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Mockbee’s Legacy

What will happen to the Rural Studio? That’s the questioned asked in this article from the Christian Science Monitor. Now that Samuel Mockbee has passed away, there is some concern that his ground-breaking Rural Studio program will begin to fade away. I really don’t think anyone should worry about that. I’ve been lucky enough to […]

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Freedom (Tower) isn’t Free

In school, we’d hear stories of things like this happening, but never at this scale. Apparently, Freedom Tower Architect David Childs cribbed his design from Yale University Architecture student Thomas Shine. From NYNewsday.com: “The lawsuit alleged that the Freedom Tower was “strikingly similar” to Shine’s designs for a Manhattan building for the proposed 2012 Olympic […]

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Porn follows function

Nothing too original here, I just couldn’t resist that headline. Colorado Architect Doug Eichelberge built a barn and stable for his ranch using magazines, bottles, rocks, and the like. His recylcing quest began with a donation of 80 tons, thats TONS, of donated pornographic magazines. See, because of their laminated pages, porn mags are non-recyclable…BUT, […]

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Cear Pelli Builds Rabbit Ears in Japan

This from ARCspace.com: The National Museum in Osaka, Japan opened today. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli, the museum was built completely underground due to the constraints imposed by the site. The bold form you’re seeing here, then, is essentially an occupiable skylite and roof, designed to give the city a new civic icon. Check out the […]

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Will Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace” Finally be Realized in Berlin?

Although, that might well be a misnomer. My new favorite weekly, “Building Design” has a great story about what seems to be an otherwise little-publicised event in old East Berlin. The conference, “Fun Palace 200X”, was held in the partially demolished Palast der Republik, the former East German Parliament Building, and attended by architects, anthropologists […]