Cindy Yewon Chun

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PROFILE> Skylar Tibbits

What can NURBS do for you? Find out on February 17, when SKYLAR TIBBITS will lead Scripted Design, a workshop focused on exploring the potentials of RhinoScript, as part of DAY 2 of the upcoming COLLABORATION conference on fabrication and facades in NYC. A trained architect, designer, and computer…

Bjarke Ingels Begins 2012 with an AIA Honor Award

After roaring into New York last year, BIG is reaping rewards from the American Institute of Architects who bestowed an Honor Award on the firm's aptly-named "8 House" in Copenhagen (it looks like a figure-8 in plan). The AIA jury lavished praise: "people really 'live' in this newly created neighborhood,"…
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Artist Creates a Colorful Mosaic of 1,000 Doors in Seoul

This surreal construct is one of the many public art projects by South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa, whose love of found objects and anti-institutional approach to art is known internationally (he once hung strings of sparkling garbage around Seoul Olympic Stadium). The 10-story tall installation called Doors is comprised…
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Unveiled> UNStudio Creates a Neighborhood in the Sky for Singapore

Singapore's largest private property developer, the Far East Organisation, is the latest client of the Amsterdam-based architect UNStudio. The project in question is The Scotts Tower, a high-end residential building with the ambition to achieve "vertical city planning"--a concept perhaps inevitable in evermore crowded Asian cities. According to Ben van Berkel, UNStudio…
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Unveiled> Seoul Cloud by MVRDV

Seoul's Yongsan International Business District, a new district designed to lift the city's architectural appeal as an international business destination, is filled with wild promises: the world's second tallest tower ('Dream Tower') to be completed by 2016, the Libeskind-designed, 28-trillion-won ($22.6-billion) 'Dreamhub' project, and now MVRDV's The Cloud. According to Yongsan…
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Detroit Still Awaiting Its Very Own RoboCop

Earlier this year, over 2,700 people ponied up cash through the online crowd-funding platform Kickstarter to erect a statue of the 1980s icon RoboCop in Detroit, Michigan. Plenty has been said—both good and bad—about this quest to "uphold the awesome," whether the statue will be a good or…
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AIA Chicago’s 2011 Design Excellence Awards

On October 28, over 800 architects, designers, contractors, and their clients gathered together at Navy Pier in Chicago to celebrate the architecture firms recognized with 2011 Design Excellence Awards. Firms were honored for achievements in the following four categories: Distinguished Building, Interior Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, and Unbuilt Design. Out of 357 entries, there were…
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Quick Clicks> Domed City, Guggenheim on hold, Google’s Secret Project, No-bin experiment

City of Scientists. Russian Prime Minister Putin has recently reviewed plans for a potential $6.4 billion project that could build a 5,000-person—scientists and researchers, specifically—domed village in the Arctic called Umka, about 1,000 miles from the North Pole. Plans call for an isolated artificial climate inspired by “an imaginary Moon city or…
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Pictorial> Virgin goes Galactic

A quick flashback: Back in 2005, Virgin Group's latest venture, Virgin Galactic, and the State of New Mexico had announced that they had reached an "historic agreement"—that they would build a state-funded $200 million spaceport in New Mexico. Virgin planned to provide sub-orbital space flights to the paying public,…
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Quick Clicks> Brooklyn Bucket, Rebuilding Libya, House Cycle, Abandoned City

Brooklyn's Bucket. An unsightly construction fence along Brooklyn's Fulton Street has recently been transformed into NYC's own giant chalkboard installation "Before I Die...," a public participation project originally started in New Orleans by artist and TED fellow Candy Chang. Locals have been writing up their bucket lists, some as simple as "get…