3D Printed Cortex Cast for breaks and fractures by Jake Evil.
Do you remember thick, heavy, itchy, cumbersome plaster casts? This is light-weight, washable, slim, recyclable and customisable. What more do you need to know? And word on the street is, it’s stylish! 
Jake Evill's concept involves a x-ray of the bone structure and a 3D scan of the soft tissue, allowing him to create a fully customised cast to fit the arm, with extra reinforcing around the point of fracture. The advent of 3D printing is creating a lot of explorative work and research into how it can be utilised in orthopaedics and medical devices. Looking forward to much more of these in the future.

Architzer is campaigning to shut down Pritzker for their elitism and refusal to acknowledge Denise Scott Brown as a contributor to the work of Robert Venturi who was awarded the Prtizker in 1991. This is a very current and controversial topic, and this point, Architizer has thrown down the gauntlet along with a lot of other architects and writers, challenging Pritzker to respond. For more info and opinions check out these articles.

Museum de Fundatie expansion (2013) in Zwolle, Netherlands, by BiermanHenket Architects, photographed by Ken Lee.
Another amazing space-ship insertion into a Neo-classical Museum. You may get sick of them, but this one has amazing textural façade, which is more impressive than any render.

(c) Micahel Graves & Associates.  A freehand sketch of the south facade of the Denver Central Library, by Michael Graves
An opinion article by Michael Graves describes the act of drawing and it’s place within the practice of architecture. This is a topic which is rings true for me. The following quote sums it up.
"Architecture cannot divorce itself from drawing, no matter how impressive the technology gets. Drawings are not just end products: they are part of the thought process of architectural design. Drawings express the interaction of our minds, eyes and hands. This last statement is absolutely crucial to the difference between those who draw to conceptualize architecture and those who use the computer."

(c) Cyril Zannettacci/Musée du Quai Branly. Artwork by Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi on the roof of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. 
An artwork by an Aborignal artist Lena Nyadbi has been painted across the roof terrace of a museum in Paris, designed to be viewed from the Eiffel Tower. The Musée du quai Branly, a fairly new gallery dedicated to indigenous and ancient cultural artworks, took a very deliberate approach to the incorporation of Australian Aboriginal art into their gallery. In a stroke of genius, they created a work that can not even be viewed from within the gallery. It is truly unique, an artwork inspired by the landscape of outback Australia is now embedded into the urban fabric of Paris. Looking forward to seeing more pictures!

Winding river somewhere in Australia, captured by Steve McCurry
The rain was relentless this weekend so to kick start the week, how about a glimpse at a much more wild world then our own. If you’ve never checked out this photo-blog, it’s probably the grandest and most moving one out there. Steve McCurry’s photos have appeared everywhere, but it’s only on his blog that you really see the larger narrative of his photos. He compiles images based on loose themes, full of inspiring views of sublime nature or fragile humanity.

A glowing iceberg by night.
"What lies beneath" atthe House of Waiwera, Parnell, Auckland

"There are impossible scribblings in nature, written neither by men nor by devils"
Photographs from The Writing of Stones by Roger Caillois (1970)

Stair and Ramp at Robson Square, Vancouver
Architect: Arthur Erickson

iPhoneography and architectural exploration on Flickr - images created using iPhone apps.
Photographer: Lynette Jackson

Amazing 24hr video installation - currently installed at MCA Sydney

The Clock, 2010
Artist:Christian MarclayCourtesy White Cube, London 

'drawn pink' and 'andante green' - thread and light sculptures
Artist: Anne Lindberg

Wang Shu, Chinese architect and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio, has been announced as the recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Prize.
He calls his office Amateur Architecture Studio, but the work is that of a virtuoso in full command of the instruments of architecture — form, scale, material, space and light - Karen Stein, Pritzker Prize jury.
Ceramic House 2003-2006
Architect: Wang Shu / Amateur Architecture Studio 

Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Artist: Olafur EliassonArchitect: Henning Larsen  

The facade is based on the repetition of a steel and glass modular element that is theoretically repeatable ad infinitum. This stackable element, having the function of a space filler, is called a quasi-brick. Its twelve-sided geometry is based on five-fold symmetry inspired by the geometry of quasicrystals.
[Extract from article by Joseph Grima in Domus 950]