Category Archives: architecture

Links and things

We love this house, but perhaps the most interesting thing about it is the Dutch initiative ‘called “red for green” developed for agricultural areas in decline. Through this program, the Dutch government grants one building permit for each 10 acres … Continue reading

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Then and now

This great post on the changing face of New York through its lost shops and facades – STORE FRONT- The Disappearing Face of New York – and how they look now reminded us that we have been sitting on an … Continue reading

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Oceans of images

Generic Brand Video, oh the joys of stock photography / GRAD is the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (via Travel Brochure Graphics). Past exhibitions have seen reconstructed Constructivism and Soviet propaganda imagery. It sent us back to Kosmograd / … Continue reading

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Monuments to a ruined age

The Japanese island of Hashima regularly crops up in online discussions of the ruins of the industrial age. A rocky island, ‘populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility,’ it’s featured regularly in documentaries and photographic essays, the … Continue reading

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Shown the door

Katerina Kamprani Putt-putt perfection versus abandoned golf courses / an extremely depressing collection of last broadcasts from ill-fated airliners / sort of related, ‘Computer Play Set. Airline Reservation. Made in Hong Kong and sold by Sears, probably by 70′s’ / … Continue reading

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Space for the 1%

“Welcome to the world’s largest ever gathering of future astronauts”: Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson? The idea of space as a playground for the rich is a rather dispiriting one, and Ronson softly skewers the self-importance … Continue reading

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Catching up

Meades is once again on the money: ‘Britain is once again being architecturally cleansed in favour of timidity and insipidity.’ An A-Z of Brutalism. The accompanying programme: Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry / Black Houses / inside the Ruth and … Continue reading

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Boldly going into the back bedroom

Make your own space. Following on from the space simulator built into a caravan, we trawled around to find this list of ‘five homemade flight simulators‘. Alternatively, if you have a spare £3.25m you could buy this South London mansion, … Continue reading

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The art of building

Wellcome Images is the hugely welcome arrival of some 100,000 digitised objects from the vast Wellcome Collection. See also The Phantom Museum, a book about Henry Wellcome’s Collection, dating back from the early days of the web when this kind … Continue reading

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Wired for sound

The City Project has a huge collection of archive photos on its flickr pages / ‘How Bristol’s gracious mansions mask the shameful past of Britain’s links to slavery‘ / art by Simon Stalenhag / Levitation Magazine is a music blog … Continue reading

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