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The postmodern city is a term beloved by academics but obscure to the wider world. Nonetheless it is relevant… as it provides a definition for the complex, social, political, economic and technical transformation that has accompanied the decline of industry and the rise of the new economy. Just as modernism saw the city as the canvas upon which industrial change was writ large, so the postmodern city provides the context for the social, economic and cultural changes brought about by the globalised new economy. At the forefront of these changes is the growing privitisation of the public realm. by Anna Minton - The Privatisation of Public Space (via rchtctrstdntblg)

(Source: sociology-of-space, via rchtctrstdntblg)

theantidote:

Tenalach, a word used in the hills and mountains in the west of Ireland, allows one to literally hear the earth sing.
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theantidote:

Tenalach, a word used in the hills and mountains in the west of Ireland, allows one to literally hear the earth sing.

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scalesofperception:

Thousand Islands Trip | Hengki Koentjoro

SoP | Scale of Environments

preciousandfregilethings:

fabforgottennobility:
Laos
I intend to confuse things,
to unite them, make them new-born
intermingle them, undress them,
until the light of the world
has the unity of the ocean,
a generous wholeness,
a fragrance alive and crackling. by Pablo Neruda, Undress Them (via whyallcaps)

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stoweboyd:

kqedscience:

From Squalor to Shiitakes: the World’s First Biocellar
“Mansfield Frazier couldn’t wait to tear down his house. That’s because he’s turning it into what could be the world’s first “biocellar.”
A biocellar is essentially a greenhouse made from the remains of a demolished home. Cleveland, like many Rust Belt cities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, is speckled with abandoned homes and vacant lots. Many of the properties are beyond repair. A biocellar is a way to salvage the foundation of a house and put it to productive reuse.”
Watch the video and learn more at QUEST Ohio.

'The frontiers of the future are the ruins of the unsustainable' - Bruce Sterling

stoweboyd:

kqedscience:

From Squalor to Shiitakes: the World’s First Biocellar

Mansfield Frazier couldn’t wait to tear down his house. That’s because he’s turning it into what could be the world’s first “biocellar.”

A biocellar is essentially a greenhouse made from the remains of a demolished home. Cleveland, like many Rust Belt cities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, is speckled with abandoned homes and vacant lots. Many of the properties are beyond repair. A biocellar is a way to salvage the foundation of a house and put it to productive reuse.”

Watch the video and learn more at QUEST Ohio.

'The frontiers of the future are the ruins of the unsustainable' - Bruce Sterling

90377:

嘉義.特富野古道行_029 by teamo001314 on Flickr.
explore-blog:

Julia Cameron on how to get out of your own way and unblock the “spiritual electricity” of creative flow – a timelessly wonderful read from 1992
julykind:



Vancouver gives classy response to London’s anti-homeless spikes







Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

julykind:

Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

arkitekcher:

House of Fairytales  |  AND-RÉ

Location: Odense, Denmark

- We propose a space that challenges the visitor, serving as a gate to the imaginary and spirit of the writer universe, materialized through architecture. We present a living experience into H. C. Andersen’s tales. An experience totally inspired by the author, one that inspires the visitor to feel the values, moral and sensations offered by his stories. The concept is a garden that grew into a deep forest, transforming the public space into a magical experience. The theme of the forest is a regular appearance with a significant role, in fairytales and folklore. It represents mystery and dangers, being also a place of opportunity and transformation. This Fairytale Forest merges the public and private domain, in a coherent and unified whole, made of momentums that gently connect the outdoor with the indoor spaces.

(via landscape-a-design)

digitizingmillerhouseandgarden:

Master Planting Plan by Dan Kiley

This blue line drawing is of the Miller House & Garden master planting plan by Dan Kiley. The photo from the Indianapolis Museum of Art shows one of the garden’s most noted features: the Honey Locust allée (Allée is French for, “a walkway lined with trees or tall shurbs.”) on the west side of the house. You can see the allée illustrated as a line of dots and overlapping circles, indicating where trees were to be planted, on the left side of the drawing.

Revised blueline (29 5/8 x 30 3/8 in.) of Miller House Landscape Master Planting plan by the Office of Dan Kiley, 26 November 1957,  FF56, Miller House and Garden CollectionIMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIIb_FF056_005)

land8:

Dan Kiley is one of the most important and influential landscape architects of our time but his legacy is in danger. What can landscape architects do to help? READ ON —>

(Source: kliniczero, via carex)

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