales

If you cannot spare 18 minutes now, be sure to come back when you can.  This is a must for architects, designers, green & sustainability enthusiasts and thinkers of all kinds. From TED.com TEDTalks podcasts Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature —

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I. M. Pei to Receive British Royal Gold Medal

Via Bustler Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei, who is best known in Europe for his transformation of the Louvre in Paris, has been named today as the recipient of one of the world’s most prestigious architecture prizes, the Royal Gold Medal. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved

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Volume B Vitra Store by Marcio Kogan

A sublime design by Marcio Kogan for the Vitra furniture store located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For full portfolio of photographs vist Plataforma Arquitectura

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Namba Parks in Osaka / Japan by The Jerde Partnership

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Venice Biennale creative directors named

28 September 2009 | by Gemma Battenbough | Architecture & Design Architectural photographer John Gollings and Melbourne-based architect Ivan Rijavec will head the creative team for the Australian Pavilion at the upcoming 12th Venice International Architecture Biennale. The team’s two-part ‘NOW + WHEN Australian Urbanism’ exhibition will highlight three of Australia’s most interesting urban regions

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Wooden House by Architect Wim Goes

I instantly dug this retreat house.  Tell me you wouldn’t be living large vacationing here.  Take a look. What other’s are saying: Good Millwork Weekend RETREAT! Amazing use of wood architecture. Sexy lake diggs! Vertical facades are opaque to outside, yet allow view of lake and garden from within. I can picture myself lazing about on the dock

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