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oakapples:

The fernery at Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, Herefordshire- made from recycled wine bottles.

(via therattlingradiator)

ryanpanos:

Tower of David: the World’s Tallest Slum | Via

The Tower of David is an abandoned unfinished skyscraper in the center of Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, that is now home to more than 3,000 squatters, who have turned the 45-story skyscraper into the world’s tallest slum.

Construction of the building, originally called “Centro Financiero Confinanzas” and nicknamed the “Tower of David”, after its developer, David Brillembourg, was started in 1990 and was to become a symbol of Caracas’ bright financial future. It is the third highest skyscraper in the country. But a banking crisis brought those plans to an abrupt halt in 1994. The government took control over the building and construction was never completed. The building has no elevators, no installed electricity or running water, no balcony railing and windows and even walls in many places.

In 2007, a group of squatters took over the building, and it quickly gained notoriety as a hotbed of crime and drugs. Despite this, residents have managed to build a comfortable and self sustaining community complete with basic utility services such as electricity and water that reaches all the way up to the 22nd floor. Lifts being absent, residents can use motorcycles to travel up and down the first 10 floors, but must use the stairs for the remaining levels.  Inside the building’s long hallways there are warehouses, clothing stores, beauty parlours, a dentist and day-care centers. Some residents even have cars, parked inside of the building’s parking garage. Some seven hundred families comprising over 3,000 residents live in the tower today.

(via justinladia)

urbanfunscape:

Miniature Kiosks Pop Up In German Cities http://ift.tt/1pf54yW

urbanfunscape:

Miniature Kiosks Pop Up In German Cities http://ift.tt/1pf54yW

theenergyissue:

Fritz Kahn: Man as Machine and the Birth of Infographics

Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) was a German physician and prolific popular science writer known for pioneering infographics. He wrote on a range of topics, from the Milky Way to the atom, and often used startling metaphors, both verbal and visual, to make complex principles of nature and technology comprehensible to layman readers. In The Life of Man, an encyclopedic work of 1600 pages and 1200 illustrations, Kahn depicts biology as industrial and mechanical processes. Adopting avant-garde visual techniques and contemporary styles like Neue Sachlichkeit, Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivist photomontage, he draws comparisons between the energetic processes of the human body and those of automobiles, buildings, electric lights, furnaces, and more.

(Source: youtube.com, via experimentsinmotion)

staceythinx:

Bacteriography by Zachary Copfer

Copfer on his work:

During my graduate research I invented a new medium that combines photographic processes with microbiological practices. I have coined the process bacteriography. Bacteriography consists of shooting radiation through a negative on to a petri dish covered with bacteria. The end product is a plate of bacteria that have grown to form a photographic image. The process is very similar to darkroom photography only the enlarger has been replaced by a radiation source and instead of photo sensitive paper this process uses a petri dish coated with a living bacterial emulsion

(via strictforsoul)

gasoline-station:

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

by ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart | Via

(Source: ryanpanos, via hivelive)

Michigan - Wing House - Constructed in 1875  - Photo : Bill Dolak

(Source: steampunktendencies, via the-concept-specialist)