David Chipperfield Reveals Plan for Royal Academy of Arts Overhaul


David Chipperfield has today unveiled his plans to reconfigure and renovate the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which will include building a bridge between two historic buildings. Described by the London-based architect as “a series of subtle interventions”, the development will include connecting Burlington House, the grand Palladian house used by the Royal Academy since the mid-19th century, and

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Suntory Whisky Carved The World’s Most Incredible Ice Cubes


Advertising craft doesn’t get more delicate than this. Check out the crazy ice cubes TBWA\Hakuhodo created for Japan’s Suntory Whisky. The agency used what’s called a CNC router (and a process that’s kind of inverse 3-D printing) to carve the designs, which ranged from the Statue of Liberty to the Sphinx to Batman and everything

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Sky Pods Show Rise of New York Skyline


The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today. Via The New York Times

The Swiss Chalet, Radically Reimagined


The classic chalet gets a modern update in Canada, with marvelous views and space for all your wet ski clothes. The Hadaway House in Whistler, Canada, is enough to make even the most dedicated ski bum consider skipping the slopes to stay inside. The almost 5,000-square-foot timber-clad chalet designed by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects is wedged in a

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A Look At Facebook’s New Headquarters, Designed By Frank Gehry


Twenty-eight hundred people. One room. And a giant green roof. This is the story of “MPK 20″—Facebook’s new flagship building on its Menlo Park campus. The hacker warehouse, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, is a 430,000-square-foot LEED-certified building tucked into the terrain like a Bilbo Baggins hut, where it will house a little under a

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