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On Ramps and Penguins

  ^ London Zoo. Top left: Lubetkin and Tecton’s Penguin Pool, 1934 via shrapnelcontemporary. Bottom left: current state by Iqbal Aalam. Top right: design for the new pool via bbc. Bottom right: new pool via modern british architecture   On

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On Ramps and Penguins

  ^ London Zoo. Top left: Lubetkin and Tecton’s Penguin Pool, 1934 via shrapnelcontemporary. Bottom left: current state by Iqbal Aalam. Top right: design for the new pool via bbc. Bottom right: new pool via modern british architecture   On

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Dubai is an old city

^ Skyscraper Index. Booms and Crises throughout highrise buildings. Art After Democratism, Installation by Jonas Staal at Traffic, Dubai. Image by deconcrete2013.         ^ Traditional masonry wall with coral stones. Sharjah, UAE. Image by deconcrete2013.      

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Dubai is an old city

^ Skyscraper Index. Booms and Crises throughout highrise buildings. Art After Democratism, Installation by Jonas Staal at Traffic, Dubai. Image by deconcrete2013.         ^ Traditional masonry wall with coral stones. Sharjah, UAE. Image by deconcrete2013.      

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Form following Waste & Kinship

^ Monument built with whale bones in Alaska. Image via bloomberg tv   If we look at two types of traditional dwellings in the North Arctic area, whalebone structures and snow houses, we can read a whole ecology and economy

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Form following Waste & Kinship

^ Monument built with whale bones in Alaska. Image via bloomberg tv   If we look at two types of traditional dwellings in the North Arctic area, whalebone structures and snow houses, we can read a whole ecology and economy

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bricks

^ Zum Vergleich (By Comparison), 2009 by Harun Farocki. 61 min. “Bricks are the resonating fundamentals of society. Bricks are layers of clay that sound, like records just simply too thick. Like records they appear in series, but every brick

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bricks

^ Zum Vergleich (By Comparison), 2009 by Harun Farocki. 61 min. “Bricks are the resonating fundamentals of society. Bricks are layers of clay that sound, like records just simply too thick. Like records they appear in series, but every brick

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Marina d’Or: Speculative Landscapes

Marina d’Or is a strip of urban development at the Spanish Mediterranean coast, wishing to become Las Vegas and failing to emulate Dubai. This Holiday City had initially planned 3 golf courses, a casino, 40,000 apartments and an indoor ski

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Marina d’Or: Speculative Landscapes

Marina d’Or is a strip of urban development at the Spanish Mediterranean coast, wishing to become Las Vegas and failing to emulate Dubai. This Holiday City had initially planned 3 golf courses, a casino, 40,000 apartments and an indoor ski

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monotone

RGB (128, 24, 24) is also known as Falu Red, a traditional pigment out of silicates iron oxides from Falu Copper Mines. A recycling strategy that used to tinge every single timber construction across Sweden with the same tone. Black

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monotone

RGB (128, 24, 24) is also known as Falu Red, a traditional pigment out of silicates iron oxides from Falu Copper Mines. A recycling strategy that used to tinge every single timber construction across Sweden with the same tone. Black

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lifeless is not motionless

“The desert is a huge paradox. Beneath its outward appearance of immensity and silence, are the sounds of various experiments, mysteries, and utopias. The setting of outrageous true histories, entertainment oases founded on consumerism and play, and the secret staging

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lifeless is not motionless

“The desert is a huge paradox. Beneath its outward appearance of immensity and silence, are the sounds of various experiments, mysteries, and utopias. The setting of outrageous true histories, entertainment oases founded on consumerism and play, and the secret staging

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swimming Man

After finding this fiction image of swimming Manhattan in La Periferia Domestica, I couldn’t but look for the world’s largest swimming-pool. 100 Km West from Santiago de Chile, there is a lagoon resort by the ocean, with an artificial pool

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swimming Man

After finding this fiction image of swimming Manhattan in La Periferia Domestica, I couldn’t but look for the world’s largest swimming-pool. 100 Km West from Santiago de Chile, there is a lagoon resort by the ocean, with an artificial pool

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vernacular containers

Not only Rotterdam enjoys recycling cargo containers for affordable housing. In Hainan island, China, a factory has also reused them for their workers’ dormitory. But instead of using fancy eclectic finishings, actual dwellers do welcome the factory owner’s initiative of

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vernacular containers

Not only Rotterdam enjoys recycling cargo containers for affordable housing. In Hainan island, China, a factory has also reused them for their workers’ dormitory. But instead of using fancy eclectic finishings, actual dwellers do welcome the factory owner’s initiative of

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house farming

1 million plants & 15 kg of weed. Worth 600,000 euro in the black market. Everything ready in a home that local police agents have discovered today in an apartment in Barcelona. Self-made ventilation, heating, cooling and lighting systems, out

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house farming

1 million plants & 15 kg of weed. Worth 600,000 euro in the black market. Everything ready in a home that local police agents have discovered today in an apartment in Barcelona. Self-made ventilation, heating, cooling and lighting systems, out

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learning from a bike-shop

Instead of a sign, this bike-shop in German Altlandsberg has decided to hang 120 bicycles from its façade. In the most refined Venturi’s Vegas style, I cannot wait to see also their washing-machine store building, their Bakery or even the

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learning from a bike-shop

Instead of a sign, this bike-shop in German Altlandsberg has decided to hang 120 bicycles from its façade. In the most refined Venturi’s Vegas style, I cannot wait to see also their washing-machine store building, their Bakery or even the

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café with legs

Cities sometimes need to provide space, which is more intimate than an office and more public than one’s home. Santiago de Chile has its peculiar magic formula in Cafés with legs (literally cafés con piernas). Resulting from an hegemonic masculinity

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café with legs

Cities sometimes need to provide space, which is more intimate than an office and more public than one’s home. Santiago de Chile has its peculiar magic formula in Cafés with legs (literally cafés con piernas). Resulting from an hegemonic masculinity

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amusement museum

[Image> from Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park, Saigon, Vietnam] The Buddha version of Disneyland in Vietnam is one of the 5 Asian theme parks selected by CNN in an article featuring entertainment bizarreness. Together with the erotic Love Land Theme

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amusement museum

[Image> from Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park, Saigon, Vietnam] The Buddha version of Disneyland in Vietnam is one of the 5 Asian theme parks selected by CNN in an article featuring entertainment bizarreness. Together with the erotic Love Land Theme

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optimal roof-use

[Image> Row Houses at the rooftop of a 10-story shopping mall in Jakarta, from hellomister] Hard to distinguish at google-maps satellite view, roofs reinvent themselves towards mixed-use buildings. A symbiosis, which camouflage communities, such as the one in the picture

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optimal roof-use

[Image> Row Houses at the rooftop of a 10-story shopping mall in Jakarta, from hellomister] Hard to distinguish at google-maps satellite view, roofs reinvent themselves towards mixed-use buildings. A symbiosis, which camouflage communities, such as the one in the picture

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