Twittering Ninjas

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Posted: August 21st, 2011
at 7:14pm


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Bilbao Effect

The next Bilbao – how a museum can regenerate an entire city, over at FastCompany.

.:full story->

Posted: August 21st, 2011
at 5:22pm


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Space Hotels!

Wow, I really hope to one day cool-out in a space hotel of some sort – but I hope that sometime in my lifetime they evolve into something iller / cheaper /need less training than what the Russians are planning. Still, this is pretty awesome – see what I’m talking about after the link.

.:via->Architizer

Posted: August 18th, 2011
at 7:16pm


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Archi-Rings by Philippe Tournaire

Wow – what can I even say about these, other than my ninjas, please!

French jeweler Philippe Tournaire has created a series of rings inspired by global cities & architecture. From left to right above we have London, New York City, and Paris, respectively. Tournaire will also apparently make rings to order, so if you’re project is just too ill not to wear on your pinky a don you can have it immortalized as incredibly gaudy jewelery.

.:found via->bd online

Posted: August 18th, 2011
at 2:01pm

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‘Thielsland’

I basically think that these Ayn Rand followers are a bunch of crazies (and assholes, to a certain extent), but I actually wish Peter Thiel luck and success in his creating man-made, floating independent nation states. Then all these libertarians can go read Atlas Shrugged in their own country and leave us the F alone.

.:full story->via Details Magazine

Posted: August 18th, 2011
at 7:17am


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AutoCAD 2012 – Mac

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac OSX Lion is out, and can be downloaded in the App Store for a mere $899.

.:full story->via ArchDaily

Posted: August 18th, 2011
at 6:18am


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Lilium Urbanus

Lilium Urbanus from Joji Tsuruga on Vimeo.

“Living in NYC is our biggest inspiration. There’s constant construction and change on every corner. We embraced the idea of urban growth and saw it as something uncontrollable, having a mind of its own. Like a growing flower, a small town constructs larger buildings and becomes a flourishing city with skyscrapers for leaves, airport runways for petals, and airplanes for seeds. Our goal was to show that a city is like a living being, constantly growing, changing, and spreading.”

Created by Anca Risca and Joji Tsuruga for their BFA thesis film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, using Maya and Adobe Creative Suite.

Pretty sick.

.:via->Scientific American

Posted: August 17th, 2011
at 2:04pm

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Eye Candy: Iemza

I came across the work of French artist Iemza over on UNURTH: STREET ART – and needless to say, it’s pretty dope. I highly recommend checking out more of his/her work.

.:Iemza->UNURTH

.:Iemza->Flickr photo stream

Posted: August 17th, 2011
at 1:09pm

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Your Desk, On Twitter

Head over to Twitter and upload a photo your desk with the tag #architectsdesks and you could win (something) from BD Online. Plus, good fun.

Posted: August 16th, 2011
at 7:19pm


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God’s Engineer

While this article on Gaudi over at the Atlantic starts out with some typical BS about ‘trends’ in architecture in the 21st century (I don’t think Gehry and the like are really ‘trending’, at least not as built projects), it is a nice little write up on Gaudi that reminds us he was ill.

.:full story->via The Atlantic

Posted: August 16th, 2011
at 3:20pm


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