Atlanta Officials Trying Again for Streetcar Grant – 11Alive.com | WXIA | Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta is working with MARTA and the downtown Community Improvement District on a scaled-back application for federal funding of a planned streetcar line.The Atlanta City Council voted 11-3 Tuesday to seek $52.1 million for a 2.6-mile system that would run from Centennial Olympic Park and the historic district along Edgewood and Auburn avenues to the King Center. The federal money would be matched with $10 million from the city and $10 million from the downtown CID.

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Hidden Logos: 12 Creative Designs with Secret Symbols | Design + Ideas on WU

A logo is a company’s most visible piece of visual branding, stamped on everything from billboards to promotional pens. But sometimes, you can stare at a familiar design again and again before noticing small but delightful hidden symbols, meaning and even messages. From binary code to the clever combination of interlocking shapes, these 12 logos pack in a little something extra.

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Inflatable Buildings That Could Earn $10 Million a Year | Fast Company

Using clever, super-green construction methods, Woods Bagot proposes a building system that would make use of the stalled sites littering New York.In New York, the most glaring signs of the Great Recession are the stalled construction sites littering the city–boarded up, dusty, and desolate eyesores.The architecture mega-firm Woods Bagot may have a solution, which they’ve just unveiled: Temporary, inflatable buildings that let the developers make money while they wait for their finances to shape up. “We tried to re-imagine how you could reuse those sites,” Jeff Holmes, the partner in charge of Woods Bagot’s New York office, told FastCompany.com. “But it had to be a real proposal. There’s been a number of creative solutions in New York and Boston because of the number of stalled states. We took a hard-nosed look at creating something viable.”

via Inflatable Buildings That Could Earn $10 Million a Year | Fast Company.

Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture | ArchDaily

The R|B House is a re-conceptualization of an end row house unit in Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The project furthers a continuing exploration in sustainable urban residential design. The existing two-story structure was originally built in 1906 and represents the archetype of single family dwelling units in the city. The house had been renovated in the early 1970’s, but the interior space remained a series of compartmentalized programmed rooms reminiscent of more traditional lifestyles.

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Workers try to repair the sinking sea wall at the Jefferson Memorial

The brown goo oozed from the drill hole like a primordial porridge — from 60 feet beneath the Jefferson Memorial, it was some of the muck that’s under the Mall and part of the stuff that has been slowly swallowing the memorial’s sea wall for years.

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Also check out the excellent illustrations of the repair work: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2010/06/01/GR2010060103084.html?sid=ST2010060103460

Gehry vs Sustainability | ArchDaily

Gehry vs Sustainability

21 May 2010

By Karen Cilento — Filed under: News , Sustainability , Frank O. Gehry

Frank Gehry can usually spice things up. And, his recent comments about sustainability prove that the 81 year old starchitect still remains as provocative and shocking as he always was. In an interview with Blair Kamin from the Chicago Tribune, Gehry basically dismissed LEED and its efforts to make our built environment more eco-friendly. While his opposition may be targeted predominately toward LEED’s point system, rather than the overall green movement, his comments, like usual, stirred up some controversy.

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New Market in Celje / Arhitektura Krušec | ArchDaily

The town market is situated in the heart of the city. Ever since it was formed, in the middle of the previous century, the market has represented the centre of urban activity in the city.

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