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Hotel Boom Town: Roman & Williams Breeze into Chicago with One of Two New Hotel Projects

The long awaited hotel reboot of the old Chicago Athletic Association building on Chicago's Michigan Avenue will be officially opening this May with a swanky interior design by too-cool-to-be-ubiquitous firm Roman & Williams. Designed by Henry Ives Cobb and...

The Printed Page : Mirrored Floors Turn Modernist Home Into Surreal Experiment

All photos by Johannes Schwartz via Het Nieuwe Instituut/Dwell Rotterdam's Sonneveld House, a 1930s home that is considered one of the best examples of Dutch modernism, has been open to the public since 2001 as a house museum. For the...

Zaha! : Zaha Hadid Collabs on a Pair of Radically Wooden Vases

All photos by Petr Krejci via Design Boom Zaha Hadid, the starchitect who has already extended her brand to, among other things, Fabergé eggs, slinky shoes, and dollhouses, has just collaborated with British furniture designer Gareth Neal on a pair...

Sold Stuff: Sarah Jessica Parker Finally Sold the $20M Townhouse That She Never Lived In

After first listing the house for $25M two-and-a-half years ago, celebrity super-couple and serial real estate hunters Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have finally managed to unload their townhouse in New York City's Greenwich Village. The Daily News...

Controversies: Canada, Not a Communist Country, Doesn't Really Want a Huge Communism Memorial

Photos via e-architect The second-largest monument in Canada's capital, Ottawa, might soon be a memorial to victims of communism. But as the project's many critics point out: Canada has never been a communist country. The new monument is imagined...

House of the Day: $1.65M Buys a Late SoCal Architect's Breezy, Park-Like Estate

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. All photos courtesy of Doug Braunstein...

Artistry: Behold Munich's Eerie Olympic City of 1972

All photos via Creative Boom/Behance The 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich transformed its host city. Seen as an opportunity to fast-track development, the Munich subway began running in 1971, just in time for the Olympic takeover. Photographer Nick Frank has...

Blockbusters: $30M Pacific Heights Penthouse to Set New San Francisco Condo Sale Record

Pacific Heights' 2006 Washington has been called the best building in San Francisco, a claim that gains credibility with the record-setting (yet very quiet) impending sale of the penthouse unit that takes up the entire 10th floor. A source...

Adventures in Interior Design: Sultry Toronto Apartment is Basically Giving You Bedroom Eyes

Photos by Lisa Petrole via Contemporist Mannequins. Trios of hanging light fixtures. Dark, dramatic kitchens. All of the above are generally found in the edgy Toronto homes designed by Parisian architect and interior designer Stéphane Chamard, who moved to the...

Cool Graphic Thing: History's Tallest Buildings, Visualized with Fancy 'Flashcards'

Screenshot via Skyscraper Museum: History of Height The newest web feature from the Skyscraper Museum in New York City comes in the form of an interactive timeline on the history of height. On a mission to share the "what and...

House of the Day: For $1.35M, a Bit of Bauhaus in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania Price: $1,349,000....

Eating Pretty: Taco Bell Lands a Shipping Container Restaurant at SXSW

Another day dawns, and you can still expect shipping containers to pop up in any old place, taking the form of rooftop cabanas, condos, libraries, artist communes, even pretty stunning homes. Now, Taco Bell has officially joined the party,...

Preservation Watch: Group Seeks to Preserve the Desert Around Michael Heizer's Monumental Earth Art

'City' by Michael Heizer. Photos by Tom Vinetz/Triple Aught Foundation via LACMA For 43 years, the pioneering "land artist" Michael Heizer has been building massive sculptures made of earthen materials in the Nevada desert. His monumental project, called "City," was...

Lookalikes: 7 Knockoff White Houses the Secret Service Should Absolutely Consider Using for Training

A White House replica in Hangzhou, China—Photo via Wikimapia Six months after an intruder jumped over the White House fence and made it through the unlocked front door, the Secret Service is taking drastic measures to prevent similar incidents...

Renovations: 5 Awesomely Designed Spaces That Used to Be Dying Malls

Dead malls aren't just for ruin porn and think pieces anymore. Though about one-third of the approximately 1,200 enclosed malls in the U.S. are dead or dying, according Georgia Tech professor and architect Ellen Dunham-Jones, who tracks retrofitted retail...

Artistry: Hong Kong's Tallest Tower Was a Huge Arcade Game, Thanks to the Magic of Art Basel

This year's Art Basel Hong Kong saw a light show projected onto the International Commerce Center, Hong Kong's tallest building at 1,588 feet. For "Same Old, Brand New," artist Cao Fei projected visuals from reminiscent of classic arcade games,...

Curbed Features: How Brooklyn Heights Became NYC's First Historic District

On November 23, 1965, New York's newly minted Landmarks Preservation Commission—which just five weeks earlier had outlined the first historic protections for nearly three dozen individual buildings—took the bold step of widening its scope and designating the city's first...

On the Block: Fancy Things Oprah is Auctioning From Her Apartment, Ranked

Oprah is auctioning off a bunch of things from her Water Tower condo in Chicago, which she listed for $7.75M early last year and eventually took off the market. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will auction off exactly 571 of Oprah's...

On the Market: Earth-Berm Construction Meets McMansion Styling in Maryland's Most Confused Home

One of the oddest chimeras of contemporary American homebuilding has been found in Maryland, merging '70s-era earth-berm construction with the McMansion. Curbed DC has the full tour. >>

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