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"It was not very long ago -- three years to be precise -- that the debate over the future of Ground Zero began to coalesce around several distinct ideological camps. The discussion was dominated by two prominent architecture critics, Herbert Muschamp of The New York Times and Paul Goldberger of The New Yorker. Goldberger was consistently the wiser, steadier, more informed voice."
The Livable Masterpiece
Buying historical architectural gems, whether homes or skyscrapers, is the latest trend among those with an eye -- and the wallet -- for the fashionable, big purchase.
By Brook S. Mason, Financial Times
"So, for example, in a woodcut by Katsukawa Shunsho from about 1770, a lazy-looking man appears to be snoozing on an outdoor porch, a seemingly uninteresting subject. But this is "Poet Asleep on Balcony" and the bard lies at the compositional nexus between the strong and severe architectural structure that supports his ample body and the cascading flutter of cherry blossoms."
we're working on somthing about big tents and logcabins.
in the pipe
43.5 x 33 x 25.5 cm
Pavillon du Brésil, University of Paris
"the first badges were made by eric austin of kensington CND, using white clay with the symbol painted black. again there was a conscious symbolism. they were distributed with a note explaining that in the event of a nuclear war, these fired pottery badges would be among the few human artifacts to survive the nuclear inferno."
happy b day hippoblog
"Kinberg was stopped by police while demonstrating the bicycle for the television interview. His bicycle is a high-tech graffiti writer, using chalk to print anti-Bush political messages sent by people via the internet. Apparently there was a question of whether or not the sprayed messages were a defacement of property.
When Kinberg showed the police sergeant how the bicycle used a non-permanent spray chalk, the sergeant seemed to agree that it wasn't defacement, at which point Kinberg asked, "am I free to go?" After conferring about it, officers decided to call superiors, then came back moments later to place Kinberg under arrest and confiscate the bicycle.
Kinberg cooperated fully with the officers as he was being handcuffed, only asking, "can I ask what I'm being arrested for?" to which no one provided an answer. As of 11:00 PM Saturday evening, he was still in custody without being charged with anything."
"LONDON - Many countries routinely shield historic buildings from the scourge of philistine developers by listing them as part of their national heritage. But in Britain, where three grades of protection of buildings already exist, a fourth, more radical, category has been proposed: Grade X, to be attributed to buildings that deserve to be torn down."
"Australian engineers have created an electricity generator fuelled by decomposing bananas, and hope to build a full size fruit-fired power station."
theres got to be a punchline in there someplace
scroll past those sicko birthday songs and enjoy the corporate music
messing with perfection
architonic design museum