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What we’re perusing DESIGN HOSTEL

ARCHITECTURE Founded in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has educated and entertained audiences of all backgrounds. Its exhibitions focus and explore modern-day perspectives on Jewish culture, history, and art. In 1998, the Museum selected architect Daniel Libeskind to design the new building. His task would be to include the reuse of the landmark Jessie Street Power Substation, which was designed in 1907 by Willis Polk. Having stared up at the blue steel wonder and visited the galleries inside-- we think it is well worth the admission.

We found this tid-bit via the fab Desigen Spotter. With the intention of building a warehouse, the Moorman company acquired a dilapidated historical building with the parcel of land that was to be its warehouse’s new site. The Berge Design Hostel by Nils Holger Moorman will have 13 holiday apartments/rooms for Moormann guests and for those interested in design. To read more : http://www.designspotter.com/product/2008 /01/berge_design_ho.php

The museum officially opened the doors to the new building on June 8, 2008.

IN SESSI ON Things certainly have changed since we were in high school. According to the Muskegon Chronicle, the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center has just established a new construction program that will have local high school students constructing eco-housing in the Muskegon Township. The program launches in this coming 20082009 school year with its first of seven homes.

The homes will include recycled products and energy efficient features. If that were not enough, this first home was also designed by a student last year in the CTC and once complete will be listed with a real estate agent and put on the market. Apparently, the days of making leather key fobs and wooden plaques are ancient history.

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fellow* magazine september 2008  

design and style for anyone seeking a life well-lived

fellow* magazine september 2008  

design and style for anyone seeking a life well-lived

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