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A Better Way To Make Your Bed

Finally, a solution to what is definitely life's most onerous problem: it's hard to put a duvet cover on your comforter. My current strategy for putting on a duvet cover, a cheapie from Target, is to grasp each corner of my down comforter...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #745

Here are some photos of the West Terminal Tram Track Electricity Supply Station (2012) in Helsinki, Finland, by Virkkunen & Co Architects, photographed by Arnd Dewald.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool, and/or:: Tag your photos archidose

How Spotify Might Win The Streaming Music Wars

A redesign might have just eliminated the only advantage Spotify's competitors had left. Spotify, the popular music streaming service with more than 24 million active users, has been dominating the music landscape thanks to its great features, open API, and extensive library of songs. Show More Summary

The More Beautiful Wikipedia That Almost Was

Skinnier columns. Bigger images. White space. It was a brilliant vision proposed by Wikipedia's in-house design staff, but Wikipedia's own community rejected it. Today, Wikipedia is launching a redesign across more than 32 million pages in hundreds of languages. Show More Summary

A Sweet Museum For Kids Inspired By Candy

What else do you want your children's museum to look like? Fact: Kids love candy. So when designing a building that's aimed at children, you should definitely, definitely make it look like candy. Read Full Story

Competition / Make Architecture Happen: Crowd-funding for architects and designers / Make Architecture Happen

Make Architecture Happen is revolutionizing the way we conceptualize, design, and finance the projects of tomorrow. By utilizing the limitless potential of Crowd-Funding, Make Architecture Happen is connecting architectural enthusiasts, practitioners, and educators to fund innovative new projects by designers the world around. Show More Summary

Competition / Troldtekt Award 2014 / Troldtekt A/S

The International Troldtekt Award 2014 is a biennial concept competition for international students of design & architecture. The Award encourages students to explore Troldtekt acoustic panels and find new uses for them that are not only creative but also possible to realise in practice. Show More Summary

Competition / International Summer Program in Architecture: Cities in Asia / University of Hong Kong

This summer program is a four-week design and research studio organized by the Faculty of Architecture in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Taught with daily learning activities by a diverse group of faculty members from...Show More Summary

Competition / Eighth Annual R+D Awards / Architect Magazine

To celebrate the building technologies that are revolutionizing the process and product of architecture, ARCHITECT magazine announces its eighth annual R+D Awards program. The awards honor innovative design and systems at every scale—from...Show More Summary

Competition / International Design Awards (IDA) / dTank

A handful of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs created the International Design Awards in 2007 as a response to the lack of recognition and celebration for smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. The International DesignShow More Summary

Competition / WTAward 2014 / WT in collaboration with Province of Milan

WT Award 2014, international award for design and technological innovation. WT invites international companies and designer to candidates their most relevant products for design, technological innovation, sustainable values, accessibility and contribution to better quality of life. Show More Summary

Competition / d3 Natural Systems 2014 / d3/New York

Natural systems offer architects and designers signficant potential as alternative, ecologically performative architectonic strategies. The d3 Natural Systems competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively...Show More Summary

Competition / DawnTown 2014 Alternative Mobilities / Miami DDA, Emerge Miami, Miami Urbanist, Transit Miami

We are officially launching our new architecture ideas competition for 2014, called Alternative Mobilities. The competition is open to professionals and students of architecture and other design fields to come up with a new type of transportation hub. Show More Summary

Competition / POOR BUT BEAUTIFUL - Manhattan Parking Garage / Combo Competitions

COMBO COMPETITIONS organizes international ideas competitions that emphasize the creativity behind proposals, and challenges the competitors to stretch their imagination and innovation as far as possible. GOAL: The challenge of the competition is to design a multi-storey parking garage in the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Area in Manhattan, NYC. Show More Summary

Competition / PINarchitecture /// March Brief : The Boring Envelope / PINarchitecture

The Boring Envelope : Building envelopes are composed of an increasing array of specialized layers. Each component is optimized for a single function: fire protection, structure, insulation, vapor barrier, air barrier, drainage plane, UV protection, finish, etc. Show More Summary

Competition / International Competition for Remodeling Busan Tower / City of Busan, South Korea

International Design Competition is announced to remodel Busan Tower to a hot place in the world as the center of history, culture and tourism by resurfacing the history and symbol of Busan Tower and encouraging the improvement of the...Show More Summary

Competition / Ireland ?Rank?s Silo in the 21st Century? International Open Competition / Docomomo Ireland

DoCoMoMo Ireland presents ‘Rank’s Silo in the 21st Century’ an open design competition to develop ideas for what this building might become. The architectural ideas competition seeks to generate discussion among designers and decision-makers about the future of the Rank’s Silo Building. Show More Summary

Competition / Stitch: an AIA Portland Ideas Competition / AIA Portland

ABSTRACT: As the City of Portland continues to grow we find ourselves needing urban living rooms to offer space that is open and free for the public to use and gather. Pioneer Square is a great success as an urban space for the city, but as the population grows more public squares are needed. Show More Summary

Competition / Transform Our Factory Wall / Archello

Euramax invites architects and designers to fully transform our 200 square meter factory wall front in the Netherlands using our brand new facade technology Aludesign. The winning design will be installed using Aluminium Composite Panels. Show More Summary

Competition / +FARM June 2014: Performance Pavilion / +FARM

The project for this year’s week-long intensive design, fabrication, and construction studio is a lightweight, self-supporting Performance Pavilion. Studio participants will engage in a collaborative and iterative design process, striking...Show More Summary

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