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This Skeleton-Inspired Building Brings A Little Gaudí To NYC

The residential building is a mashup of SoHo’s classic cast-iron facades and the biomorphic genius of the Catalan architect.<p>It’s common for architects to talk compare buildings to bodies–bones stand in for framing, skin for cladding, and nerve center for the mechanical system. But XOCO 325, a new …

Architecture

Rotating tiny house in Portland soaks up sunshine all day long

Have you ever wished the windows on your house faced a different direction so you could soak up those last few hours of sunlight? PATH Architecture …

Corner Bright Light

Once known for being dark and shadowy, <b>corners are about to be seen in a whole new light</b>. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer <b>Scott Klinker</b> reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame …

Facebook Design Director: The 5 Most Common Design Mistakes

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on the biggest traps designers fall into–and how to avoid them.<p>There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count. Luckily, there’s this thing called the “Internet” and this medium called an “article” …

UX Design

UAE woman arrested in U.S. teacher's mall restroom stabbing

An Emirati woman arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a U.S. teacher in a bathroom at a United Arab Emirates mall also is accused of placing a handmade bomb in front of an American doctor's house, the country's interior minister said Thursday.<p>Police arrested the woman, identified only as in …

How Top Designers Tell Clients That Their Taste Sucks

Paula Scher, Sagi Haviv, Jessica Walsh, and others reveal how they handle their worst clients.<p>Sometimes, you have to agree to disagree. But what do you do with clients who just fundamentally have terrible taste in design? They’re paying the bills, creating a problem that almost every designer has …

Graphic Design

Architects turn tricky public spaces into beautiful places

<i>The New Radicals is a five-part series on innovators in arts and culture.</i><p>The Gertrude Stein put-down, "there is no there there," is often used to denigrate any place that doesn't have the embodied energy and magnetism of Paris or New York. Although Stein uttered the words to describe her hometown …

Oil Sands

Construction has been approved for the world's largest telescope

The world's largest telescope is finally going to see the light of day. The European Southern Observatory's Council announced earlier today that it had greenlit the planned construction project in Chile, which means that humans will have access to the aptly named "European Extremely Large …

Mind-Bending Buildings That Were Never Meant to Be Built

When we talk about architecture, we're usually talking about buildings that serve some practical purpose. The walls keep us warm and out of the wind, …

10 Architects That Forgot How To Architect

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Frank Gehry Is Right: 98% Of Architecture Today 'Has No Respect For Humanity'

At a press conference in Spain a few weeks ago, a journalist asked world-famous architect Frank Gehry what he would say to critics who accuse him “of practicing showy architecture.” Gehry, who was in town to receive a prestigious Princess of Asturias Award, responded by extending his middle finger. …

Samsung Asks Appeals Court To Throw Out $930 Million Damages In Apple Infringement Case

The hearing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was the latest fight between the two smartphone makers, which have been litigating around the world for three years, each accusing the other of infringing patents in making smartphones and other mobile devices.<p>They have essentially …

Mobile