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Schools: NYC's first ever "net-zero" school won't...

NYC's first ever "net-zero" school won't open until 2015, but has already garnered interest thanks to its mission to produce at least as much energy as it consumes over the course of each year. Designed by powerhouse architecture firm Skidmore,...

Globe Trotting: British architect David Chipperfield was awarded...

British architect David Chipperfield was awarded the prestigious commission for the new Nobel Center in Stockholm, Sweden just weeks ago, but there are already protestors all riled up about the proposed building. According to these petitioning locals, the starchitect's brass-clad,...

Skillary: new presentation tool is easy and gorgeous

(Business Marketing) Skillary is a new presentation tool that does the hard work for you, offering modernized templates and quick setup. Genius! Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Morning Linkage: Dream Hotel Breaks Ground, Polka Dot Plaza Updates

· Who's that parking attendant in the pith helmet at the Silver Lake Trader Joe's? · Developers break ground on Hwood's Dream Hotel · Plan your Easter around the freeway closures · E-cig ban in restaurants/bars/public spaces starts Saturday...

Frank Fucking Gehry: "Mark Zuckerberg is a very focused...

"Mark Zuckerberg is a very focused kid," starchitect Frank Gehry tells the London Evening Standard. "He saw my office and he wanted the look for his offices." On interior design, Gehry explains his approach as leaving room for clients to...

Architectural Craziness: Proposed NYC Transit Hub Looks Like a Giant Sea Monster

Rendering via Curbed NY Designed by NYC-based architects Chad kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM, this tubular sea monster of transit hub could someday terrorize the people of Queens, N.Y.—at least according to the team's proposed plans. Called the Urban...

That's Rather Hideous: Many Atlantans have wondered what exactly...

Many Atlantans have wondered what exactly this aluminum-sided compound might be, and now, Curbed Atlanta reveals it as an unlikely contemporary home. On the market for $3.5M, the pricey, severe eyesore boasts six bedrooms, cathedral ceilings, and one very ugly...

All in the Details: Curbed NY recently showcased photographer Bob...

Curbed NY recently showcased photographer Bob Estremera's series on the windows of New York City. Echoing one illustrator's ongoing ode to NYC windows, Estremera was stuck by the "combination of architectural form, composition, and often a state of decay, which...

On the Market: Midcentury 'Urban Tree House' in Cali Wants $1.225M

While this bohemian, midcentury modern listing might lack the qualifications needed to actually count as the bona fide "urban tree house" the brokerbabble insists it is—really it's more surrounded by trees than...

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Marina District Edition

Location: 145 Magnolia St. at Buchanan St. Size: 5-bed, 4-bath, 3,400-square-foot single-family home Price: $3.195M Pitch: "Stunning contemp 4 lvl hm - 5 bdrms/4 baths w/ high ceilings & incred designer finishes, tons of light, lots of drama & hdwd...

GOOP Wire: Curbed LA has taken five Gwyneth...

Curbed LA has taken five Gwyneth Paltrow-approved Los Angeles day-trip itineraries, published via her lifestyle newsletter GOOP, and matched them up with actual price points. The Arts & Architecture guide cobbled together by the lifestyle guru's hard-working elves includes a...

Apartment Therapy: Free Associate in Style in These Chic Psychoanalysts' Offices

Photo via Co.Design According to Mark Gerald, the intersection between interior design and psychoanalysis goes way beyond the rug-draped chaise longue depicted in innumerable New Yorker cartoons. "In some cases, the analyst creates a space consciously and intentionally," the therapist...

AM Linkage: Cow Hollow Condos for Millenials; Berkeley's New Library

· Polk contra-flow bike lane nearly ready to ride · Berkeley 8th graders raise $80K to build their own library · Looking back at the 1906 earthquake in the Richmond District · SF library officials propose new rules to...

Office Spaces: Despite Reddit's immense—if slightly underground—popularity, its...

Despite Reddit's immense—if slightly underground—popularity, its HQ in San Francisco, Calif. looks to be one of the simplest tech offices out there. Largely unadorned and proudly nerdy, much like the user-generated news site itself, the space offers some robot and...

Linkage: Architecture in Fashion; The World's 50 Coolest Tree Houses

Photo via My Modern Met · When architecture meets fashion. · That Tommy Hilfiger Raleigh hotel mashup is happening. · Former AmEx CEO wants $10.5M for house with cabaret. · How facets are changing the face of architecture. · From...

Adventures in Interior Design: How a 25-Year-Old Decorated a Ballerina's Dakota Apartment

Photo via Domaine Decorated by the insanely talented, 25-year-old Sasha Bikoff—an up-and-coming new interior designer with a self-professed talent for reading her client's personalities—this 4,700-square-foot apartment in NYC's legendary Dakota building is meant to channel equal parts "Scarface and French...

First You See It Then You Don't: Is This Barn the Invisible House to End All Invisible Houses?

Photo via My Modern Met Tucked behind a thicket of trees in the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, N.Y., this aptly named Invisible Barn so dramatically camouflages with its surroundings—perhaps more effectively than any "invisible" architecture before it—that...

A-Rod Watch: Still-suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez...

Still-suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has successfully flipped his Miami Beach condo for $2.575M. Which isn't quite what A-Rod hoped for when he listed it for $3.2M in December, or anywhere near the $30M he received last summer for...

Controversies: With the demolition of NYC's American...

With the demolition of NYC's American Folk Art Museum imminent, architect Tod Williams, who designed the building with his partner, Billie Tsien, has finally broken his silence. "People have lost limbs, but they still retain their heart and soul," he...

Blockbusters: The last few weeks have been...

The last few weeks have been good for nine-figure listings, what with Connecticut's Copper Beech Farm selling for $120M last week and L.A.'s Fleur de Lys going for $102M cash in late March. To commemorate the admission of these mega-estates...

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