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"Washington DC goes Green"

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“KGD Architecture work to make Washington DC a more environmentally friendly place”

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"On the crest of the wave"

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“ALA complete their first major commission, Kilden, a performing arts centre in Norway”

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2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0’s Wish has been Revealed!

2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0’s Wish has been Revealed!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

For the first time in history, the annual TED Prize was not awarded to an individual, but rather to an idea that greatly influences the future of our planet. The City 2.0 is the city of the future in…

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"Break the mould"

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Bunker Arquitectura push architecture forward in Mexico”

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"Recycle and reinvent"

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Kyson’s lakeside residence in sunny Orlando utilises timber cut from on site trees”

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"Beyond Architecture"

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“Klein Dytham are at the forefront of a new type of global, community-centric practice.”

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Trunk House by Paul Morgan Architects

Trunk House by Paul Morgan Architects

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Forked tree branches framing this house in southeast Australia were intended by architect Paul Morgan to resemble the sun-bleached kangaroo and sheep bones scattered around the surrounding woodland. (more…)

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"Significant report on building resilience"

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“USGBC and the University of Michigan release report promoting the effects of sustainability in the face of natural disasters”

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A Leap Year Tradition That I Will Not Be Following. Plus: Postcards!

A Leap Year Tradition That I Will Not Be Following. Plus: Postcards!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

All the single ladies, all the single ladies! Today is your day to stop waiting for that doofus special man in your life to finally put a ring on it, for it is February 29, and apparently, it’s leap year tradition for women to propose to men on this day. Photo: imagesofthepast I’ve hinted at [...]

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What is the most cost effective and energy efficient solution to re-roof a 1950′s MCM home?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This is a northern CA home built in 1954 with slab on grade foundation (no radiant heat) and no insulation in walls. It has a low sloped roof. Eichler style with many windows. Re-roof is needed b/c there is dry-rot on tail ends of beams and fascia. The roof currently has (possibly) 2 layers of T&G. We are on a tight budget (short sale and a lot of other improvements needed). Thinking Compliant Cool Roof modified bitumen roofing system, 2"in. rigid insulation, and fascia gutter system. Would an additional inter-ply membrane be necessary for this assembly? Other option is a foam roof, but is pricey and roofers that bid did not think it is necessary to remove existing roof – though they will for a price… Do we have any other options? Thank you so much in advance!! :)

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Design at Work: Sleek, Sophisticated Executive Office Desk

Design at Work: Sleek, Sophisticated Executive Office Desk

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Walking into someone’s office, the first thing that often strikes us is that person’s choice of furniture. A run-of-the-mill desk just won’t do for someone who is seen as a powerful, thoughtful and design-minded individual. The Goggle Desk from Italian furniture manufacturer Babini is exactly what that individual needs. The imposing bulk of the Goggle [...]

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University of Applied Arts Vienna  by Wolfgang Tschapeller

University of Applied Arts Vienna by Wolfgang Tschapeller

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Austrian architect Wolfgang Tschapeller has won a competition to overhaul the University of Applied Arts Vienna with proposals that include facade-climbing staircases and giant balloons. (more…)

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Black Pearl / Studio Rolf.fr + Zecc Architecten

Black Pearl / Studio Rolf.fr + Zecc Architecten

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Architects: Studio Rolf.fr + Zecc Architecten
Location: Rotterdam South, The Netherlands
Area: 170sqm
Project Years: 2008-2010
Photographs: Frank Hanswijk

Social context
This house takes part of a program of the congregation Rotterdam who wanted to revitalize disadvantaged neighbourhoods by…

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2012 Top 100 Giants: Healthcare

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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2012 Top 100 Giants

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Dezeen’s top ten: spectacles and shades

Dezeen’s top ten: spectacles and shades

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

This month our readers’ opinions were divided over the open-source WikiGlasses made of 18mm plywood (top right) so here’s a roundup of our most popular stories about spectacles and shades.  (more…)

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Dezeen Screen: Philippe Malouin

Dezeen Screen: Philippe Malouin

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dezeen Screen: the latest instalment in our series of interviews with exhibitors at Dezeen Platform features London-based Canadian designer Philippe Malouin, who showed his modular bowls made of waxed concrete at Dezeen Space last autumn. Wa…

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Art Institute of Chicago to Exhibit Installation By Ron Gilad and Flos

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The collaborative project from the Israeli designer and the Italian lighting firm will be on view starting March 3.

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Down Under Luxury: Back-To-Nature Retreat Gets Elegant

Down Under Luxury: Back-To-Nature Retreat Gets Elegant

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

You may have fond memories of camping with your family, but chances are those memories weren’t made in a camping retreat as delightfully offbeat as this one. The Drew House was designed by Simon Laws of Anthill Constructions as a luxury campsite for a family on the eastern Australian coast. Near a town called Seventeen [...]

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Get the Look: A Gallery Wall

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Art makes the world go ’round indeed, and today I’ll be sharing how to create a quirky, informal art gallery for that empty wall you’ve been meaning to fill! Bonus? It’ll take just a short afternoon, so you’ve got no excuse not to give it a go! Curious as to where you can score our [...]

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