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Today's archidose #984: Kinda Blue

Just a smattering of recent photos from my archidose Flickr pool that share an emphasis on the color blue. Mouseover/click photos for subject and photographer information.

Blue walk  — Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
Oscar Tusquets Blanca - Stazione metro Toledo, Napoli
Selfridges, Bullring, Birmingham
Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo 10

Apple Store Opens in Chicago

Today the Apple Michigan Avenue store opens to the public. Designed by Norman Foster, the store replaces the older Bohlin Cywinski Jackson store a few blocks up Michigan Avenue. Like other recent Apple stores around the world, this one is more lightweight, transparent and outwardly simpler than older stores.

[All photographs courtesy of Apple]

The store is also a symbol of Chicago's move toward the river, something it has been doing with the Chicago Riverwalk (south side of the river, roughly between Michigan Avenue and Lake Street) and projects like this one on the north side of the river and the new CAF location opening across the river from Apple next year.

Silverman Architecture Competition

To establish professional relationships with architects new to us, Silverman is hosting a design competition. We want designers to take our vision of quality, community, creativity and sustainability and run with it. We challenge you to blow us away!


The New Google+ Approach - A op-ed from Milan by Stefania Garassini

Google's new integrated search engine and social network means a comeback for closed-network systems – an option that has never previously paid off

RCA students voice concern over new head of architecture

Students demand meeting with dean Alex de Rijke over Charles Walker’s comments

City in a Book: Augmenting the CityEngine

Over the past few days we have been working on a series of techniques to visualise and augment procedural cities. If you add in a model of a BenQ projector, the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation Handbook, a city within the CASA logo and a webcam you get the following augmented reality: We are exploring this as part of our digital visualisation module on the MRes here in CASA, aiming to build in the latest research into the lectures. The combination of Lumion, 3DMax, Illustrator, CityEngine and AR is intriguing...

Round Round, Get Around

Getting around at Brisbane Indesign is easy with our hop-on hop-off bus service.

Splint System from Yellow Diva

This new collectiion of timber tables, stools and benches is both customisable and colourful