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Article / The New Holmenkollen Ski Jump by JDS Architects

Press Release: Along with Wimbledon’s All England Club and the Wembly Arena, Holmenkollen Ski Jump is often cited as one of the world’s most recognizable sports facility. Nevertheless it is one of the smallest hills in the World CupShow More Summary

Article / Interboro Partners Winner Of 2011 MOMA PS1 Young Architects by MOMA New York

Press Release: NEW YORK, February 16, 2011—The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome announce Interboro Partners of Brooklyn, NY, as the winner of the 12th annual Young Architects Program in New York, and start, of Rome, as the winner of the first annual YAP_MAXXI Young Architects Program in Rome. Show More Summary

Article / BOOM: A Bold New Community by BOOM Communities

Press Release: boom is a new, master-planned community rising in the spectacular desert surrounding Palm Springs. At a cost of over $250 million, it changes America's idea of urban life. The brainchild of ten international architects, boom was conceived for the gay community but readily extends its embrace to all. Show More Summary

Article / BIG Wins Competition to Design National Gallery of Greenland by BIG, TNT Nuuk, Ramboll Nuuk

Press Release: BIG + TNT Nuuk + Ramboll Nuuk + Arkitekti is the winning team to design the new National Gallery of Greenland in the country’s capital Nuuk, among invited proposals totaling 6 Nordic architects. Located on a steep slope...Show More Summary

Article / Been Laid Off? The Easiest Way to Reinvent Yourself by

Over the last 3 years we have seen many of our colleagues laid off as a result of the massive recession or maybe it was you. No profession or field was left unaffected and no profession was hit harder than architecture. Some estimates have the unemployment rate for architects at as much as 25 percent! Crazy times. Show More Summary

AIA Chicago's Lifetime Achievement Awards

Today AIA Chicago announced that Richard H. Driehaus is the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. While I'm not too excited about one of the driving forces of neoclassical architecture getting an award from an AIA chapter...Show More Summary

The Power Plants Of The United States, Mapped

Gas. Coal. Nuclear. Hydroelectric. Wind. Oil. There's a decommissioned nuclear power plant with 1,100 tons of nuclear waste sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, the largest supply of drinking water in North America. Read Full Sto...

The Classic Cantilever Chair Receives An Elegant, Ultra-Thin Redesign

Designer Josef Lang's hand-crafted CR45 ditches the traditional steel tubing for a frame made of seamless cold-rolled steel. The original designer of the cantilever chair is up for debate—Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe all contributed to its popularity. Show More Summary

The World's Best Whisky Goes To Outer Space

You're not still drinking Earth-aged whisky, are you? The potential for whisky snobbery just increased astronomically. Japanese distillery Suntory recently announced that it will be sending its world-renowned whiskies to outer space to study the effect that zero gravity has on aging. Read Full Story

A Gnarly Cardboard Skateboard Justifies Its Own Existence

In this irresistible bit of advertising, Tony Hawk tears it up on an amazing, cardboard skateboard. My mind knows that this is just a promotional video—the sort of sure-to-go-viral branded content that happens when a somewhat boringShow More Summary

The U.K.'s Tallest Sculpture Will Let You Ride A Slide All The Way Down

Because let's face it: every tower and skyscraper should have a slide. The anticipation of what you'll see at the top of a tower can be exciting. Going down, though? Comparatively, that's a drag. Why go down the stairs or the elevator like a sucker when you can slide on down? Read Full Story

Bid On The Props Of Mad Men, Starting At $50

Want to give your home or office a Mad Men makeover? How better than with the show's actual props? Mad Men may have ended, but the props live on. All this week, you can bid on an astounding 1,384 different items from the show in an online auction that will ends August 6. Show More Summary

How Windows 10 Makes It Harder For You To Use Non-Microsoft Apps

Web browsing. Email. Calendar. Microsoft's Windows 10 defaults to Microsoft's own choices, and makes it harder for non-Microsoft apps to compete. Most Windows users don't use Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser (or "Edge," in Windows...Show More Summary

From Guns, Bridges

[Image: An otherwise unrelated shot of rebar used in road construction; via Wikipedia]. A quick news item from last month seems worth mentioning: "approximately 3,400 confiscated firearms" are being melted down and turned into rebarShow More Summary


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Joyful Rendezvous Upon Pure Ice and Snow

[Image: Snow-making equipment via Wikipedia]. The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are something of a moonshot moment for artificial snow-making technology: the winter games will be held "in a place with no snow." That's right: "the 2022...Show More Summary

Landscapes of Inevitable Catastrophe

[Image: Illustration by David McConochie, courtesy of The Art Market, via The Guardian]. Last month, The Economist reported on the widespread presence of radioactive tailings piles—waste rock left over from Soviet mining operations—in southern Kyrgyzstan. Show More Summary

Horse Skull Disco

[Image: Horse skull via Wikimedia]. If you're looking to install a new sound system in your house, consider burying a horse skull in the floor. According to the Irish Archaeological Consultancy, the widespread discovery of "buried horse...Show More Summary

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Full-Spectrum Mandala

[Image: Via the Pacific Cold War Patrol Museum ]. Somewhat randomly—though I suppose I have a thing for antennas—I came across a blog post looking at the layout of Circularly Disposed Antenna Arrays. A Circularly Disposed Antenna Array,...Show More Summary

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