warrenellis + architecture   21

Day #228/365: Studys and documentation of the fading shadows from defences of the realm... | A Year In The Country
"I feel that I should use the phrase England My Lionheart somewhere on this page. I’m not quite sure why. Not in a jingoistic little England manner. More I think because it is a song/phrase that conjures a very particular yearning, loss and hope, which is something that architecture such as the above can also at times seems to…"
architecture  england 
6 weeks ago by warrenellis
AAC Fibrous Fabrication - kokkugia
"Fibrous Assemblages are algorithmic design strategies for encoding agent behaviors within strands."
architecture 
april 2014 by warrenellis
suckerPUNCH » lecture: Roland SNOOKS
"Behavioral Formation explores the relationship between emergence and architectural intention, and is a speculation on the architecture of swarm intelligence"
architecture 
april 2014 by warrenellis
Weaving the World's End | Articles | Features | Fortean Times UK
At the heart of Westminster Abbey is an enigmatic artwork that reveals the date of Doomsday
weird  fortean  architecture  art 
july 2013 by warrenellis
Geometries of Utopian Desire | Notes on Metamodernism
"The triangular figure that hangs in the night sky in each of these images, a digital cutout of the aurora borealis, is echoed in the equilateral segments of the domed architecture beneath. As a kind of occult ritualistic symbol, the triangle motif here seems to signify the return to a faith in the more primitive geometries of a bygone Euclidean age; one in which truth and beauty appeared one and the same, linear and attainable, yet mystical in their absoluteness."
art  architecture  pol 
november 2012 by warrenellis
BLDGBLOG: Lebbeus Woods, 1940-2012
"...we should all have, as he phrased it, a "difficult New Year." That is, we should all look forward to, even seek out or purposefully engineer, a new year filled with the kinds of challenges Lebbeus felt, rightly or not, that we deserved to face, fight, and, in all cases, overcome—the genuine and endless difficulty of pursuing our own ideas and commitments, absurd goals no one else might share or even be interested in."
architecture  writing 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Obsolete Airbases « fringejoyride
"Ultimately, these hard-shelled aircraft shelters holds the two most commonly wanted superpowers: Flight vs. Invisibility. In John Hodgeman’s ‘informal’ survey, the desire for flight was really an ‘inflated mythical, heroic” image that people only aspired superficially. Ultimately, nobody wanted to use the powers to fulfil our traditional sense of ‘good’. As it turned out, being a Superhero was no fun."
architecture  war  history  ruinporn 
october 2012 by warrenellis
When a Parking Lot Is So Much More - NYTimes.com
"A better parking lot might be covered with solar canopies so that it could produce energy while lowering heat. Or perhaps it would be surfaced with a permeable material like porous asphalt and planted with trees in rows like an apple orchard, so that it could sequester carbon and clean contaminated runoff."
eco  architecture  cities 
march 2012 by warrenellis
Fogou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A fogou or fougou (pronounced "foo-goo") is an underground, dry-stone structure found on Iron Age or Romano-British defended settlement sites in Cornwall." (Also ref. Cope's "The Modern Antiquarian" tv docu, available on YouTube) (I'm always forgetting this word.)
history  architecture 
january 2012 by warrenellis
Lecture 11.10.18: Wolf Prix – digital futures
"He has fun with architecture—get put on hold calling his Vienna office and “Gimme Shelter” is the muzak—"
architecture 
october 2011 by warrenellis
parainfrastructures – mammoth // building nothing out of something
"Let us suppose for a moment that the “Parainfrastructures” which Quaderns #262 concerns itself with are a class of things, that object-parodying helium balloons hovering around Heathrow Airport to block its expansion, inflatable “instant cities” powered by air compressors, “geodesic domes, parachutes, spray-foam dwellings, zomes, space frames”, “indoor built and ephemeral complexes” colonizing the open floor plans of abandoned airports, and architectural systems of “air control” can be read as a category of architectural objects called “parainfrastructures”."
cities  architecture  taz 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Earthscraper Concept: Opposite Of Skyscraper - Geekologie
"This is Mexican architecture firm BNKR Arquitectura's concept for a 65-story subterranean "earthscaper" right in the middle of Mexico City."
architecture 
october 2011 by warrenellis
BLDGBLOG: Islands at the Speed of Light
"A recent paper published in the Physical Review has some astonishing suggestions for the geographic future of financial markets. Its authors, Alexander Wissner-Grossl and Cameron Freer, discuss the spatial implications of speed-of-light trading. Trades now occur so rapidly, they explain, and in such fantastic quantity, that the speed of light itself presents limits to the efficiency of global computerized trading networks. These limits are described as "light propagation delays.""
architecture  money  gm 
march 2011 by warrenellis
The Living City | URBAGRAM
"This is a transcript of a talk delivered at Cognitive Cities, a conference on the future of cities held in Berlin on 26th Feb 2011."
architecture  comms  net 
march 2011 by warrenellis
insane asylum plans
blueprints for nuthouse designs: fascinating
architecture 
march 2011 by warrenellis
BLDGBLOG: Project Iceworm
"Camp Century—aka "Project Iceworm"—was a "city under ice," according to the U.S. Army, a "nuclear-powered research center built by the Army Corps of Engineers under the icy surface of Greenland," as Frank J. Leskovitz more specifically explains. A fully-functioning "underground city," Camp Century even had its own mobile nuclear reactor—an "Alco PM-2A"—that kept the whole thing lit up and running during the Cold War..."
architecture  history 
january 2011 by warrenellis
Bulwarks with brains: automatic alarms
Siemens is researching a monitoring technology that detects damage to levees at an early stage. The researchers expect that with the help of sensors it will be possible to monitor the stability of the protective walls, with measurements accurate to within one meter. On the basis of the measurements, self-controlling software can then forecast dangerous situations before they happen, making it possible to implement measures in good time.
architecture 
january 2011 by warrenellis
English Russia » Doomsday Doesn’t Scare Us Anymore
"Russian scientists are building Noah’s Ark. Now the mankind has a chance to survive."
architecture  design+fiction  future 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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