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Thoughts on scale and the modern world, amid a search for humanity


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.

(via couchdad)

— 18 hours ago with 1510 notes

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.

(via quasi-normalcy)

— 4 days ago with 83311 notes
"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)

(via callejondesanjuan)

— 4 days ago with 53 notes

mertseger:

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

Where the Wild Things were.

(via komalantz)

— 1 week ago with 2239 notes
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…

— 1 week ago with 38 notes
landscapearchitecturesucks:

we’ve given up on a pedestrian friendly city, so here’s an expensive elevated circle.
tacticalbuddha:

22 words blog
Pedestrian Roundabout. Basically what London does, in reverse.
Kinda sad that there’s no legal way to get to the art/landscaping in the center.

landscapearchitecturesucks:

we’ve given up on a pedestrian friendly city, so here’s an expensive elevated circle.

tacticalbuddha:

22 words blog

Pedestrian Roundabout. Basically what London does, in reverse.

Kinda sad that there’s no legal way to get to the art/landscaping in the center.

— 1 week ago with 64 notes
delawareareyou:

“High and Low” by Adrian Tomine

delawareareyou:

“High and Low” by Adrian Tomine

(Source: yourblesser, via landscapearchitecturesucks)

— 1 week ago with 192 notes

thisbigcity:

fastcodesign:

App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.

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Now that’s pretty nifty. 

(via getburned)

— 1 week ago with 2424 notes
felixrocketship:

science-sexual:

magicalgirlfeferi:

smashsamurai:

dontchawannawantafanta:

afallfromelegance:

THAT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING WHY DO PEOPLE FIND THAT BEAUTIFUL?! THERE’S A BIG FUCKING GAPING HOLE IN THE MOTHERFUCKIN OCEAN AND WATER IS DISAPPEARING INTO IT WHERE DOES IT GO?!

*Under The Sea starts playing*

Anyone know where this is?

This is off the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean! And actually it’s not really a waterfall, it’s the underwater sediment/minerals and sand that is being swept off the continental shelf into the epipelagic waters  by some pretty strong currents, creating a sort of illusion that the water itself is rushing over into a waterfall. It’s a pretty cool illusion though! 
There aren’t ever such things as underwater waterfalls or rivers that are just made out of water since water is technically all the same density (besides fresh and saltwater) and the only thing that separates it would be the salinity and/or the thermocline!
But when water is actually mixed with something denser, such as hydrogen sulfide or perhaps salt water crashing with fresh water, it can actually form underwater rivers such as the one in Mexico! 


Nerd

Nerd… *sighs lovingly*

felixrocketship:

science-sexual:

magicalgirlfeferi:

smashsamurai:

dontchawannawantafanta:

afallfromelegance:

THAT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING WHY DO PEOPLE FIND THAT BEAUTIFUL?! THERE’S A BIG FUCKING GAPING HOLE IN THE MOTHERFUCKIN OCEAN AND WATER IS DISAPPEARING INTO IT WHERE DOES IT GO?!

*Under The Sea starts playing*

Anyone know where this is?

This is off the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean! And actually it’s not really a waterfall, it’s the underwater sediment/minerals and sand that is being swept off the continental shelf into the epipelagic waters  by some pretty strong currents, creating a sort of illusion that the water itself is rushing over into a waterfall. It’s a pretty cool illusion though! 

There aren’t ever such things as underwater waterfalls or rivers that are just made out of water since water is technically all the same density (besides fresh and saltwater) and the only thing that separates it would be the salinity and/or the thermocline!

But when water is actually mixed with something denser, such as hydrogen sulfide or perhaps salt water crashing with fresh water, it can actually form underwater rivers such as the one in Mexico! 

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Nerd

Nerd… *sighs lovingly*

— 1 week ago with 248065 notes
http://pulitzercenter.tumblr.com/post/93631325319/the-chong-people-who-are-considered-khmer-daem →

pulitzercenter:

The Chong people, who are considered Khmer Daem (or original Khmers), have lived in this valley for over 600 years. They grow rice, forage for roots and mushrooms, and fish in the streams and river. A group of young monks traveled over 150 miles from Phnom Penh, the capital, to help them in…

— 2 weeks ago with 33 notes