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Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design 2014 Serpentine pavilion

A cow's udder stuffed with newspaper and wrapped in strips of masking tape might not sound like your average architectural model. But then Smiljan Radic, the Chilean designer chosen for this summer's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, is no ordinary architect. This bandaged bladder, along with …

project STC17 by Aisslinger + Bracht | Architekten – MOCO Vote

Brumpic on Twitter: "The Central Library early 1970s http://t.co/XJWqc5onUI"

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A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings | Colossal

<p>In this fun series of photos from the streets of Milan and Paris, artist Etienne Lavie imagines what the world might be like if invasive street …

Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Butterfly and Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill | Colossal

<p>A biochemist by training, photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated by the beauty of infinitesimally small aspects of nature and science, from …

Can culture trump the sound of Kalashnikovs in Marseille?

The southern French port city of Marseille has taken a bad rap for years. It’s known for thefts, violence and organized crime.<p>But the city had a chance in 2013 to clean up its act, by being Europe’s rotating Capital of Culture for the year. The title means money from Europe to spiff up and boost …

Articles about renovated eichler home san rafael california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab...<p>If you were handed the keys to an Eichler home, would you set out to preserve it as a midcentury time capsule, or update it with...<p>Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract …

San Francisco

Modern Family Home by Architekten Wannenmacher + Möeller GmbH

The Architecture of a Modern Residence in Weinheim, Germany.<p>This beautiful house in Weinheim, Germany was designed by Architekten Wannenmacher + …

Architecture

Elevated Minimalist House Designed for a Photographer

Welsh architectural practice Hyde + Hyde Architects transformed an unused quarry into a residential area where they built a unique home for a photographer on the edge of Brecon National Park in Pontypridd, Wales. To avoid touching the walls of the quarry, Hyde + Hyde came up with the innovative …

Architecture

A Sprawling Wall-Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan | Colossal

<p>After 7 long months of obsessively scribbling away on a large wall, artist Sean Sullivan “threw in the towel,” in part because he had exceeded his …

Articles about 11 buildings pritzker winner shigeru ban on Dwell.com - Dwell

2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.<p>The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module...<p>Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish …

Architecture

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The Shanghai World Financial Center, affectionately called the "Bottle Opener" is the world's third tallest building. http://t.co/DSLUwrlvYQ

The interesting Restaurant Zebar in Shanghai, China was designed by 3Gatti Architecture Studio. http://t.co/7TSptF0u1B

Passiv'Haus ou le génie allemand de la normalisation

Le deuxième maison certifiée Passv'Haus en France en 2010 (crédit : blog.reflexdeco.fr)<p><b>Passiv'Haus</b><b>. Ce nom allemand n'est pas plus inconnu en France</b> …

8 of the best indoor hotel pools around the world | CNN Travel

Passive iPhone Amplifiers

Passive phone amplifiers reminds me of gramophone speakers from the past. The coming together of present day smartphone technology with old school …

Infographic: Why We Should Share Cabs With Strangers

In New York, the stream of yellow (and green, depending on the borough) cabs can seem constant and inscrutable. But with an eye for encouraging cab-sharing (and the energy saving that would come with it), the MIT Senseable City Lab has created HubCab, an interactive visualization of taxis.<p>HubCab …

The restored Manchester Central Library - a sneak peek - in pictures

Manchester Central Library reopens on Saturday with its historic features carefully restored following a £50m revamp. Take a sneak peek at the refurbishment here

Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park

Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.<p>Situated on the Lake Michigan waterfront and home to treasures like Millennium Park, Grant Park is Chicago’s front yard. So it sends quite a message building a massive skate park at the south end of this prized …

Sculpture

Years of Serpentine Gallery Pavilions

Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid: Architecture’s best have all tackled the summer design challenge of building a temporary pavilion for London's Serpentine Gallery.<p>Once a quaint spot for an afternoon tea in Kensington Park, London’s Serpentine Gallery has …

Architecture

7 Million Pound, 112-Year-Old Temple Appears to Float Effortlessly in Mid-Air

It's not every day that you see an almost 7 million pound building suspended in mid-air. But that's the case with this Tabernacle located in Provo, Utah. The Provo Tabernacle, originally constructed from 1883-1898, suffered extreme fire damage in 2010. However, the 112-year-old exterior continued …

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Mobile City On Treads Would Double As A Plow, Turning Deserts Into Oases

Could this enormous machine actually turn the Sahara into the Central California coast?<p>Malka Architecture’s Stephane Malka, who previously construct this cool room made of cardboard boxes, has a somewhat more ambitious project now: a self-sufficient, city-sized tank concept called the Green …

The Naked House in Thailand – Architecture by Marc Gerritsen

The Naked House – Architecture Project.<p>Oh my goodness, I want to live in a house like that! Photographer and architect Marc Gerritsen designed this …

Beautiful Panoramas Turn Your World Into Wormholes

New York City-based photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin had a brush with viral fame in 2012 when he released “Alternate Perspectives,” a photo series that turned panoramas of landscapes and cityscapes into psychedelic bubble views of the world. Now Slavin is back with a new installment of …

New York State

Monumental Interactive Net Sculpture Floats in the Sky

From March 15 to March 22, a spectacular sight greeted residents of downtown Vancouver: a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings. Created for the TED Conference's 30th anniversary, the installation called <i>Unnumbered Sparks</i> is the result of a collaboration …

Art

Mirror Culture: An Installation of 6000 CDs

Instead of recycling their old CDs, the architects of Bignatov Studio were inspired to turn their old electronics into a community art project in …

Shigeru Ban Wins Architecture’s Top Award

Co.Design sat down with the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate, a Japanese architect renowned for his humanitarian work and inventive use of recycled materials.<p>Shigeru Ban has earned international acclaim for repurposing inexpensive materials to build cheap housing in communities struck by catastrophe. …

Architecture