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Friday, December 22, 2006

A Daily 2006 in Review

This year's been a big one for me, getting married, moving to New York, and going back to school. And judging from all the posts in my archives from this year, it's been a big year for architecture in general. Below I give you a brief recap of the year in daily doses. Posts will be light for the next week or two as I relax and celebrate the holiday season. Happy Holidays!

The state of Chicago architecture:
:: Preservation and One South Dearborn
:: Low-rise residential
:: Wrigley Field bleachers
:: Navy (crap)Pier and not so crappy
:: Bucket Boys
:: Studio Gang's Aqua once, twice, thrice
:: Crate & Barrel's urban referent
:: 3 blocks, 5 buildings
:: HUB 116
:: Soldier Field loses landmark status
:: Turrell's Chicago Skyspace opens
:: Glass is the new painted concrete
:: Dirk Denison's Culver House
:: Zoka Zola reworks Chicago's zoning
:: VDT's north-side retail complex
:: Mies on a beam
:: McDonalds buys a bike station
:: Bike 2015 Plan
:: Fun with developer taglines
:: The Rockwell Brown Line station reopens
:: Smith leaves SOM
Architecture in NYC:
:: New York gets new bus stops
:: The connection between Rockwell and Ando
:: The handrail memorial
:: Gehry and Tschumi before & during
:: Astoria pool
:: Mocking up 40 Bond Street
:: WTC towers unveiled
:: Upper West Side photos
:: StoryCorps booth
:: New Museum progress
:: Hollywood in Astoria
Beyond Chicago and New York:
:: Steven Holl's Nelson-Atkins Bloch addition, not once but twice
:: VDT's Kresge Foundation
:: Chavez Ravine
:: Paolo Soleri in New Orleans
:: OMA in KY
:: Hotel Puerta America's corridors and rooms
:: Golconde
:: Porous Drape
:: Congotronics
:: Dubai Strike
:: Cretto, revisited
:: Novy Dvur Monastery
:: Tikopia, part I and part II
:: Urban Plough
:: Wind and Earth
:: Richard Meier's Ara Pacis
:: Chicago Square (in Hamburg, Germany)
:: Wind and earth
:: Ferrous Park
:: Slaughterhouse architecture
:: Herzog & de Meuron's Tate expansion
:: The state of starchitecture
:: House of Terror
:: My trip to Ecuador in one-two-three-four parts
:: Leviathan Thot
The year in half doses:
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:: Mercat de Santa Caterina by EMBT

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:: S(ch)austall by FNP Architekten

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:: Mother's by Clive Wilkinson

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:: Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer H.

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House in Brejos de Azeitao by Aires Mateus

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Belmont/Thurman Lofts by Holst Architecture

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Big Box Housing by David Woodhouse Architects

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Glass Sea by Alec French Architects

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House of Sweden by Gert Wingardh

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Laminata House by Kruunenberg Van der Erve Architecten

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Urban Cactus by UCX Architects / Ben Huygen and Jasper Jaegers

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Z-House by Eve Harlou
Architecture and media:
:: Single. Handsome. Charismatic. Architect?
:: Auctioning Daniel Libeskind's boots
:: Allianz in Legos
:: Design E-squared
:: Modern-day Leonardos
:: Graham Foundation videos
:: UGLY Rant
:: Blueprint Magazines
:: Mini Cooper and Arcosanti
:: Architecture videos
:: A couple films: La Jetee and Fitzcarraldo
:: MIT Gallery
:: Thermal Baths music video
:: Crains Chicago on quirky bosses
:: What are architects paid?
:: Holiday gift books
Your favorites (with # of comments, as of today):
:: Gettin' Hitched (27)
:: Dubai Strike (16)
:: Nelson-Atkins Bloch (15)
:: This Just In (14)
:: Aqua Redux (13)
:: 4 Weeks Notice (13)
:: Architectural Connections (11)
:: No Small Plans (10)
:: Chang-Lin Tien Center (10)
:: Single. Handsome. Charismatic. Architect? (9)
:: Urban Referent (9)
:: Skyspace Opens (9)
:: un film de ... (9)
:: S-U-C-C-E-E-S! (9)
:: Rockwell Reopens (9)
:: Handrail Memorial (8)
:: Today's archidose #19 (8)
:: Chavez Ravine (7)
:: Metropol Parasol (7)
:: Design E-squared (7)
:: Weekly Aerials (7)
:: House of Sweden (7)
:: File Under: Luminous (7)
:: Coroflot Salary Results (7)
:: Leviathan Thot (7)
Lasly, in passing:
:: Harry Seidler
:: Jane Jacobs
:: Ferd Scheeler

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on an awesome year of architecture!

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  2. Congrats too on an delightful year...
    Merry Christmas.

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