FORM is giving its readers new reason to log-on with the introduction of a regular online column by contributing writer Michael Webb. Fans of his longstanding print column, News & Reviews, will be happy to know that his book reviews will now be found online, as well as expanded commentary on local events and architectural finds from his global travels. Find the first entries now under the Views tab above, and be sure to check back often for more posts. The column promises to deliver Webb's signature style: thought provoking, insightful and unfiltered.
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This is East Village Lofts in the Revitalization District of East 11th Street in Austin, Texas. The structure, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, makes a bold statement about the intersection of art and sustainability with a multifaceted facade of colorful steel panels. The panels, as you would imagine, double as a shade device and guardrails for condo balconies.
East Village Lofts, or Block 19, was shortlisted in the Design for All competition held by Design Boom and Seoul Design Fair 2010.
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The warmth generated by human bodies in the Parisian metro will help heat a public housing project in the city center, the capital's largest owner of social housing said Friday. The building, located near the Pompidou museum, is being renovated in an environmentally friendly way, due to it's connection to the metro through a stairway. Francois Wachnick from Paris Habitat states that had there not been a way to directly capture the heat from the metro, such as the staircase, the project would have been impossible.