James Turrell, Roden Crater (1979-), Duration: 34 years and counting
"Roden Crater is an extinct volcanic cinder cone, situated at an elevation of approximately 5,400 feet in the San Francisco Volcanic Field near Arizona’s Painted Desert and the Grand Canyon. The roughly 400,000 year old, 600 foot tall red and black cinder cone is being turned into a monumental work of art and naked eye observatory by the artist James Turrell."
Learn more: http://rodencrater.com/about
London skyscraper may be melting cars, motorist says
Telegraph: Sunlight reflected from a skyscraper shaped like a radio in London has been blamed for melting a car parked on a nearby street, a motorist has claimed.
Owners of the building are investigating the reports, and parking in certain areas has been suspended by the City of London.
Photo: The 37-story skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street has been nicknamed the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ (Getty Images)
Thorbjørn Gudnason | http://thorbjoerngudnason.com
“This redesign / rebranding is based on the target group’s lack of overview of Union Squares opportunities, offers and businesses. Solved with an optimization of their information dissemination, through a new infographic visual identity.”
Thorbjørn Gudnason, born in 1990. Currently studying Graphic Communication (BA) at School of Visual Communication, in Denmark. I like to translate values into strong visual concepts that communicate and support the clients strategic goals. In my belief successful design consist of an interesting idea which is visually exciting and well executed.
Love the bold, mapped-based design of this small-scale branding effort.
1936 Olympic Diving Trials and now (2013)
Highway 345 is falling apart. We think it should be torn down. Here’s Why.
Following the success of the Klyde Warren Park over the Woodall Rogers Freeway, the Texas Department of Transport - TxDOT, with plans lead by Patrick Kennedy, proposes a re-design of the Dallas downtown: starting with the demolition of the I-345, a strand of Central Expressway between I-30 and Woodall Rogers, and replace them with extensive networks of parks, town centers, and smaller but more functional streets.
Read more at the Unfair Park Blog of the Dallas Observer.
I can get down with any urban design proposal that removes highways. Go Dallas go!
Been thinking a lot about the Bukowski poem “the shoestring” -the kitchen is composed/worn down by Bukowski’s “little things.” Nothing drastic - no burns or hatchet marks or chemical spills. Just the small moments - misguided bumps into the wall the pipes the door frame - opening it to soon closing it too early. Repeated bumps tearing fibers, loosening edges, flaking until it cracks and pops. Layer after layer after layer of delamination. The slow accumulation of the accidental the inadvertent the misguided the things beyond any control (physics and gravity) the momentary lapse in concentration the rise of another thought while performing an action. Nineteen years of these little things wearing away (scratch that) culminating in (yes) the essence of the object itself (its objecthood).
Blue and White New York
- Park Row Building at night. 1905
- Dome of the World Building, illuminated. 1900
- Broadway looking north from the Home Life Building. 1900
- Fireworks, World Dome. 1900
- Lower New York City