Weekend Links May 31

Teenage Stories by Julia Fullerton-Batten It has been a busy weekend with lots of links I forgot to share, so here they are: ICFF 2010 Post Roundup at Design Milk. SunSlates look just like a regular roofing tile. Best Press Pieces form ICFF 2010. Interview with Wu Yu-Ying. Gehry vs LEED article. Friday five with Angelo Surmelis. Video of the Lou Ruvo Center by Frank Gehry. Autodesk Autocad for Mac. Questions & Answers with Gijs Bakker. The world’s Most Read more [...]
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Book Review: Obsessive Consumption

Princeton Architectural Press recently sent me a copy of Obsessive Consumption. What did you buy today? I have to confess that at first I didn’t understand the book, since it is full of colorful drawings, but after paying more attention I found it very funny and entertaining. The book, actually the drawings in the book, represent a selection of three year purchases of artist Kate Bingaman-Burt using all kind of patterns, lines and typographies. Here is a small extract from the press Read more [...]
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Guest Post on Vidafine

Our latest guest post for Vidafine is now online! This time it is a combination of two posts in one, both talking about eco friendly architecture. Check out the Green Copper House and Composting Shed at Vidafine. Read more [...]
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Ipnotic Concept Store

Ipnotic Architecture created a store with a concept, where design pervades our daily life and useful objects become works of art, located in a renovated old building barracks. Here is the project description: The location of the Ipnotic Concept Store allows to draw on the tradition of creating new values and urban style. The store is a peculiar blend of art and commerce, a true cocktail of design and luxury, this place is simply h-ipnotic. The building is over 100 years old. The ceilings Read more [...]
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SantPere47 Apartment

Miel Arquitectos renovated an old flat inside a 19th century building located in Barcelona’s Ensanche district. Here is the project description: The alteration of the flat SANTPERE47 is a rereading of the spatial structure of the typical Barcelona’s Ensanche flat of the end of the 19th century, succession of isolated rooms and disconnected courts. SANTPERE47 dissolves the structure of walls throw new physical and visual connections. It was reading the flat when we discovered a geometric Read more [...]
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EVA New York Fashion Store

In the trendiest area of Manhattan, Volido projected the EVA Fashion Store that claims to be the most exclusive home for emerging international fashion designers in New York. Here is the project description: Once upon a time, in an old Chinese Grocery store in the lower Manhattan, Max Sanjulian, principal of Volido, designed what claims to be the most exclusive home for emerging international fashion designers in New York. Viviane Westwood Anglomania, Henrik Vibskov, C.Neon and TV among Read more [...]
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Weekend Links May 20

Photo of the Guggenheim Bilbao by Iwan Baan Futuristic Home Desing with a unique shape. AIA announces 18 Winners of 2010 Housing Awards. The Murakami Rocking Chair generates electricity from the rocking motion. 2 (or 3…) questions for Matali Crasset. Five of David Stark’s current interests. Crazy Apartment Interior Design of fashion designer. The IceHotel, a building with an expiration date. African Design presented during the ICFF 2010. The Inntel Hotel looks Read more [...]
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Upperkut Agency Offices

Jean de Lessard transformed the basement of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, situated in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood in Montreal, into offices for Upperkut, a growing communications agency. Here is the project description: The company’s owners wanted a space that fit their image: bright and dynamic, with a sense of unity, and easy to expand. They therefore awarded the mandate to creative designer Jean de Lessard, whose award-winning projects have been published many Read more [...]
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Black Modular House

A-cero architecture studio, directed by Joaquin Torres introduces a modular architecture product in the market, based on the principles of the Industrialized Construction. Here is the rest of the project description: Applying same standardization procedures to the construction, modularity, technology, quality control and time spaces that are applied to other many fields of human activity. The most evident example being the production of automobiles, with already more than one century of Read more [...]
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One & Co. Office

One & Co. asked Cary Bernstein Architect for an architectural identity to represent its industrial design studio while also expanding the space to serve its growing practice. The office is located in a turn-of-the-century brick warehouse in the Mission. The minimalist vocabulary of the new construction enhances the character of the older building and provides a range of visual and tactile experiences for the staff through essays on translucency, transparency, materiality, mass, texture, color Read more [...]
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