abandoned-playgrounds:

The Tartar Tent, the Gothic Church, Temple to the God Pan, the Ruined column and the Pyramid all reside in the abandoned French garden ‘Desert de Retz’. Source.

nevver:

Your moment of Zen, Jaka Bulc

thisisnojay:

a light in the harbor
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lemanoosh:

Massimiliano Fuksas
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Anachronous Formalisms and Architectural Fictions

Summer 2014 Design Build
INDA Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

Anachronous Formalisms is a collaborative project between the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, and William O’Brien Jr., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning. The design build project is primarily an investigation into architectural form-making and digital methodologies, which aims to culminate in a public installation of a large-scale, digitally-fabricated architectural object in Bangkok CBD. This project is a part of a larger design research initiative consisting of a series of contemporary architectural installations, called Architectural Fictions, that retell stories about anachronous form.International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalonnstallattion of a large-scale, digitally-fabricated architectural object in Bangkok CBD. This project is a part of a larger design research initiative consisting of a series of contemporary architectural installations, called Architectural Fictions, that retell stories about anachronous form.
~   Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain (via wordsnquotes)

arkitekcher:

The Garden of Albertopolis / Experiment Road  |  Shaan Patel
AA - Architectural Association 2014: Intermediate 13

Pataphysics is used to comment on a rational way of thinking through humor by an absurd use of the same rationality applied to something unusual or strange. In a similar way The Garden of Albertopolis or Experiment Road is an institution formed on the model of a series of five experiments done on different kinds of plants to reveal their consciousness. The Garden sets up scenarios that allow these strange plants to exhibit and exercise these qualities. The design for the five “experiments” are based on five theories of plant life that have been extensively researched but never been proven. The five gardens form an institution enclosed by a colonnade that is the main infrastructural piece. It acts as a theatre where the paths around the gardens at different levels are the places to view these strange worlds of plants. These worlds are the stages that have been sunken into the ground that further mystifies the activities of the gardens to the observer. This takes the model of a typical botanical garden critically subverts it to reflect the re-categorization of plants based on their emotional qualities. From plants that control a green house to plants that predict the weather, Experiment Road is this mythical institution suggesting an alternative way of exhibiting plant life.

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incidentalcomics:

Making the Leap
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Canvas  by  andbamnan