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Today we feature a few excerpts from our voluminous mailbag:

a+t magazine is offering an outstanding read featuring Dutch Architecture called, “DBook“. The magazine itself comes from Spain and is also translated in English. Another fine architectural periodical from Europe.


NAi the Netherlands Architecture Institute is featuring a symposium of designers, artists and intellectuals similar to TED in the United States. Wiel Arets is assisting the NAi in their efforts and the program in entitled “Happening“. The review runs through May 4, 2008 at the NAi in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


We also have received word that the Esherick House in Philadelphia is going up for auction. For those of you in the city of brotherly love now is your chance to purchase an amazing work by one of the all time master architects, Louis Kahn. Estimated selling price between $2-3 million US.

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With the new year almost a month underway it is time once again to share our email with our readers. Today’s selections include: competition call for entries, grant funding for architecture, and several new links for firm websites and other compelling design material.

01:: Competitions

The Architecture League of New York Young Architects Forum presents, Resonance 2008 (due February 11, 2008).

eVolo presents the 08-Skyscraper Competition (due February 26, 2008).

JELD-WEN presents the JELD-WEN Student Door Design Contest (due February 29, 2008).

The Storefront for Art and Architecture presents, White House Redux. (due April, 20, 2008).

ASHRAE presents the ASHRAE 2008 Design Project Competition (due May 9, 2008).

02:: Grants

A generous grant opportunity is being provided to our readers from the state of New York to fund professionals in the design, planning and historic preservation fields. The grant is funded by the Architecture, Planning and Design Program for the New York State Council on the Arts for up to $10,000.00.

03:: Interesting Links

SEI design group in Rochester, NY, USA

OOD-A is a Portuguese based architectural showcase site.

ARX Portugal Arquitectos located in Lisboa, Portugal

Check our sidebars for more architecture, modern design, urbanism and sustainability links.

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Time once again for another edition of selections from the mailbag. This week we have two announcements regarding competitions to pass along, one exhibition listing and an interesting link to an article in New York magazine.

The first competition is sponsored by the Architectural League of New York, Young Architects Forum 2008 and is due on February 11, ’08. Here is a brief from the Call for Entries:

“Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Young Architects Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in public forums, an on-line installation, and an exhibition at the Architectural League beginning in May 2008. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A poster of the winning entries will be published and distributed nationally, as will a catalog of winning work published by the Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. The Young Architects Forum is an annual competition, series of lectures, and exhibition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects Committee. The Forum was established to recognize specific works of high quality and to encourage the exchange of ideas among young people who might otherwise not have a forum.”

The next competition is sponsored by Ceramic Tiles of Italy and their media release is below:

“Ceramic Tiles of Italy is now accepting entries for their 15th Annual Design Competition. The competition celebrates outstanding examples of contemporary American design featuring fabulous Italian ceramic tiles. North American architects and interior designers are invited to submit residential, commercial and institutional projects completed between January 2003 and January 2008. Entries may be submitted for domestic and international new construction and renovation projects. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a trip to Coverings which will be held in Orlando, Florida from April 29th – May 2nd, 2008. Winners will also be treated to a 5-day trip to Cersaie 2008, the world’s largest exhibition for ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings and join a delegation of leading design media journalists. The organization will once again offer an additional $1,000 to be shared by the winning contractor/distributor team.”

For those readers in Asia, the Seoul Design Week 2007 opens today and runs through 12/28/07.

From New York magazine comes this interesting news blurb:

“This week in New York magazine’s “Year in Culture” issue, architecture critic Justin Davidson names the ten best things that the architecture world had to offer this year, from the best new building (The New Museum of Contemporary Art)(by SANAA) to the best new interior (Tiffany & Co on Wall Street). See his picks at http://nymag.com/arts/cultureawards/2007/41799/.”

And finally a sad note…the quality design blog Reluct.com has apparently left the building. Thanks for the inspiring posts.

Check our sidebars for competition links and updates.

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Another edition of mail call is upon us. Some of these have aged a bit in the mailroom but, nonetheless, are provided below for your perusal. Please enjoy and if you have an event or project that you might like to have featured here please email our editor.

A press release from KjellgrenKaminsky Architecture in Sweden reads:


New Bureau New House New Bench

After winning the international architecture competition for the new Mirage dancehall in Falsterbo, Sweden, KjellgrenKaminsky Architecture was founded by Fredrik and Joakim, two young Swedish architects.

The founders have previously worked at architectural firms such as Wingardhs and UN-Studio, Ben van Berkel. Our new office will work with architecture in its broadest meaning ranging from furniture to city planning, from theory to practice.

Right now we are working with the detail design of the Mirage dancehall and simultaneously releasing a new piece of furniture; a bench called Praline noir.

Two additional links of interest are included below for your enjoyment. One is for european modern architecture site MIMOA and the other is for project submission site Designer Pages. Both of which we will investigate and provide discourse for at a later date.

MIMOA Site
Designer Pages Link

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Today is the debut of a new section to east coast Architecture review that will feature additional links and interesting content that has arrived in our email and we found worth sharing with you. Two links of note today are both related to blog rankings. The first was very unexpected and is entitled, “Top 100 Architecture Blogs” in which ecAr lands at number 84.

The second comes to us from another fine Architecture blog dubbed PartIV. Apparently they are looking for the top 15 or so blogs to feature in their links for next year. So if you appreciate the contents and efforts of this blog please show your enthusiasm by voting in the sidebar poll at PartIV.