Divide and Conquer…

…sometimes the solution is to add walls.

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Aug 29, 2015
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Commanding…

…who could help but take notice of the striking view offered by Bahia Azul House, Chile?  Far from a mere window…the perspective of Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido

Aug 25, 2015
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She Knows Why the Caged Bird Sings…

Amsterdam fashion designer Karim Adduchi has paid tribute to his Berber heritage by adapting traditional carpets into frayed and patterned garments…naming the collection, She Knows Why the Caged Bird Sings.  Inspirational.  Move over, Scarlett O’Hara!  Hello, Karim Adduchi…

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Aug 20, 2015
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The Perfect Red…

…is this your bag?  The perfect red by Alexander McQueen.

Aug 18, 2015
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Time Out…

…let’s hop over to Fire Island, NY, where an ordinary 1960’s a-frame has been renovated by Bromley Caldari Architects. The A-Frame Rethink has been transformed from underwhelming and decrepit to a “cathedral that is light-filled with the color of sky and water, complex but simple, where the pieces lock into place like a Rubik’s cube.”

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Aug 15, 2015
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Wide Open…

…largest glass pivoting doors in the world: Jansen VISS façade swing-door system.

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Aug 12, 2015
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Make a Pilgrimage…

…long live art and design!

Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah/Robert Smithson

Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah/Robert Smithson

Serpentine Pavillion, London, UK/Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Pavillion, London, UK/Serpentine Galleries

Levitated Mass, LA County Museum  of Art, Los Angeles/Michel Heizer

Levitated Mass, LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles/Michael Heizer

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA/Leonard Knight

Salvation Mountain, Niland, CA/Leonard Knight

The Illumination, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK/James Terrell

The Illumination, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK/James Terrell

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK

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Cosmo, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY/Andres Jaque
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Aug 11, 2015
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Does It Float?…

…yes, it does!

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Aug 10, 2015
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Checking In at the Office…

…and it is a pleasure to do so, indeed.   Vladimir Radutny Architects was asked to renovate the office for Ranquist Development Group in Chicago.  And the result?  A winning and raw space, boasting industrial details and a glass-walled garage to showcase the owner’s limited edition Porsche…sweet!

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Jul 18, 2015
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Museum Monday…

A spate of major new museum openings boasting top notch architecture and serious modern and contemporary art exhibitions make this summer’s cultural landscape one worth traveling for.

Fondazione Prada Milan

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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Bois de Boulogne/Frank Gehry

Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC’s Meatpacking District/Renzo Piano

Kunsthaus Dahlem

Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin/Petra and Paul Kahlfeldt

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Jul 13, 2015
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Breath of Fresh Air…

…during a long Chicago winter, it can seem as if the four walls of your home are closing in on you.  No chance of this happening near Stockholm, Sweden, where Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor designed Six Walls House.  The architects gave the homeowner two extra walls plus floor to ceiling windows, which allow an abundance of light even on the gloomiest of days.  The home’s location gives generous views of the sea and surrounding nature…giving a feeling of serenity…a breath of fresh air…

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the design favors minimal embellishment and simple geometry…

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the living space is all about calmness and privacy…

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Jun 7, 2015
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The End…

the be-all and end-all…tastefully designed master bath, 25th Street Residence, by Geremia Designs.

Jun 4, 2015
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Made to Be Moved…

…I like the idea of moving walls in a space…but transporting an entire building is truly the height of flexibility in the choice of preferred location.

Made to be Moved is a minimalist building located in Nordhavnen, Denmark, designed by Arcgency. Worn-out shipping containers are stacked three stories high on a series of minimal site impact pillars. The container is a super optimized product, refined to be cost-effective, strong and durable. It fits international transportations standards and can be shipped and set up anywhere, enabling the architects to practice direct reuse. If a new building component with the same specifications were to be designed, it would be both expensive and time consuming.

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May 31, 2015
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Happy Graduation…

to all new graduates.  Make a difference!

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May 28, 2015
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