Thats just life. control a bit out of control to the rest.
~ Tuesday, April 15 ~
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megaestructuras:

Stephane Malka & Yachar Bouhaya | La máquina verde [The Green Machine] | Desierto del Sahara; Norte de África | 2014


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cartografico:

Erkki Kairamo | Edificio de viviendas en Hiilarankaari | Espoo; Finlandia | 1983

(Source: atfpa3y4.wordpress.com)


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throughjo:

obsessed…

La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud by Jean-Pierre Raynaud [(www.yellowtrace.com.au)]


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~ Wednesday, April 9 ~
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pxlbyte:

Monument Valley is Out Today!

Written by Elliott Finn

Remember that stunning, Escher-inspired puzzle game for iOS that you saw the trailer for a few months ago? Well, you can play it right now!

(Click here for the full article)

So excited to play this but I think it would be wasted on my iPhone 4. Can I borrow an iPad?


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Quinta Monroy Housing by Elemental

In 2003 the Chilean government commissioned the Elemental to create housing for a community of nearly one hundred low-income households on a 1.25-acre site in central Iquique, a desert city in northern Chile with a population of 200,000. The budget consisted of $7,500 per unit for land, infrastructure, and building.

Elemental developed a variation on the traditional row house in which each unit consists of one built segment flanked by an empty area of equal size—a building type that can be inhabited immediately and also incorporate significant change over time. Over a period of nine months, ninety-three basic reinforced-concrete units were built. Each was equipped with the barest of basics: plumbing but no fittings for kitchen and bathroom, an access stair, and openings for doorways. Once the modular outlines were completed, residents moved in and began finishing and customising their spaces at their own expense and at a pace that their incomes allowed, adding colour, texture, and vitality. Living space in completed Quinta Monroy Housing units is more than double—roughly 750 square feet—what the original tiny budget could fund.


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Architecture has a big problem, and its name is labor. Everyone in the profession knows it, and yet no one wants to talk about it. In a fierce industry where overwork and undervalued labor are elevated as virtues, those architects—particularly younger architects fresh out of school—who are moved to speak up are quickly dissuaded from doing so. The message is simple: forget your social life; make do with your meager wage; pay your dues. If you can’t handle all of that, then architecture isn’t for you.

But why do things have to be this way?

They Don’t

Meet The Architecture Lobby

Via

studiogeneric do you know these guys?

(via ryanpanos)


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~ Saturday, April 5 ~
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pro-to-col:

Lina Bo Bardi - Glass House

Lina Bo Bardi designed a house for her and her husband in 1951 in Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the architect, the building shouldn’t be ‘like a closed house that shies away from the storms and the rain’ (L.B.B. on Habitat Magazine, 1953)


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schwarz-gerat:

André Bloc, Habitacle #2, (1966)

 Built primarily as sculpture, Bloc’s masterwork, with it’s fantastic and organized space that emerges from the earth as a geometric skull, must be seen today as a classic example of post Le Corbusierian brutalist architecture. It’s tumbled white brick spaces could easily be seen as habitable today with it’s many curves and crevices that open up into windows and doorways. A major piece of environmental art who’s interior embodies the transition from sculpture to architecture and combines unruly geometry and continuous helical winding and layering.

(Source: rudygodinez)


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lessadjectivesmoreverbs:

House Open to the City - Studio Velocity


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~ Friday, April 4 ~
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