AVENGE ME HAMLET
FOR I WAS KILLED BY YOUR UNCLE, AND MY BROTHER
O my prophetic soul! My uncle!
Rule number 3 of tumblr. Always reblog the hamlet peacocks.
Pastoral capitalism. How companies left city centres behind (and why this is probably over)
We now know that the model of spatial organization of labour in post-industrial economy has had a pattern and an explanation. Companies looked for monofunctional and isolated areas as a way to create a productive workspace, leaving back stressful cities to build a perfect paradise of controlled working environment in which hierarchy and specialization could be properly managed. We can also understand why this type of large suburban industrial developments may no longer make sense in a not too distant future, as the way we work and the way companies try to interact and create innovative contexts is already changing. The urban melting pot is becoming a spatial condition for creative business environments.
Image: Bell Telephone Company.
OH MY GOD I JUST FOUND THIS ON GOOGLE STREET VIEW AND I’M ACTUALLY CRYING WTF I’M SO SCARED RIGHT NOW
WHY DID THEY BLUR IT OUT OMFG THE END IS NEAR
P90X CAN KISS MY P90ASS.
SOMEONE FIND MY PHONE. I’M ORDERING PIZZA.
20th Century Brick Bungalow Converted into Light-Filled Modern Home
Plenty of natural light and good airflow set a relaxing ambiance for the Castlecrag Residence, a contemporary home located in Sydney, Australia. The photos below present the result of a striking transformation: an inward-looking mid-20th century brick bungalow was converted by CplusC Architectural Workshop into a residential project with a modern layout that allows nature indoors. “The Kitchen is the pivotal room in the home, with Western Red Cedar doors disappearing seamlessly behind recycled brickwork allowing the internal living space to extend to a double-volume outdoor living space where spotted gum decking leads to the garden and swimming pool. he spatial planning of the home locates the private bedroom spaces on the first floor and social living and social spaces on the ground floor. The bold Spotted Gum stair anchors these spaces and brings the natural warmth of the timber into the heart of the home“. Wood is the defining element of the design, gradually revealing its aesthetic and functional qualities, with each new showcased interior-have a look!
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep, so no one floats away.
World’s Subways Converging on Ideal Form | Wired Science | Wired.com
By Brandon Keirn
May 15, 2012
After decades of urban evolution, the world’s major subway systems appear to be converging on an ideal form … [Statistical physicist Marc] Barthelemy and National Center for Scientific Research complex systems analyst Camille Roth focused a network analysis lens on the aforementioned cities’ subways, along with Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Chicago, Madrid, Mexico, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Tokyo … Patterns emerged: The core-and-branch topology, of course, and patterns more fine-grained. Roughly half the stations in any subway will be found on its outer branches rather than the core. The distance from a city’s center to its farthest terminus station is twice the diameter of the subway system’s core. This happens again and again.
“Many other shapes could be expected, such as a regular lattice,” said Barthelemy. “What we find surprising is that all these different cities, on different continents, with different histories and geographical constraints, lead finally to the same structure.”
Subway systems seem to gravitate towards these ratios organically, through a combination of planning, expedience, circumstance and socioeconomic fluctuation, say the researchers … The convergence “is a sign that there are some basic, profound mechanisms that drive the development of urban systems,” said Barthelemy.