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With His New Historic Design, Architect David Adjaye Has Hit the Top

<i>The National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington’s National Mall—opening in September—has been a long time coming. Architect David Adjaye’s radically inventive design will make sure it's unforgettable.</i><p>In a profession that rewards age and experience, the British-Ghanaian …

MB&F launches the LM1 Silberstein: the watch embracing brilliantly bold design

As the press release for yet another new Scandinavian-inspired, ultra-minimalist watch brand landed in my inbox, the need to find an antidote became increasingly pressing. Happily that came in the form of MB&F’s latest collaboration, which pays due homage to one of the watch world’s more unexpected …

A Lethal Weapon Designed By A Computer

Designed by John Briscella using Autodesk software, the Optimal Bow would be perfect for a cybernetic Katniss Everdeen.<p>Humans have been building bows for thousands of years–there’s some evidence that they go back 70,000 years–but can computers design one? That’s the question amateur archer John …

San Francisco

Dida Mulder with the Leica Q on pilgrimage, a unique field test.

During the making of one the documentary television program series of “The Pilgrim” through the Island Mull and to the Iona of Scotland, I …

Cameras

Urban Pulse: Rome - Photographs and text by Lara Kantardjian | LensCulture

<i>When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality.</i> <br>—Andrei Tarkovsky<p>Wandering the streets like a spectator from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies, always seeing, feeling, and connecting to everything. I’m in …

Rome

Born Red

How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao.<p>In anticipation of New Year’s Eve, 2014, Xi Jinping, the President of China and the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, permitted a camera crew to come into his office and …

China

Getting Lost is Wonderful - Photographs and text by Massimiliano Pugliese | LensCulture

Obscurity as descent. An inner journey into unknown territories and mysterious dimensions—a place where darkness prevails.<p>The photographer Massimiliano Pugliese got lost deliberately in these enigmatic parallel landscapes in order to look for images that registered deeply within his memory and in …

Photography

Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia

Jet lag can do strange things to a person. But it wasn't just a mixed-up body clock that had me awake at 3 a.m. during a trip to Japan a few years ago, madly scrolling through online ferry schedules and trying to plot a route by train, boat and taxi to a new architecture museum on the southern …

Introducing "Potty-Girl," The Architect of the Future?

<i>"I look for inspiration (or opportunities) from people and places rather than looking for people and places to host my ideas." -- Julia …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong looks like a beehive, with cramped quarters stacked haphazardly on top of one another. It grew up organically, clearly constructed without …

[:de]’The Pierre’ Steinhaus[:en]Camouflaged Concrete House[:]

[:de]Olson Kundig Architekten kreierten das Felshaus ‘The Pierre’ in San Juan Islands, Washington. Der Besitzer wollte gerne ein Haus, wie aus dem …

House O by Sou Fujimoto

article<p>article<p>http://www.belowtheclouds.com/en/2011/04/18/house-o-av-sou-fujimoto/<p>House O is designed by the almost legendary architect Sou Fujimoto. …

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

Why We Should Stop Using Brain Metaphors When We Talk About Computing<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> I infer from your writing that you believe there’s a lot of …

Machine Learning

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

satellite landscapes

photo: Scott Chernis<p><b>Satellite Landscapes (Transportation Landscape, Waste Landscape, Manufacturing Landscape, and Power Landscape)</b> <i><br>2013-2014</i> <i><br>[see the</i> …

Loneliness

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Embroidered Silhouettes by Nastasja Duthois | Colossal

<p>Artist Nastasja Duthois creates large installations and small-scale embroidered artworks that explore aspects of shadow and negative space. Though …

Take A Trip To This Horrifying Mine, One Of The Largest Man-Made Holes In The World

The largest hole in Europe is an open-pit coal mine in Germany, and everything inside is just enormous, including machines that are the length of two soccer fields and the height of a 30-story building.<p>Germany has more solar power than anywhere else in the world, and it gets about twice as much …

French Pavilion for Milan Expo Designed to Grow Fresh Food

For the upcoming Expo Milan 2015, the country of France envisioned their pavilion as a covered market. A competition was held to design the space with the winning entry coming from X-TU architects. They centered the 3,600 square meter building around the concept of “producing and nurturing in …

French Food

baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms

My brunch arsenal, the dishes I’ve made enough times that they no longer cause any furrowed brows — a core entertaining principle here at House …

Death in 'Game of Thrones' Never Looked So Beautiful

You could say that the deaths in <i>Game of Thrones</i> are pretty important — many would call them central to the plot. They're shocking and gruesome, but …

Glober Font Family from Fontfabric

Glober Font – Sans Serif Type Family.<p>Type designer Ivan Petrov has created the <b>Glober</b> font family in 2014 (Type Foundry: Fontfabric). This sans serif …

Home - Architecture Lab

Latest<p>March 16, 2018<p>Chairs have assumed a center portion in our lives. From the corporate world to personal lives, chairs consist of one of the vital …

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Complex Modern Architecture: Rowing High Performance Centre in Portugal

<b>The Rowing High Performance Centre</b> in Pocinho, northern Portugal is an example of complex modern architecture. The new mega-structure is located in …