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もうすぐ箱崎ジャンクション by Neconote on Flickr.

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Morning on the Seine, Clear Weather Claude Monet

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Jean-Louis Chanéac, Parasite Bedroom, (1971)

In 1971, Chanéac installed a parasite bedroom on the façade of a regular modernist residential apartment block in Geneva, Switzerland. Chanéac’s ‘parasitic sucking cells’ are mobile, evolutionary and a complete contrast to the host building’s architectural style in every sense possible.

With this work the architect wanted to experiment with a new architectural language. Avignon-born Chanéac was one of the first to experiment with spontaneous, temporary and adaptable architectural solutions. Developed as temporary and supplementary spaces, “parasitic cells are volumetric inhabitable elements which are mass-produced by industry or spontaneously built by individuals. They can be erected in a matter of hours onto the façades of buildings as a way of creating complementary inhabitable spaces”.

For the construction of this so-called ‘La Bulle Pirate’, Chanéac used synthetic materials such as laminates, resins, glass fiber, reinforced polyester and foam. The use of these materials was totally new in an era in which concrete was the dominant construction material. Chanéac applied for a patent for these multifunctional plastic cells, which could be produced in the factory, transported by road and assembled in two hours. However, he never managed to roll out the project on a bigger scale.

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WAÏF: Where architecture ïs Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center Complex N9: 

The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for housing the NBC television network headquarters. At 850 feet (259 m) high, the 70-story building is the 10th tallest in New York City and the 33rd tallest in the United States. Some of the building’s nicknames include The Slab and 30 Rock. The latter is derived from its address at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

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rudygodinez:

Craig Atkinson, Five Page Spreads from his Zine “London, Alexandra Road Estate”, (2013)

Atkinson’s zine was published by his own imprint, “Café Royal Books” in an edition of 150.

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WAÏF: Where architecture ïs Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center Complex N8: Backstage

Radio City Music Hall sculptures before installation in theater.Left to right: William Zorach, Sprit of the dance; Robert Laurent, Girl with Goose; Gwen Lux, Eve. Photographed 1932

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Étienne-Louis Boullée, Temple of Death. 1784.

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Oscar Niemeyer. Modulo.

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