the chicago prize selects proposals for obama’s presidential library


the civic institution will not only function to house a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president’s life but will also provide an educational infrastructure and framework for outreach and community programs.

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LaSelva’s hexagonal Atlas tiles are patterned to match up at every orientation

Spanish studio LaSelva has designed a collection of hexagonal encaustic cement tiles with a pattern that joins up regardless of which way round they are positioned (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

My Houzz: Gorgeous Views From a Renovated Houseboat Near San Francisco (17 photos)

The old houseboat they purchased in 2000 turned out to be a 12-year reconstruction project for Tom and Malinda Macey. “The original structure was like a shack,” remembers Malinda. “The wood was so rotten, we ended up with dusty wood particles, instead of planks, when we tore the structure apart.”...

   

Kitchen of the Week: Walls Come Down in a Colorful Midcentury Space (12 photos)

Built in the 1950s, this house was in need of a substantial redo. Like many homes from that era, it was compartmentalized and split into small rooms. “The owners wanted to open the house up, to make it light and bright and just more fun,” says interior designer Jenny Baines. This included opening...

 

Shop Houzz: Refreshed Wood for the Home (55 photos)

Wood accents for the home have come a long way since the basic table or traditional dresser in the corner. Nowadays designers are bending it, molding it and letting its natural grain shine in a refreshed way that will warm up any room. Check out these outstanding pieces from the Houzz Shop that prove...

 

BIG unveils looping “snail” house designed for a car collector

News: Bjarke Ingels' firm has released images of its design for a loop-shaped country house that features a gallery for showcasing the clients' car collection (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

bespoke rolls-royce ghost mysore collection limited to three creations


referencing the great kingdom, once located in southern india, and their 18th century ruler tipu sultan, the rolls-royce 'ghost mysore' collection is limited to just three models.

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Woodland home by Hiroshi Nakamura designed to resemble a cluster of timber tepees

Each room of this woodland retreat in Japan is topped by a "pointy hat" that gives the timber structure the appearance of a group of pitched tents (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

Leaked designs reveal replacement for London’s part-built Pinnacle skyscraper

News: images have emerged of a replacement for the stalled Pinnacle skyscraper in London, which will now be demolished following a deal believed to be worth £۳۰۰ million. (more…)

 



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