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Hello. I am an architecture student at the University of Waterloo in Cambridge, Ontario. This blog for me at least is a means of soul searching, looking to capture as much of life as I can through every medium. This is a documentation of my search for peace of mind. Expect distractions. Expect Spontaneity. Do not always expect an explanation. Love, Connor

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lorettabosence:

More amazing drawings from the Bartlett Architecture School show, this time from MArch student Louis Sullivan. He proposes a ‘Living Dam’ which would provide homes for 10,000 inhabitants and: “Together with the integration of ecology, society and infrastructure…is a physical model of a modern ‘hydraulic civilisation’; a community and society sustained and dependant on its control, management and utilisation of water.”

"Whilst providing a store for the national asset of water, the project simultaneously provides a series of tiers, terraces, weirs and platypuses which house a series of beneficial ecologies such as reedbed systems, watercress fields, ponds, lakes and elevated fruit gardens for the water to flurry and flow through, building upon the technology of the Living Machine which segregates wetland ecologies into useful components for accelerated water filtration. The ecologies maintained within the dam go beyond the bucolic, and provide purification and filtration of the water beyond EU drinking water directive 98/83/EC as well as nourishing foods for the occupants to maintain and harvest."

“‘The Living Dam’ is towards a new typology of dam - away from the image of solitary hydrological infrastructures, and towards a model which is not only integral but also integrated with society, which may help alter the public perception of the essential infrastructures and reduce many of the negative consequences associated with dam management. 
A ‘useful pyramid’ for the 21st century.”

http://www.louissullivan.co.uk/index.php?/architecture-ma-y5/project-2/

quaristices:

Geoffrey Bawa

quaristices:

Geoffrey Bawa

(Source: paradisebackyard.blogspot.com)

thekhooll:

Isometric Renders Michiel van den Berg

Last month I started a ‘30 isometric renders in 30 days’ challenge. To get ideas out of my (mental) sketchbook onto my screen I created one isometric picture/render a day. I love the style, it’s good render/lighting practice and good to ‘keep the motor running’ so to speak.”

(Source: archatlas)

superarchitects:

Phillip Denny / Thesis / B.Arch / AIA Henry Adams Medal / Carnegie Mellon University / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / Advisors: Mary-Lou Arscott, Rami el Samahy, Jonathan Kline, Charles Rosenblum / July 2014

Campus can no longer be a colonized territory of late capitalism, the University an outpost of the disembodied market. For the Institution to regain the precious ground of autonomy, it ought to remember that campus, while referring to ground, structure, and locus of the Institution, originally referred to a battlefield. Now, it would seem that the field has been lost to the market. While the University must strive towards autonomy, it cannot become a hermetic enclave. Throughout its history the University has been, for better or for worse, bound to its reality—and all of the frictions and compromise that entails. Campus thus imagines a radical accommodation of the forces that seek to transgress the limits of the institution and its ideals. A project of utopian realism, Campus recognizes the reality of the University in late capitalism as itself a complex fiction constructed by global forces, and asks: what might happen to our battlefield—campus—when we recognize the forces of global capital as manipulatable flows rather than adversarial conditions?

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Lakefront Development Plan for Canadian National and Pacific Railroads, Toronto, Ontario, 1968
(John Andrews)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Lakefront Development Plan for Canadian National and Pacific Railroads, Toronto, Ontario, 1968

(John Andrews)

World Cup 2014 - Stadiums

(Source: aaronjramsey)

Greaterthanvis.com

Greaterthanvis.com

Which country does the most good for the world?

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Siedlung Halen, Switzerland, 1957-61
(Atelier 5)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Siedlung Halen, Switzerland, 1957-61

(Atelier 5)