Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize 2014 from the always fantastic Dezeen.
Photo: Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch via Dezeen
Who knew the joys of carboard tubing?!
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize 2014 from the always fantastic Dezeen.

Photo: Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch via Dezeen

Who knew the joys of carboard tubing?!

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Humanharp (by humanharp)

Using the Brooklyn Bridge to play music.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Puzzle Facade (by Javier Lloret)

Who doesn’t love LED, Rubrix cubes, color?  Brilliant.  Read the article about this project on Core77 here.

(thanks/via: Core77)

 New images released of Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge across the Thames)
What could be better than a new bridge from Thomas Heatherwick’s Heatherwick Studio?!
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

 New images released of Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge across the Thames)

What could be better than a new bridge from Thomas Heatherwick’s Heatherwick Studio?!

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

A new LEGO from the architecture series: The United Nations.
(thanks/via: LEGO)

A new LEGO from the architecture series: The United Nations.

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The world’s vainest skyscrapers have been revealed in the latest report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which reveals the unnecessary “vanity space” added to the top of the world’s tallest buildings. Of the top ten tallest buildings in the world at present (pictured), at least 27 percent of each structure is superfluous, according the report. (source Dezeen)

Related article from Architizer.

(thanks/via: Dezeen and Architizer)

Qatar National Convention Centre by Arata Isozaki from Dezeen with photos by Nelson Garrido.
The building was designed by Arata Isozaki to reference the Sidrat al-Muntaha, a holy Islamic tree that is believed to symbolise the end of the seventh heaven….

The spectacular façade resembles two intertwined trees reaching up to support the exterior canopy. The tree is a beacon of learning and comfort in the desert and a haven for poets and scholars who gathered beneath its branches to share knowledge.


(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Qatar National Convention Centre by Arata Isozaki from Dezeen with photos by Nelson Garrido.

The building was designed by Arata Isozaki to reference the Sidrat al-Muntaha, a holy Islamic tree that is believed to symbolise the end of the seventh heaven….

The spectacular façade resembles two intertwined trees reaching up to support the exterior canopy. The tree is a beacon of learning and comfort in the desert and a haven for poets and scholars who gathered beneath its branches to share knowledge.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Perfection in white by Japanese architect Takuro Yamamoto posted on Dezeen.  More photos and description here.
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Perfection in white by Japanese architect Takuro Yamamoto posted on Dezeen.  More photos and description here.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

John Pawson - Moritzkirche in Augsburg, Germany.  
John Pawson has such a beautiful way of simplifying space.  His churches especially inspire. Pawson’s B60 Sloop is a stark contradiction of monastic, spartan, luxury that is characteristic of a lot of his work.

(photo source Dezeen)
(slideshow on Nowness.com)
(thanks/via: John Pawson)

John Pawson - Moritzkirche in Augsburg, Germany.  

John Pawson has such a beautiful way of simplifying space.  His churches especially inspire. Pawson’s B60 Sloop is a stark contradiction of monastic, spartan, luxury that is characteristic of a lot of his work.

(photo source Dezeen)

(slideshow on Nowness.com)

(thanks/via: John Pawson)

Source: Architects re-imagine Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Gardens
Missed this post earlier on Dezeen—an inspired SOM concept for Penn Station.
More from NY Times on Penn Station and the upcoming Mayoral race here.

It is hard to describe Pennsylvania Station, the nation’s busiest transit hub, as anything but a cramped rat’s nest, disorienting for the 600,000 passengers who pass through it every day and unworthy of a city that views itself as the international capital of finance and media.

Baffling that New York has tolerated this so long, right?
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Source: Architects re-imagine Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Gardens

Missed this post earlier on Dezeen—an inspired SOM concept for Penn Station.

More from NY Times on Penn Station and the upcoming Mayoral race here.

It is hard to describe Pennsylvania Station, the nation’s busiest transit hub, as anything but a cramped rat’s nest, disorienting for the 600,000 passengers who pass through it every day and unworthy of a city that views itself as the international capital of finance and media.

Baffling that New York has tolerated this so long, right?

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Museum of Islamic Art by I.M. Pei in Doha.
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Museum of Islamic Art by I.M. Pei in Doha.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

10234- Sydney Opera House™ (by LEGO)

OH WOW!  LEGO modeled the Sydney Opera House which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre designed by the Pritzker recipient and Danish architect Jorn Utzon. (Pritzker jury citation here)

(thanks/via: The Cool List)