DROSOPHILA notes

softpyramid:

Henri MatisseL’Escargot1953Gouache on paper, cut and pasted on paper mounted on canvas2864 x 2870 mm

softpyramid:

Henri Matisse
L’Escargot
1953
Gouache on paper, cut and pasted on paper mounted on canvas
2864 x 2870 mm

wherearchitectureisfun:

WAÏF: Benthem house

The house was designed for an ‘unusual homes’ competition held by De Fantasie in Almere. The brief was to design a house without taking into account current building regulations. All prize-winners were awarded a plot of land on loan for five years. This meant that the house and its foundations had to be easy to dismantle. In the compact house, the living room is bounded on three sides by glass sheets to gather the surrounding landscape into the house. Sandwich panel walls enclose the private zone comprising the two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. The extraordinary construction of the house combats wind pressure in three ways. The space-frame floor structure is attached to a foundation of concrete slabs, stabilizing fins are placed strategically at the seams of the toughened glass sheets and finally two steel tension cables secure the lightweight profiled steel roof borne aloft by the glazing.

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Uno se cree
que las mató
el tiempo y la ausencia.
Pero su tren
vendió boleto
de ida y vuelta.

Son aquellas pequeñas cosas,
que nos dejó un tiempo de rosas
en un rincón,
en un papel
o en un cajón.

Como un ladrón
te acechan detrás de la puerta.
Te tienen tan
a su merced
como hojas muertas
que el viento arrastra allá o aquí,

que te sonríen tristes y
nos hacen que
lloremos cuando
nadie nos ve.

—Joan Manuel Serrat

ca-tsuka:

New stills from “Song of the Sea” animated feature film directed by Tomm Moore (Secret of Kells).

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959
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mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959

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(vía archidose)

design-is-fine:

Francis Barraud, His masters voice, 1899. It became the name and image of the record label later known as HMV. Via ganzomag

design-is-fine:

Francis Barraud, His masters voice, 1899. It became the name and image of the record label later known as HMV. Via ganzomag

wherearchitectureisfun:

WAÏF: When architecture masters meet their religious clients

Lettres du Pere Couturier a Le Corbusier au propos du Monastaire de la Tourette, juillet 1953

"Les clients de l’architecte"

Les relations humaines ne sont pas toujours si simples et dans certains cas la relation client/architecte est plus chaude de ce que nous voudrions. En vrai, il n’est pas simple de faire cohabiter la liberté de l’artiste avec les désirs des clients, mais parfois le dialogue s’établit d’une façon naturelle. Les esquisses du Père Couturier deviennent un fond de plan pour permettre à l’architecte de rêver, d’imaginer une architecture alignée avec les rêves du client. Parfois, dans cette situation les projets retrouvent l’excellence.

text by WAÏF

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