mpdrolet:

From Colosses
Fabrice Fouillet

mpdrolet:

From Colosses

Fabrice Fouillet

design-is-fine:

Yusaku Kamekura, cover artwork for Design magazine, 1959. Source

design-is-fine:

Yusaku Kamekura, cover artwork for Design magazine, 1959. Source

calumet412:

Daley Plaza, Chicago, 1969, Chicago. Pol Bury

calumet412:

Daley Plaza, Chicago, 1969, Chicago. Pol Bury

drawingarchitecture:

Eli Keller, The Chronicles

theatlantic:

The Privatization Backlash

For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today’s policymakers more skeptical.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]


"In many cases, Donahue said, privatization and contracting save governments money not through increased efficiency but by undercutting public-sector wages and pensions or, as in the case of [Chicago’s] parking meters, by effectively robbing the future to pay for the needs of the present. (By mid-2011, the city had spent all but $125 million of the $1.2 billion parking-meter payment.)"

theatlantic:

The Privatization Backlash

For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today’s policymakers more skeptical.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

"In many cases, Donahue said, privatization and contracting save governments money not through increased efficiency but by undercutting public-sector wages and pensions or, as in the case of [Chicago’s] parking meters, by effectively robbing the future to pay for the needs of the present. (By mid-2011, the city had spent all but $125 million of the $1.2 billion parking-meter payment.)"

(Source: twitter.com, via savage-america)

pacegallery:

Earth Day with David Byrne: David Byrne's Tight Spot, presented under the High Line in 2011, is an inflatable audio installation of low frequency pulses, tremors, and rumbles which emanate from the 40-foot globe. Byrne has commented on the phenomenon of “humans squishing their planet,” noting that Earth is no longer a “planet of clouds, deep blue oceans, beige deserts and swaths of green jungle.” Read more about Byrne’s installation here

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nickkahler:

Simon Ungers, Waterfront Proposal, New York City, NY, 1988

nickkahler:

Simon Ungers, Waterfront Proposal, New York City, NY, 1988

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dailyoverview:

4/18/2014
La Plata
Buenos, Aires, Argentina
34°55′16″S 57°57′16″W
The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.”
www.overv.eu

dailyoverview:

4/18/2014

La Plata

Buenos, Aires, Argentina

34°55′16″S 57°57′16″W

The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.”

www.overv.eu

dailyoverview:

3/13/2014
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl
Mexico City, Mexico
19°24′00″N 98°59′20″W
The tightly gridded streets of Nezahualcóyotl, a municipality of Mexico City, are home to some of the capital’s poorest citizens who have often migrated there from other parts of the country.
www.overv.eu

dailyoverview:

3/13/2014

Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl

Mexico City, Mexico

19°24′00″N 98°59′20″W

The tightly gridded streets of Nezahualcóyotl, a municipality of Mexico City, are home to some of the capital’s poorest citizens who have often migrated there from other parts of the country.

www.overv.eu

ryanpanos:

Invasive Species | Dillon Marsh

In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town.This was the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower. Since then these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world.

Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surrounds.

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neuraldamage:

by Max Ernst
(via spatialconcept)

neuraldamage:

by Max Ernst

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