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Hey, I know this guy! by Michelle Linden






It is always fun when you see people you know in the news... I don't know the architects on this project (Ruhl Walker Architects out of Boston), but I know the local architect - Rhoady Lee, the builder - Phil Tinguely, and the mechanical engineer - Mark Morrison.
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When I was living in working in Hawaii, I felt like there was a real lack of modern design, so it is nice to it start to happen more and more.

Congrats to all for the Hawaii Wildlife Center!
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Via Dezeen.

Folded and Perforated Cor-ten by Michelle Linden






The idea of a folding facade isn't new, but I'm still digging this particular iteration. Designed by Andre Kikoski Architect and located in Brooklyn, this mixed use building offers evening protection, convertible awnings, individual storefront openings, and a highly stylized and ever-changing facade. Personally, my favorite view is down the sidewalk, allowing you to actually experience the folded awnings.

Puritan Colonial Architecture by Michelle Linden












In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd post a few (lasting) examples of Puritan Colonial Architecture. Growing up in Massachusetts, I've actually seen most of these in person. Perhaps, that is what drives my love of minimal architecture! After all, these were early examples of form following function... and most are quite lovely!
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Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
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Via here and here and here
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Cuts in Corian by Michelle Linden





I remember a magic trick from when I was a kid, where you would hold up a piece of paper and say that with one cut, you could make a hole big enough to climb through... of course, your obliging audience wouldn't believe you, so you'd then proceed to fold the paper and cut a back and forth slit, which you would then stretch out and actually step through.
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This project reminds me of that.
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And it is kind of unbelievable that it is made entirely from Corian.
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A piece of installation art for the Bronx Museum, this project by Vito Acconci is a study of our understanding of public spaces. I'm not totally sure what I think of the project... I wish I could see it in person.
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Has anyone checked it out?
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