Sunday, August 30, 2009


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Thursday, August 27, 2009


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lucchese design

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

seed architecture studio

Project YR is about ready to break ground. The name is short for Yamhill retreat. (Yamhill county is where the project is located in Oregon.)

The goal of YR was to provide a quite place to reflect and view Oregon’s wine country. The space is small and minimal and provides a focused view of the valley below.

The entry procession is somewhat compressed - under a low canopy on a raised concrete platform. Once the entry threshold is crossed however, the ceiling opens up to a 20’ tall light well and the concrete platform steps down into the common space, drawing one into the space and towards the valley views to the South.
Decrepit wood structures removed from the site offer thick planks of wood used to make sliding panels along the South side to protect the building during long unused periods. The same wood is used on the interior to line an east / west circulation path with sliding panels hiding storage space and the water closet.
Drawing inspiration from the countryside both for it’s durability and suede like texture, weathering steel is used as an exterior material, while clean white plaster on the interior creates an almost gallery backdrop for the exterior views.
...thanks to Darin @ seed architecture studio
for submitting the text and images!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

cowper griffith ARCHITECTS

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Friday, August 14, 2009


The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter and the New York City Buildings Department are thrilled to announce the launch of urbanSHED, an international design competition that challenges the global design community to rethink the current sidewalk shed standard and create a prototype.
“Sidewalk sheds play a critical role in protecting New Yorkers during ongoing construction projects, but they can also hide the City’s breathtaking architecture and one-of-a-kind streetscapes,” said DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri. “That’s why we are inviting the leading architects, designers, and students from around the world to develop a new kind of sidewalk shed – one that is not only safe and functional, but is also pleasing to the eye. These sheds should complement the beauty of our city’s neighborhoods, not take away from them. I look forward to serving on the jury and seeing the solutions that address this great challenge.”
Finalists to Receive $25,000 in Awards and Winner to See Design Built in Lower Manhattan.
To register for this competition, submit a completed Online Registration Form at Further information on the competition, including details on eligibility, schedule, and judging criteria, is available at

Thursday, August 13, 2009


cougar mountain residence

miner's refuge

Many thanks to Ray and Matt
at JA for providing the images!
Photo credits: Will Austin

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

naumann.architektur fnp architekten

Friday, August 07, 2009

Modern Friends

The Philip Johnson Glass House introduces Modern Friends donor program

In response to public tour ticket demand, the Philip Johnson Glass House is offering Modern Friends donor tours. The program provides the opportunity to support preservation efforts throughout the 47-acre site while experiencing a behind-the-scenes tour in the company of other modern enthusiasts.

The Glass House Modern Friends donor program is a new way to support the Glass House, experience the site, and meet other modern enthusiasts who share the same passion for modern design. For a $100 per person donation, you get behind the scenes access to the Glass House, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, Studio Library, Da Monsta and photography privileges. Also receive the Glass House visitor guide, 20% shop discount, donor recognition on our website and a membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Every $100 donation is partially tax-deductible and includes: a set of Visitor Cards; a one- year membership to the National Trust for Historic Preservation; a subscription to Preservation Magazine; a 20% Glass House Shop discount and donor recognition on the Glass House website.
Please join us and help support the preservation of our 14 buildings and structures, art collection and 47-acre landscape by becoming a Modern Friend.

Monday, August 03, 2009

ah asociados

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