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17th Oct 2014

acidadebranca:

julienxxarchitecture:

Le pavillon de l’Esprit nouveau, Le corbusier, 1925

1924 | Le Corbusier | Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau, Paris, France

12th Oct 2014

archimess:

A community space toward various space where a person and the people including a gallery and the seminar can gather by conversion from the existing tenant space.

Find more at: http://bit.ly/Y6vyaz

COCOCHI Comfort Gallery UTSUWA, Fukuyama, 2013 - UID Architects

(Source: archilovers)

12th Oct 2014

archimess:

Sauflon Innovation Centre Földes & Co. Architects Ltd.

(Source: archatlas)

20th Sep 2014

"Guilty Landscapes:
 
Adolfo Natalini wrote in 1971 “…if design is merely an inducement to consume, then we must reject design; if architecture is merely the codifying of bourgeois model of ownership and society, then we must reject architecture; if town planning is merely the formalization of present unjust social divisions, then we must reject its cities…”
…Architecture is one of the superstructures of power. This is a rejection of the power and its grid; a symbol of the alien inserted into the familiar landscape; flattened, geometricized, ordered, anti-natural, anti-mimetic, anti-real. An order of regularity, certainty and uniformity. 
Stone, metal and concrete abstracted into a singular geometric form, to create the cell of the system, woven into, interlocked, stacked or aligned to.. You have the power to shape that system of whatever order, in our guilty landscapes.”

15th Sep 2014
27th Aug 2014
23rd Aug 2014

nagakin capsule tower
tokyo, japan

august 23, 2014
photos by evan taylor

kisho kurakawa - 1972

example of japanese metabolism movement 1960’s-70’s

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"composed of two interconnected concrete towers, respectively eleven and thirteen floors, which house 140 prefabricated modules (or "capsules") which are each self-contained units. Each capsule measures 2.3 m (7.5 ft) × 3.8 m (12 ft) × 2.1 m (6.9 ft) and functions as a small living or office space. Capsules can be connected and combined to create larger spaces. Each capsule is connected to one of the two main shafts only by four high-tension bolts and is designed to be replaceable. No units have been replaced since the original construction."

"as of October 2012, around thirty of the 140 capsules remained in use as apartments, while others were used for storage or office space, or simply abandoned and allowed to deteriorate."

like all great buildings, it is the crystallization of a far-reaching cultural ideal. Its existence also stands as a powerful reminder of paths not taken, of the possibility of worlds shaped by different sets of values.”

17th Aug 2014

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Architect Peter Zumthor designed this memorial on an island in Norway to commemorate suspected witches who were burned at the stake there in the seventeenth century (photographs by Andrew Meredith).image

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17th Aug 2014

tower of wind

Located just to the southeast of Tokyo’s Haneda airport, in the middle of the ocean, is a rather interesting structure. Referred to as the “Tower of Wind” of “Kaze no to” in local language, it consist of a dazzling white circular base with two blue and white striped oval shaped structures, that look like two sails from the distance.

A surprisingly large number of blogs and online discussion boards believed the structure to be some secret government lair. The truth, however, is very mundane – it is just a ventilation shaft for the Tokyo Bay Aqualine – an undersea tunnel that lies approximately 40 meters below.

Tokyo Bay Aqualine is the fourth-longest underwater, 9.6 kilometers long that runs from Yokohama to Chiba under the Tokyo Bay. The tunnel took 31 years to build, cost 11.2 billion dollars, and shaves some 100km off the round the Bay trip to Chiba.

6th Aug 2014

maybe you needed a change
maybe I was in the way
maybe some things they stay
and some things go away
and maybe I was lying
and maybe you were not the same