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Rocks! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1157"] Image from[/caption]   I've always loved this facade. Such a basic idea, stolen from our friends the engineers over at hill-side management, inc. who use gabions to hold back and stabilize hills. The neighborhood I grew up in was accessed by a winding

We're back after being camping on the coast last week. And by "we" I mean me and my dog and this here blog.In honor of my upcoming birthday, I will feature a facade by an architect (and his partner) that shares my special day with me.

In honor of spring, let's look at facades that are exuberently colorful.Expansion of the Palais des Congrès de Montréal designed by a collaboration of Tétreault, Parent, Languedoc et Associés with Saïa et Barbarese Architectes, Ædifica, and Hal Ingberg Architect. Image from ArchitectureWeek.comI love

Wow, look at this one:It's the Dream Hotel in NYC by Handel Architects. What everyone is saying (and what is true!) is that itlooks like a giant Connect 4 game.I do like the way the openings wrap down to the horizontal plane over the entry:Basically,

Photo from archpaper.comWang Shu has stated that his wife and design collaborator Lu Wenyu should have been named along with him and shared in his recent Pritzker Prize.Read about it here.This is very interesting. And it is entirely a result of the system of "starchitecture"