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STARCHITECTURE: 25 Projects That Prove 2014 Was Bjarke Ingels' Year

There's perhaps no designer who has had a more productive 2014 than Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels. He's spent the entire year creating dazzling proposals for oft-embattled projects, winning commissions all over the planet, and completing glorious visions in sum...

House of the Day: This Rad Seattle Home is What the Future Looked Like in 1963

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: Seattle, Washington Price: $948,000 The.....

Construction Watch: Lumina's Shorter Tower Tops Out, Gets Christmas Tree Hat

Yesterday the crew behind Lumina gathered 'round a Christmas tree on a crane and marked the topping out of the Main Street tower, Tower D, as the highest non-living structural element was lifted into place, 37 stories in the...

Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

Zillow and Trulia are one step closer to consummating their proposed merger. At separate meetings at Zillow and Trulia’s respective headquarters this morning, shareholders in the firms voted to approve the deal that would bring Trulia into the Zillow family. As Zillow CEO...

Development Du Jour: Inside Ava Little Tokyo, Where Rents Start at $2,190 a Month

Ava Little Tokyo, a big projects in booming Little Tokyo, has officially opened its doors, and, judging by the marketing materials, is hoping to attract moneyed young creative types. (Who isn't, though?) All 280 apartments in the two-building complex...

Best (and worst) agent marketing strategies for 2015

Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page than you do working on your website, then you are limiting your success...

Micro Homes: A new piece in the New...

A new piece in the New York Times visits best-selling author Alexandra Fuller at her home in Wyoming, and for the moment, that means a tiny yurt in a community of a dozen. The one-room dwelling, which Fuller shares with...

Let There Bay Lights: Illuminate the Arts has raised the...

Illuminate the Arts has raised the $4 million needed make Leo Villareal's mesmerizing Bay Lights a permanent fixture on the Bay Bridge's western span. The installation was originally slated to last just two years, but proved far too popular to...

Morning Linkage: LAX Gets Nightmarish For Christmas, Coyote Gas Chambers

· LAX to be extra nightmarish this Christmas week · California not well-prepared for an infectious disease outbreak · Despicable Me producer pays $10.1MM for Brentwood Colonial · Lots of development on the way by North Hollywood Station ·...

Curbed Cup 2014: Curbed Cup Round 1: (7) Dogpatch vs. (10) the Mission

Dogpatch photo via Kendra Aronson/Mission photo via potential past Though it's already a destination for everything from the annual Burning Man decompression party to biodiesel (shoutout to Dogpatch Biofuels), along with beloved staples like Piccino and Just for You, Dogpatch...

MUNI Matters: The Board of Supervisors has...

The Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the SFMTA's purchase of 61 60-foot low-floor buses from New Flyer America. The new vehicles will cost the agency $68 million, and will replace the current fleet of outdated articulate...

Globe Trotting: Aw, Fun! This Home's Exterior Looks Like Abstracted Birch Bark

Photos via Arch Daily This Lithuanian home's exterior cladding looks like abstracted birch bark. Or like blue camouflage stretched out into long horizontal panels. Fun, right?

6 fresh ways to motivate the Millennials at your company

(Business News) Millennials as a generation are now becoming better understood, and as they enter the workforce and climb the ladder, employers can attract and retain them through keeping them motivated in unique ways. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

AHHHHHHH: Dick Clark's Flintstone House Finally Sells; Everybody Cheers

A toast: to the late, great media personality Dick Clark, a man who not only hosted three decades of American Bandstand and another three decades of New Years Rockin' Eve, but a man with a vision—a vision to live...

SPONSORED POST: Buildings Designed to Beat the Cold

Inspired by BP gasoline with Invigorate®, The Next Mile explores the stories of trends, products and people who go a little farther than the norm. The series is a collaboration between BP Fuels and Vox Creative. OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer9', 'xvbzRjcjoZw_Cfp4YOqfLtVkrOak7NX6');...

AM Linkage: Outlaw Tech Communes; Martins Beach Fracas; 'Poochmobiles'

"Blah." Photo via Jeremy Brooks. · Some tech communes in SF play by the rules · Khosla challenges judge's order to open Martins Beach · Inside the Inner Sunset's Amazing Fantasy comic shop · Caltrain struggles to meet bike parking.....

Celebrity Real Estate : Law & Order Star Buys Allegedly Haunted House in Hollywood

Photo via Curbed LA In September, Hollywood's infamous Ozzie and Harriet House, believed to be haunted by all of its most recent owners, hopped on the market for $4,995,500 after getting a total remodel. Now, Curbed LA reports that the...

Zaha!: Renderings Show Zaha Exporting Swoops to Sharjah and Brazil

Rendering by MIR via Wallpaper Prolific starchitect Zaha Hadid has unleashed not one, but two renderings of colorless, swoopy structures she is building on opposite sides of the world. The architect's design for an environment and waste management headquarters in...

Gift Guides: 46 Pieces of Really Bizarre, Really Expensive Furniture You Should Absolutely Buy for Someone

Full disclosure: unless you're ready to spend tens of thousands of dollars to buy someone a "Sensory Deprivation Skull" or a chair made out of Beanie Babies, this gift guide may not...

Redfin Announces USD 71m Capital Raising

Redfin has announced an investment of $70.9 million, led by large institutional investors including Wellington Management Company, LLP, as well as Glynn Capital Management, LLC.

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