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20110211greenland.jpg National Gallery of Greenland

I don’t have a lot to say about this. It is fucking beautiful. Please click through to see the rest of the shots.

20100706architecture.jpg Architecture's Modern Marvels

Vanity Fair asked 52 experts to name the most important pieces of architecture since 1980. This is what they chose. [via kottke]

Bonus link: Fast Company shows off the 20 Best New Buildings in L.A.

You Could Eat Off the Floors

Posted November 4, 2009

This Volkswagen factory in Dresden is beautiful. The outside is almost completely glass, the floors are made of hardwood and the parts are transferred by robots that move along thousands of magnets embedded in the ground.

When the production process is a work of art, it makes the end result feel more impressive. Some companies, like Apple, focus on beautiful packaging, but it doesn't say much about the craftsmanship. Unlike the iPod, the Phaeton — the luxury car built at the Transparent Factory — is not an impulse purchase.

Seeing the care put into its creation makes dropping $75,000 (minimum) on a car an easier pill to swallow. More importantly, it makes you believe, or at least hope, that they put the same effort into producing their more affordable cars.

Stadium Franco Sensi

Posted October 17, 2009


This is the proposed design for Rome's new soccer stadium. I'm not sure if I like it, but it feels like the future.

the stadium's skin is surrounded by a perimeter band and screens. through the use of advanced technology systems messages will be communicated on the exterior using the latest generation LED devices.

More pictures and more information can be found at Designboom.

Daniel Libeskind's New York Tower

A refined take on a building that shows its skeleton. I'm excited to see this come to fruition.

Four Stories, Eight Feet Wide, One Home

Some remnant space between two bigger buildings was used for a home. The images really show the ingenuity and thought that went into this project. [via coudal]

Free Design Plans for a Green Home

"David Wax and his team at Free Green turn the home design business model on its head. They are charging exactly what most people are willing to pay for design: Nothing." They make their money from partnerships with vendors they include in the design plans.

12 Modular Homes

I'll take one of each.

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