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PROJECT FRIDAY :: We love a good TED talk. The 2014 season kicked off with construction of the Rockwell Group's pop-up theater. In David Rockwell's portable theater, audience members are greeted with 16 seating options, from bean bag chairs to theater chairs.
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PROJECT FRIDAY :: A recent twist in the upcycling trend, shipping containers are being used as building blocks for homes and other buildings. As seen in this post from the Mother Nature Network, the results are stunning.
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PROJECT FRIDAY :: Annabelle Selldorf has been tapped to design the expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. Selldorf was chosen for her reputation of designing spaces that enhance, rather than upstage, the subject it serves.

We hope to reveal more about this project soon!
 
h/t +ArchDaily 
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There are only 3 weeks left to nominate a project for this year's Orchids & Onions!

Check out their nomination of the day - for Interior Design: Polite Provisions and Soda & Swine in North Park!
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PROJECT FRIDAY :: The Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, Mass. has started a Green Roof project, in that the store will begin to grow produce on its roof. The first crops are expected this fall, just in time for the store's opening.
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PROJECT FRIDAY :: Bayside Toronto will welcome a new condo/retail/cultural project, being built by U.S. developer Hines, and Canadian builder Tridel. The "city-building" effort will revitalize 23 acres of Toronto's waterfront, and will take up to one decade to complete.
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Last month, Paul covered the important connection between architecture and garden spaces.  This month, he lists 3 of the coolest sustainable buildings in California.  Take a look!
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PROJECT FRIDAY :: Mary Rose Museum opens today in Portsmouth, UK, after a £35m construction effort, resulting in a wood-clad structure commemorating its namesake, one of Britain's storied warships.

See more about the building and the story it tells here:
http://www.maryrose.org/
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Who doesn't like being outside?  Especially in San Diego, outdoor spaces are just as important as their enclosed rivals.  In this month's column, Paul discusses the intersection of indoor and outdoor space:
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This Earth Day, Paul discusses sustainable urban farming in his +La Jolla Light column.  This concept is a growing trend, as farms grow further from urban centers.
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