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thenewurbanist:

Andres Duany

Water retention. Normally fenced off looks like hell. Now it’s a grass field amphitheater. Where kids can play.

thenewurbanist:

Andres Duany

Water retention. Normally fenced off looks like hell. Now it’s a grass field amphitheater. Where kids can play.

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fuckyeahtownplanning:

furtho:

The Central Office of Information’s animated documentary on town planning, 1948

Always reblog this.

Wow!

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fuckyeahtownplanning:

urbnist:

Streetcar #urbanism has some serious style.

FYTP has a serious hard-on for trams/trolleys/streetcars. And this one sure is purdy.

fuckyeahtownplanning:

urbnist:

Streetcar #urbanism has some serious style.

FYTP has a serious hard-on for trams/trolleys/streetcars. And this one sure is purdy.

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theimportanceofbeingmodernist:

Seventies Sanctuary: St Bartholomew Church, Holland on Sea by -


St Bartholomew church can be found in Holland on Sea in Essex. The Church was built in 1972. It is constructed in red brick and has a tiled multi gabled roof that zig-zags up and down. The fascias have been painted yellow and there are stained glass panels in the gables.

© 2014 Alex James Bruce


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I assumed it was one if those used-to-be-a-pizza-hut buildings.

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dedalusfoundation:

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship has been awarded to Andrew Shanken, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. The Fellowship will support Shanken’s work on ‘The Diagram in the City,’ which aims to analyze the visual innovations in urban planning through an art historical lens.More on Shanken and the project: http://bit.ly/1hgQy0E


I’ve figured out where we went wrong. There’s no shopping on this diagram. That’s our only economy!

dedalusfoundation:

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship has been awarded to Andrew Shanken, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. The Fellowship will support Shanken’s work on ‘The Diagram in the City,’ which aims to analyze the visual innovations in urban planning through an art historical lens.

More on Shanken and the project: http://bit.ly/1hgQy0E

I’ve figured out where we went wrong. There’s no shopping on this diagram. That’s our only economy!

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landscape-a-design:

The New York Restoration Project -
transform an alley where people can interact with nature.
 


Very cool! Alleyway restoration!

landscape-a-design:

The New York Restoration Project -

transform an alley where people can interact with nature.

 

Very cool! Alleyway restoration!

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neonrad:

I hate when I cant choose a favorite out of a block of houses…
St. Louis MO - January 2014

neonrad:

I hate when I cant choose a favorite out of a block of houses…

St. Louis MO - January 2014

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ryanpanos:

Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours | Via

Chinese companies have been known to build major real-estate projects very quickly. Now, one company is taking it to a new extreme.

Suzhou-based construction-materials firm Winsun New Materials says it has built 10 200-square-meter homes using a gigantic 3-D printer that it spent 20 million yuan ($3.2 million) and 12 years developing.

Such 3-D printers have been around for several years and are commonly used to make models, prototypes, plane parts and even such small items as jewelry. The printing involves an additive process, where successive layers of material are stacked on top of one another to create a finished product.

Winsun’s 3-D printer is 6.6 meters (22 feet) tall, 10 meters wide and 150 meters long, the firm said, and the “ink” it uses is created from a combination of cement and glass fibers. In a nod to China’s green agenda, Winsun said in the future it plans to use scrap material left over from construction and mining sites to make its 3-D buildings.

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"Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones."

Rest in peace, Gabriel García Márquez. (via theatlantic)

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