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Ask me anything   What lays inbetween public art, architecture and landscape?

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    What if Architecture was made from Gingerbread & Candy? →
    — 8 months ago
    Life Size Lego Car Powered by Air →

    The coolest thing. A Lego car running on air travelling upto 20km per hour. #genius

    — 8 months ago
    architectureofdoom:

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Khalid Al Rahaal + Marcello D’Olivo & Hisham Munir | “Unknown Soldier Monument”  . Iran Iraq War Memorial, 1982 Baghdad.
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“The cantilevered dome is 42 m in diameter and follows an inclination of 12 degrees.”


some crazy shit!

    architectureofdoom:

    onsomething 

    Khalid Al Rahaal + Marcello D’Olivo & Hisham Munir | “Unknown Soldier Monument”  . Iran Iraq War Memorial, 1982 Baghdad.

    Via 1 ( 2 3 4 )

    The cantilevered dome is 42 m in diameter and follows an inclination of 12 degrees.”

    some crazy shit!

    — 8 months ago with 353 notes
    thisbigcity:

The National Building Museum’s Intelligent Cities project lays it down: Auto ownership saps some serious cash from the local economy, transporting it out of town. Want to go local? Then hit the bike lanes or mass transit. 

It’s incredible to believe that a walkable city allows

    thisbigcity:

    The National Building Museum’s Intelligent Cities project lays it down: Auto ownership saps some serious cash from the local economy, transporting it out of town. Want to go local? Then hit the bike lanes or mass transit. 


    It’s incredible to believe that a walkable city allows

    (Source: GOOD)

    — 8 months ago with 185 notes
    Ohh Architect my Architect

    Once, a long time ago in the days of yore, I had a friend who was studying architecture to become, presumably, an architect.

    This friend introduced me to other friends, who were also studying architecture. Then these friends had other friends who were architects - real architects doing real architecture like designing luxury condos that look a lot like glass dildos. And these real architects knew other real architects and now the only people I know are architects. And they all design glass dildos that I will never work or live in and serve only to obstruct my view of New Jersey.

    Do not get me wrong, architects. I like you as a person. I think you are nice, smell good most of the time, and I like your glasses. You have crazy hair, and if you are lucky, most of it is on your head. But I do not care about architecture. It is true. This is what I do care about:

    * burritos
    * hedgehogs
    * coffee

    As you can see, architecture is not on the list. I believe that architecture falls somewhere between toenail fungus and invasive colonoscopy in the list of things that interest me.

    Perhaps if you didn’t talk about it so much, I would be more interested. When you point to a glass cylinder and say proudly, hey my office designed that, I giggle and say it looks like a bong. You turn your head in disgust and shame. You think, obviously she does not understand. What does she know? She is just a writer. She is no architect. She respects vowels, not glass cocks. And then you say now I am designing a lifestyle center, and I ask what is that, and you say it is a place that offers goods and services and retail opportunities and I say you mean like a mall and you say no. It is a lifestyle center. I say it sounds like a mall. I am from the Valley, bitch. I know malls.

    Architects, I will not lie, you confuse me. You work sixty, eighty hours a week and yet you are always poor. Why aren’t you buying me a drink? Where is your bounty of riches? Maybe you spent it on merlot. Maybe you spent it on hookers and blow. I cannot be sure. It is a mystery. I will leave that to the scientists to figure out.

    Architects love to discuss how much sleep they have gotten. One will say how he was at the studio until five in the morning, only to return again two hours later. Then another will say, oh that is nothing. I haven’t slept in a week. And then another will say, guess what, I have never slept ever. My dear architects, the measure of how hard you’ve worked and how much you’ve accomplished is not related to the number of hours you have not slept. Have you heard of Rem Koolhaas? He is a famous architect. I know this because you tell me he is a famous architect. I hear that Rem Koolhaas is always sleeping. He is, I presume, sleeping right now. And I hear he gets shit done. And I also hear that in a stunning move, he is making a building that looks not like a glass cock, but like a concrete vagina. When you sleep more, you get vagina. You can all take a lesson from Rem Koolhaas.

    Life is hard for me, please understand. Architects are an important part of my existence. They call me at eleven at night and say they just got off work, am I hungry? Listen, it is practically midnight. I ate hours ago. So long ago that, in fact, I am hungry again. So yes, I will go. Then I will go and there will be other architects talking about AutoCAD shortcuts and something about electric panels and can you believe that is all I did today, what a drag. I look around the table at the poor, tired, and hungry, and think to myself, I have but only one bullet left in the gun. Who will I choose?

    I have a friend who is a doctor. He gives me drugs. I enjoy them. I have a friend who is a lawyer. He helped me sue my landlord. My architect friends have given me nothing. No drugs, no medical advice, and they don’t know how to spell subpoena. One architect friend figured out that my apartment was one hundred and eighty seven square feet. That was nice. Thanks for that.

    I suppose one could ask what someone like me brings to architects like yourselves. I bring cheer. I yell at architects when they start talking about architecture. I force them to discuss far more interesting topics, like turkey eggs. Why do we eat chicken eggs, but not turkey eggs? They are bigger. And people really like turkey. See? I am not afraid to ask the tough questions.

    So, dear architects, I will stick around, for only a little while. I hope that one day some of you will become doctors and lawyers or will figure out my taxes. And we will laugh at the days when you spent the entire evening talking about some European you’ve never met who designed a building you will never see because you are too busy working on something that will never get built. But even if that day doesn’t arrive, give me a call anyway, I am free.

    Yours truly

    Annie Choi’ via @butterpaper & @beatrizmaturana   and Originally published in Published in Pidgin Magazine, the Princeton School of Architecture.

    — 8 months ago

    fastcompany:

    Photographing The Peculiar Borders We Make In The Name Of Property And Privacy

    In her photo series Property Line, Sacramento photographer Roberta Neidigh documents the divisions between the suburban yards: places where carefully manicured lawns meet crumbling driveways, and fences meet fences in unexpected ways.

    — 8 months ago with 76 notes
    The opera house in winter.

    The opera house in winter.

    — 1 year ago
    #sydney buildings 

    Minature Melbourne

    A beautiful short film featuring the city of Melbourne, Australia. Most of the shots were captured from the Eureka Skydeck, the Shrine of Remembrance memorial, car parks and bridges around the city.

    The piece by is 10 months in the making and features a range of different events and festivals held in the city throughout the year.The music: “Reflections” by Tom Day can be found at soundcloud.com/tomday

    The film uses tilt-shift time-lapse with the use of a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM. The film effect and grading was applied in Photoshop, and the film was edited in LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #urbanism  #melbourne  #timelapse  #photography 
    For people that like music! →

    Yarrabah has a rich history of instrumental music with the first brass band being formed in 1901 and touring across the state, taking the sounds of Yarrabah far and wide.

    That tradition has been dormant for more than 40 years… until now! The boys are back in town.

    Yarrabah Band recently re-joined for the first performance of the newly-formed community band but also a coming together of Indigenous players from across the region including students from the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy which contained students from Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale.

    — 1 year ago
    #brass band  #community  #aboriginal  #music 

    Is the future of Retail: Facial recognition systems which turns your face into your credit card pin/password?

    Uniqul’s has developed a new system where faces will act like credit cards. You turn up at the checkout counter, you’ll give a polite nod to the scanner, which uses your biometric information to determine who you are and then process your payment.

    Today apps like KeyLemon and FastAccess Anywhere already allow people use facial recognition to access smartphone and computer passwords.

    So is this the future?

    — 1 year ago
    #retail  #urbanism  #shopping  #design 
    London - New York

    thisbigcity:

    tencentdime:

    An illustrated comparison of the two cities after a recent visit to London

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    Pretty much sums it up! ;)

    Round 1: London vs New York

    — 1 year ago with 1100 notes

    architizer:

    Disney is Now Designing Cyber Tiger Robots.

    Next step McDonald’s happy meals with free Disney robot tigers.

    (Source: futurepredictor)

    — 1 year ago with 998 notes

    If you’ve never seen this before - UNHCR through Refugee Housing Unit & Designer SVID with IKEA Foundation have created a flat pack Refugee shelter.

    — 1 year ago
    Instagram Architecture →
    — 1 year ago