Ideas on Architecture, Urbanism, and Contemporary Culture.

Aug 10, 2013
Whatever, bro. Tell it to the whales.

World War Z, by Max Brooks

Hands down, the best line of the book. 

Aug 9, 2013 / 4 notes
Dumbo Kitchen ceiling, equal parts rococco ornament, heavy-handed fabrication, and optimized mass-production.
Aug 9, 2013 / 2 notes

Dumbo Kitchen ceiling, equal parts rococco ornament, heavy-handed fabrication, and optimized mass-production.

Corian Desk, via Sayigh Duman
Aug 6, 2013 / 1 note

Corian Desk, via Sayigh Duman

MOCA Installation, via Bestor Architecture
Trying to figure out the feasibility of using a similar lighting system, only for a learning center instead of a museum. Experimental lighting somehow seems less daunting for ambiguous programming than it does for a shared workspace.
Jul 29, 2013 / 1 note

MOCA Installation, via Bestor Architecture

Trying to figure out the feasibility of using a similar lighting system, only for a learning center instead of a museum. Experimental lighting somehow seems less daunting for ambiguous programming than it does for a shared workspace.

Travelogues, via Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Working on a plan-centric project, the x-ray image [the Travelogues imagery in particular] came to mind as an alternative to the plan drawing. While the plan can accurately depict scale, proportion, organization, and relations, the augmentation of the plan through x-ray-like representation allows for the inclusion of movement, scenarios, and a level of subjectivity that can portray a space in a different, and albeit more valid fashion.
Jul 29, 2013 / 1 note

Travelogues, via Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Working on a plan-centric project, the x-ray image [the Travelogues imagery in particular] came to mind as an alternative to the plan drawing. While the plan can accurately depict scale, proportion, organization, and relations, the augmentation of the plan through x-ray-like representation allows for the inclusion of movement, scenarios, and a level of subjectivity that can portray a space in a different, and albeit more valid fashion.

baguettesandbrunettes:

Atelier Bow Wow

I need to make one of these.
Jul 26, 2013 / 180 notes

baguettesandbrunettes:

Atelier Bow Wow

I need to make one of these.

A New Office Landscape; Furniture Taxonomy
Jul 24, 2013

A New Office Landscape; Furniture Taxonomy

crabe-grenouille:

Stephen Prina

and so the obsession with Prina slowly grows. 
Jul 22, 2013 / 6 notes

crabe-grenouille:

Stephen Prina

and so the obsession with Prina slowly grows. 

Harnessing workspace design inspiration from the 50’s. Bürolandschaft, via The Quickborner Team.
Jul 21, 2013

Harnessing workspace design inspiration from the 50’s. Bürolandschaft, via The Quickborner Team.

"What Zipcar does is we park cars throughout dense urban areas for members to reserve, by the hour and by the day, instead of using their own car. How does it feel to be a person using a Zipcar? It means that I pay only for what I need. All those hours when a car is sitting idle, I’m not paying for it. It means that I can choose a car exactly for that particular trip.” 
Robin Chase on ZipCar, via TED
Crazy to think ZipCar was only in seven cities back in 2007, and has managed to fundamentally change the transportation game in a matter of a few years.
Jul 18, 2013 / 1 note

"What Zipcar does is we park cars throughout dense urban areas for members to reserve, by the hour and by the day, instead of using their own car. How does it feel to be a person using a Zipcar? It means that I pay only for what I need. All those hours when a car is sitting idle, I’m not paying for it. It means that I can choose a car exactly for that particular trip.” 

Robin Chase on ZipCar, via TED

Crazy to think ZipCar was only in seven cities back in 2007, and has managed to fundamentally change the transportation game in a matter of a few years.

ow-works:

John Hejduk, Cathedral (1996)
Jul 5, 2013 / 93 notes

ow-works:

John Hejduk, Cathedral (1996)

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jmeijide:

sonsbeek pavillion . aldo van eyck . 1966
Jul 4, 2013 / 116 notes

jmeijide:

sonsbeek pavillion . aldo van eyck . 1966

Jul 3, 2013 / 1,317 notes
archidose:

Catrina Beevor and Robert Mull. AA Files 26 Autumn 1993: 17
Jul 1, 2013 / 115 notes

archidose:

Catrina Beevor and Robert Mull. AA Files 26 Autumn 1993: 17