Um Ponto De Fuga

domingo, 28 de setembro de 2014

Gone Girl

domingo, 21 de setembro de 2014

An awkward interview with Le Corbusier!

On meeting Le Corbusier in Chandigarh, Taya Zinkin realises the great architect has designs on something other than large buildings:
"As we were getting off the plane he asked me what I was doing that evening: “Catching a train, I am afraid,” I said. “ Pity. You are fat and I like my women fat. We could have spent a pleasant night together.” He said this quite casually. He was not being offensive, he was being factual, so involved in his own ego that it did not occur to him that it might have been better put and more gallant to spend some time on preliminaries. So gigantic was Corb’s egotism that he probably considered it enough of an honour for a humble mortal to provide a genius like him with a night’s relaxation."
 The Guardian

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sábado, 20 de setembro de 2014

Stadthaus M1 by Barkow Leibinger

The subtle strength of Barkow Leibinger's Stadthaus M1 derives from its passive house standards and connection to local environment. The basic polygonal form of the overall structure, which includes a hotel and street-level shops separate from apartments, is jointed by a “pocket park” that serves as a serene connector between the complex’s private-public areas as well as a transition space to nearby streets. Located in the “sustainable model district” of Vauban in the already so-called “green city” of Freiburg, Germany, Stadthaus M1 is right at home aesthetically and ideologically.

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sexta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2014

Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of Hip-Hop?

Supor que a Beat Generation e depois o Hip-Hop, estes fedelhos... de calças largas e ténis volumosos, que calcorreiam as nossas cidades, emsimesmados no seu mundo, pelos seus headphones e faixas de Public Enemy, foi criação dos enormes subúrbios descaracterizados, que se tornaram imagem de marca das nossas cidades, é asseverar, que como tudo, somos a soma do ambiente e das circunstâncias... se a música é repetitiva e o loop idem, então, prestemos vassalagem a este senhor:

"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...]
Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...]
"Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."


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