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  4. ryanpanos:

    Mary’s Cathedral | Gottfried BöhmFlorian Mueller

    (via naddynoodles)

     
  5. departurelane:

    Hear the World

     

    Grooves carved into this globe contain songs recorded from around the world, letting listeners traverse the Earth in sound.

    Designer: http://yurisuzuki.com/

     
  6. cjwho:

    Villa Kavel 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands by Studioninedots | via

    The location is special. It is a new and green constructed island situated in the North of Holland and close to the centre of Amsterdam. The island will be filled with exclusive villas and a tennis club. Kavel 1 occupies the most exceptional spot. This diamond shaped plot lies at the tip of the island surrounded by water with spectacular views over the park. We started with an abstract concrete volume that mainly follows the form of the site. Due to its shape, the building will be experienced differently from every side. Sometimes narrow and sharp. Sometimes massive and wide.

    By introducing a spectacular concrete structure we made it possible to create a ground floor plan with maximum transparency, without any columns. This transparency increases the interaction with nature and the relationship between inside and outside. On the south side the glass facade is bended inward, creating an intimate and covered terrace. The contrast between the concrete facades and the folding glass reflect the changes of the nature around.

    Photography: Peter Cuypers

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  8. ryanpanos:

    Viewing Watertower St Jansklooster | Zecc Architects

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  11. snnbn-spatialdesigner:

    Love! Like! Share! via Little Big Facades

     
  12. life1nmotion:

    This fully renovated penthouse by ÁBATON is located in Rosales, Madrid, Spain.

    (via whiteandothercolors)

     
  13. urbangeographies:

    THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CITIES: Neuroscience and urban planning

    More than three decades ago, New York City asked pioneering urbanist William Whyte to unravel the mysteries of public space. Why do some such spaces attract crowds of happy visitors while others remain barren and empty?

    Conducted with stopwatches, time-lapse videography, and simple paper charts, Whyte’s research was a spectacular success. Based on this findings, he made a series of common-sensical and easily implemented recommendations, which the city soon incorporated into its municipal construction codes.

    Whyte suggested that the way to build a psychologically healthy city lay in careful observation, collection of clear data, and willingness to challenge preconceptions. Whyte’s book on The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, and the short film based on this work, remain fresh and insightful today. They still are required reading and viewing for any student of urban life.

    If Whyte’s fundamental guidelines for urban field research remain current, it is also true that new technologies are now available to those who study the workings of the urban realm. Now we can go well beyond simple observations of the overt behavior of city dwellers. We can look inside the bodies and minds of those who inhabit urban spaces.

    To explore the old and new techniques of urban field research, see this article from The Guardian, which includes a short video of innovative urban methodologies. 

    (via study-the-city)

     
  14. kazu721010:

    B25 house / PK Arkitektar

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  15. Bernhard Leitner. Le Cylindre Sonore.  via

    (Source: mehtapty, via sabon92)