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A new report from Christopher Leinberger and Patrick Lynch at The George Washington University School of Business has unexpectedly named Washington D.C. the most walkable city in the U.S., trumping expected favorites like New York, which ranked second. Respectively rounding out the top five were Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago. Although a mere 2.8 percent of the population is estimated to walk to work, the report’s authors believe the results are indicative of urban development moving

Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Architect In Charge: Ran M. Broides Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Ran M. Broides , Nurit Ben Yosef and Irene Goldberg Area: 680 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Amit Geron From the architect. This unconventional design by Pitsou Kedem blurs the borders between private space and outdoor space. In a new building, in the old north of Tel Aviv, a unique penthouse covering an entire floor of some 600 square meters, is open and transparent

Modeled after its dense urban surroundings, Chu Hai College of Higher Education’s new campus in Hong Kong meets a complex program while giving students a fantastic view of the ocean. Designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited, the building’s geometry stacks different programmatic uses on top of each other and connects them with a vertical boulevard. The result is a sculptural entity, partially inspired by Chinese calligraphy, that seeks a balance between solid and void. In keeping wit

Architects: Rever & Drage Architects Location: Stavanger, Norway Design Team: Tom Auger, Martin Beverfjord, Eirik Lilledrange Area: 110 sqm Photographs: Tom Auger From the architect. This extension to a single-family house in Stavanger was made to make room for a growing family in a city which has become increasingly dense over the last decades due to the economic boom related to the area’s oil industry. The building authorities accepted extension beyond original restrictions b

The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects‘ 2014 Northern Territory Awards were announced last night – continuing a strong year for Troppo Architects, who won four awards to add to their Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, which they received in March. Troppo took home the Territory’s top award, the Tracy Memorial Award, in addition to the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Enduring Architecture Award, and the award for Residential Alterations

Architects: Invisible Studio Location: Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, UK Area: 55 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Andy Matthews, Piers Taylor, Courtesy of Invisible Studio Project Team: Piers Taylor, Alan Matthews, Bernard Twist, Simon Schofield, Alfie Dring, Cuffer Matthews, Luke Desborough Budget: £15,000 From the architect. A new studio for architecture practice Invisible Studio near Bath, UK, that was built by the practice with the help of neighbours and friends (who were all paid

Casa Ming is a house in Monterrey, Mexico that appears much larger than it actually is. Each room flows into the next, keeping sight lines open to help lengthen the spaces visually. LGZ Taller de arquitectura also used linear wood beams on the ceilings to keep the eyes moving throughout the spaces. The color palette is fairly neutral with lots of warm woods used on the ceilings and in the furnishings. The built-in media center was also made out of wood. Windows were incorporated wh

Catch up these aristocratic seating furniture designs fromVimercati Media that will bring now look for your living room area. Actually, this furniture was design for those who apply both luxury and aristocratic house design. This furniture was inspired from vintage and old luxury design. See the details of this elegant sofa set furniture décor that completed with the round portable cushions decoration. The purple color application that combines with gold decoration will make our living room loo

The Australian Institute of Architects announced its 2014 NSW Architecture Awards in a ceremony held in Sydney last night. Among the 42 Awards and 18 Commendations given out, perhaps the biggest winner was Neeson Murcutt Architects, whose Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade won the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture, the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Architecture, and was a joint winner of the City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize. In awarding the scheme by Neeson Murcutt Architects, the jury

Architects: UMWELT, Juan Manuel Sepúlveda Location: San Cristóbal Hill, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Architect In Charge: UMWELT + Juan Manuel Sepúlveda Area: 190.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Felipe Fontecilla From the architect. Located at the base of the antennae, on the top of Cerro San Cristobal, the transmission central holds a dual status as a piece entirely designated as telecommunications infrastructure and that of being being located in a public park.

With hurricanes Sandy and Katrina etched into recent memory, the need for post-disaster relief housing is now. New York City and Garrison Architects have developed a modular, prefabricated housing system to relieve displaced citizens during the next “superstorm.” At only 40′ by 100′ long, they can squeeze into the city’s smallest corners – all while having kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and storage spaces. The prototype is on display in Brooklyn – but you

Architects: Onix Location: Willem Wilminkplein, 7511 Enschede, The Netherlands Architect In Charge: Allart Vogelzang Design Team: Alex van de Beld, Haiko Meijer, Jan-Hendrik Bos, Ricard Hernandez, Robert Bos, Karlijn Toebast, Henk Koster Client: Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling Oost B.V. Year: 2011 Photographs: Tjeerd Derkink, Peter van der Knoop From the architect. The design of, on the one hand, an apartment complex with commercial functions and, on the other, a hotel-office building

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