I always wondered if the louvers on my POD Hotel project would actually look decent, or even work. Danny Libeskind has a new project in Germany that is not too far off from the facade idea, and the louvers actually look pretty good. In fact, I even like the project, although it looks like the cool "green balconies" got axed. Still, POD hotel would look way cooler...
3D printed camera! Hopefully Noah will take his makerbots for a spin and we can make a couple. Plans here.
Apparently this tower by Raphael Vinoly has a good chance of getting built in Manhattan. It's quite nice in an understated way, very different than the "typical" a-typical high rises vying for attention lately. It is hard to get a handle on its scale, owing to the enormous windows dominating its facade.
They pay off on the inside, with a scale and proportion not typically seen in high-rise residential.
And definitely a one-of-a-kind view