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2017 Serpentine Pavilion will be designed by Francis Kéré

He’s creating a tree to gather the community<p>Every year since 2000, London’s Serpentine Galleries has chosen an international architect with no previous built work in the U.K. capital to design a temporary pavilion at Kensington Gardens, an event that has become quite the spectacle for design …

cadaval and sola morales completes MA house in mexico

<b>in response to the lush surrounding vegetation, comfortable annual temperatures and the presence of two neighboring mountains, cadaval & solà-morales</b> …

Mexico City

Atlantic / Bates Masi Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Across the street from the property, in the low dunes near the Atlantic Ocean, a historic Life Saving …

13 Spectacular Living Roofs in Detail

In Le Corbusier's 5 points of architecture, he advocates the inclusion of flat roofs hosting roof gardens, providing valuable outdoor space for the …

buratti architetti villa carber in val seriana, italy

<b>sitting on the first hills of val seriana in italy, villa carber by buratti architetti brushes the mountain on one side and opens up to the valley on</b> …

Quest House

Located in the English countryside, the Quest House is a spectacular minimalist residence designed by Strom Architects. Built in a picturesque wooded …

Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

Humans have been gaining inspiration from nature for many thousands of years, yet as a formal concept "biomimicry" – which explores how we can learn from nature to solve human problems – is more recent.<p>The word itself was coined by Janine Benyus (author of the 1997 book Biomimicry) and originates …

Hangar's should also be loved by architects. See this hangar design at Cannes-Mandelieu in France by Comte & Vollenweider Architectes http://ilikear.ch/1dUgShD

How Much Will It Cost to Start My Own Architecture Firm?

<i>Starting your own firm is a daunting task, especially if you're not completely sure of what you're getting yourself into. Author Mark LePage, founder</i> …

Anatomy of a Public Space

Belltown's Bell Street Park Now Open To Pedestrians

Ever wondered what adding opportunities for cars to mingle with pedestrians and open space for drunken mobs to congregate would do for Belltown? Wonder no longer. The first phase of Bell Street Park, between First and Second Avenues, <b>opened to pedestrians today</b>. The 56,000 square-foot park boasts …

Toward Cycle Cities: How Architects Must Make Bikes Their Guiding Inspiration

If Henry Ford were reincarnated as a bike maker, Le Corbusier as an architect of buildings and cities for bikes, and Robert Moses as their …

Urbanism

RT @hraadvisors: Come see the temporary public space our team created on Harrison Street (at Hudson) in #TriBeCa #NYC #PARKingday http://t.co/Ox89sCtjTA

RT @LATENT_DESIGN: A shout out to Chicago + our paint covered public space in #Woodlawn #TEDCity2 "Streets are an asset in plain sight" http://t.co/bx0K64C4vT

Un-cloud your files in cement! 'Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.

‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. USB flash drives are embedded into walls, buildings and …

"Under the Elevated" Seeks to Transform Space Beneath NYC Bridges and Subways into Usable, Non-Scary Areas

The High Line made a name for itself by turning land atop an elevated rail line into a flourishing park, but can the same be done for spaces …

Mexico City's Bajo Puentes Program Turns Vacant Lots Under Freeways into Prized Public Spaces

<i>Photo by Ian Sane</i><p>As one of the world’s largest megacities, Mexico City’s skyrocketing real estate prices can pose a challenge to the creation of …

Spotlight on Design: Toyo Ito

The innovative work of the 2013 Pritzker Prize Laureate <b>Toyo Ito</b> is often driven by an internal critique and struggle towards perfection. In this …

Architecture

C.F. Møller compares this art and craft museum to a “block of ice that has slid down from the surrounding mountains”. See this project in Norway http://ilikear.ch/NvGWpd