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November 25th, 2007

Architecture by Accident
Geoff Manaugh in BLDGBLOG
Last winter The New York Times reported on a surprising growth industry in the United States: the physical relocation of old houses.
This is the somewhat surreal activity of transporting entire, intact buildings from one place to another, often over more than one hundred miles....

Mobile Minimalism
By Geoff Manaugh in BLDGBLOG
Flavio Galvagni of Lab Zero has pointed out a few of his projects that I think deserve mention here.
Let me say right away, though, that I know a lot of people are tired of shipping container architecture – in fact, I think most people are tired of shipping container architecture – yet I have a fairly limitless patience for this sort of thing. Actually, I love shipping container architecture. But the same questions inevitably arise whenever things like this re-appear in the blogosphere: Are shipping containers comfortable? Is reusing them as a form of readymade architecture even structurally realistic? Would anyone really want to raise a family inside one of these things? And does the appeal of such designs actually cross cultures and income levels and ethnicities and, more important, climates? Sure, these might work in Santa Monica – but would they work in Minneapolis-St. Paul?...

November 23rd, 2007

Great Indoors Awards Pictorial Recap
By mediabistro.com: UnBeige
We were going to report a little about the winners of the recent Great Indoors Awards, but sadly, their...

The Trick of Finding the Right Olympic Wardrobe for China as a Whole
By mediabistro.com: UnBeige
Another bit of fun for a slow day, this time out of China. The China Daily is reporting on...

PREFAB FRIDAY: Construisons Demain Green Prefab
By Ali in Inhabitat
French designers continue to put the “fab” in prefab: Construisons Demain, a brilliant design from architect Eric Wuilmot, premiered at Batimat in Paris earlier this month. The system showcases low-energy living with three prefabricated wooden modules, resource and energy efficient systems, healthy finish materials, and inviting living spaces.

BUCHMANN GALERIE BERLIN, Abu Dhabi
By Jotis Moore in Zaha Hadid Blog
Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre, 2007 90 x 200 cm. Water base automotive paint and ink on to gelatine and chrome-polyester, mounted on DIBOND. Images from the Buchmann Galerie in Berlin which has been displaying some of Zaha Hadid’s new work. Buchmann Galerie...

Like It or Not, The Guggenheim is Going Gray
By mediabistro.com: UnBeige
Following up on a post from a couple of months ago, we thought we'd put your sweet mind at ease by letting you know the news that the Guggenheim in NY has finally decided to stay light gray when the restorations are finished. While Frank Lloyd Wright might be rolling in his grave right now, planning an attack by his army of the undead, because we haven't returned to his light yellow...

The Role of the Humanities in Design Creativity
By Aventinus in CONTINUITY IN ARCHITECTURE
Eamonn Canniffe recently participated in the above titled conference at the the University of Lincoln, hosted by Professor Nicholas Temple. Keynote speakers included Karsten Harries, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of “The Ethical Function of Architecture”, Dalibor Vesely...



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