architectureofdoom

architectureofdoom:

nock-nock-nock:

Andreas Gursky

"Kamiokande" 2007

Super-Kamiokande, a neutrino observatory in the city of Hida, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The observatory was designed to search for proton decay, study solar and atmospheric neutrinos, and keep watch for supernovas in the Milky Way Galaxy.

couldn’t tell you if my life depended on it what a neutrino observatory is, but if you asked me to imagine what it would look like, I’d have been 100% correct.

thenewephemera
thenewephemera:


A factory floor that absorbs communities in a warm embrace
The internet revolution may have unraveled traditional business models, creating a virtual marketplace to reach boundless customers across great distances, but the factory floor itself has remained almost stubbornly static and traditional. Don’t worry, though: the sandstorm changes everything. The sandstorm is not a few lifeless slabs of concrete, but millions of dynamic granules acting in concert. It’s glorious and humbling. Imagine your life so perfect and free. The sandstorm is unpredictable but determined. The sandstorm strikes suddenly and without warning.  The sandstorm cannot be stopped. The sandstorm is able to make anything, anytime, anywhere. Today, for one low price, your company can have no fixed position and exist in reality: the best of both worlds.
"A dark shape entered the town and wormed its way irreparably into my clothes, my hair, my children."
 Have you ever seen a child build a sand castle? Who cries when the waves knock it down? This is foolish, but only because it is wrong. Waves don’t knock down sand castles; rather, sand castles invade the ocean, one spire at a time. If current trends continue, the ocean will eventually be entirely children’s sand castles. Stay ahead of the curve. Get your factory on the floor and start swimming in the new ocean. Let yourself be swallowed by the future, because with enough effort, the future will choke before we do.
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• Fluid and Granular
• Dense and traversable 
• Constant and Fleeting
ALSO:
• Unstoppable
• Relentless
• Sandy
• Dynamic
• Fearless
 
 
Only $5 per sq ft per month!

thenewephemera:

A factory floor that absorbs communities in a warm embrace

The internet revolution may have unraveled traditional business models, creating a virtual marketplace to reach boundless customers across great distances, but the factory floor itself has remained almost stubbornly static and traditional. Don’t worry, though: the sandstorm changes everything. The sandstorm is not a few lifeless slabs of concrete, but millions of dynamic granules acting in concert. It’s glorious and humbling. Imagine your life so perfect and free. The sandstorm is unpredictable but determined. The sandstorm strikes suddenly and without warning.  The sandstorm cannot be stopped. The sandstorm is able to make anything, anytime, anywhere. Today, for one low price, your company can have no fixed position and exist in reality: the best of both worlds.

"A dark shape entered the town and wormed its way irreparably into my clothes, my hair, my children."

 Have you ever seen a child build a sand castle? Who cries when the waves knock it down? This is foolish, but only because it is wrong. Waves don’t knock down sand castles; rather, sand castles invade the ocean, one spire at a time. If current trends continue, the ocean will eventually be entirely children’s sand castles. Stay ahead of the curve. Get your factory on the floor and start swimming in the new ocean. Let yourself be swallowed by the future, because with enough effort, the future will choke before we do.

**************

Fluid and Granular

Dense and traversable

Constant and Fleeting

ALSO:

Unstoppable

Relentless

Sandy

Dynamic

Fearless

 

 

Only $5 per sq ft per month!

thenewephemera
thenewephemera:

From 11/12 - 11/16, here’s what Cameron and I will be doing at Storefront for Art and Architecture: "The Weathermen Turn Themselves In" charts a world where families are raised not in houses but hurricanes; where duplex apartments don’t sit on the street but pelt us from the sky; where finance companies operate not in skyscrapers but from the top floors of a tornado. "The Weathermen Turn Themselves In" finally asks the absurd question: what if architecture and weather switched positions? By reversing the natural world with our constructed environment, we examine not only the boundaries, limitations and correlations between the two – but also between that which we can control and that which we cannot. The afternoon forecast is a 90% chance of condo squalls, and we’re advised to stay inside the comfort of our storms. Now, quick: what is an umbrella.More soooooooon
(and all in this weird tiny mirror room that has walls which turn and open to the street)

at first I read that copy as “not only the boundaries, limitations and correlations between the two – but also between that which we cannot control and that which we cannot" which i guess might be more accurate?
"from the comfort of our storms" sounds about right.

thenewephemera:

From 11/12 - 11/16, here’s what Cameron and I will be doing at Storefront for Art and Architecture: 

"The Weathermen Turn Themselves In" charts a world where families are raised not in houses but hurricanes; where duplex apartments don’t sit on the street but pelt us from the sky; where finance companies operate not in skyscrapers but from the top floors of a tornado. "The Weathermen Turn Themselves In" finally asks the absurd question: what if architecture and weather switched positions? By reversing the natural world with our constructed environment, we examine not only the boundaries, limitations and correlations between the two – but also between that which we can control and that which we cannot. The afternoon forecast is a 90% chance of condo squalls, and we’re advised to stay inside the comfort of our storms. Now, quick: what is an umbrella.

More soooooooon

(and all in this weird tiny mirror room that has walls which turn and open to the street)

at first I read that copy as “not only the boundaries, limitations and correlations between the two – but also between that which we cannot control and that which we cannot" which i guess might be more accurate?

"from the comfort of our storms" sounds about right.

dialoghost

papress:

Lebbeus Woods’ Sketchbooks

As part of what must be an extraordinary exhibit of the late architect’s work, SFMOMA is sharing selected pages from his sketchbooks.

First spotted: chabelidecyc
Source for all images: sfmoma with some color correction by markcareaga

Credits for all images: Lebbeus Woods, Sketchbook (30 July 1995, NYC - 23 May 1998, NYC), 195; Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund Purchase; © Estate of Lebbeus Woods (2001.153 A-Y).

Don’t forget that PAPress has several of Woods’ books available:
One Five Four (1989), War and Architecture (1993), Radical Reconstruction (1997), and The Storm and the Fall (2004)

wish I could go see this.