Marcel Wälde

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Er ist auch ein Berliner

BAKING in the heat like his viewers on Pariser Platz, on the eastern side of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, Barack Obama began by taking off his own …

Zombie democracy

“BUT I’ve won three elections!” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s embattled prime minister, growls at his critics. On the face of it, his case is …

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

5 days ago<p>There could have been more symbolic ways of marking the end of Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign at Arsenal. Burning the coat with the faulty …

Soccer

The UK Tempora Program Captures Vast Amounts of Data — and Shares with NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, maintains taps on fiber optic systems …

Americans' Fickle Stance on Data Mining and Surveillance

Why is it okay that corporations are collecting this much data to begin with?<p>As the week continues, so does the furor over the government's electronic and big data surveillance. It's largely framed in the terms that President Obama described on June 7th: "You can't have 100 percent security and …

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

UK's use of drones in Afghanistan 'may be in breach of international law'

The use of remotely piloted drones by British forces in Afghanistan may be in breach of international law, a controversial legal opinion circulated …

Festival Hall of the Tiroler Festspie Erl: designed as a winter concert venue this building's faceted shell spikes out from the landscape as a single monolithic volume. See this Austrian concert hall http://ilikear.ch/1aqjoZm

Zimoun Creates A Roar of Applause With Wires and Carboard

Close your eyes and watch the video below. Do you imagine yourself standing onstage at the end of a play to a roar of applause, roses falling at your …

gas giant by jacob hashimoto 10,000 bamboo paper kites are artfully arranged into a mesmerizing immersive installation for this summer's venice art biennale. take a sneak peek: http://www.designboom.com/art/venice-art-biennale-2013-gas-giant-by-jacob-hashimoto/

Check out this proposal described as connecting time and space and interpreted as magical and delightful, see more at http://archdai.ly/12PvbxR Xuzhou Suning Plaza Proposal / Aedas

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Gun Control? Where Are We?

So where are we? Where have we gone? Since the tragic massacre in Newtown, CT, several states have move forward with passing legislation that places tougher regulations on the gun industry. New York and Connecticut are principal examples of states that have taken the tragic incident in Newtown …

Guns

Kiriko

Since its inception in December 2012, Kiriko—a joint project between graphic designer Dawn Yanagihara and Compound Gallery owner Katsu Tanaka—has taken off. A mere four months after Yanagihara and Tanaka decided to start producing handmade scarves, pocket squares, ties and bags out of ancient …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

National Parks

design

color pencil tree' by dave rittinger (o

Window Socket by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh Neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket.

Our Education System.

"Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future" by Robert L. Peters Design by Charlie Climo

Chipicas Town Houses: a unique concept that consists of four independent single buildings, built inside the same private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo, Mexico. See this project in Mexico http://ilikear.ch/19uOUVC

Russia reveals Moscow CIA station chief's identity

<b>Russia has named the alleged US intelligence chief in Moscow - a move seen as breaching diplomatic protocol.</b><p>It follows Moscow's decision to expel US diplomat Ryan Fogle, who was accused of trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy.<p>Mr Fogle, a purported CIA agent, was arrested on …

Russia

Articles about compact wooden home japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo …

Architecture