Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pinnacles of Modern Urban Design: The Urban Land Institute Architecture Awards 2010

October 25, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Five outstanding developments have been selected as winners of the 2010 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. The winners are: LA LIVE, Los Angeles; Miasteczko Wilanów, Warsaw, Poland; Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill, Australia; The Southern Ridges, Singapore; and Thin [...]

PuLi: The First Urban Resort And Spa In Downtown Shanghai

October 22, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

The urban resort idea is growing in the United States. I have written about it recently for Luxist, regarding the Millennium Towers in San Francisco. This residence hotel offers a type of experiential, urban sanctuary that is particularly needful, especially in electric, busy, hyper-urban settings. This concept is new in the Far East, and the [...]

Urban Shed International Design Competition

October 12, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Re-imagined scaffolding hits the streets of NYC with three finalists’ winning prototypes by Passa C Protecting pedestrians from both debris and the rain, NYC construction scaffolding is a major part of the urban landscape yet mostly considered an inconvenient eyesore. With nearly 6,000 sheds spanning more than 1 million linear feet throughout the city, NYC [...]

Revealing the Colors of Urban Graphic Decay

October 12, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Wandering the streets with her camera Jitka Kopejtkova captures the graphic decay of Prague’s event, product and political posters. The fragmented and juxtaposed images in her work reveal not only unexpected color combinations but the age rings of visual communication and the consumer market itself. The indiscriminate combinations of color, shape and form raise curiosities of each individual designer’s original [...]

BMW Supports Guggenheim Foundation in Exploring Urban Life

October 10, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

BMW AG and Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation and Museum have come together for an interesting collaboration that promises unlimited possibilities. Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, and Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG announced a 6-year collaborative effort that will span the globe in an exploration of urban life.  This is a [...]

Urban Camouflage By Aaron Larney.

September 21, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Recent graduate from Central Saint Martins with First Class Honours in BA Graphic Design, Aaron Larney has some fun projects in his portfolio. His Urban Camouflage: Graffiti and Notice Board projects are photos in which the subject completely blends in with the backgrounds. Created along with the help of artists Matt Child and “Dosah”, one [...]

Nicole Kidman and Hubby Keith Urban get a new Abode in Manhattan

August 15, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Nicole Kidman and hubby Keith Urban have bought a luxurious penthouse apartment in Manhattan for a whopping $10million. But that is not what is the interesting part. They are rich and they can spend lots and lots of cash. Yeah so the interesting bit is that this pad comes with an ‘en suite Sky Garage’ [...]

5°Asalto, Urban Art Festival 2010, Saragossa

June 25, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

From 16th to 20th of July we performed twice at the Urban Art Festival, 5°Asalto, in Saragossa. It was a great honour to us joining these connaisseurs of wallpainting and graffiti. Learning about the different attitudes they create their art from we gave our best to contributed our part. The Stone Signum (4×4m) consisting of [...]

Dave’s Tiny Urban Austin Studio House Tour

June 24, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Name: Dave Johannes Location: Austin, Texas Size: 392 square feet Years lived in: 1 You may remember Dave’s place from his Small Cool entry — we liked so many things about Dave’s apartment we knew we had to visit for a House Tour! Sure, Dave lives in a hip, urban apartment complex close to downtown [...]