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Glassless Bottles: Ice Beverage Containers Keep Cola Cool

No amount of insulation can hope to keep your beverage quite as cold as a bottle made entirely out of ice, as found in this limited-edition container design from a marketing firm working for Coca Cola.

via Glassless Bottles: Ice Beverage Containers Keep Cola Cool | WebUrbanist.

Is Your City Design-Centered or Place-Centered? « Project for Public Spaces – Placemaking for Communities

To move toward an Architecture of Place, we must all advocate for our cities to take a Place-Centered approach to creating new buildings and public spaces. 

When an opportunity to develop a site in your city comes up, what kind of approach do the people leading the process take? Do they treat the site as an independent piece of real estate, to be interpreted by architects and planners first before involving any of the local residents? Or do they reach out to people to find out what needs already exist in the area around that site, and then begin devising a plan with the community?

We call the former of these two a Design-Centered approach, and the latter a Place-Centered approach. One of our 11 Placemaking Principles is that it is critical to remember, in any project, that you are creating a place, not a design. While good design is important to creating great places, it is but one tool in your kit–not the driving force behind good Placemaking. When a community is involved from (or even before) the start of a design process, that process serves the site and the people who will use it, instead of serving the designers’ own interests. This creates places that are accessible, dynamic, and inclusive–the kind of places that are central to building strong neighborhoods and cities.

via Is Your City Design-Centered or Place-Centered? « Project for Public Spaces – Placemaking for Communities.

iPad3 means no shuffling between several gadgets | NextWorth

Using a device like the new iPad allows you to merge many gadgets into one, streamlining your digital life. That is, when you have a tablet like the new iPad you no longer need other gadgets, such as an e-reader, laptop or iPod touch. With NextWorth, you can trade in those gadgets to subsidize the cost of your new iPad!

via iPad3 means no shuffling between several gadgets | NextWorth.

Dezeen » Blog Archive » 860-880 Lake Shore Drive refurbishment by Krueck & Sexton

860-880, which was built between 1949 and 1951, consists of two 26-story, exposed steel and glass apartment towers set at right angles on an irregular travertine plaza. Based on ideas and theories Mies had been perfecting since his earliest days as an independent architect in 1920s Berlin, the buildings redefined highrise living for the post-war generation.

via Dezeen » Blog Archive » 860-880 Lake Shore Drive refurbishment by Krueck & Sexton.

Beijing Hutong Bubble / MAD Beijing Hutong Bubble – MAD – ArchDaily

Beijing Hutong Bubble / MAD Beijing Hutong Bubble – MAD – ArchDaily.

Dezeen » Blog Archive » The Long Barn Studio by Nicolas Tye Architects

Dezeen » Blog Archive » The Long Barn Studio by Nicolas Tye Architects.