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Can you identify these Lego city landmarks?


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Where in the world would you find these models? These images are taken from Lego-builder Warren Elsmore's exhibition and book, Brick City: Lego for Grown-ups.... Continue Reading

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Australian Architect Shelley Penn A Woman Of Influence

image:architel.tvThe Australian Institute of Architects announces the nomination of its former president, Shelley Penn, to the 2014 list of Australia’s most influential women, compiled by The Australian Financial Times. Shelly Penn was recognised in the public service category for defence of t ...

Launch Moniteur Architecture AMC Online!

The French magazine Moniteur Architecture recently opened a new, online space for information and debate, where “architects can talk to architects”. Created as a platform for design professionals, it will offer a weekly newsletter, thematic analyses, and a new space for sharing on the so ...

Newly Playful, by Design

Fred R. Conrad/The New York TimesCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ReopensOn Friday, Dec. 12, 1902, Andrew Carnegie moved into his just-finished home at 91st Street and Fifth Avenue, with his wife, Louise, and his 5-year-old daughter, Margaret, to whom he handed the key. By the lights of Manh ...

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and The Star-Architect Staffers Club

This is a loose working outline for the business model of the star-architect office:Create spectacular head turning projects and publicize them like crazy to get attention and attract clients, but most importantly to attract talented apprentices/interns to work for free.When the resumes start pourin ...

Pruitt Igoe: Blowing up this St Louis housing project was easier than demolishing the myth it created

The Pruitt Igoe housing project in St Louis, Missouri, being demolished with explosives. Photograph: Lee Balterman/The Life Images Collection/GettyThe demolition of the Pruitt Igoe social housing project in St Louis is held as stark evidence of the failure of modernism, yet it cannot convey the soci ...

Posh space;Victoria Beckham’s store architect

As Victoria Beckham celebrates her win at the British Fashion Awards, Caroline Roux talks to Farshid Moussavi, the architect behind her debut Dover St storeHow Dover Street has changed. Not so long ago the Mayfair thoroughfare was a ghetto of dwindling art galleries, dingy restaurants and the deligh ...

Reflecting on 1 World Trade Center

image aecom.comWith Michael Kimmelman weighing in on 1 World Trade Center earlier this week, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the lessons learned.In the interest of full disclosure, I was an Associate at SOM back in the mid-1980s, where it was my privilege to work with many of the very t ...

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