miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2015

The Georgia O’Keeffe home & studio

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martes, 5 de mayo de 2015

Marco Evaristti

Marco Evarist­ti, the artist who dumped red dye into the geyser Strokkur last week, says he is now going to take the matter to court. The artist says he sees the negative reaction he has received as a positive sign that Icelanders care about the environment.
“I didn’t go to Iceland with the intention of committing vandalism,” Marco posted on Facebook, RÚV reports. “But it always makes me happy when art opens people’s eyes. I can confirm for you all that the colouring I used was a harmless fruit colouring, and Strokkur was back to normal by three o’ clock the same day, when the police came to visit.”
Marco also took a positive outlook on the numerous complaints and criticisms the action received, saying that it proved Icelanders care about the environment.
“After being questioned by police, I was charged with damaging Strokkur,” he added. “But as I believe my harmless intervention didn’t harm Strokkur, I intend to take the case to court.”
When previously questioned about the incident, Marco raised the point that he was trying to convey an environmental message.
“I want people to see what is happening to the environment,” he told reporters. “I want them to realize that the soap they buy in stores harms the environment. All these cars and buses that go to the Geysir area every day damage the environment, not the food colouring I use.” words: Paul Fontaine
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jueves, 23 de abril de 2015

miércoles, 22 de abril de 2015

martes, 21 de abril de 2015

The Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni in Milan

viernes, 17 de abril de 2015

Salk Institute - Louis Kahn

jueves, 16 de abril de 2015

Maison Louis Carré / Alvar Aalto

Maison Louis Carré in Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, France - Alvar Aalto.

miércoles, 15 de abril de 2015

martes, 14 de abril de 2015

Plaster Housing Projects / Mauritania

The Plaster Housing Projects in Nouakchott, Mauritania by L'Association pour Le Développement d'une Architecture Et d'un Urbanisme Africain [1977-1983]. The association wanted to create a cheap, fast, and effective solution for the acute housing shortage in the Mauritanian capital. The projects are made of basic gypsum plaster shaped into domed vaults. The gypsum was taken from the large gypsum dunes 40 km from the city already in the form of powder, thus being the cheapest building material available. While cheap, it is extremely effective in insulating the structures which is important considering the region is one of the hottest in the world. The construction allows for natural ventilation further cooling the interiors of the structures. Each of the units were so cost effective and affordable that they could be purchased in full by the many refugees seeking homes after both the dramatic cycle droughts and floods that constantly ravaged Mauritania from the 50’s through the 90’s.

lunes, 13 de abril de 2015

Pia Riverola