Steve Jobs Presents to Cupertino City Council

Posted in Architecture, Business, Community, Construction, Design, International by htdstudio on June 9, 2011

Nordhavnen Immortalized on “Someone Has Built it Before” Blog

Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Education, International, Media by htdstudio on March 22, 2011

HTDSTUDIO’s 2008 competition proposal, Nordhavnen Pixel City was selected as a design example on the SHBiB architecture blog.

Architizer App for iPad, iPad2

Our good friends at have released their new iPad app.  Enjoy.

Squatters on the Skyline

Posted in Architecture, Business, Community, Finance, International by htdstudio on March 1, 2011

Photo: Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

The “Tower of David,” a 45-story uncompleted skyscraper located in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, is one of Latin America’s tallest skyscrapers. It is also home to more than 2,500 squatters.


Published: February 28, 2011


Griffintown Interrupted Exhibition in Montreal

Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Education, International, Media by htdstudio on February 11, 2011

Photo © 2011 Alexis Schneider

In October 2010, international ideas competition Griffintown Interrupted was launched, calling for temporary structures in one of Montréal’s most contentious districts. In response, forty-three teams of architects and designers from ten countries came forward to propose innovative temporary structures on five sites throughout Griffintown.  These propositions were featured in an exhibition at the Fonderie Darling, which ran January 17-24, 2011.  HTDSTUDIO’s winning Horsepalace scheme was part of this opening and exhibition.

Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff @ TEDx Houston

Posted in Architecture, Business, Community, Construction, Design, Education, Finance, International by htdstudio on February 8, 2011

Dan Phillips, co-founder of Phoenix Commotion gave a great presentation at TEDx Houston last fall. The Phoenix Commotion is a local building initiative created to prove that constructing homes with recycled and salvaged materials has a viable place in the building industry. This process uses only apprentice labor and teaches marketable skills to anyone with a work ethic who is willing to swing a hammer. By keeping labor costs low and using donated or found materials, the homes created are truly affordable. No two are alike due to the myriad of materials used, so there is an artistic element that makes Phoenix Commotion homes unique. The Phoenix Commotion targets single parents, artists, and families with low incomes. They require that the homeowner be involved with the planning and construction of their own home. The result is a person who is empowered, not only by the useful knowledge and building skills, but by the opportunity to become part of a community as a vested participant.

Fantastic Chrysler Ad “Imported from Detroit”

Posted in Automotive, Business, Community, Construction, Design by htdstudio on February 7, 2011

Chrysler seems to have tapped into to the energy and determination coursing the streets of Detroit.  This is a good start for the company ‘s way back, and the rest of the country should take something from it.

2011 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, USA…and Beyond

Posted in Architecture, Business, Community, Construction, Design, Education, International, Media by htdstudio on January 15, 2011

As a longtime fan of cars, machines and all things mechanical, I’m back in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. Not only to witness the imminent resurgence of the US auto market, but to return to a city that blew me away on my first visit in late 2010. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many extraordinary people here, many of them innovators and/or pioneers. For now, I will continue to exchange ideas, continue unfinished conversations, assist friends and colleagues, and feed off the energy I take away as we kick off 2011. Entrepreneurs, farmers, artists, industry professionals remain hopeful and positive that Detroit’s rebirth efforts are both sustainable and REAL.  Detroit, like dozens of ‘post-industrial’ cities around the US is fertile with potential in creating new markets, industries, collaborations and yes jobs, but one has to be positive, diligent and creative.  The bittersweet mix of the future and futility swirls like the cold Detroit winter wind itself.

All Images ©2011 HTDSTUDIO


Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Education, International, Uncategorized by htdstudio on January 13, 2011

Exhibition  |   Griffintown Interrupted

40 international propositions for temporary, dynamic and disassemblable architecture on 5 sites across Griffintown

17-22 January 2011, Fonderie Darling, 745 rue Ottawa, H3C 1R8 Montréal

Please join us for the opening reception: 6:00-8:00 PM, January 17, 2011.

Exposition  |  Griffintown Interrupted

40 propositions internationales pour l’architecture temporaire, dynamique

et démontable sur 5 sites répartis dans Griffintown

17-22 janvier 2011, Fonderie Darling, 745 rue Ottawa, H3C 1R8 Montréal

SVP nous joindre pour le vernissage: 18h00-20h00, 17 janvier, 2011.


Posted in Architecture, Community, Competitions, Construction, Design, Media, Publications by htdstudio on December 18, 2010

Montreal, December 18th, 2010 – HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE won a competition to build a temporary gallery  space in the Griffintown section of Old Montreal, Canada.  The Griffintown Interrupted Ideas Competition took five strategic vacant sites in hopes to create a series of temporary interventions to raise awareness of the history of Griffintown, Montreal, while creating cultural, community and public activity to rejuvenate the faded industrial area.

Each proposal was to include a plan for its own disassembly, de-habitation or disappearance at the end of its short-term lease. Each submission determined the conditions of the structure’s use for the duration of the provided lease.

The five winning proposals will be featured in an interactive exhibition opening on January 17, 2011 at the Fonderie Darling, Montreal.

Fonderie Darling
745 Ottawa Street
Montréal, Quebec


HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design practice with a mission to bring innovative design excellence to architectural, interior, urban and sustainable design projects.  Their clients include Aristeia International Inc., City of Newark, Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the UN, and numerous organizations, corporations and private clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Caribbean.