Archive for the 'architecture' Category

Looking in / looking out

July 1, 2008

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BS

June 30, 2008

This modification to a sign is something of a landmark on Nevada’s I-95.

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Brooklyn melons

June 28, 2008

I was in Brooklyn recently doing some preliminary work on a commission for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Here are some fruits of wanderings deep in the borough, including a real and counterfeit $10 bill, and (the last image) the dilapidated-but-charmtastic Avenue Q subway stop.

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Progress

June 27, 2008

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The dream imagined

June 26, 2008

Sign for the still-in-progress residential development of Goldewijk, in Almere, The Netherlands. The tagline is indeed: The Dream Imagined.

Below, two dwellings from Goldewijk. I’m impressed to see that the Dutch have so fully embraced postmodernism in their quasi-suburbia; these two piles are just down the street from one another, practically neighbors.

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Welkom in de trein

April 28, 2008

The Netherlands is known for its rich art and design culture, and it should come as no surprise that trains are considered decorative spaces. A sampling of train art from journeys in Holland.

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Neighbors coordinate exhibition of snoopy/smurfs

April 17, 2008

And next door..

From Almere, Netherlands

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Appliqué variety

April 11, 2008

They’re building fast and thick in Leidsche Rijn, a new planned city for 80,000 residents outside of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Leidsche Rijn is just one part of the Dutch VINEX development plan: new cities to house the expanding population in locations that border the current major cities of Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam.

The pictures above are from a promotional display for the ‘Ensemble’ neighborhood in the Leidsche Rijn Information Center.

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What kind of attention?

April 2, 2008

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Bike-rack-as-sculpture and The Ugliest Staircase Ever.

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Charm & excitement!

March 24, 2008

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[top: pix by mike and bottom: screengrab from mini-mansions.com ]

A grouping of dwellings

March 24, 2008

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Shopping machine

March 20, 2008

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From the Brussels Midi train station.

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Mutualism

March 14, 2008

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Clogged

March 6, 2008

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A typical suburban house in Belgium. When did shoes become architectural ornament, and what would be the equivalent in America? Some sneakers stuck to the front door?

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Off-white cubes

March 6, 2008

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