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Jaanus Orgusaar NOA Cabin

Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
February 26, 2014
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Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees, tents or trailers, a theater, a caravan, a campground, and a hotel. Bunkhouse Communications Director Isadora McKeon, who works for El Cosmico and several other Texas hotels, was happy to describe the genesis of this hotel and its unique attitude and design.
February 25, 2014
QueensWay Plaza competition

AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens. The ultimate goal for the QueensWay, as it is called, is to transform this stretch of Rockaway Rail Line tracks into an elevated pedestrian and bicycle greenway connecting the neighborhoods of Rego Park, Richmond Hill, and Ozone Park. The effort is being led by the Trust for Public Land in cooperation with the Friends of the QueensWay and the City of New York. Click through the slideshow to view the winning designs, which will be the subject of an exhibition opening at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan on July 17, 2014.
February 12, 2014
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The Broad Museum in Los Angeles Reveals Plaza Plans

The Broad, the new contemporary art museum being built in downtown Los Angeles, unveils plans for a 24,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.
February 10, 2014
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Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.
February 5, 2014
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NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based architecture and design firms founded within the last decade. The jurors selected the winners from among 64 entries.
February 4, 2014
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Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this post from September, here are seven more modern footbridges from Dwell's archives.
February 3, 2014
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3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public space of Park Muzeon and its Bauman Garden, these ‘objects’ reimagine the book’s natural habitat while offering shelter to books and booklovers alike.
January 28, 2014
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Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest

In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.
January 23, 2014
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