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WEB | Amazing Future

April 14, 2010

From time to time, we love to feature awesome or interesting websites we find during those rare moments of procrastination… We just discovered Amazing Futures, a compendium of great images related to the past and, as we understand, using this background to predict the present and future. Mostly all images have no related info, where they come from or the events they are associated with, but they are so diverse and interesting that it’s definitely worth a look.

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World Trade Center de Cornellà | Primer Premio Aplus 2010

April 14, 2010

De nuevo nuestros amigos de mateoarquitectura comparten con nosotros una gran noticia: El World Trade Center de Cornellà, obra del arquitecto Josep Lluís Mateo, ha recibido el Primer Premio Aplus 2010 en la categoría “Arquitectura para el trabajo”. Veamos la reseña del proyecto:

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CERN Diptychs | Frédéric Delangle

April 13, 2010

Delangle is a French photographer that has studied photography at the department of the University of Paris between 1989 and 1994, then he began working as a photographer for the student newspaper, and since then has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing on landscapes and architectural photography. Here we have talked about the magnificent CERN building and now, we just discovered this fantastic photographic work, so here they are:

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Mystery Map Backs

April 13, 2010

We love it when architecture crosses over into the most unexpected places. The American series of pulp fiction books by Dell Books carried out an exceptional line of detective story books featuring maps of murder-mystery crime scenes, illustrated as floor plans, building diagrams and city layouts on the back covers. A total of 577 ‘Map Backs’ were published during the lifespan of the series, from 1943 to 1952. Marble River’s Ephemera has a great collection of them in its January archive, here’s a selection of our favorites:

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Weird and Wonderful, Only in Russia

April 13, 2010

View from a luxury Moscow penthouse. Photo from russos

Beware of a blog called English Russia, you’ll be sucked in and never get out. I got lost amidst their architecture tags, and just had to share a selection of  their entries on the weird and wonderful structures of Russia. As they say…”Only in Russia!” Enjoy!

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Mysterious Structures | East Germany’s Forgotten Bunkers

April 13, 2010

German historians are divided over the significance of a massive Communist-era bunker in the former East Germany. Was it to be used as a command post in the event of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe? Researchers now believe Europe was closer to the nuclear abyss than was previously believed.

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We’ve Outdug Ourselves

April 13, 2010

Photo: The Glue Society

A fitting image for the times we livin’ in. With a financial meltdown fueled by an overreaching real estate sector, this installation created by the Glue Society for the Sculpture by the Sea festival in Denmark last year makes for a potent symbol of the state of the world today. The piece, entitled It wasn’t meant to end like this, speaks to the outta control construction that has gotten the world into a downright mess. Poetic way of saying that we’ve been digging our own grave. For more of The Glue Society’s intriguing works, like their clever  God’s Eye View project, check out their (quite unique, too) website.

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