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Marriott International Inc. is stacking two hotels on top of each other to reach higher than any single New York City hotel building ever has.
Portland Architecture 2013-12-10 19:53:24
5408 NE 28th Ave. (photo by 22pages)
BY BRIAN LIBBY
Thirteen years ago this month, Portland architect Walker Templeton was getting ready for one of his last games as a football player: a Holiday Bowl victory over Texas as his Oregon Ducks team earned its first ever year-end Top 10 ranking.
Now, as his former team again prepares to play Texas in a …
Triple Pundit 2013-12-10 19:33:55
Next American City 2013-12-10 19:26:48
Credit: Nancy Scola
New York has a new ambition: To be the first city in the world to use its top-level domain — .nyc — not just for generating revenue from virtual real estate or promoting tourist traps, but as a digital means for creating a real sense of place and community. But a public discussion session at Brooklyn Law School on …
Climate Progress 2013-12-10 19:25:49
Brazuca, the official 2014 World Cup soccer ball, is projected during a 3D presentation at its unveiling in Rio de Janeiro.
CREDIT: A.P. Images
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will dump 2.72 million tons of carbon dioxide into Earth’s atmosphere, according to FIFA. To put that number into perspective, it’s equivalent to the CO2 produced by 560,000 cars in a year, …
Christopher Hume 2013-12-10 19:18:00
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2013-12-10 19:00:00
Cortesía de Grupo Arquitectura Caliente
El Grupo Arquitectura Caliente organiza la primera versión del CNPP, un concurso abierto en el que podrán participar estudiantes de arquitectura de cualquier universidad de Chile, con proyectos de 2°, 3° y 4° año del 2013.
Pueden ser proyectos que aborden cualquier temática, sin importar escala, programa o emplazamiento.
Es muy sencillo participar, ya que solo debes presentar …
Christopher Hume 2013-12-10 18:51:00
A New Brunswick Mountie stripped of his duties for smoking medical marijuana on the job has been charged with assaulting a fellow officer, according to provincial court documents. Cst. Julie Rogers-Marsh, a spokeswoman with New Brunswick RCMP, confirmed that the alleged incident took place on Dec. 6 as the Mounties, assisted by Fredericton Police, attempted to locate Cpl. Ron Francis in …
Climate Progress 2013-12-10 18:30:56
Aging and inefficient plants, competing energy sources, and the looming reality of climate change are all catching up with the coal industry.
According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, as much as 17 percent of coal-fired power in the United States is already uncompetitive, just compared to natural gas and using mid-range estimates. The report looked …
Climate Progress 2013-12-10 18:04:16
CREDIT: Associated Press
While American explorer Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. may have been the first person to reach the North Pole just over 100 years ago in 1906, countries are still vying for ownership over this vast, deserted, and inhospitable corner of the world. In the latest gambit in the high-stakes quest for the resource-rich, waterway-laden region — quickly becoming more …
WebUrbanist 2013-12-10 18:00:32
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Some cinematic experiences are defined by their built environments, be it the minimalist architectural plan outlines of Dogville or the lavish Mid-Century Modern estate from the Big Lebowski. Illustrator Federico Babina has taken iconic structures from major motion pictures and rendered them in a way that both shows off the unique …
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2013-12-10 18:00:00
Cortesía de Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Arquitectos: Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Ubicación: Oeiras, Portugal
Arquitecto A Cargo: João Maria Trindade
Colaboradores: Filipe Nunes, Lourenço Van Innis, Filipe Carvalho, Nuno Marcos, Vasco Rosa Tomás
Año Proyecto: 2006
Fotografías: Cortesía de Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Cortesía de Ventura Trindade Arquitectos
Descripción de los arquitectos. El proyecto incluye la construcción de un nuevo cuerpo, hacia el oeste, la organización de dos nuevos …
Next American City 2013-12-10 17:53:35
Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s renderings for Zaryadye Park, expected to open in Moscow within two or three years.
Just beyond Moscow?s Red Square, past the iconic domes of St. Basil?s Cathedral and the walls of the Kremlin, a new landmark is planned for Russia?s largest metropolis. In a nod to the city?s increasingly globalized identity, the new landmark will not come solely …
Climate Progress 2013-12-10 17:49:22
As coal continues to decline in the U.S., plans to export it to overseas markets are going south. On Tuesday, the Port of Corpus Christi announced that it was ditching plans to build a major coal export terminal there after two years of development, citing a “seriously diminished” international interest in coal. Ambre Energy North America Inc., who entered …
Unbeige 2013-12-10 17:31:48
More than three decades after John Lennon‘s untimely death, a Bermuda museum remembers him with a stylized sculpture. Writer Nancy Lazarus takes a closer look.
The picturesque island of Bermuda is a long way and a far cry from the hectic urban settings of Liverpool, England where John Lennon grew up, and from New York City, where his life ended on December …
Unbeige 2013-12-10 17:30:32
This week, Amazon is hiring a photographer, while Plastics News needs an art director. JMI is seeking a stylist director, and Agora is on the hunt for a graphic designer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.
Photographer Amazon (Jeffersonville, IN)
Art Director Plastics News (Detroit, MI)
Stylist Director JMI (New York, NY)
Graphic Designer Agorga …
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2013-12-10 17:00:00
Representación del Estadio Greenpoint. Imágen cortesía de http://bensnewgreenpointstadium.webs.com/
Desde la ventana de un avión se vuelve demasiado claro que el apartheid ha sido profundamente escrito en el paisaje sudafricano. Incluso el pueblo más pequeño aparece como dos pueblos distintos. Uno cuenta con una amplia red de calles arboladas y casas cómodas rodeadas de césped. El otro, su gemelo marchito …
Christopher Hume 2013-12-10 16:38:40
Christopher Hume 2013-12-10 16:35:57
Climate Progress 2013-12-10 16:18:37
Pakistani Nagina Mohammed, 7, walks back to her home carrying coal over her head, that she collected to be used for heating and cooking, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
CREDIT: AP/Muhammed Muheisen
The Asian Development Bank is loaning $900 million to Pakistan to finance the construction of a new coal-fired power unit, a financial decision that hasn’t gained the support of …
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