In Other News …

enhanced-19627-1408928465-138 Cool All-Blue Projects with Tranquil Undertones  [Architizer]  I’m into the monochrome look – I especially liked the blue shipping containers arranged into a Stonehenge replica, but even after fifteen minutes of research, I still have no idea what the point of it is.  Though maybe that is the point.

Loudon County’s Housing Recovery Hindered By Long Commutes  [Washington Post]  The weird thing about the walkability trend is that commuting was always horrible; why are people just now refusing to do it?  There’s got to be more to this story.

Investigators Find DC Metro Ignored Safety Problems for Years  [USA Today]   This report is legitimately scary.  I’m surprised there aren’t serious breakdowns every single day.  (Oh wait, there are serious breakdowns every single day.)

5 Eco-Friendly Pre-Fab Homes You Can Buy Right Now  [Curbed]  If you have a quarter million dollars to spend, that is.  Aren’t tiny houses supposed to be super cheap?

This Vertical Forest Hotel Will Clean the Air In China  [Inhabitat]   Nice! Build thirty million more of these and we’ll be in pretty good shape.

This Floating House Was Designed to Withstand Climate Change  [Mental Floss]  This is just one of many floating house designs that have debuted recently.  Are architects more pessimistic than the rest of us, or do they know something we don’t?  I’m worried.

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