Occupation of the mind traveler:
older buildings are very different animals. industrial buildings are so much bigger animals
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Redevelopment of Industrial Area | Francesco Adobati | Via

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Form/Faith | Christoph Morlinghaus | Via

“I try to keep my photography as distinct as I can from personal interpretations,” says the photographer, whose exposures can be as long as 45 minutes in some of the darkened cathedrals. In all, Morlinghaus photographed 17 places of worship with his Sinar P2 8×10 large format film camera. All but Mariendom in Neviges, Germany, are in the United States. In every case, Morlinghaus says, clergy and custodians were proud to welcome him in.

“These ecclesiastical buildings were the most accessible interiors that I ever photographed,” he says. “Rarely, have I encountered more cooperative or welcoming people.”

-Christoph Morlinghaus

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Walter Gropius, Internationale Architektur, Bauhausbücher 1, 1925.

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Pterodactyl by Eric Owen Moss

It includes a two story office above a car park. 

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In 1968, American artist Donald Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, a five-story cast-iron building in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood designed by Nicholas Whyte for $68,000. The artist lived there with his family for many years and used the space as a studio. The building is considered to be the birthplace of ‘permanent installation’ as well as an inspiration for much of his work. Judd believed the placement of an artwork was as vital to its understanding as the work itself. His first applications of this idea were realised in his installation of works throughout 101 Spring Street as he renovated the expansive property.

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Light Infused, Christo, Installation, 2013, in Germany. 


Light Infused, Christo, Installation, 2013, in Germany. 

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Incineration Line | Erick van Egeraat | Tim Van de Velde | Via

The plant will incinerate waste, from nine surrounding municipalities and from many places abroad to produce electricity and heat power for the whole region of Roskilde. To provide the huge new incinerator line, planned in a relatively flat landscape and next to the relatively small city of Roskilde with a suitable appearance, an international design competition was organized. In 2008 the jury unanimously selected the design proposed by Erick van Egeraat. The design presents an iconic expression for the otherwise functional architecture of the local waste management company Kara/Noveren’s next generation incineration line. The façade consists of two layers: the inner layer is the skin which provides the actual climatic barrier, allowing the second skin to be treated more freely – raw umber-coloured aluminium plates with an irregular pattern of laser cut circular holes. The aluminium plates are treated to give them the desired colour and patina at day time. At night, the programmable lighting, installed between the two facades, gives the building an additional metaphor.

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Karvansaray Restaurant in Baku

The first photo made the rounds on Tumblr last year, with the rumour that ‘the hole’ was originally caused by a rooftop bomb attack. False. The restaurant is housed inside a 14th century caravasai, a Persian word combining kārvān (caravan) with sara (palace), essentially a traveler’s inn.

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From 29 Satellie Photos That Will Change Your Perspective On Planet Earth

1. 53.0066°N 7.1920°E. Bourtange is a village with a population of 430 in the municipality of Vlagtwedde in the Netherlands. The star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th-century state in 1960 and is currently used as an open-air museum.

2. 40°46’56”N; 73°57’55”W. Central Park in New York City spans 843 acres. That’s 6% of the island of Manhattan.

3. 41°23′27″N 2°09′47″E. Barcelona, Spain.

4. 5°26′15″N 12°20′9″E. Venice, Italy

5. 31.079844, -97.80145. In 2013, there were 923,400 home construction projects in the United States. Killeen, Texas.

6. 36.211001, -115.266914. The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes. Las Vegas, Nevada

7. 25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E. Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015. Bahrain.

8. 5°40′S 52°44′W. Clearcutting operations in the Amazon Rainforest of Para, Brazil branch out from one of the state’s central roads. Pará, Brazil.

9. 32.170890°N 110.855184°W. Tucson, Arizona.

10. 36.78234°N 2.74315°W. Plasticulture refers to the practice of using plastic materials in agricultural applications. This is visible in the plains and valleys of Almeria, Spain where nearly 20,000 hectares are covered by these greenhouse structures. Almeria, Spain

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IULM Knowledge Transfer Centre

by 5+1AA

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