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Video: For Habits, the Strategy of the Clean Slate.

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple … ?

Dramatic Bamboo Blossom Gate Mimics Chinese Calligraphy Brush Strokes in Hubei

Like many of Penda's works, Blossom Gate celebrates bamboo architecture by using the sturdy grass for both the inner framework and the facade. Located in front of the city's largest myrtle flower garden, the gateway resembles two crisscrossing flower petals

LEGO Offices Make You Feel Like You're a Minifig

last weekOdd : Neatorama

OSO Architecture designed a new office suite in Istanbul for LEGO's Turkey division. 23 people will work in this space decorated in bright colors and images of minifigs. Circles on the walls and ceilings are reminiscent of LEGO blocks, giving workers and visitors the impression that they've jumped into a LEGO universe. Show More Summary

Cool Graphic Thing: Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA created an...

Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA created an infographic for the 2014 Venice Biennale showing how the actual work of architects is distributed country by country, among building design, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning. At one end of the spectrum is...

Dutch Lab’s Gothic Architecture Serves Your Daily Cup of Brew

Barista Jaewoong Kwak worked with several designers to create a futuristic coffee-making machine that looks like an architectural model. The one-meter high device called Gothicism has a gothic steampunk look and merges CNC laser cut elements together into

Artists Build Fictional Worlds in Book of Architectural Fairy Tales

Designers use the traditional narratives as a foundation for works that show the storytelling power of architecture

Getty Conversation Institute Partners with Salk Institute to conserve Louis Kahn masterpiece

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Completed in 1965, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is one of famed architect Louis I. Kahn?s finest works, and an international icon of modern architecture. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific...Show More Summary

Architectural Apocalypse: Famous Museums Seen After the Fall

Like that iconic scene in the original Planet of the Apes film, these artists have displaced great works of architecture in time and space to see what each...

Architectural Craziness: Surreal 'Shadow House' Figured Out How to Freeze Time

Photo via Design Boom Conceptual artist Michael Jantzen—whose previous projects include cocoon-like mini offices and buildings digitally warped into what look like real-life Picasso paintings—has worked his weird magic once again with The Shadow House, which looks like a simple,...

Elusive viral 'machine' architecture finally rendered

Biologists have worked with the Lambda virus as a model system for more than 50 years but they've never had an overarching picture of the molecular machines that allow it to insert or remove DNA from the cells that it infects. Now they can, thanks to an advance that highlights the intriguingly intricate way the virus accomplishes its genetic manipulations.

Competition / Sleep/ReardonSmith 2014 Student Design Competition / Sleep - Hotel Design Excellence

The Sleep ReardonSmith Student Award was created to give students of architecture and design across Europe an opportunity to engage with the challenges and delights of working in the hotel and resort sector. Part of Sleep, Europe’s leading...Show More Summary

Cultivating the Map

[Image: "Cultivating the Map" by Danny Wills]. For his final thesis project at the endangered Cooper Union, Danny Wills explored how survey instruments, cartographic tools, and architecture might work together at different scales toShow More Summary

City 17: Through War, We Remember is an essay on Half-Life 2's architecture.

City 17: Through War, We Remember is an essay on Half-Life 2's architecture. If you take anything away from it, it'll be a better appreciation of the work of Lebbeus Woods. Read more...

INTERVIEW: Yves Behar on Green Design, Data Overload, and His First Foray Into Architecture

If you've ever used a Jawbone, sat in a Sayl, or fired up a SodaStream, then you're sure to be familiar with the work of industrial design superstar Yves Behar. He's also the designer behind pioneering projects for social good like the One Laptop Per Child

Now You See It…Staircase Disappears at Some Vantage Points

This awe-inspiring staircase is so much more than a way to travel through a home – it’s a work of art and illusion. Installed in a private home by Milan-based design and architecture firm Storage Associati, the staircase disappears when viewed from a certain angle. The stairs are surrounded by metal strips of varying lengths. […]

New artist commission by Krijn de Koning now open at Turner Contemporary

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, Turner Contemporary is taking art outside with a new work by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning. Wander into a colourful architectural labyrinth on our South Terrace, adjacent to the gallery. Made especially for our Summer ofShow More Summary

Video: For Habits, the Strategy of the Lightning Bolt.

I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple … ?

'Lygia Clark: Fantastic Architecture' at The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Lygia Clark (1920-1988) has been a central figure in Brazilian culture since the 1950s. Her career followed a radical trajectory from abstract geometric work on canvas and paper to participatory works and experiential installations.Show More Summary

Richard Haas

New York based artist Richard works at a nexus of painting and architecture. He is best known for his large scale murals, many of which use a trompe l’oeil approach that actually changes the perception of the building itself, rather than simply using it as a canvas. He also does the latter, however, presenting views […]

Beautiful Architectural Alphabet Engravings Should Be Built For Real

Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City where all these buildings were real. More »      

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