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Monthly Archives: July 2009

NYC Firms and Unions Will Cut Costs To Boost AEC Work

The following deal was announced on May 29th in NYC.  Two months have passed by and there has been no quantifiable increase in announcements of the projects mention herein nor any recently issued Building Permits.  The idea for this deal and subsequent cost cutting agreements are quite an achievement and should begin to payoff for the

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The Bijlmer Park Theater in Amsterdam designed by Architect Paul de Ruiter

I came across a critique of this project on the Archicentral Blog, which is a good source of industry news and information.   The building is at once visually pleasing and interesting, but that is just the beginning.  As described in the text below, the architect pushes the envelope in so many meaningful and personal ways, qualifying this build

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Boom De Ya Da! – Another Feel Good Video form Discovery Channel

What’s wrong with taking a 1 minute break from architecture postings on my blog to share another feel good video…Nothing!  I did it last week too with Jill and Kevin’s Big Day!  Here’s something hot off the presses from Discovery channel that’s already gone viral.  It’s really uplifting also.  It reminds me of the good vibe I

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Jill and Kevin’s Big Day!

It’s Friday!!  Enjoy this major feel good video of a Minnesota couples wedding that has gone viral on the Internet. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0]

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The Standard Hotel New York By Polshek Partnership Architects

I can’t wait to tour this building for its architecture and design, as well as, hanging out at the supper club and lounge.  Here’s some of what Sharon McHugh, US Correspondent for World Architecture News.com had to say: The erection of the eye-popping glass slab structure occurs in the trendy Meatpacking district and rises from stilts 18 stories above the

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EDITT Tower – Singapore Goes Eco-Friendly

Every time I see this new genre of eco-friendly-green-buildings (like the EDITT Tower) I am inspired.  These buildings are inviting to look at and like I did as a young boy exploring Navy vesels in New York Harbor with my dad, I want to explore every floor, view and perspective.  Because these buildings have the potential to change the urban

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Reef, an installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture

Arch Daily posted this project on their Blog today and it really impressed me.  This piece elicits peace and tranquility and transformed me into a state of calm (something we can all benefit from these days).  It may have something to do with the feeling I get when I am diving. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbxTafJ13lc] Our friend Rob Ley sent

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Fierce Competition on Stimulus Projects Leaves Surplus of Funds for New Jobs

WAYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS— States from around the country are reporting that bids on stimulus-funded projects are coming in far lower than expected, according to 120 Days Later: How the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is Impacting the AEC Industry, a new report from ZweigWhite. This leaves a surplus of funds that states may use to

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Floating Nuclear Powerplant

I have to say this is really cool stuff – heady mix of architecture, industrial design, engineering and technology. The world’s first floating nuclear power plant is currently under construction at a shipyard in St. Petersburg. It will be 144 m long and30 m wide and house two 35-MW reactors. It will supply power in

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West 8 Replaces Frank Gehry on Lincoln Park Project, Miami

Frank Gehry has officially been replaced by dutch firm West 8 for the Miami Lincoln Park project. gehry and the city were at odds after he could not stick to budget.  the project will still ahve to be approved by the city of Miami before it’s finalized. The firm specializes in contemporary landscape architecture and

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