Merry Christmas; let’s check out some bling! I don’t personally care about jewelry, but this is crazy and apropos… French jeweler Philippe Tournaire has designed a collection of architectural rings in 18k gold and precious stones. You can even commission his studio to create a custom architectural ring. Continue reading →
Parti Wall, Hanging Green by YABG: this prototype generates awareness about underutilized sites and offers sustainable design solutions for improving public space and creating healthy neighborhoods in Boston.
Shape-Shifter: dynamic architecture by David Fisher, planned for Dubai and Moscow.
Urban Blight: Seattle’s Crapsman typology and the architect’s responsibility, via the thought-provoking BUILD blog.
The first phase of The World, a development by Nakheel just off the coast of Dubai, was completed in January. It consists of 300 man-made islands that form a scale model of the world, surrounded by a breakwater. The next phase of the project involves handing the island off to individual developers and building the infrastructure. Continue reading →