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7 Things You Missed on Social Media Last Week

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, intra-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors saw on social last week. Please be in touch if you have a recommendation for next week.

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The 20th anniversary of Rem Koolhaas's seminal book S,M,L,XL is at the end of October (Halloween, to be precise) and Instagram users are sharing shots of where they keep their copies of the tome. We loved this snap from Vienna-based 'grammer and architecture student Thersa Sophie.

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Bonjour from le Pompidou #RenzoPiano

A photo posted by JiaJia Fei ✌ (@vajiajia) on


Speaking of Instagram, one of our favorite 'grammers, prolific Guggenheim museum Associate director of digital marketing JiaJia Fei (better known as @vajiajia) is on a whirlwind trip in Paris. We've loved every snap, but we especially dug this awesome snap Renzo Piano's Centre Pompidou.

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Our critic, Alexandra Lange, aired a little secret on Twitter this AM: Three seminal works of architecture that she's yet to see IRL. It got us thinking about the must-see buildings we've also missed (this editor has not yet been to the Farnsworth House or Guggenheim Bilbao either). What are the great buildings on your bucket list?

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Demo days. #clintonhill

A photo posted by Brent Allen Buck (@brentabuck) on


Remember our renovation diary series about an architect's Brooklyn brownstone? (If this isn't ringing any bells, do yourself a favor and catch up on the eight-part series here.) Brent Buck, the architect whose home was the case study for that diary series, also happens to be a stellar Instagrammer, and frequently posts shots from in-the-works projects. We really love the above behind-the-scenes look at a demolition day on a project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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Amazing moment: Last night at Broadway Housing Communities annual benefit this fantastic young man, Leo introduced himself to architect David Adjaye as a proud resident of the Sugar Hill Housing Development, 124 subsidized apartments on 155th Street and St Nicholas Avenue in Harlem. The amazing building was developed by Broadway Housing communities -led by the incomparable Ellen Baxter and designed by Adjaye Associates. Leo immediately graciously offered a tour of his beautiful apartment. Over 40,000 people applied for these apartments and I asked Leo if he was nervous about his chances in the lottery and he told me "no" that he "saw himself living there" #greatarchitectureforall #broadwayhousing #sugarhill #davidadjaye @adjaye_visual_sketchbook #latergram

A photo posted by Thelma Golden (@thelmagolden) on


British architect David Adjaye made his mark on New York City last year with the opening of the Sugar Hill Development, a 124-unit complex of city-subsidized units in New York City's historic neighborhood of Harlem. Though the opening of the building was not without controversy (as its design has not been universally loved by archicritics) it sounds like residents—at least this one—is quite pleased with the new digs.

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The Maine-based soap makers and artists behind the brand Wary Meyers 'grammed this sweet shot of the interior of Ulrich Franzen's 1964 Dana House in New Canaan, Connecticut. If you can't get enough midcentury houses in New England, we have a feature for you.

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One of our favorite podcasts that isn't about design, Another Round, tweeted this CityLab piece that's worth a read if you are a fan of Drake or thinking about the intersections of race and housing in the U.S.

What did you see on social media last week that inspired you, got you thinking, or that you wish you could un-see? Let us know in the comments below!

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