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Kwangho Lee: Lifelike Design

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Korean artist-designer wows with creative use of ordinary materials.

The talk of the town at Design September 2010 in Brussels is an exhibition of Kwangho Lee's work at next-gen retailer/gallery Hunting and Collecting. The show, which is to runs from September 10-30, presents an overview of the talented Korean artist-designer's work and an animated projection of his creative process. Born in Seoul in 1981, Kwango Lee grew up in the remote countryside......read more

Ironic Landscapes by Cook/Jenshel

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Famed husband and wife photo duo interpret the interplay between culture and environment

Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, two of America's most celebrated landscape photographers, shoot powerful images covering all types of environmental issues. Whether the subject is aquariums or green roofs, gardens or the NYC High Line, the husband and wife photo duo shoot in a signature style that combines a documentary and a fine-arts aesthetic. The Cook/Jenshel......read more

Nabi: Light Paintings In Nature

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From Lee Jeong Lok

These light paintings by Korean artist Lee Jeong Lok have a mystical, spiritual quality. The photos use light in various symbolic forms particularly the butterfly, (Nabi is butterfly in Korean). The artist sees a lot of sprituality in this.  Whether you do or not, the magical beauty is still a treat. From the artist:  The butterfly, symbolizing a being moving from this world to......read more

SFO Terminal Lands LEED Gold Certification

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New terminal pushes sustainable airport architecture into the 21st century

With a flight from New York to LA consuming about 5,000 gallons of jet fuel, it's safe to say there's not much sustainable about the act of flying. The new Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport attempts to offset this carbon-intensive eco-unfriendliness with some next-generation green design. The remodeled terminal, designed by architects from Gensler, opened in April of this year at......read more

Going For the Green

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The world's first LEED Platinum soccer stadium is under construction in Brazil

Notwithstanding the corruption scandals, construction delays, and dubious evictions, there is one very good reason for futebol-mad Brazilians to feel good about hosting the 2014 World Cup. In Brasilia, the national capital, two young architects are on a mission to build the world's first LEED Platinum soccer stadium. The 70,000-seat Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, designed......read more

NYC's First-Ever LEED Platinum Project

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A 3,600-square-foot rooftop garden caps this office space retrofit by Cook+Fox Architects

At the edge of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood sits a nondescript, seven-floor office building built in the early 20th century. Inside, however, the plainness explodes with a modern office interior that is New York City's first-ever LEED Platinum project. Designed by Cook+Fox Architects in 2007, the office at 641 Avenue of the Americas was inspired by the desire to create a healthy and......read more

Neptune Norte: A LEED Platinum Beach Residence in Encinitas

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Green features abound in this five-bedroom, ocean view dream home

In the market for a beach house? Got green ideals and a few million to spare? If so, then we've found your dream home. It's in Encinitas, California, and it hits all the right notes (save for affordability). Called Neptune Norte, the 5,000+ square foot residence was designed and built by brothers Jeff Adams of Wave Crest and Steve Adams of Adams Design Associates, who managed to land the house......read more

Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture

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A zero-energy stunner nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA

Tasked with creating a modern ranch house with informed by environmental ideals, Feldman Architecture delivered this stunner of a home nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA. Dubbed Caterpillar House in reference to its undulating form, the home features an open plan with a powerful connection between indoor and outdoor space.  With walls constructed from repurposed earth generated......read more

SHFT Sampler 9-16-10

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Weekly links: Kwangho Lee, ridiculous green advertising, and raver bikes.

Kwangho Lee's "Lifelike Design" exhibit at Design September in Brussels, which we discussed here, is up now at Hunting and Collecting. Check SlamXHype for story and pics. Nissan's ludicrous ad spot for the all-electric Leaf sedan is catching flak in the blogosphere. Advertising blog Copyranter calls it an "absolutely outrageously manipulative insensitive hubristic piece......read more

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