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A Crisis of Conscience and Containers

In the wake up the economic, housing, and automaker crises, we find ourselves in he midst of a new global dilemma — enter: The Shipping Container Crisis. Yes, The Shipping Container Crisis. An NPR piece describes the ready-for-cinema story of complex personal relationships and interweaving lives (paging Paul Haggis…) affected by the lack of the globally […]

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Links Without Buildings – 10 October

[image via V&A] The origin of The War Room from Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. Great movie set? Or greatest movie set? [Hollywood Elsewhere] Related: Cold War Modern at the Victoria & Albert. The Guardian ponders the profession’s big questions: Why are architects’ websites so damn bad? And yes, they name names. [The Guardian] On the other […]

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PS1: And Now for Something Completely Different…

[image via the NYT] Under the pavement…the farm? By Turning a situationist slogan on its head, the dynamic duo of Work Architecture Company have won this year’s PS1 Young Architects Program with a design for an urban farm. (Is it just me or are “urban farms” making a big comeback this year?) Work – made […]

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The Berlin / New York Dialogues

(Still recovering somewhat from the trip. Things were so busy before I left a couple weeks ago and I neglected to get this posted…)Life Without Buildings’ New York correspondent and all-around bon vivant, Jac Currie attended the Berlin / New York dialogues last week at the New York Center for Architecture.The 10-week long exhibition aims […]

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Dwell on Design: San Francisco

This morning didn’t start well. I woke up to find that someone had knocked over my scooter. A potential disaster, but thankfully it only suffered minor damage and a flooded engine.  After a short wait a quick fix, I was sputtering and chainsawing my way to Dwell on Design.  Alas, another problem. I got lost […]