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“The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is suing renowned architect Frank Gehry, alleging serious design flaws in the Stata Center, a building celebrated for its unconventional walls and radical angles.The school asserts that the center, completed in spring 2004, has persistent leaks, drainage problems and mold growing on its brick exterior. It says accumulations of snow and ice have fallen dangerously from window boxes and other areas of its roofs, blocking emergency exits and causing damage.
wis tavern building ... is the first LEED-H Gold Certified home in Illinois. It has everything: geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels and wind turbines...
Salvanex:The external design is inspired by the city itself.The building, seen from above, evokes the districts of Valencia with the Turia river crossing it.
chris:Brad Pitt Commissions Designs for New Orleans"...commissioned by the actor Brad Pitt to help rebuild New Orleans’s impoverished Lower Ninth Ward, one of the neighborhoods hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.The project, called Make It Right, calls for building 150 affordable, environmentally sound houses over the next two years. In a telephone interview from New Orleans, where he plans to present the designs today, Mr. Pitt said the residents of the neighborhood had been homeless long enough. “They’re coming up on their third Christmas,” he said. "from: ny times
chris said...the forgotten soundmirrors around britainthese are pretty fucking awesome.
chris said... acrylic houseusing heat-insulating, 20mm-thick acrylic boards, the boundary between the inside and the outside has been made as "transparent" as possible. architect often say things like "bringing the outside inside", and "blurring the boundaries between...", but i think they've done a pretty good job of it in this case. it's a shame that it's still quite close to other houses, but it still affords some privacy (or seems to, at least) to the inhabitants.takeshi hosaka architects
chris said...Acuario Rio Mora / Promontório Architecture