Crumbling models and London’s past

Broken Houses at AnArchitecture, a project by Ofra Lapid: ‘I find these photos on the web while pursuing an amateur photographer from North Dakota who obsessively documents the decaying process of these houses. His photographs are used to create small scale models. Afterward, in the studio, the models are photographed again, omitted from their background and placed in gray’.

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London Reconnections has a post about the first iteration of Crossrail, a proposal dating back to 1974 and surfacing as a major new scheme in 1980. The (very well informed) comments delve into why the current proposals may end up falling short of demand / the art of David Hepher (via Transpontine, which also links to the traces of Dickens in New Cross and Nunhead).

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Continuity in Architecture presents the Piazza San Marco spliced with Preston Bus Station / Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death, a post at Socks Studio. Grisly image warning / Moby has an architecture blog (via A/N Blog).

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Madonna at the Superbowl, a massive Illuminati ritual / Maze Demo v3 / imaginary album covers / the best tracks of 2011 / Box art: Brian Knights’s work for Airfix and Revell in the 1960s (via Matthew Curtis) / Front Row Society, a tumblr.

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Things will be sporadic for the next week or so, apologies in advance. We’ll fulfil any magazine orders as soon as we can.

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