Tuesday, May 15, 2007

tulane urban build

this website was sitting in my inbox this morning:


the founder of the firm, byron mouton, had recently initiated a design build course at tulane university in new orleans aptly named tulaneurbanbuild. last year was the inaugural year of the course, with a nod to well known programs as the rural studio, the ghost lab, yale building project and studio 804.

read more about byron and his pursuits at life without buildings, and dwell.

on a somewhat side note-rural studio was in the newyorktimes this last weekend. check the article here.

special thanks to lil'chris, epicure of epicures and bam bam for the links

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

LTL wins award for being "fabulous"

we had to post this photo. it is just TOO...something. the source of our bladder contracting laughter?

lewis.tsurimaki.lewis architects won a james beard award for best restaurant [xing]. you know-the one with the green acrylic mobius strip.

and why do we laugh so hard? maybe it's the matching suits...or the olympic sized medals...or the mischievious grins.

whatever it is-it's too much fabulous-ness in one photo.


Monday, May 07, 2007

denver's hidden treasures

photo by glenn asakawa

the denver post called upon 10 local architects to cite their favorite "under-appreciated" building in denver, and here are the results.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

firm spotlight

ionpopusi from romania.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

uber-riche denver

images from denverinfill

aiming high
with construction starting this summer and opening in 2009, the four seasons tower looks to include some of the most lavish over-priced residences in the city, and exclude most of the city's residents. designed by carney architects [jackson hole.wyoming], the lowest price tag on a unit is a whopping $800,000 and the most expensive being $8,000,000. 100 or so units will be residences, as the other 200 will be hotel suites-and including amenities totals 1 million square feet and 45 stories.

ugh...anyone else feel fat now?

we suppose that this is a good sign for the economy in denver, if not only because of tourism, but also for the master plan of new construction to accommodate arriving masses associated with the democratic national convention arriving here in summer of 2008.