Architecture + Design

Prince Charles vs Modern Architecture

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The 25 Year Long Battle Rages On Twenty-five years ago Prince Charles stood before the Royal Institute of British Architects and denounced modernism in architecture. His first book "A Vision of Britain, a Personal View of Architecture" which was published in 1989, criticized and showed his distaste for anything modern. Throughout the 1990's Prince Charles[...]

Green Designs With Style!

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We see more and more green designs these days, despite the fact that sustainability is not necessarily a new trend in Architecture and Interior Design. This has produced even more amazing designs that are completely sustainable and LEED Certified, much like the Founding Farmers restaurant we wrote about last week. Here are just a few of our favorites that we[...]

Create a Virtual Shelter for Guggenheim Competition

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The Guggenheim Museum has teamed up with Google to provide designers with a very unique opportunity to submit a design to the Design It Shelter Competition. The competition is being sponsored by both the museum, as well as Google's design software SketchUp. The rules are easy to follow; you must use Google's SketchUp software to create a virtual shelter anyw[...]

LEED Gold-Designed Green Restaurant

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Green Furnishings Abound at the Washington D.C.- based Founding Farmers Restaurant Founding Farmers is the first LEED Gold-designed and Certified Green Restaurant to open in the United States Capital, located just two blocks from the White House. This restaurant gives new meaning to eco-friendly eating with sustainable agriculture at the heart of its menu t[...]

Sweden’s First Floating Hotel

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If you are planning on traveling to Sweden in the near future, and you enjoy floating in the open sea while indulging in luxury, then this hotel would be quite the adventure for you to include in your travels. The owners Susanna and Patrick Hermansson of Salt & Co Tjörn AB hatched the idea in 2004 when they dreamt about starting a business that offered[...]

Quixote Winery

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Fine wine and architecture make for a nice pairing. Where to find it? Quixote Winery in Napa Valley, California. I recently had the opportunity to attend a tasting here and truly enjoyed their signature “screw cap” Petite Syrah. It seems most everyone does, including the staff at Food and Wine magazine who rated Quixote one of the twenty best new wineries in[...]

Top Architectural Destinations of 2009

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Many tourists use their summer and winter vacations to travel around the world to view some of the most spectacular, newest and most interesting buildings built by man. Here we are highlighting a few of our own suggestions of architectural destinations for you to consider in the coming months due to their newness, restoration completion and limited engagemen[...]