Because world media has an unfair positivity bias.

8th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from 969years with 359 notes

enochliew:

Telephone Tower

About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. Even after the tower was decommissioned in 1913 the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as the result of a fire.

Tagged: architecture

19th March 2014

Photoset reblogged from WYLD STALLYNS with 47,738 notes

likeafieldmouse:

Ward Roberts - Billions (Hong Kong Reflections)

Tagged: architecture

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11th October 2013

Photoset reblogged from SUBTILITAS with 784 notes

subtilitas:

FT Architects - Archery and Boxing facilities, Tokyo 2013. Each timber structure, while similar in scale, materiality, and design concept, is given a different treatment based on the activity within. The timber roof of the archery range is light, delicately detailed, and set against a black back-drop, referencing the proportions and precision of the archer’s arrows. The boxing studio has a stacked timber roof that is heavy, aggressive, and detailed with over-sized bolts, creating a visual movement akin to the physical contact of the boxing match. The exterior continues the theme; the light brown stain on the archery studio responds to the materials of the bow and arrow, while the more concrete finish of the boxing ring feels heavy and solid. Via.

Tagged: architecturejapanesetokyo

9th May 2013

Photo reblogged from Skyscrapers with 241 notes

randomly-random-stuff:

Taipei 101 (HDR) by Nik-On! on Flickr.

randomly-random-stuff:

Taipei 101 (HDR) by Nik-On! on Flickr.

Tagged: taipeiarchitecturethe future

Source: Flickr / nik-on

5th March 2013

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skyscraper:

“Blade Runner” or Hong Kong? | Photography by Conor MacNeill
via reality-pill

skyscraper:

“Blade Runner” or Hong Kong? | Photography by Conor MacNeill

via reality-pill

Tagged: hong kongarchitecture

Source: thefella.com

30th January 2013

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skyscraper:

Submitted by swaggsymphony:

Citi Bank Corporation Building On E. 44th Street  New York, NY

skyscraper:

Submitted by swaggsymphony:

Citi Bank Corporation Building On E. 44th Street 
New York, NY

Tagged: New YorkNYNYCArchitecturesubmission

5th January 2013

Photoset reblogged from 969years with 1,532 notes

enochliew:

A flat in Habitat ‘67 by Maria Rosa Di Ioia

The housing complex designed by Moshe Safdie is very well known from its exterior, so finally there are some good interior shots.

Tagged: architecture

11th August 2012

Photoset reblogged from INCOMPLETE. with 183 notes

dawnawakened:

Space Invader: The Aquadom

More and more architects are talking about “super-furnitures” and “micro-structures”–hip nomenclature for large, oversized spatial objects whose compact dimensions and surprising depth constitute portable rooms that can be inserted into any context. Given their inherent mutability, these rooms can be shifted at will with little regard to the spatial dissonance (or opportunity) they may provoke (or inspire). The same cannot be said about the Aquadom, a colossal 25-meter aquarium situated in the atrium of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin.

The concept (if you can call it that) behind the aquarium appears similar to that of super-furnitures, in that it was designed to accommodate, if not galvanize perceptive shifts in the observant’s spatial memory. In the case of the Aquadom, the structure inhabits two opposing premises, that of scaling up a domestic glass tank populated with goldfish and tiny reef-like mounds and, conversely, of harnessing the ocean and perversely introducing it into a man-made environment. Of course, the aquarium–the world’s largest–cannot be moved or adjusted so as to drastically vary experiences over time, but that is not to say that it cannot beget variation. Light passes through the water in different intensities throughout the day; schools of fish dart past to avoid a scuba diver; and the glass elevator at the tank’s core continuously ferries guests to and from the viewing platform overlooking the oceanic spectacle. That, or it’s just an easy way to lure tourists and boost revenues. Happy Friday!

Tagged: aquadomArchitectureaquarium

29th June 2012

Photo reblogged from Bookshelf Porn with 2,903 notes

bookmania:

Library at the Shiba Ryōtarō Memorial Museum by Tadao Ando. (via teachingliteracy)

bookmania:

Library at the Shiba Ryōtarō Memorial Museum by Tadao Ando. (via teachingliteracy)

Tagged: architecturetadao ando

Source: thefunambulistdotnet.files.wordpress.com

25th June 2012

Photoset reblogged from Bookshelf Porn with 1,366 notes

isaboutwords:

José Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, Mexico.

This may be my definitively favorite library of all time.

Tagged: librariesarchitecture

Source: isaboutwords