non-pedigreed

rooftop squatting III

  ^ Another case of extralegal space built on rooftop landscapes that visualizes the circumventions on planning policies. Images form Beijing via ecns Also Check Extralegal Space in Belgrade and Rooftop Squatting in Hong Kong.     ^ Beijing man builds

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rooftop squatting III

  ^ Another case of extralegal space built on rooftop landscapes that visualizes the circumventions on planning policies. Images form Beijing via ecns Also Check Extralegal Space in Belgrade and Rooftop Squatting in Hong Kong.     ^ Beijing man builds

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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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trees against fire

    946 9-metre-high cypresses stand still amongst a landscape of ashes. After 5 interminable days of fire in Valencia, Spain, July 2012, a green spot enhances the blackness of its surroundings, where pines, holm oaks and junipers used to

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trees against fire

    946 9-metre-high cypresses stand still amongst a landscape of ashes. After 5 interminable days of fire in Valencia, Spain, July 2012, a green spot enhances the blackness of its surroundings, where pines, holm oaks and junipers used to

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the door

  There is a circular hole in the wall, about 30-40 cm diameter and perforated at 1 metre above the ground. A man enters through the hole in the wall and a man (apparently the same individual) exits again through

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the door

  There is a circular hole in the wall, about 30-40 cm diameter and perforated at 1 metre above the ground. A man enters through the hole in the wall and a man (apparently the same individual) exits again through

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open-source bulb

As magic as easy to install, and as many as you want. Similar to a 55W bulb, but without any electricity costs. It is elemental physics that takes care of refracting sunlight in 360º. A skylight suddenly appears in the ceiling. How

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open-source bulb

As magic as easy to install, and as many as you want. Similar to a 55W bulb, but without any electricity costs. It is elemental physics that takes care of refracting sunlight in 360º. A skylight suddenly appears in the ceiling. How

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cities without streets

In Çatal Höyük, there used to be no streets or pathways. Instead, façade walls touched each other without any gap in-between. With a single opening on the roof, each dwelling’s chimney functioned as lighting window as well as entrance door.

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cities without streets

In Çatal Höyük, there used to be no streets or pathways. Instead, façade walls touched each other without any gap in-between. With a single opening on the roof, each dwelling’s chimney functioned as lighting window as well as entrance door.

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jesus in wonderland

American Desert is empty enough to let the bizarre simply pop up. Not only because of conceptual landscape artists from past decades, but rather because of informal interventions achieved by normal citizens, connected to the international phenomena of Marginal Extravagant

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jesus in wonderland

American Desert is empty enough to let the bizarre simply pop up. Not only because of conceptual landscape artists from past decades, but rather because of informal interventions achieved by normal citizens, connected to the international phenomena of Marginal Extravagant

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“everything is linked”

SOMETHING FANTASTIC is about changing the world. But it is also a manifesto by three young architects on worlds, people, cities, and houses (authors: Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz and Leonard Streich, self-printed. Distributed by Ruby Press, Berlin 2010). Somewhere between

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“everything is linked”

SOMETHING FANTASTIC is about changing the world. But it is also a manifesto by three young architects on worlds, people, cities, and houses (authors: Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz and Leonard Streich, self-printed. Distributed by Ruby Press, Berlin 2010). Somewhere between

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horn walls

After the Romans settled in today’s London, Aldgate surroundings (eastwards from the city wall) were turned into a cemetery. But in the Post-Medieval period, Prescot Street was transformed from an essentially rural situation on the fringe of the City, into

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horn walls

After the Romans settled in today’s London, Aldgate surroundings (eastwards from the city wall) were turned into a cemetery. But in the Post-Medieval period, Prescot Street was transformed from an essentially rural situation on the fringe of the City, into

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cow-lanes & oblique homes

Soon it’s time to celebrate the Chestnut Season: Magosto Festival; a rooted event in mountainous areas of Northern Spain (El Bierzo). This peculiar region, mostly inhabited by agricultural-based elderly population, has also come up with the first Cow-Lane in Europe

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cow-lanes & oblique homes

Soon it’s time to celebrate the Chestnut Season: Magosto Festival; a rooted event in mountainous areas of Northern Spain (El Bierzo). This peculiar region, mostly inhabited by agricultural-based elderly population, has also come up with the first Cow-Lane in Europe

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collective intelligence

Escultecturas Margivagantes (aka. Marginal extravagant sculptural architectures) is a compilation of fantastic constructions in Spain; a mix of follies with a lot of do-it-yourself and a little bit of naturalism. However, there is a lot to learn from these smart

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collective intelligence

Escultecturas Margivagantes (aka. Marginal extravagant sculptural architectures) is a compilation of fantastic constructions in Spain; a mix of follies with a lot of do-it-yourself and a little bit of naturalism. However, there is a lot to learn from these smart

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people meet in land reclamation

The Kingdom of Bahrain, an island nation neighbouring Dubai and facing the Arabian Peninsula, was once completely dependent on the sea through its fishing and pearling activities, but today it has nearly turned its back on it. RECLAIM is an

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people meet in land reclamation

The Kingdom of Bahrain, an island nation neighbouring Dubai and facing the Arabian Peninsula, was once completely dependent on the sea through its fishing and pearling activities, but today it has nearly turned its back on it. RECLAIM is an

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asian street tech

…personal modifications, folk innovations, street customization, ad hoc alterations, wear-patterns, home-made versions and indigenous ingenuity… [images 1,2&3> chinese street cleaner with spinning brooms; army shovels used as cooking pots; self-made truck cabin; all from KK via uonodesign] [image4> self-built truck

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asian street tech

…personal modifications, folk innovations, street customization, ad hoc alterations, wear-patterns, home-made versions and indigenous ingenuity… [images 1,2&3> chinese street cleaner with spinning brooms; army shovels used as cooking pots; self-made truck cabin; all from KK via uonodesign] [image4> self-built truck

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tibetan artifacts

Among intense incense scents and pilgrims, Tibet can also surprise with enlightened non-pedigreed artifacts. Mobile collapsible mirrors can bring enough power to cook in isolated areas for free; by means of two parabolic reflecting surfaces on wheels, a pot can be

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tibetan artifacts

Among intense incense scents and pilgrims, Tibet can also surprise with enlightened non-pedigreed artifacts. Mobile collapsible mirrors can bring enough power to cook in isolated areas for free; by means of two parabolic reflecting surfaces on wheels, a pot can be

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stone embraces

Broken Embraces is last Almodóvar’s movie from 2009. But far from several disappointing forced dialogues, there are some scenes shot in a magical landscape consisting also of broken embraces. La Geria is a human invention of extracting any possible vitality

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stone embraces

Broken Embraces is last Almodóvar’s movie from 2009. But far from several disappointing forced dialogues, there are some scenes shot in a magical landscape consisting also of broken embraces. La Geria is a human invention of extracting any possible vitality

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