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Contemporist 2014-10-18 22:26:01
Photographer Joao Morgado has sent us images of a rural tourism property in Odemira, Portugal, designed by [i]da arquitectos. You can see an aerial video of the project – here. Project description Located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property strongly characterized by a gently undulating land with slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high …


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BLDG BLOG 2014-10-19 01:21:00
[Image: From Gravesend?The Death of Community by Chris Clarke]. Gravesend is a suburb east of London, hosting on its own eastern edge something of a secondary suburb: a mysterious town on the edge of town that turns out not to be a town at all. It is a simulated English village built in 2003 by the Metropolitan Police working with Equion …


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ArchitectureChicago PLUS 2014-10-19 05:36:00
click images for larger viewThe first day of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's spectacular Open House Chicago 2014, which gives the architecture-loving access to 150+ sites often closed to the general public, saw us heading out to South Shore and Pilsen - three churches, one movie palace, and a few extras.  Here's a sampling of what we saw, with more complete stories …


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Developments - WSJ 2014-10-23 16:03:54
The commercial real estate sector rarely is the subject of mass-marketed books. The few exceptions over the years have included Tom Wolfe?s novel ?A Man in Full? and Charles Bagli?s book on Stuyvesant Town debacle. Now a new book that shines the spotlight on the esoteric and entertaining world of New York City real estate tycoons hit the shelves this week: The …


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WebUrbanist 2014-10-23 17:00:07
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] By now you may know that the world’s most famous street artist has indeed not been detained by police and his identity remains secret, but how much do you know about the prankster who perpetrated this …


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Next American City 2014-10-23 17:09:00
George Carter, 15, was killed on his way to school on Tuesday morning. (Photo credit: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools) It?s one of those breezy New Orleans days in October where the weather is perfect and the windows are down, the sun shining. Related Stories For Young Black Men in American Cities, You?re Either Invisible or Viewed as a ThreatRays of …


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Next American City 2014-10-23 16:32:00
(Illustration by Anthony Smyrski) Mapping company ESRI recently released an update to its Tapestry Segmentation system, which identifies 67 different archetypes ? “Metro Renters,” “Trendsetters” ? of Americans as consumer markets. With this new edition, it combines census and marketing data to create a searchable map of the U.S. that allows users to parse by zip code. Related Stories What Hand-Drawn Maps and …


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Developments - WSJ 2014-10-23 21:21:07
Nine years after ground was broken on North America?s tallest building, One World Trade Center is set to open its doors Nov. 3 to publisher Condé Nast, its principal tenant.


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Developments - WSJ 2014-10-23 20:54:19
Some home builders are heralding federal regulators? move this week to ease mortgage-qualification standards as a key to reviving the entry-level market but at least one is panning it as a return to dangerous lending.


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WebUrbanist 2014-10-24 01:00:48
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] After years of both importing famous designers and copying strange structures from abroad, Xi Jinping, the leader of China’s Communist Party has declared an end to offbeat construction projects going forward. Translated from a two-hour speech on the …


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Next American City 2014-10-24 13:05:00
A young girl plays at the new Dilworth Park at City Hall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Darell Hammond builds playgrounds. From spiral slides to mini rock walls and giant games of tic-tac-toe, his non-profit KaBOOM! is known for its thousands of community-centric parks. But as childhood screen time and obesity rates rise, he?s been forced to ask an odd question …


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Next American City 2014-10-24 12:20:00
(Credit: Open Gov Foundation) On the morning of June 12th, the D.C. Council held a hearing on an urban farming bill that would, among other things, approve property tax abatement for anyone leasing small plots of Washington, D.C., land for the purpose of cultivating produce. For many D.C. residents, attending a mid-morning hearing would be tough, if not impossible. But as …


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Next American City 2014-10-24 14:39:00
(All photos by Vic Vaiana) As programming urban public spaces with events and music continues to grow as a priority for the people managing parks and plazas, U.S. cities continue to struggle with policing sound. Related Stories 7 Alternate Versions of the New York City Subway MapA Beautiful Gondola Is Not the Answer to New York’s Transit ProblemsAdvanced Signaling Makes the Most …


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WebUrbanist 2014-10-24 17:01:09
[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Twenty-five years after ‘Back to the Future’ convinced an entire generation that we’d soon be able to zoom around the city on wheel-less floating skateboards, it looks like we might finally get our wish: a working hoverboard …


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