human landscapes in south west florida from google earth (via the big picture) illustrate the boom and (2008) bust of the housing market, as huge developments sit partially completed among densely built up neighborhoods and swampland (5th and 6th photos). many of these homes have been empty for years
Microscopic images of plants by Fernan Federici
Oh, tiny garden. How pretty thou art.
6th edition of International Architecture Biennal Rotterdam will hosts urban by nature theme.
As an alternative to nuclear power and other conventional energy sources, the Wave Garden is an electric power plant that derives energy from the movement of ocean waves. Its piezo-electro membrane is a flexible electric generator, where bending the material or applying stress creates an electric charge. Conversely, applying electric current to the membranes causes it to deform. Monday through Friday, it generates energy, but at the weekends, the Wave Garden changes into a public garden - thus changing from a space of production to one of recreation and consumption. During the weekends, selected areas lift above the surface of the ocean, acting as a ceiling under which boats approach the entrances.
Drawings by Mark A Reynolds
Title: J.G. Ballard
These images look like exotic phyto-plankton, but in fact they are boundary of different Julia sets. Julia sets are mathematical fractals. The same pattern repeats infinitely in smaller and smaller detail. Following the same simple rules repeatedly, these amazing patterns are formed.
Source and image credit: http://www.ijon.de/mathe/julia/some_julia_sets_1_en.html