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The Opulent Beauty of Empty Moscow Metro Stations

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Known as one of the world’s grandest subway systems, the Moscow Metro is filled with materials more commonly associated with palaces or museums – marble and granite walls, bronze columns, and lavish chandeliers are just a... Read more →

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The Myth of the Virgin Rainforest

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Research exploring Borneo’s past and present illuminates the tangled relationship that has existed between humans and the rainforest for millennia." Read more →

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The Same Buildings Photographed For over 40 Years

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Focusing on the poorest and most segregated communities in urban America, Camilo returned year after year to re-photograph the same places, becoming “an archivist of decline”. Here is a brief look at the space and time he... Read more →

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13 Inspiring Architectural Projects for Bicycles

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Bicycles can play an important role in environmental sustainability and people's quality of life. That's why it is fundamental for cities to position them prominently, as a key promoter of sustainable mobility. Under this... Read more →

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Creepshots Of New York City Locals

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"Using his camera, street photographer Daniel Arnold captures the daily rhythms of New York street life in moments of both high drama and sublime banality. When he was nearly bankrupt, Arnold told his Instagram followers t... Read more →

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1972 by Noritaka Minami

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"In the city of Tokyo, a building stands as an anachronism in relation to the surrounding landscape."

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The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

flying monks in section... "Designed by Latvian studio Mailitis Architects, Shaolin Flying Monks Temple is a unique amphitheater for levitation performances located in Henan province, China." Read more →

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How the Final Four court is made!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Material Geographies, via ESPN (?!) "From deep in a Michigan forest to University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the floor at this weekend's Men's Final Four has completed a cross-country journey, lasting nearly five mont... Read more →

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A Primary-School Classroom for a New Public-School Majority

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

As of 2014, "More than half (51%) of public school students were children of color and/or came from low-income families (qualify for a reduced or free school lunch). That shift represented a clear turning point toward grea... Read more →

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20 Stunning Hand-Drawn Sketches of Iconic 20th-Century Homes

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Diego Inzunza, a young architect and illustrator from Chile, has created a series entitled “Architectural Classics” that beautifully depicts iconic pieces of residential architecture from the 20th century." Read more →

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Marta Colmenero illustrates Brutalist landmarks

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Spanish designer Marta Colmenero has created a set of illustrations that capture the concrete forms of brutalist architecture across the globe. The series features some of the world's best-known brutalist buildings..." Read more →

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Key Elements Needed to Revitalize Public Spaces and Promote Urban Life

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

1. Helping Build Vibrant Communities 2. Reinforcing the Local Economy 3. Greening Public Spaces to Reduce Environmental Impacts discuss...

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Amazing Aerials Let You See #ALLtheTULIPS

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Before the housing bubble, before the dot-com boom, before the gold rush, there were tulips. The flowers that made the Netherlands famous were the first speculative bubble, and nurseries the first unicorns." Read more →

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Chlorophyllous Urbanism: Mumbai

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How can architecture tell a story? How can architecture join a story? This thesis video by a pair of students at Edinburgh does a darn good job of showing some possibilities. Read more →

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The Infamous NCAA Bracket, Redesigned.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This is the design-friendly NCAA bracket we were waiting for, reinterpreted in the round."

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5 Ways to Communicate Your Killer Concept

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A seemingly never-ending debate exists regarding the authority of architects to dictate design decisions to the wider public. Given that it is those people who will ultimately inhabit and live with the structures we creat... Read more →

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See Earth's Surface Change With New Satellite Map

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A new global map made of more than two million satellite images, updated monthly, is now yours to explore. Starting today, Earth-imaging company Planet Labs is launching a web portal to its huge database of photos of Eart... Read more →

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The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Architecture 2017 | Fast Company

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"For decades, architectural discourse was dominated by the notion that a single iconic building could reshape a neighborhood. Today, the best architecture firms are taking a more nuanced approach to the built environment." Read more →

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Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe." Read more →

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The Goddesses of Venus: A topographic map

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

From the man who brought you the Medieval Map of Mars, Venus gets a fresh scan with features named after mythical female figures.

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What's Really Warming the World?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Skeptics of man-made climate change offer various natural causes to explain earth warming -- here are NASA's findings.

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This map of Earth is the most accurate ever produced.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa claims to have tackled a centuries-old problem - how to draw an oblate spheroid Earth on a flat plane... It does so by dividing the world into 96 triangles, making it a tetrahedron, then... Read more →

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Intricate Models Change How You See Their Famous Full-Size Counterparts

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"Preview the exhibit below through six featured images that will be on display; each photograph is accompanied by an explanatory quote from Kenneth Frampton and James Ewing." Read more →

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Sedna, Landscape Supercomputer

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A re-reading and re-designing of Nature as a supercomputer. The film shows a multi-level computational program running on Sedna - An Insurance and Oil Futures Risk Analysis, commissioned by OPEC, speculating on the econom... Read more →

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Dead IRL | Mostly Human

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"If you could create a digital version of yourself to stick around long after you've died, would you want to?"

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Unused Space in the World's Tallest Buildings

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A recent Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) study illustrates that big chunks of useless space are hidden at the top of many of the world's skyscrapers in order to inflate their height. In fact, as much a... Read more →

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Design Competition - or Ideological Crisis?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

'"I’m really hesitant to say the wall has provided an opportunity,” he told me over coffee in Berkeley last week, but he makes the argument that we should view the nearly 700 miles of wall as an opportunity for economic an... Read more →

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Architecture's Most Intriguing Drawing

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"With their Manual of Section, the three founding partners of LTL architects engage with section as an essential tool of architectural design... 'Extrusion,' 'Stack,' 'Shape,' 'Shear,' 'Hole,' 'Incline,' and 'Nest' each hi... Read more →

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The Scientific Case for Bringing Back the Russian Mammoth

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Resurrecting extinct species is a dumb way to make a theme park and a practical way to fight global warming."

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Shrunken plastic bottles as a bonding material (Video)

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Product designer micaella pedros’ ‘joining bottles’ project uses shrunken plastic bottles as an experimental wood-joining technique. Through the application of heat, the simple throw-away item is transformed into a wood b... Read more →