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Portland Architecture 2015-02-20 18:38:48
The A.E. Doyle-designed Oregon Mutual building, McMinnville (photo by Brian Libby) BY BRIAN LIBBY It is officially known as Senate Bill 565, and while it's not as high-profile an issue as the recent resignation of Governor John Kitzhaber, rarely has Salem had such a big chance to impact Oregon's built environment, its architectural heritage, and small-town economies. The Revitalize Main Street Act, as SB …


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Contemporist 2015-02-20 19:05:45
Architect Ramon Esteve has designed the El Bosque House, a home located in a residential area surrounded by large pine forest in Valencia, Spain. continue reading


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Triple Pundit 2015-02-20 19:00:00


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Next American City 2015-02-20 20:08:00
(Photo by Basil D Soufi) The Mayor of Oakland has a plan to address San Francisco?s affordable housing shortage: Build affordable housing in Oakland. Mayor Libby Shaaf met with the San Francisco Chronicle last week to lay out her plan, saying she hadn?t yet talked with San Francisco officials about the idea. Related Stories Is Development Without Displacement Possible in the Bay …


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Next American City 2015-02-20 19:02:00
A portrait from Dharavi Biennale’s ?Healers of Dharavi? exhibit (Photo by Carlin Carr) The portraits that hang in the gallery found down a garbage-cushioned path off 90 Feet Road are far from any arts district or newly gentrifying neighborhood. This isn?t New York?s Chelsea or London?s Mayfair. The exhibit is part of the Dharavi Biennale, which is going on right now …


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Next American City 2015-02-20 21:12:00
(Photo by Adam E. Moreira) New York City’s Vision Zero efforts aimed at protecting pedestrians has some union officials upset. Related Stories Talking Buses Will Warn NYC PedestriansA Beautiful Gondola Is Not the Answer to New York’s Transit ProblemsNYC, San Francisco on Different Paths to Pedestrian SafetyWhen Will More Cities Follow San Francisco’s Lead for Faster Buses? Last week, thanks to a failure-to-yield …


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Contemporist 2015-02-22 19:24:37
When Predock Frane Architects designed this residential building in Hollywood, California, they gave it a jumble of windows that appear to be hanging off the building like picture frames on a wall. continue reading


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Next American City 2015-02-20 16:06:00
Chicago’s City Hall (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Cook County?s juvenile justice system is about to get a makeover. Chicago-area community groups and government leaders this week announced their commitment to youth rehabilitation rather than incarceration, which they say will only be used as a last resort. Related Stories Former Camden Prison Site Cleared for RedevelopmentWhy Urban Planners Should Care About Eric Holder’s …


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Unbeige 2015-02-20 18:15:50
Today is, sadly, the tenth anniversary of Hunter S. Thompson’s suicide. Along with some tributes, a news search on this February 20, 2015 also returns dozens of replicated results from the tech industry PR side. Why? Because Akamai Technologies is a gold sponsor of one of the leading repositories of such information (SYS-CON Media) and is actively on this Friday promoting a …


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Contemporist 2015-02-20 18:02:52
Adrian James Architects have designed the Sandpath House, a ‘flat pack’ house for a client with a tight budget in Oxford, England. continue reading


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WebUrbanist 2015-02-20 18:00:02
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Everyday objects and imperfections in the urban surfaces of Paris become part of strange and unexpected scenes as French artist Levalet incorporates them into life-sized street art. A bull head sculpture becomes a minotaur, map in …


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Climate Progress 2015-02-20 20:12:10
The aftermath of an explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California. CREDIT: NBC News/Screenshot The white ash that rained on the city of Torrance, California after a refinery explosion on Wednesday has been deemed non-toxic by city officials, but some oil industry workers and community members are questioning that claim. Members of the USW Local 675, the union which represents workers …


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Climate Progress 2015-02-20 19:42:26
January saw a coolish (“below average” temperature) North East but, a relatively hotter (“much above average”) West Coast. Recent research links this pattern to human-caused climate change. The U.S. had the 24th warmest January in the 1895-2015 temperature record, NOAA reported this week. And we saw four times as many daily warm temperature records as daily cold records. Globally it was …


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Unbeige 2015-02-20 20:00:07
Here?s a look at the FishbowlNY February 13-19 items that garnered the most buzz. 1) He’s Chevy Chase, and Tom Shales is Not 2) New NY Times Mag is Gigantic 3) Anna Wintour Encounters Human Baby, is Unsure What to Do 4) NY Times Mag Drops Chuck Klosterman 5) Crain’s New York Cuts 40 Percent of Staff Keep up-to-date with the latest FishbowlNY news. Click here to sign up …


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Unbeige 2015-02-20 22:02:07
The ever-present Tom Colicchio, who might not need another gig, lands one anyway, signing on as a food correspondent at MSNBC. He’ll host a weekly show and contribute to “Morning Joe” and “The Rachel Maddow Show.” According to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, “Tom?s values, expertise and focus on advocacy are a perfect match for MSNBC and we can?t wait to watch …


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Unbeige 2015-02-20 22:00:03
Galley Cat: We would have preferred Bald Head Scallywag, which is taken straight from Amber Rose‘s Twitter bio. But the model (pictured) has opted instead to go with the title How to Be a Bad Bitch for her forthcoming memoir. TVNewser: The network known for Deadliest Catch is about to re-introduce the journalist synonymous with To Catch a Predator. If Chris Hansen …


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Unbeige 2015-02-20 20:45:06
The year of Joan Rivers’ birth, 1933, the Best Picture Oscar went to London-set drama Cavalcade. In a few days, we will know the name of the Best Picture that will forever frame the year of her untimely demise. Rivers got into the red carpet game when the going was good, cementing along the way the phrase \"Who are you wearing?\" Improbably, …


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Contemporist 2015-02-21 18:55:11
Architecture firm Mihaly Slocombe have designed the Kids Pod, an extension to a home that has been built for the grandchildren of the home’s owner, located on a vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, Australia. continue reading


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Contemporist 2015-02-21 23:14:16
Taylor and Miller Architecture have designed the LJ Cross store in New York, that features white sculptural Corian walls with the ceiling and floor covered in Belgian wood. continue reading


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Contemporist 2015-02-22 06:07:40
Divercity Architects have designed the IT Cafe in Athens, Greece, that also doubles as a multi-functional space for exhibitions and presentations. continue reading


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