Public Bathroom

Lady Bird Lake Trail • Austin • TX • USA

By Miro Rivera Architects

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Querini Stampalia by Carlos Scarpa - photos by World-3

Very few architects design to the scale that Carlos Scarpa did. Maybe it is a product of the times or people just do not appreciate that scale of design anymore. It will be hard pressed for another like Scrapa to emerge in this floor-space-ratio contemporary architecture world.

SoP - Scale of Environments  

*omg what is this? fascinating.

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#aachitecture #Carlos Scarpa 

Project: Center for Advanced Science and Technology

Designers: PWP Landscape Architecture

Location: Japan


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La relación de cuatro esferas en el dominio público. La construcción de representantes como programa del espacio urbano.

El espacio urbano público, en una sociedad democrática, debería ser un soporte material, perceptivo y formal que incluya representantes de todos los agentes que influyen en los programas sociales. Por una cuestión instrumental y cognitiva, y siguiendo la pauta de muchos autores, podemos aceptar que estos agentes se agrupan en “esferas de realidad”. Así surge esta vocación, quasi-parlamentaria, que pretende diseñar un entorno ciudadano donde se prima la aparición de elementos que defienden o, al menos, recuerdan derechos y principios de cada una de las esferas. Así, se introducen en el espacio público o se potencia la presencia ya existente, de interfaces u objetos que hacen presentes cada uno de dichos entornos. Entre todos los posibles híbridos que influyen en las funciones del espacio público, se han determinado las siguientes esferas de realidad con sus interfaces características:

- ESFERA A: NATURAL 1 (VEGETAL Y EDAFOLÓGICA). Sus representantes en el espacio público serán principalmente parterres, alcorques y presencias vegetales en fachadas que, con su inclusión en lo urbano, se erigen como representantes del medio mineral y vegetal. 

- ESFERA B: INFRAESTRUCTURAS. Sus representantes en el espacio público serán arquetas, farolas, terminales, lugares de registro, equipamientos etc. Estas son las conexiones que el espacio urbano prevé con las infraestructuras y las energías canalizadas o domesticadas.

- ESFERA C: DEL ESPACIO PRIVADO. Ventanas, fachadas, portales y otros puntos de conexión son las interfaces tradicionales del espacio privado. El proyecto pretende ampliar esta capacidad de representación a, por ejemplo, el mobiliario urbano.

- ESFERA D: NATURAL 2 (METEOROLÓGICA). Puntos de captación de energía in situ, son las interfaces entre el espacio urbano y otro tipo de naturaleza no edafológica ni vegetal sino meteorológica principalmente. Ponen en comunicación espacio urbano y naturaleza no domesticada.

Tres mecanismos de acción básicos: Compensación (1), Restitución (2) y Participación (3).

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TROP Residential Landscape Design. Bangkok, Thailand.


TROP Residential Landscape Design. Bangkok, Thailand.

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#residential design #TROP #Bangkok #Thailand 
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"The ego says, ‘I shouldn’t have to suffer,’ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it."

Eckhart Tolle  (via novemberisms)

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#quote #truth #suffer #Eckhart Tolle #suffering 

Private Estate Reveals State of The Art Underground Car Park - Landscape Architects Network 

Landscape Architecture Network

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two islands' award winning mark's house complete in michigan

ondon-based firm two islands won the international flat lot competition held by the flint public art project and AIA flint chapter to design a temporary pavilion in an empty parking area of downtown flint, michigan. ‘mark’s house’ represents abandonment, loss and the importance of shelter. it is designed to raise awareness of the demolishing of thousands of houses after foreclosures forced many families out of town, and the city’s continued efforts in revitalization. raised a storey above the ground, the 4,000 pound (1,814 kg) structure is designed to withstand 90 mph winds. the tudor-style dwelling cantilevers on top of a mirrored pedestal, and is coated in a 5 mm reflective mylar skin, which makes it blend in with its surroundings, as if it had disappeared. this finish changes with the weather conditions, stretching or wrinkling with varying amounts of moisture in the air. the transitions create a visually intriuging display. underneath the floating building, a ceiling sports 882 lightboxes personalized with hundreds of faces and photos of over 90 global kickstarter supporters. a platform below creates a place to host community events, the first of which was the flint art walk.


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#open streets #street design #video 

"You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud."

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#life #risk #yourself #quote