architecture

1 World Trade Center’s amazing elevator

I was reading the New York Times and came across this video of the elevator to the observation deck at the top of 1 World Trade Center. As the carriage rises (at 2,000 feet per minute!), the interior walls display a computer-generated view of the city of New York that rises in perspective. Not only …

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World’s Most Beautiful Computer

The Spanish have been doing it for centuries–mixing cultures across time and heritage. The Alhambra, theMosque of Cordoba, the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Why not do it in the most modern of settings? The Barcelona Supercomputing Center features the MareNostrum: a supercomputer housed in an old Roman Catholic church! Even if you don’t …

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To Sell the Future, Find the Right People Textures for the Sketch

Ever wonder where all those happy/engaged/entertained/… people in architectural renderings come from? >>To Sell the Future, Find the Right People Textures for the Sketch – NYTimes.com

The Hottest Act in Vegas: Vdara Death Ray

This is like magnifying glasses and ants, only a mega casino is the magnifying glass and tourists are the ants. Somewhere in that analogy there’s poetry… Check out how the hot Las Vegas sun gets intensified to fry sunbathers at the pool: >> Link: BLDGBLOG: Las Vegas Death Ray

Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice: the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour

If I weren’t so diligent about saving money right now, I’d be signing up for this weekend’s AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour (the 2010 tour is called “Modern Design Voyeurism in Venice, CA“). There look to be some pretty cool homes on the tour. If you go, please take some pictures and let me …

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Dwell on Design

For those of you in LA, and/or for all the architecture and design lovers out there, check outDwell on Design this coming weekend at the LA Convention Center. Sponsored by Dwell Magazine, it will feature speakers, exhibits, tours, awards, and more–all about design, sustainability, and architecture. See you there!

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