Um Ponto De Fuga

sábado, 26 de abril de 2014

Early Star Wars Storyboards

quarta-feira, 16 de abril de 2014

How Hong Kong's Vertical Village Came to Be

The following is an excerpt from the revised and expanded edition of City of Darknessthe authoritative text on Kowloon Walled City. The book's authors are now seeking funds to faciliate the volume's printing. Help Kickstart their project here. See Guy Horton's critical piece for a different opinion on the Walled City.

The early phases of the Walled City were characterised by predictable building typologies and the buildings were constructed on the principle of squatters’ rights, with random construction on spots of available land by whoever got there first. Alleyways and passages evolvedunplanned—into the established 'map' of the city, which would remain until it came down. A basic electric supply existed, increasingly burdened by illegal connections that frequently overloaded the system, and the few standpipes supplied the only water. As the need to accommodate the ever growing residential and commercial populations forced it to in the 1960s, the building typology of the Walled City made the leap from two- to three-story residential structures to taller, six- to seven-story ones. This represented an important threshold, because at these greater heights the buildings unavoidably became more complex and required greater labor to realize, reinforced concrete, more investment, and so on. They also required a different way of living. Water had to be transported up to the higher floors by hand. Likewise the propane gas canisters that furnished fuel to cook or heat water. (...)


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sábado, 12 de abril de 2014

Hunger - Steve Mcqueen

terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2014

Marcel Breuer - Companhia Borracha Armstrong

Marcel Breuer, Companhia Borracha Armstrong, 1967-1970

Marcel Breuer, a par de Louis Kahn, foi um dos Arquitetos do século XX, mais injustamente esquecido nas sebentas escolares, muito por ter chegado tarde ao meio Arquitetónico... apesar disso, foi muito celebrado durante a sua existência, em 1956 a revista Time descrevia-o como um dos "criadores da forma do século XX", era na segunda metade do século que iria eclodir a sua consagração.
Dotado de um sentido estético único, os seus edifícios são autênticas lições de proporção, forma, material e textura. Optou nos seus edifícios de grande porte, quase sempre pelo betão pré-fabricado e modular, conseguindo soluções modelo que foram seguidas por arquitetos de todo o mundo.

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domingo, 6 de abril de 2014

Kurt Cobain mugshot

Kurt Cobain Mugshot, May 25, 1986

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quinta-feira, 3 de abril de 2014

Traffic Light - Pierre Vivant

A Escultura pelo artista Francês Pierre Vivant, data de 1999, sendo composta por cerca de setenta blocos de semáforos, custom-made, que operam as luzes sem qualquer resposta racional, perfazendo sete metros de altura. A Escultura substituiu uma árvore em morte anunciada.

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terça-feira, 1 de abril de 2014

Villa Kogelhof - Paul de Ruiter Architects

Putting Down Roots: A Dutch design team infuses a sweeping, minimalist aesthetic into a home with an ambitious sustainable program.
In a gravity-defying act of daredevil modernism, a villa in the Dutch province of Zeeland seemingly floats above the surroundings it was named after—the former 60-acre Kogelhof farm. In its uncompromising radicalism, this clear, linear house would stand out anywhere, but, among the brick houses and tarred barns dotting this rural part of the Netherlands, it is truly an anomaly. (...)

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