Monday, December 21, 2009

NMAAHC - Home Page

NMAAHC - Home Page

Rendering of the Museum overlooking the Potomac River.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture—the institution and the building—embodies the African American spirit.

Architecture: Star architects emerge, but even they find limits -- latimes.com

Architecture: Star architects emerge, but even they find limits -- latimes.com


CCTV Tower in Beijing
The CCTV Tower in Beijing was designed by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images)

Architecture, arguably for the first time in its history, found itself at the very center of American cultural and political life in the decade that is wrapping up. That centrality helped make stars out of architecture's top talents. With the aid of powerful software, adventuresome clients and, not least, a flood of new wealth and easy financing, it also produced a rush of inventive buildings, in styles stretching from fluid to wildly sculptural to neomodern.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

15 Of The Most Inspirational Design Studios | deltadesignz.com

15 Of The Most Inspirational Design Studios | deltadesignz.com

16 of some of the best and most inspirational design studios in the world, most of which have worked with some very big companies such as Nike, EA Sports, MTV, and many more. You can also get an idea of what is required to work with a successful design studio or agency and the type of work that is produced at that level.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Groceries: Marketing Strategy - Ideas - Dwell

Groceries: 







The notion of making daily trips to four different specialty shops to keep the larder stocked is hardly imaginable in the age of 100,000-square-foot superstores, but today’s grocery shoppers are starting to take a cue from the romantic era when the distance from the wheat field and the baker’s oven could be covered by bicycle.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

St. Albans School / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill | ArchDaily

St. Albans School / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill | ArchDaily

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In 2006, with its centennial approaching, St. Albans School, a private boys’ school founded in 1909, decided to embark upon its first new construction project in nearly 30 years. The institution hired Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) to complete a 25,000-square-foot expansion and 30,00-square-foot of renovations to provide a student center, new classrooms, faculty offices, library and auditorium. The school, which had developed slowly over the years and did not follow a rational plan, also hoped that the architects could create a cohesive linkage between four of its existing buildings.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Wright Restaurant Opens in Guggenheim Museum - 12/11/2009 - Interior Design

The Wright Restaurant Opens in Guggenheim Museum - 12/11/2009 - Interior Design

The Wright restaurant Guggenheim

Though it’s approaching the end of its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum isn’t through with the festivities yet: December 11 saw the grand opening of its newest restaurant, The Wright.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The American Institute of Architects - STATEMENT: AIA Reaction to President's Job Creation Proposal, Press Releases

The American Institute of Architects - STATEMENT: AIA Reaction to President's Job Creation Proposal, Press Releases


Washington, D.C. – December 8, 2009 – “The president’s proposal to spur job creation and stimulate the economy through tax breaks for small businesses, investment in infrastructure projects and incentives for home owners to make energy efficient improvements are all ideas that we have advocated for or testified before Congress in support of,” said Christine McEntee, Executive Vice President / CEO of the American Institute of Architects.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Konya Residence / Superpool | ArchDaily

Konya Residence / Superpool | ArchDaily




The office has also been working on two large scale residential projects in Turkey: Konya Residence and Dagos Tower (will be featured on a future article). Both projects propose innovative strategies in terms of dense housing. I´m eager to see how this projects develop and materialize in the future.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fenty Administration Opens Innovative New Bike Lane

District of Columbia: Mayor's Office: News



Mayor Adrian M. Fenty along with Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Gabe Klein and members of the biking community held a ribbon cutting today in celebration of the District’s new pilot program, a protected bicycle lane on 15th Street NW. The pilot “contra-flow” bike lane allows cyclists to go southbound between Massachusetts Avenue and U Street through a section of 15th Street that is one-way for northbound vehicular traffic.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV

Dezeen » Blog Archive » Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV


Today the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb and city councilor Hamit Karakus have officially started the construction of the new Rotterdam Market Hall. The arched building located in the centre of Rotterdam, developed by Provast and designed by MVRDV is a hybrid of public market and apartment building. Completion is set for 2014. Total investment is 175 million Euro with a total surface of 100.000 m2.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Educational Pathway is Top Feature at New Shoreline City Hall Building - ConstructionAdvisorToday

Educational Pathway is Top Feature at New Shoreline City Hall Building - ConstructionAdvisorToday

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Design-build real estate developer Opus Northwest LLC, together with architectural partner LMN Architects, has announced completion of the first phase of the $33 million, 67,000-square-foot city hall and civic center for Shoreline, Wash.

HUAAA 2009!!

The Hampton University Architecture Alumni Association is proud to announce our newest communication tool to the Architecture Alumni and other HU Alumni- the HUAAA Blog Page! We hope you visit us frequently and also provide insight, advise and just plain old chat for discussions and future postings.

Thanks!
Ed
Founder & Exec. Dir.-HUAAA

New High-Speed Rail Plan for the US

New High-Speed Rail Plan for the US

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Business of Green - The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall - NYTimes.com

Business of Green - The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall - NYTimes.com

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Yet a growing part of the company’s business is being devoted to something decidedly unindustrial: edible walls — metal panels filled with soil and seeds and hung vertically.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Purple Hill House

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This scenic site is a part of the residential area developed in the natural greenery area of the mountain gwanggyo and that is located at the entrance area to trail to mountain.

Merit = siteplan faced to evergreen mountain=Demerit=Facing not south but northwest=Lack of southern sunlight.

From agony about the direction to which major living space see, the plan of this house started.