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12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers - Design Milk

12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers - Design Milk | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
See how 12 architects used low-cost, environmentally-friendly shipping containers as modern alternatives in home design and architecture.
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What a great example of re-use, homes made out of shipping containers.

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Alternatives to traditional architecture, shipping container homes are cost-effective, socially conscious and a really cool idea.

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Massimo and Lella Vignelli

Massimo and Lella Vignelli | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Massimo and Lella Vignelli, founders of Vignelli Associates, received the 1982 AIGA Medal for their prodigious and consistently excellent designs, across a wide range of disciplines: industrial and product design, graphic design, book design, magazine and newspaper design, packaging design, interior and exhibit design, and furniture design.
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From Creative Review, "One of the world's great designers, Massimo Vignelli, is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. His son Luca would like all those for whom Vignelli was either an influence or an inspiration to write him a letter."

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6 Extreme Tiny Homes

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6 Extreme Tiny Homes
From containers to cabins, see how these homeowners live comfortably in 200-square-feet or less.By Susan Kleinman
See more inspiration like this at HGTVRemodels.com
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We live in a studio apartment that is about 4 times the size of a tiny home. It is very cramped. I do not see how more than one person who has plenty of room outside to stretch can live comfortably in a Tiny Home.

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:45 AM

We live in a studio apartment that is about 4 times the size of a tiny home. It is very cramped. I do not see how more than one person who has plenty of room outside to stretch can live comfortably in a Tiny Home.

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Top Student Rated Architecture Programs | GraduatePrograms.com

Morgan's Graduate Program in Architecture rated one of the top Architecture Programs by students. Congrats!... http://t.co/Pw9UYekhR9
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Never heard of it.

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Ruins in reverse: Louis Kahn's timeless architecture – in pictures

Ruins in reverse: Louis Kahn's timeless architecture – in pictures | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Renowned for the monolithic masonry of buildings from California to Bangladesh, Kahn turned his obsessions – the natural sciences and primary geometries – into wondrous works of architecture
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A world-reknowned genius for design with a very stange private life.

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13 unsung gems of Tulsa architecture include Pythian, Sinclair buildings - Tulsa World

13 unsung gems of Tulsa architecture include Pythian, Sinclair buildings - Tulsa World | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
13 unsung gems of Tulsa architecture include Pythian, Sinclair buildings Tulsa World The architecture of Tulsa ranges from the ornate to the sedate, from nationally known Art Deco masterworks like the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church to the...
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The architecture of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I think FLW designed some buildings there.

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Architecture for the Apocalypse (Now)

Architecture for the Apocalypse (Now) | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
In 1945, the United States dropped 2 nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Apocalyptic architecture, now.

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Today: Shigeru Ban to Receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Today: Shigeru Ban to Receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

"Today, architect Shigeru Ban will walk away with $100,000 and a bronze medallion—maybe someone will throw in a bouquet of flowers, just for good measure. He will be honored with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, an award granted annually to a living architect for his or her contributions to society. The choice of Ban, a well-regarded architect at Kyoto University of Art and Design who’s become known for disaster-relief projects, eases at least one of the criticisms the Pritzker jury has received in recent years; that is, the award has become focused on male starchitects, to the detriment of the award’s ambitions to recognize humanitarian architecture practices, especially among women. (It wasn’t until 2004 that the organization granted an award to a woman, with the honor going to Zaha Hadid.)"

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Shigeru Ban is a man who is an architect for the people not just part of that elite group of bow tied (males). Architects were considered something for the wealthy only. Ban has been involved in numerous disaster relief projects besides condos and other prestigious work.

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Announcing The Winner Of Co.Design Bracket Madness!

Announcing The Winner Of Co.Design Bracket Madness! | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Readers cast almost 100,000 votes in our contest to name the world's greatest living designer. See who won!
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Who do you think is the world's greatest designer?  I am not sure if there should have been one winner or one winner per category.  Let me know what you think.

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Frank Gehry Is Still the World's Worst Living Architect

Frank Gehry Is Still the World's Worst Living Architect | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
While it's been widely known for at least a decade that Frank Gehry is the world's worst living architect, it's not entirely clear why some people—mostly very rich clients—haven't picked up on this yet. The utterly god awful and ridiculous Biomuseo in Panama, an eco-discovery center that cost at least $60 million and took a decade to construct, is only the most recent case in point.
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FRANK GEHRY cannot be as bad as this article says. But perhaps he is, as an architect, as theatrical as the writer of this article in using such extravagant gestures.

 

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Newsmaker: Richard Meier - News - Architectural Record

Newsmaker: Richard Meier - News - Architectural Record | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
As Meier celebrates the 50th anniversary of establishing his own practice, he reflects on his career and sticking with a Modernist vocabulary.
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One of the living greats in the field of architecture.

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Felix Pfaeffli Graphic Design

Felix Pfaeffli Graphic Design | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
I am loving the dynamic work of Swiss designer Felix Pfaeffli.  Working from his design studio Feixen, he crafts narrative and industrious graphics mixing experimental typography and pop illustrati...
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I love this design work.

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Rendering / CLOG

Rendering / CLOG | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Every month, the publication CLOG takes on “a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now.” It’s not a quick look at something trendy, (Rendering / CLOG - http://t.co/7LLHXSc8 - #styleofdesign)...
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A serious look at architecture.

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Soviet Union's avant-garde architecture — Lost At E Minor: For ...

Soviet Union's avant-garde architecture — Lost At E Minor: For ... | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
We Heart 6 Soviet Union's avant garde architecture. We Heart Soviet Union's avant garde architecture. We Heart 4 Soviet Union's avant garde architecture. We Heart 3 Soviet Union's avant garde architecture.
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The avant-garde in architecture.

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