Has an unfortunate confluence of angles colluded to produce a Las Vegas death ray? From the article: ‘The tall, sleek, curving Vdara Hotel at CityCenter on the Strip is a thing of beauty. But the south-facing tower is also a collector and bouncer of sun rays, which – if you’re at the hotel’s swimming pool at the wrong time of day and season – can singe your hair and melt your plastic drink cups and shopping bags.’ The building is by Rafael Vinoly Architects. The death ray could just be the most interesting thing about it.
Sifting through some new tumblrs: ecar (architecture), Old Chum (imagery), Plastidecore (imagery, art), Fester Clique (imagery, e.g. cinematic spacemen (and women)), hawktraining (imagery, compiled by Doug Johnston), prosjektone (photography and architecture), strange islands… silent music (imagery, quotes, music), Bezoar (imagery, clippings, links e.g. New Death Chamber at Archinect), variety meats (imagery, ephemera).
So what’s on television in the Sarang Facility?, from Gavin Rothery’s they never went to the moon, a brilliant behind-the-scenes look at the production design of Moon (2009) / a house within a house / The Selvedge Yard on retro man caves / a fine post on Battersea Power Station / Popwuping, art, design and culture blog, based in China / the Lamb Shank Redemption, food and journalism weblog.