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Liability and the Workspace

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Posted: August 16th, 2011
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The Falkirk Wheel

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Posted: August 12th, 2011
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Garage Companies

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Posted: August 3rd, 2011
at 7:31am by mnp


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Built Festival, Chi Town

A major new art Initiative; BUILT;festival, is a city being created out of shipping containers this summer in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood. The shipping containers will be given over to Chicago’s contemporary artists and curators to transform into alternative or ‘ guerrilla’ venues.

 

BUILT is designed as a dynamic space for creative thinking and action, bringing together artists and participants in a cultural activation open to the public.

www.BuiltFestival.com

Date:
Friday August 12th, 5:00pm-10:30pm
Saturday August 13th, 11:00am-10:30pm

Location:
1767 n Milwaukee avenue, Chicago IL 60647

Artists:
Over a hundred independent artists, projects, exhibitions, and performances, which expand on the festival’s themes of urban culture, will open inside and out of our shipping container venues.

Venues:
12 shipping container galleries

BUILT;festival is a grassroots operation located in Chicago Illinois. We hope you can attend the festival and see our efforts to build this second city.

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Posted: August 2nd, 2011
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Good Offices

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Posted: July 28th, 2011
at 12:08pm by mnp


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Reinventing the Shipping Container Part 8

Puma has made a portable store (Puma City)- how can commercial store applications of the shipping container be brought to consumers? Pop-up shops were all the rage, why not utilize shipping containers for these temporary depots? By bringing surplus crates to vacant lots, stores would not have to bear the cost of building a brand new place to sell there wares, while being able to move onto the next destination…

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Posted: July 27th, 2011
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Despresso Coffee Shop

The owner, Eugene Kagansky, decided to have fun with the 500 square feet that he had on Madison Avenue and 42nd Street. He wanted to create a memorable, unusual, creative place for people to grab their morning and afternoon coffee. He gave the designers at Nema Workshop a budget of $500,000 (for only 500 square feet!) and asked them to create a library inspired sideways coffee shop. The designers took pictures at the library and printed them on glazed tiles, which cover the ceiling, wall and floor. It all looks like flip-flopped library shelves. (Source)

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Posted: July 23rd, 2011
at 9:33pm by mnp


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Soma House - Architectural Visualization

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Posted: July 21st, 2011
at 9:30am by Black Ock


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The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis

On a warm June day in 1978, William J. LeMessurier, one of the nation’s leading structural engineers, received a phone call at his headquarters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from an engineering student in New Jersey. The young man, whose name has been lost in the swirl of subsequent events, said that his professor had assigned him to write a paper on the Citicorp tower, the slash-topped silver skyscraper that had become, on its completion in Manhattan the year before, the seventh-tallest building in the world.

LeMessurier found the subject hard to resist, even though the call caught him in the middle of a meeting. As a structural consultant to the architect Hugh Stubbins, Jr., he had designed the twenty-five-thousand-ton steel skeleton beneath the tower’s sleek aluminum skin. And, in a field where architects usually get all the credit, the engineer, then fifty-two, had won his own share of praise for the tower’s technical elegance and singular grace; indeed, earlier that year he had been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest honor his profession bestows. Excusing himself from the meeting, LeMessurier asked his caller how he could help.

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Posted: June 4th, 2011
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Categories: architecture,development,education

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