8:20 pm 3 notes
Inside OMA’s Rotterdam Office, showing old Central Seattle Library model and various blue foam offcuts.
(from Made by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture: An Ethnography of Design by Albena Yaneva)
9:40 pm 21 notes
Building Out of Cardboard - A. Laptev, 1932
Illustrated Russian children’s papercraft book.
8:00 pm 125 notes
5:53 pm 2,443 notes
Le Corbusier, Book Dummy for “Une Petite Maison”, (1954)
In 1954, Le Corbusier published the book, “Une Petite Maison”. In it, he describes the house that he built for his aging parents on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is above all about the act of dwelling, an essay on the poetics of space. As Gaston Bachelard explains in his book of the same name, “The act of dwelling arises infallibly as soon as one has the impression of being sheltered.” Le Corbusier’s book is a series of lessons on the poetics of shelter. They begin with the title and dust jacket. “Une Petite Maison” means not simply a quantitatively small house but especially a quantitatively small house. We sleep more soundly”, observes Bachelard in a “little house” than in a large one. The “little house” calls for reveries of coziness associated with miniatures. This cozy seclusion is even suggested in the cover where Le Corbusier has drawn a broad black band around it’s surface, thereby placing it in it’s own sheltered nest.
5:21 pm 2,556 notes
Marshall McLuhan- Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, 1964
i think this is actually from The Medium is the Massage
4:26 pm 149 notes
Underground by David Macaulay
8:00 pm 32 notes
Une Petite Maison 1923
French, with English translation
Birkhäuser GmbH; 6th edition (1954)
6:00 pm 1,405 notes
Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook by Adam Frampton, Jonathan D Solomon and Clara Wong.
Axonometric maps revealing Hong Kong’s multi-layered elevated walkways, ramps, elevators and infrastructure interchanges. Definitely enbiggen.
11:33 pm 302 notes