Oct 19, 2014
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Soviet housing from Novosibirisk and Tashkent. From Architecture USSR 3/1972.

(Source: journal-club.ru)

Oct 19, 2014
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Students doing their homework at makeshift study stations built on a highway in Admiralty. As another week of protests is ending in Hong Kong, moments like these seem more and more striking. For many students the normal location for doing homework would be the McDonald’s / Starbucks territory or paid afterschool tutoring classes. Now, the ample space usually hogged by vehicles becomes a free study center, something almost unheard of in this city, and something that easily would feel like a radical improvement rather than a nuisance.

Students doing their homework at makeshift study stations built on a highway in Admiralty. As another week of protests is ending in Hong Kong, moments like these seem more and more striking. For many students the normal location for doing homework would be the McDonald’s / Starbucks territory or paid afterschool tutoring classes. Now, the ample space usually hogged by vehicles becomes a free study center, something almost unheard of in this city, and something that easily would feel like a radical improvement rather than a nuisance.

Oct 18, 2014
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The Blade Runnerish Hong Kong.

The Blade Runnerish Hong Kong.

Oct 18, 2014
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Oct 18, 2014
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Miami, FL. Typical summer afternoon thunderstorm rolling in from the Everglades. Photo by Marc Averette.

Miami, FL. Typical summer afternoon thunderstorm rolling in from the Everglades. Photo by Marc Averette.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Oct 18, 2014
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Camera Obscura, located near the Cliff House restaurants just north of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California.

From the photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Camera Obscura, located near the Cliff House restaurants just north of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California.

From the photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

(Source: loc.gov)

Oct 18, 2014
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The Flora-Bama bar located on the Florida-Alabama border line by Carol M. Highsmith. 

From photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The Flora-Bama bar located on the Florida-Alabama border line by Carol M. Highsmith.

From photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

(Source: loc.gov)

Oct 18, 2014
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Farnsworth House by Lego.

Farnsworth House by Lego.

(Source: architecture.lego.com)

Oct 17, 2014
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More ‘Miesian’ student work from the Illinois Institute of Techonology.

Vacation houses, fifth semester. (From top down, L. Sweeny, 1966; D. Elias, 1966; T. Howell, 1967 and C. Bushwaller, G. Recht, W. Schmalz, 1973) .

(Source: archive.org)

Oct 17, 2014
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I’ve mentioned before the Miesian effect on architecture curriculum at the Illinois Institute of Technology, but here’s also an interesting example of how students’ visual eye was guided towards the ideals of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s tutelage.

The quote in the top image, comes from a 1965 text by ‘Mies’, explaining how he appointed Walter Peterhans, a former head of photography at Bauhaus Dessau, to organize a visual training course to explicitly mold freshman students to their “liking.” He complained about the students, how “their eyes simply could not see proportion” - which to me now, thinking about it, sounds a bit similar in tone to the 1950s homemaking guides, where good taste could be learned and acquired through practice, instructing how modern abstract art would lighten up any living room as affordable prints. Under the quote, a selection of the students’ harmonious print work.

From Architectural education at IIT, 1938-1978 (1980) by Alfred Swenson and Pao-Chi Chang.

(Source: archive.org)

Oct 17, 2014
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Farnsworth House by Carol M. Highsmith.

From the photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Farnsworth House by Carol M. Highsmith.

From the photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Oct 16, 2014
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The Railway Network of China by Alan Mak.

The Railway Network of China by Alan Mak.

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

Oct 16, 2014
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Delta of the river Lena efficiently captioned by Google Maps.

Delta of the river Lena efficiently captioned by Google Maps.

Oct 16, 2014
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Conversing groups on the windy lawns between blocks AKA housing designs by Gennady Petrovich Badanov. From Architecture USSR, 3/1972.

(Source: journal-club.ru)

Oct 16, 2014
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Cover of Архитектура СССР (Architecture USSR) 1972, issue 3.

Cover of Архитектура СССР (Architecture USSR) 1972, issue 3.

(Source: journal-club.ru)

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