- G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Nagaoka City Hall Aore Kengo Kuma and Associates
"With the growth of cities and their scale, public buildings of 20th Century were likely to be driven away to the suburbs, often as isolated concrete boxes in parking lots. We wanted to reverse this flow with Nagaoka Aore. We moved the city hall back to the center of the town and revived a real “heart of town,” which is located in a walking distance from anywhere, working along with people’s everyday life. This is exactly like the city hall historically nurtured in Europe, and embodies the idea of compact city in the environment-oriented age. We adopted the traditional method of “tataki,” and “nakadoma,” which is to function as a meeting point for the community, is no longer the mere concrete box – the space is gently surrounded by placid structure, finished with wood and solar panels."
Chubby Inuit mermaids with sleek seal tails
Sleek Japanese mermaids with orange and white koi bodies
Dark, scaly mermaids with enormous white eyes so that they can hunt at the bottom of the sea
Small mermaids with spiky, poisonous lionfish bodies
Mermaids with sharp teeth and shark tails that hunt sailors for fun
Mermaids that aren’t just skinny blonde pretty girls with fish tails
Are these okay?
Iowa High Trestle Bridge
Spanning between the two rural communities of Woodward and Madrid, the Iowa High Trestle Bridge connects 25 miles of High Trestle Trail.. (read more)
Architect: RDG Planning & Design
Location: Woodward and Madrid, Iowa
photos by homemade iowa life
The above animations are from a beautiful series of time-lapse videos of different species of flowers in growth by Yutaka Kitamura titled Touched by Strangers.
ein rollstuhlfahrer passiert die ruine des stadtschlosses (man in a wheelchair outside the palace ruins), 1947. the hohenzollern residence, located in the eastern sector, bore the legend, "remove war criminals from all positions!!!".