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Booster Station Zuid | GROUP A
"Booster Station-Zuid in Amsterdam is primarily a utility building which contains a technical plant, a pumping-engine for sluicing out sewage. The location in the public realm asks for a careful design, especially because Booster is located next to a busy traffic junction, where elevated metro lines, railways, roads and motorways intersect. The building can be seen as a metaphorical reference to a streamlined engine. The clinging, aerodynamic skin forms an envelope for the buildings technical program. It also emphasises the relation between form and function the building reveals its ducts. The constant stream of passengers by car, metro, train or bicycle perceive the Booster Station as a futuristic sculpture. With its cladding of stainless steel panels it reflects the movements, shapes and colours of the environment. At night the illuminated seams in the steal skin make the building look like a mesh-model. Mass turns into mesh."
architecture  buildings  delicious-export  design  dutch  function  functionalism  futurism  group.a  holland  hydrology  infrastructure  metaphor  modernism  modernism.as.functional.ornamentality  movement  netherlands  ornament  ornamentality  perception  pipes  public  reflection  sculpture  sewage  traffic  utilities  utility  water 
july 2010 by jannon
City of Los Angeles :: Los Angeles River Revitalization
I was driving past some of this along the railroad tracks and such along san fernando near, of course of course, glassell park the other day. also it appears that we might someday not have a concrete river--this is basically a good thing, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who will miss the sublime aspect to an extent.
change  concrete  delicious-export  ecology  environment  gentrification  glassell.park  green  habitat  hydrology  infrastructure  la  land.use  leisure  losangeles  parks  recreation  river  urbanplanning  water 
october 2009 by jannon
Two more L.A. water mains burst overnight, bringing more questions | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
so we have a drought, we have the lowest municipal water usage in 32 years, we just had a major fire, and now ancient pipes are bursting all over the city. mystery = lack of comprehension of patterns of occurrence.
2009  citylife  delicious-export  hydrology  infrastructure  latimes  losangeles  mulholland  news  pipes  water 
september 2009 by jannon
Water demand in Los Angeles reaches a 32-year low, DWP says - Los Angeles Times
fails to mention any connection with the amount of current rental vacancy--not everything is about virtuously not watering your lawn--my guess is that at least part of this statistic is related to what I perceive to be a concurrent drop in actual population. my perception is entirely anecdotal, but I'd be curious to see what the real stats show.
citylife  cutbacks  delicious-export  drought  hydrology  infrastructure  latimes  losangeles  meltdown  policy  politics  regulation  resources  use  water 
july 2009 by jannon

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