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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Obama appoints Schlossberg to federal arts panel [that oversees architecture]

President Barack Obama has appointed Edwin Schlossberg, an interactive media designer and husband of Caroline Kennedy, to serve on a federal panel that helps oversee the architecture and design of the nation’s capital. The White House announced the appointment Tuesday night for the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts among other diplomatic and cultural posts. Schlossberg

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Latest ArchiteXts Cartoon – “Owned”

Via ArchiteXts

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The Better Way to Know if a Building Is Green

An exhibit at the American Institute of Architects headquarters shows off the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system The architecture firm Farr Associates, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the U.S. Green Building Council have produced a fantastic exhibit on how to create green neighborhoods. It opened in Chicago last year and is now on display

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Portugal’s Eduardo Souto de Moura Wins 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize

  Portugal’s Eduardo Souto de Moura, who has designed soccer stadiums, museums and office towers in his home country, is the winner of this year Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honor for architects. Among his best-known buildings are the soccer stadium in Braga, Portugal, where European soccer teams fought for the championship in 2004; and

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This looks like a job for Frank Gehry

YOU build it, will they come? That’s the basic question motivating plans to develop grand culture centres in otherwise derelict urban neighbourhoods. The idea is savvy: hire architects to build something beautiful (or at least something big), and then let the related businesses follow. This approach to urban rejuvenation—dubbed the “Bilbao effect” after Frank Gehry’s

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Aspen, CO – Local architectural firms start to rebuild their staffs

Uptick in business has them cautiously optimistic about a rebound Some of the larger architectural firms in Aspen and Basalt have hired additional employees this spring after cutting up to half of their staffs during the recession. Poss Architecture and Planning, Harry Teague Architects, Cottle Carr Yaw Architects and Design Workshop’s Aspen branch have each

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Architecture for Humanity: Sendai Quake – Supporting Reconstruction

For those who have experienced the reality of a recent disaster, the following days and weeks are chaotic and filled with stories of heroism and loss. The first responders are not charities but the families of those who are injured or missing. These immediate days are also not the time for architects or urban planners

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Tour MLB NY Yankees Derek Jeter’s Florida Mansion

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and their friends and families wherever they may be around the world. When you have 4.36 minutes take a tour of Derek Jeter’s Florida home. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBA1ED8dZQo]

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Texas leads U.S. in corporate expansions, relocations

Texas has won Site Selection magazine’s 2010 Governor’s Cup for having the most new and expanded corporate facilities, while Dallas-Fort Worth was third among metro areas of 1 million or more, it was announced Tuesday. Texas led all states with 424 projects, 50 more than in 2009, when it placed second. Ohio, which won the

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Winners of the 2011 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo magazine has run a tidy little competition for the last five years, inviting architects to innovative new skyscraper typologies. Today, the winners of the 2011 Skyscraper Competition were announced and we’ve got a recycling wind turbine, an energy- and water-harvesting horizontal tower, and a re-imagining of the Hoover Dam. Jury members included SOFTlab principals

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