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A Tribute to Architecture, Old and New, in Europe

__________ Looking at the above video, it makes one wonder about what the human species really is, and where it’s headed. And, of course, we already live in a grand and bejeweled cathedral. __________ The Hubble Deep Field image itself … Continue reading

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Jiaozhou Bay Bridge: China’s 26 Mile Sea Bridge is the Largest Ever Built

This is not an artist’s simulation of a 26 mile sea bridge that the Chinese would like to build someday. It’s a 26 mile sea bridge that the Chinese actually opened recently. They are starting to run circles around the … Continue reading

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2014: The Nine Sky Gardens of Shanghai Tower are Coming

When Shanghai Tower opens in 2014 it will be a building that you’ll likely want to put on your “architecture to see before you die” list. Nebuchadnezzar’s famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon (circa the 7th century BCE) are going to be … Continue reading

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Architect Buckminster Fuller’s “Buckyballs” Found in Space! Are They Evidence of God’s Existence?

This is a trippy story. The carbon molecule called a “buckyball”—named after Buckminster Fuller—has been discovered to be floating free in space: Sir Harry Kroto, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Bob Curl and Rick Smalley for the discovery … Continue reading

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Thoreau 2.1: Jay Shafer’s 100 Sq. Ft. Home

I find Jay Shafer’s Thoreau-like experiment elegant and inspiring. Who needs a mortgage if you have creativity?

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The Burj Khalifa Opened Today

It’s a gorgeous building, and gives off, at least for me, a 1920s Art Deco feel—like something out of Metropolis—a 21st century Tower of Babel (Tower of Bab-OIL). Vanity of vanities, or an inspiring human achievement?: And here it is from … Continue reading

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Form Follows Whose Function?: Reflections on Brasilia and the Career of Architect Oscar Niemeyer

The career of Oscar Niemeyer (the architect who almost singlehandedly designed all of Brasilia) is discussed in a fascinating Atlantic article titled, A Vision in Concrete (July/August 2008). It opens thus: It was a heroic and inhuman scheme. From 1956 to … Continue reading

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