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rollership:

"The Sunset Mountain is a city designed by Pelli and Lumdsen in the city center, that put in the highest area and all communications coming, hosting community uses (offices, hotels, theaters …) hiperdensificados to generate all the housing system on the mountainside."

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But in practice master plans fail—because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community. As these changes occur—in community sentiment, politics, opportunity—the master plan becomes obsolete, and is no longer followed. And even to the extent that master plans are followed, they do nothing to ensure for each building, a sound, human relationship to all the places around it. They do not specify enough about connections between buildings, human scale, balanced function, etc., to help each local act of building and design become well-related to the environment as a whole. (pg. 18) Christopher Alexander in The Oregon Experiment. (via protoslacker)
fuckyeah-nerdery:

publicdomainreview:

The Serbian American inventor , and original “mad scientist”, Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory in Colorado Springs in December 1899. This image is in fact a piece of trick photography created by a double exposure. The electrical bolts were photographed in a darkened room, then the photographic plate was exposed a second time with the equipment off and Tesla sitting in the chair.Tesla is just one of many whose works will enter the public domain next year in countries with a ‘life plus 70 year” copyright term. Check out our top pick of the bunch, including Sergei Rachmaninoff and Beatrix Potter, here: http://bit.ly/19eSiYw

Tesla was like one step away from being an actual supervillain.

fuckyeah-nerdery:

publicdomainreview:

The Serbian American inventor , and original “mad scientist”, Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory in Colorado Springs in December 1899. This image is in fact a piece of trick photography created by a double exposure. The electrical bolts were photographed in a darkened room, then the photographic plate was exposed a second time with the equipment off and Tesla sitting in the chair.

Tesla is just one of many whose works will enter the public domain next year in countries with a ‘life plus 70 year” copyright term. Check out our top pick of the bunch, including Sergei Rachmaninoff and Beatrix Potter, here: http://bit.ly/19eSiYw

Tesla was like one step away from being an actual supervillain.

(Source: Wikipedia, via antipelargous)

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room. Ukraine. Source: bbcworldservice (flickr)

destroyed-and-abandoned:

Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room. Ukraine.
Source: bbcworldservice (flickr)

(via petechia-and-petrichor)

ragecomics4you:

This sign has appeared on a telegraph pole on my street this morning…http://ragecomics4you.tumblr.com

ragecomics4you:

This sign has appeared on a telegraph pole on my street this morning…

http://ragecomics4you.tumblr.com

(via seattle-gadgets-deactivated2013)

ifc:

THIS JUST IN. HAL KNEW ALL ALONG. #BREAKINGBADCONSPIRACYTHEORY 

tip: most super-villains don’t.

ifc:

THIS JUST IN. HAL KNEW ALL ALONG. #BREAKINGBADCONSPIRACYTHEORY 

tip: most super-villains don’t.

(via gq)

kickstarter:

The Twitter conversation above has yielded a new project, Code Monkey, a graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton. 

kickstarter:

The Twitter conversation above has yielded a new project, Code Monkey, a graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton. 

(via all-about-villains) Magneto : by Lafar88

(via all-about-villainsMagneto : by Lafar88