Archive for March, 2011

Urban Growth for the New Millenium – Parag Khanna on Cities | The Ideas Economy

March 9, 2011

The age of nations is over. The new urban age has begun.

via Urban Growth for the New Millenium – Parag Khanna on Cities | The Ideas Economy.

history… his story

March 9, 2011

as a response to israel/palestine debate, after being given a recap of one line of historical events:

who cares about a place historically ‘belonging’ to a people. places are defined by the constantly shifting actions that take place in them and not by a singular line of events. they always are reestablished into a new equilibrium and that is what makes them resilient. if [israel] has any concern for keeping up with/being part of any progressive democratic system it has to recognize its current situation in terms of TODAY’S resultant and not the what ‘should’ be. Imagining what could be is an argument grounded in the present, as the present always takes history into account (the present is only generated through its history.)… so not that i dont care about history, but i dont care about any line of events predicting what ‘should’ be; the current state already embodies whatever needs to be present.

Architectural Potential Energy

March 8, 2011

 

 

 

 

BLDGBLOG: Architectural Potential Energy.

Construction of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center To Begin This Spring | News | Architectural Record

March 8, 2011

 

 

The park, Clarke says, will help make the transit center a “great neighbor,” not merely a functional transportation hub for daily commuters. “The history of transit centers in the United States is not a happy one,” he says. “They are seldom neighborly buildings—the Port Authority in New York is a perfect example. [Transit centers] tend to be blights on neighborhoods rather than generators.”

via Construction of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center To Begin This Spring | News | Architectural Record.

Simplexity- deep surface poche

March 8, 2011

 

 

Flat Tower – eVolo | Architecture Magazine.