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nuuro:
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein Oct 12 1965 - drawings found in wallpaper sample book.

fabriciomora:

P.F.A.F.F: PRESERVE FABLE (ABOUT) ARCHITECTURE FACTORY FACILITIES - Studio Animal

fabriciomora:

Las Uniones en Bambú

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bryanmaddock:

The diagram is not only an explanation, as something that comes after, but it also acts as an intermediary in the process of generation of real space and time. As a generator there is not necessarily a one-to-one correspondence between the diagram and the resultant form. There are many instances, for example in Le Corbusier’s Modulor where the diagram is invisible in the building, yet it reappears as a repetitive element that occurs at many different scales, repeated in little segments of houses to large segments of urban plans, yet it is rarely an explicit form. Thus Le Corbusier’s statement that the plan is the generator will be seen to be different from the diagram as the generator. 

Diagram: An Original Scene of Writing, Diagram Diaries [Peter Eisenman / 1999]

bryanmaddock:

The diagram is not only an explanation, as something that comes after, but it also acts as an intermediary in the process of generation of real space and time. As a generator there is not necessarily a one-to-one correspondence between the diagram and the resultant form. There are many instances, for example in Le Corbusier’s Modulor where the diagram is invisible in the building, yet it reappears as a repetitive element that occurs at many different scales, repeated in little segments of houses to large segments of urban plans, yet it is rarely an explicit form. Thus Le Corbusier’s statement that the plan is the generator will be seen to be different from the diagram as the generator. 

Diagram: An Original Scene of Writing, Diagram Diaries [Peter Eisenman / 1999]

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infinity-imagined:

Coccolithophores are single celled eukaryotic phytoplankton that synthesize intricate exoskeletons from crystals of calcium carbonate.  The functions of these coccoliths are unknown, and may include buoyancy, osmotic regulation, protection from UV light, predation, or mechanical shock.  When nutrient and light conditions are optimal, coccolithophores can form massive plankton blooms that are visible from space.  Large numbers of these organisms can accumulate on the ocean floor forming chalk deposits such as the White Cliffs of Dover

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whatsundead:

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kuvaton:

[BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS]

favorite post.

Woah, neat!

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franflow:

odditiesoflife:

World’s First 3D Images of Snowflakes Falling

Curious History recently posted about the world’s first pictures of snowflakes ever taken in 1885 by William Bentley. We know have another first, the world’s first 3D images of snowflakes caught as they are falling.

Researchers at the University of Utah have teamed up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to better understand just how fast and in what form snowflakes truly fall. To accomplish this, they used a high-speed Multi-Angle Snowflake Cam (aka “MASC”) to capture real-time 3D images of snowflakes in freefall at Utah’s Alta Ski Area.

The study is reportedly the first of its kind, and it’s already turning up some really interesting results.

Writes John Bohannon for Science NOW:

The classic image of a snowflake is a fluke. That flat, six-sided crystal with delicate filigree patterns of sharp branches occurs in only about one in every 1000 flakes. And a snowflake seen in 3D is another beast entirely. Researchers have developed a camera system that shoots untouched flakes “in the wild” as they fall from the sky. By grabbing a series of images of the tumbling crystals—its exposure time is one-40,000th of a second, compared with about one-200th in normal photography—the camera is revealing the true shape diversity of snowflakes.

Above is a tiny cross section of the variety of snowflakes MASC has photographed in free-fall so far. Check out tons more at the Snowflake Stereography and Fallspeed home page, or – when it’s snowing – at Alta Ski Area’s Snowflake Showcase, where you can watch a live feed of snowflakes falling in real time.

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AART Architects

studioribeiro:

Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. His most famous work is “Triadisches Ballett,” in which the actors are transfigured from the normal to geometrical shapes. Also in Slat Dance and Treppenwitz, the performers’ costumes make them into living sculpture, as if part of the scenery.

studioribeiro:

Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. His most famous work is “Triadisches Ballett,” in which the actors are transfigured from the normal to geometrical shapes. Also in Slat Dance and Treppenwitz, the performers’ costumes make them into living sculpture, as if part of the scenery.