1. Louis Kahn by Andreas Levers

    Louis Kahn by Andreas Levers

  2. architecture

    louis kahn

    photography

  1. Spire of Notre Dame by Charles Marville, 1860
via the Metropolitan Museum of Art View in High-Res

    Spire of Notre Dame by Charles Marville, 1860

    via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  2. notre dame

    architecture

    paris

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    photography

    MET

  1. Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska  continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world.

    via Colossal

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    maja wronska

  1. Posted on 26 February, 2014

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Martine Franck
Bibliothèque pour enfants, Clamart, France, 1965
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    luzfosca:

    Martine Franck

    Bibliothèque pour enfants, Clamart, France, 1965

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    children

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    black and white

  1. by Michael Salisbury
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    by Michael Salisbury

    via gapersblock

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    gapers block

  1. Today journalist  McKenzie Funk  tells Fresh Air about the entrepreneurs looking to cash in on climate change. In the interview he talks about the massive gates designed to protect cities in the event of a large storm surge:

[In the Netherlands] It’s called the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier (above) and it’s these two Eiffel Tower-sized gates. They swing closed and close the Port of Rotterdam, which is the most important port in all of Europe, it’s where most of the oil and gas come in and it’s where most of everything leaves. They have a huge computer warning system that says, ‘OK, the tides are surging. We need to close the barrier.’ And that actually happened for the second time in history late in 2013, just a few months ago.
… It basically swings closed from both sides and they meet in the middle, these two massive gates and then this piece comes up from below and it closes off the entire harbor — water can’t get in, water can’t get out.
… [The proposed gates to protect Manhattan] would go across the narrows, the area below the Verrazano Bridge. … The storm comes, warning system warns, and the gates swing closed and Manhattan is protected. … We’re talking Statue of Liberty [height] . … Prices are pretty variant at the moment, but [it’s] in the order of $10 billion.




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    Today journalist  McKenzie Funk  tells Fresh Air about the entrepreneurs looking to cash in on climate change. In the interview he talks about the massive gates designed to protect cities in the event of a large storm surge:

    [In the Netherlands] It’s called the Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier (above) and it’s these two Eiffel Tower-sized gates. They swing closed and close the Port of Rotterdam, which is the most important port in all of Europe, it’s where most of the oil and gas come in and it’s where most of everything leaves. They have a huge computer warning system that says, ‘OK, the tides are surging. We need to close the barrier.’ And that actually happened for the second time in history late in 2013, just a few months ago.

    … It basically swings closed from both sides and they meet in the middle, these two massive gates and then this piece comes up from below and it closes off the entire harbor — water can’t get in, water can’t get out.

    … [The proposed gates to protect Manhattan] would go across the narrows, the area below the Verrazano Bridge. … The storm comes, warning system warns, and the gates swing closed and Manhattan is protected. … We’re talking Statue of Liberty [height] . … Prices are pretty variant at the moment, but [it’s] in the order of $10 billion.

    image via MIT

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  1. M.C. Escher’s impossible staircase is now (somewhat) possible. London architecture firm dRMM constructed the famous Dutch artist’s staircase on the grounds of the Tate Modern.

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    M.C. Escher’s impossible staircase is now (somewhat) possible. London architecture firm dRMM constructed the famous Dutch artist’s staircase on the grounds of the Tate Modern.

    via Gizmodo

  2. fresh air

    m.c. escher

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  1. Krzywy Domek The Krzywy Domek, or ‘little crooked house’ in Polish, is a psychedelic-looking house in Poland. Designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski who were inspired by the fairy tale illustrations and drawings of Per Dahlberg and Jan Marcin Szancer.

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    Krzywy Domek
    The Krzywy Domek, or ‘little crooked house’ in Polish, is a psychedelic-looking house in Poland. Designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski who were inspired by the fairy tale illustrations and drawings of Per Dahlberg and Jan Marcin Szancer.

    via Lost at E Minor

  2. fresh air

    photo break

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  1. Louvre and Guggenheim made out of GINGERBREAD.

    Dreams come true, guys.

    Altantic Cities Blog

  2. fresh air

    louvre

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    gingerbread

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  1. Kansas City Library doesn’t really look like an library at all… modern architecture parlante? 

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    Kansas City Library doesn’t really look like an library at all… modern architecture parlante?

    photo via LostatEminor

  2. fresh air

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  1. Part architecture, part optical illusion, “Lucid Stead” is a transparent cabin (of wood and mirrors) by Phillip K. Smith III.

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    Part architecture, part optical illusion, “Lucid Stead” is a transparent cabin (of wood and mirrors) by Phillip K. Smith III.

    via Colossal

  2. fresh air

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  1. In this powerful photograph by Mikhail Evstafiev, we see musician Vedran Smailović, known as the Cellist of Sarajevo. The photo was taken in 1992 during the Siege of Sarajevo/Bosnian War.

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    In this powerful photograph by Mikhail Evstafiev, we see musician Vedran Smailović, known as the Cellist of Sarajevo. The photo was taken in 1992 during the Siege of Sarajevo/Bosnian War.

    via Twisted Sifter

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  1. Warsaw University Library, Poland. View in High-Res

    Warsaw University Library, Poland.

  2. warsaw university

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  1. For those of you that are nostalgic for the old Beaux-Arts Penn Station in NYC, destroyed in the early 1960s….


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    For those of you that are nostalgic for the old Beaux-Arts Penn Station in NYC, destroyed in the early 1960s….

    via Atlantic Cities

  2. fresh air

    train station

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  1. Fish lamps by architect Frank Gehry (via This is Colossal)

    Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, by Gehry Partners

    Gehry spoke to Terry Gross in 2004 about his fascination with the form and movement of fish and how that has inspired his deconstructivist style

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