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filmisgod:

Crossing over | Zorki 4K | Fomapan 400 (shot at 200)
By YouKnowThatThing

filmisgod:

Crossing over | Zorki 4K | Fomapan 400 (shot at 200)

By YouKnowThatThing

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"The world you take for granted everyday is being aggressively designed for you by people who don’t know you.

The potential of design in supporting social and personal action resides in the democratic nature of its process. Design is good for defining a vision and then crafting a plan or roadmap to guide the realization of this vision. Visions with clear paths of implementation provide a beacon for us to collaborate efficiently and optimistically on large projects."

Jason Severs, via

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vacilandoelmundo:

Time Slice by Richard Silver

The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

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The affordability swindle: why living in sunbelt sprawl actually costs more →

atlurbanist:

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Sprawl apologists like Joel Kotkin like to trumpet the continuing population shift to sunbelt metros of the southern US as proof that people prefer to live in these car-centric places that are spread out far and wide — as opposed to compact, walkable cities.

Others believe that there’s a…

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How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable F. Kaid Benfield, huffingtonpost.com
Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types. When typical housing a…

How Transit, Walkability Help Make Cities More Affordable
F. Kaid Benfield, huffingtonpost.com

Highly enlightening new data from the New York City-based Citizens Budget Commission demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types. When typical housing a…

(Source: smartercities, via citylifechange23)

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red-lipstick:

Susanne Ussing (1940-1998, Danish) - I Drivhuset installed at Ordrupgaardsamlingen (In the Glasshouse), Denmark, 1980.  It is composed of granite and porous materials.

red-lipstick:

Susanne Ussing (1940-1998, Danish) - I Drivhuset installed at Ordrupgaardsamlingen (In the Glasshouse), Denmark, 1980.  It is composed of granite and porous materials.

(Source: tomchristoffersen.dk, via eachwildidea)

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futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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newaged:

aronoff center for design and art/DAAP building, university of cincinnati (1988-96)

architect: peter eisenman

Wow, that style has definitely not aged well.

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lamapalooza:

I believe a lot of conflict in the Wild West could have been avoided completely if cowboy architects had just made their towns big enough for everyone.

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"Just because cars have lasted a century, that does not mean they’re here to stay, that does not mean they’re not ripe for disruption. Cars are the newspapers of today. Something oldsters can’t live without and youngsters can."
Bob Lefsetz questioning the future role of the automobile in Kid’s Don’t Care About Cars. (via cadenced)

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mertseger:

Sigiriya, built by King Kassapa I (477–95), Sri Lanka.

Where the Wild Things were.

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Is a walkable built environment a civil right? →

atlurbanist:

As we see often in Atlanta’s real estate market, the newest examples of what I call “good urbanism” are often beyond the affordability range for low-income people. It’s a conundrum: compact, walkable developments near transit and other amenities tend to have high housing costs.

At least as first…

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