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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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Open October 28, 2010 | ArchDaily

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Open October 28, 201019May 2010By Sebastian J — Filed under: Leisure , Abu Dhabi, Ferrai, UAE Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind, has announced that it will open its doors to the public on October 28, 2010, three weeks ahead of the second Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Princeton Kicks Flakey Apple iPads Off Network

The iPad is causing iP conflicts on Princeton University’s network.ZoomMonday Princeton University said that it had to temporarily ban many Apple iPad tablets because the devices were disrupting the local network. Unlike Israel, which banned the iPad entirely and said it would confiscate the device if brought across its borders, Princeton has not banned the use of all iPads on campus, but rather is working with Apple to resolve the overall networking issue relating to most iPad devices on campus.

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D.C. seeks federal funds to extend streetcar line

District transportation officials said Tuesday night that they have applied for federal funding to extend a streetcar line, now under construction on H Street and Benning Road NE, across the Anacostia River.

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