Unbounded optimism

Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, a site accompanying an exhibition at the Smithsonian Libraries / live train map for Waterloo Station / Nursewatch.co.uk, for all your fobwatch needs / a gallery of Washington State, ‘Sawdust Mountain‘, photographs by Eirik Johnson at tmn / the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton has been announced. Worth it alone for the deliciously torturous introduction that culminates in “Stray Injures Indy Knight, Hicks Changing Lances.”

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Peace Monuments in Russia and Other Countries of Eastern Europe / images of Communist-era Bucharest / the Background and origins of City 17 / the Soviet Monuments of Minsk / Patrimonio Industrial, industrial archaology in Spain / The Solitary Life of Cranes, a documentary.

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Victorinox’s Toolfinder page is fun / Three Taxis: Melbourne, Beijing, Milan / photographs by Sean Davey / Moving Mario Wallpaper / the journal of Brian Rose / a video of Cristobal Palma’s photoshoot of the Kiltro House by Supersudaka / the California Model Architect Kit, create your own CSH.

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In addition to developing AMURAD (Automatic up-rising construction by advanced technique), Japanese construction giant Kajima also developed the Kajima Cut and Take Down Method for demolishing buildings bit by bit. Their rivals Shimizu Corporation are also looking to muscle in on robot construction with SMART (Shimizu Manufacturing system by Advanced Robotics Technology). Their Shimizu’s Dream page is a fine little slice of speculative futurism, undated but timeless in its optimism.

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BOMB magazine, an art publication / everyone has linked Vanity Fair’s architecture survey / Everything Matters, a tumblr / writer Andrew Blum’s website / Archiact, a ‘cabinet of architectural curiousities / Workman’s Tumblr / Grzegorz Czaplicki, a tumblr / Lightstalkers, a photography forum / illustration by Eli Bowes.

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