September 17, 2014
India photos coming soon but I really need to quickly finish off my holiday homework!

India photos coming soon but I really need to quickly finish off my holiday homework!

September 14, 2014

archatlas:

Luis Ruiz Padrón

See more works from this artist here.

(via archisketchbook)

September 13, 2014
nevver:

Fortune cookie

nevver:

Fortune cookie

(Source: twitter.com)

September 13, 2014

Aprilli Design Studio’s Urban SkyFarm is a living machine, helping improve environmental quality by filtering water & air, providing edible greens & producing renewable energy. Dense urban developments will benefit from the additional green space by feeling a reduction in heat accumulation, storm water runoff & carbon dioxide. As a net zero facility, its aim is to operate only with renewable solar & wind energy. Harvesting from hydroponic systems, vertical gardens & farming decks, all goods are processed & distributed directly on the farm!

The Urban SkyFarm is a vertical solution that utilizes hydroponic systems as substitution of soil-based agricultural extensions. By using the hydroponic system, the Urban Skyfarm can provide hundreds of light weight farming decks which can be conditioned with supplementary heating, lighting and moisturizing while having the natural light as the main resource.

In order to gain maximum exposure to sunlight, the vertical garden lifts the main outdoor vegetation area higher up in the air in a section known as the “leaf” where mostly medium-based hydroponic fruit trees and larger scale vegetables needing more exposure to outside air and sunlight can be produced. The lower portions are controlled indoor environments using solution-based hydroponic farming with artificial lighting which are more suitable for indoor products such as basil, arugula, bok choy, etc..

It also serves as a community garden hub where urban dwellers can easily visit, grow their own vegetations and participate in the final production by bringing it home or selling it to the community. The central food market will host local mobile farmer markets around the neighborhood which will circulate through the city to facilitate producing and trading local food products grown by the community.

SOURCE

-.- This is hideous… 

(Source: agritecture, via landscape-a-design)

September 13, 2014
cellularemergence:

Patterns in Nature

cellularemergence:

Patterns in Nature

(via parametricworld)

September 13, 2014
wannajoke:

Trying To Be Quite

wannajoke:

Trying To Be Quite

September 13, 2014
vjeranski:

CARLO HAUNER & MARTIN EISLER
Sofa, 1950s

vjeranski:

CARLO HAUNER & MARTIN EISLER

Sofa, 1950s

September 13, 2014

Falling from high places, falling through lost spaces,
Now that we”re lonely, now that there”s nowhere to go.
Watching from both sides, these clock towers burning up,
I lost my time here, I lost my patience with it all.

And we lost faith, in the arms of love.

August 30, 2014
"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor—such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children perhaps—what can more the heart of man desire?"

— Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via bookmania)

August 30, 2014
newyorker:

John Cassidy recalls first arriving in America, thirty years ago:

“I was twenty-one, I had recently graduated from Oxford, and I thought I knew everything. In fact, of course, I knew next to nothing.”

Photograph by Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum

newyorker:

John Cassidy recalls first arriving in America, thirty years ago:

“I was twenty-one, I had recently graduated from Oxford, and I thought I knew everything. In fact, of course, I knew next to nothing.”

Photograph by Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum

(Source: newyorker.com)