Even Architecture Prizes Are Political In This Crazy World

The Pritzker Prize jury awarded architecture’s highest honor to RCR Arquitectes, a little-known trio from the Catalonian region of Spain. The post Even Architecture Prizes Are Political In This Crazy World appeared first on WIRED. Even Architecture Prizes Are Political In This Crazy World Source: Wired – Design

Heirloom Tech: The Old-World Acoustics of Ali Qapu

The Music Hall of Ali Qapu’s unique architectural features cut down on echoes while diffusing music for fantastic low-tech acoustics. Read more on MAKE The post Heirloom Tech: The Old-World Acoustics of Ali Qapu appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Source: Make Magazine Heirloom Tech: The Old-World Acoustics of Ali Qapu

Belgrade Aviation Museum in Surčin, Serbia

Located just outside of the city limits next to the Nikola Tesla Airport, the Belgrade Aviation Museum is notable first for its architectural value alone. A purpose-built museum, its modernist curves and geometric panes of mirrored glass stand in stark contrast to the flat, ploughed fields surrounding it. Designed in 1989 by noted Bosnian architect Ivan… Continue reading Belgrade Aviation Museum in Surčin, Serbia

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Source: Atlas Obscura Excerpt: “Ferrari’s world famous supercars are manufactured entirely in Maranello, Italy, but over 2,800 miles away in the arid deserts of the United Arab Emirates lies the world’s only Ferrari-themed amusement park. At this outrageous supercar emporium, the exorbitant wealth of Ferrari is put on full display. Covering over… Continue reading Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

'Carbon Is Not the Enemy,' Argues Architect Who Wants to Put It to Better Use

Source: Motherboard Excerpt: “In a certain popular imagination, carbon might as well be toxic waste—a vile sludge oozing into the atmosphere from poorly sealed containment barrels, metaphorically speaking. Put internet attention spans together with under- or poorly-explained climate science research and it’s not all that hard to reach a conclusion that carbon… Continue reading 'Carbon Is Not the Enemy,' Argues Architect Who Wants to Put It to Better Use

What Does Jorge Luis Borges’ “Library of Babel” Look Like? An Accurate Illustration Created with 3D Modeling Software

Source: Open Culture Excerpt: “Sketchup renderings of the Library of Babel. Images courtesy of Jamie Zawinski. Fulfilling the maxim “write what you know,” Argentine fabulist Jorge Luis Borges penned one of his most extraordinary and bewildering stories, “The Library of Babel,” while employed as an assistant librarian. Borges, it has been noted—by Borges… Continue reading What Does Jorge Luis Borges’ “Library of Babel” Look Like? An Accurate Illustration Created with 3D Modeling Software