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There are few things more beautiful than a city decked out for the Christmas holidays, and for that we thank the architects, engineers, urban planners, and designers. We wish all of our readers, friends, and followers a safe, peaceful holiday. All the best in 2014!

 

 

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We read the ArchDaily blog all year round, but last week’s fun, holiday post is worth mentioning here. (If only because they saved us the trouble of coming up with 13 excellent gift ideas for architects! Thanks, guys!)

From design apps to wall clocks to art prints, these ideas are all unique, all vibrant, and all good. If you’re wondering what to get for your favorite architect this year, check out ArchDaily’s Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013.

And when the wrapping paper has been discarded and the tree hauled out to the curb for the Boy Scouts to collect, when 2014 dawns, make sure you visit ArchDaily¬†again. They’re a fantastic source of relevant, inspiring industry news.

Fa-la-la-la-la La-la La LA!

Gingerbread used in architectural engineering competition

Tristen Black makes some repairs on her gingerbread building Thursday at the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering competition. She won first place in adult category. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World
Tristen Black makes some repairs on her gingerbread building Thursday at the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering competition. She won first place in adult category. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World

Santa visits the Living Roof at the Cal Academy of Sciences

A pair of reindeer graze on the undulating 2.5-acre living roof that tops the Renzo Piano-designed museum. (In lieu of a chimney, Santa uses an operable skylight.) Photo courtesy of the Cal Academy of Sciences.
Reindeer graze on the undulating 2.5-acre living roof that tops the Renzo Piano-designed museum. (In lieu of a chimney, Santa uses an operable skylight.) Photo courtesy of world-architects eMagazine

Whether you celebrate Christmas, or Hanukkah, or anything else this season, we at a/e ProNet wish you a happy, safe holiday. We hope you spend it with the people you love.