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Grand Designs - South Yorkshire, 2013 - All 4
Kevin McCloud reveals the designs which have reinvented the suburbs // [the new house] it's energy can start a new context [...] can transform an area. // suburbs have the freedom to design [...] can always revisit and redesign/build new to reflect time and thought // housing is ever more uniform in UK, no supply (no choice) forces demand to accept what is on offer; status quo is one big developer, all houses uniform because its cheaper that way for the developer to build and extract most profit out of contract (lowest bidder symptom), get couple of developers for a plot and you get some difference but still sameness (garden variety) [REFLECTIVE OF SOCIETY AND CAPITALISM AT LARGE, NO INDIVIDUALISM/INDIVIDUALITY. STATUS ANXIETY: JUST ABOUT THE PRICE TAG AND BRAND]. get 100s of developers and you get Progressive new suburb that reflects time, culture, ideas, thought, mood, principles, ... making a place! // << Nasty Party has no guts. No principles. No guiding light. No mark.
urbanisation  urban  planning  suburb  architect  architecture  design  interior  interior  design  happiness  index  happiness  well  being  UK  Housing  Crisis  Progressive  Policy  Makers  Tories  Conservative  Party  crony  capitalism  capitalism  culture  mass  culture  multiculturalism  individualism  individuality  Apple  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  materialism  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  generation  rent  community 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Bürodesign: Office Snapshots zeigt Arbeitsplätze weltweit - SPIEGEL ONLINE // designed by designers VS designed & input by employees (see Joel Spolsky comment abt what office programmers & every employee would like (input and accommodating their needs! the individual(s) & the team(s) & the companies) // &! Google Startup Lab workshop: Workspace design // &! Robert Grudin Design & Truth "Good design is the material image of mental health. Design can reintegrate our character & fulfill our awareness. We follow good design to discover what is good in ourselves." // &! Design Rules - Interior Planning // &! Frank Wilczek "A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design" // << inspo: melting the company, the people, and the outside (city) into a somewhat identifiable always re-refreshing concept, identity, recognizable, regionally sourced! & adding value 2 local economy: make space 2 provide ~15% subsidized freelance/smb office space.
interior  interior  design  officespace  Office  Politics  work  environment  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  Inspiration  architecture  architect  productivity  Collaborative  collaboration  well  being  chronic  stress  friction  frictionless  workplace  design  beauty  Art  shared  experience  offline  experience  shared  economic  interest  cooperation  sharing  value  creation  ecosystem  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  4-day  work  week  6-hour  work  day  happiness  index  perks 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - The Culture Show - 2014/2015: 6. Tents - The Beginning of Architecture - Signed
basic, lightweight, less, less materials, anti-consumerism --- ie putting half the campus of uni or company under a tent. may help reducing heating in winter, and cooling in summer. - stop thinking 'oh this is an office, oh this is a campus, this is a living room, a loft, ....'
architect  Frei  Otto  book  architecture 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Georgien: das architektonische Erbe von Saakaschwili - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Micheil Saakaschwili wollte sein Land erneuern, und Architekten wie Jürgen Mayer H. aus Berlin sollten das neue Gesicht Georgiens gestalten. Jetzt muss der Präsident gehen und hinterlässt am Rande Europas ein armes Land voller Prachtbauten. Selbst Tankstellen sind hier Sehenswürdigkeiten.
architect  architecture  inspirational 
october 2013 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Griechenland & das Drehbuch der Deutschen Bank
auf zeit gespielt ...

1. (00:00) Monitor, 16.06.20112. (07:41) Deutscher Bundestag, 115. Sitzung, Freitag, 10.06.2011, Rede Gregor Gysi (Ausschnitt)
Das neue Konzept, mit dem Bundesfinanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble die Auslandsschulden Griechenlands "sanft" umschulden will, geht offensichtlich zurück auf einen Vorschlag der Deutschen Bank. Der Redaktion MONITOR liegen entsprechende Papiere vor. Die Vorschläge der Deutschen Bank wurden demnach fast deckungsgleich in das Konzept des Bundesfinanzministeriums übernommen.
Greece  2011  deutschebank  ECB  germany  default  wallstreet  haircut  sovereign  debt  PIIGS  toxicassets  politics  josefackermann  angelamerkel  IMF  architect 
june 2011 by asterisk2a
The Reckoning - Citigroup Saw No Red Flags Even as It Made Bolder Bets - Series -
The bank’s downfall was years in the making and involved many in its hierarchy, particularly Mr. Prince and Robert E. Rubin, an influential director and senior adviser.

Citigroup insiders and analysts say that Mr. Prince and Mr. Rubin played pivotal roles in the bank’s current woes, by drafting and blessing a strategy that involved taking greater trading risks to expand its business and reap higher profits. Mr. Prince and Mr. Rubin both declined to comment for this article.

-- with hindsight -- these people were the architects of this crisis.
Summers and Greenspan and Rubin were part of the Clinton administration, and Bush partly too.
citigroup  MBS  robertrubin  fed  treasury  billclinton  administration  history  housing  bubble  architect  bailout  CDO  housemarket  barackobama  larrysummers  timgeithner  alangreenspan 
december 2009 by asterisk2a

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