Visualizing Empire
Posted on October 1st, 2010 at 2:22 am by dr.hoo

Pedro M Cruz’s visual history of European empires of the 19th and 20th centuries:

Built in Processing. More on the project HERE.

Augmented City 3D
Posted on September 28th, 2010 at 3:14 pm by dr.hoo

Another cool AR simulation from Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented City 3D. Lots of cool motion tracking.

More on his site here.

via io9

The Lost Beer Caves of the Bronx
Posted on December 27th, 2009 at 11:42 pm by Steve

via BLDBLG I found – their current top story links to a New York Times feature about the rediscovery of the Ebling Brewing Company’s beer-aging caves in the Bronx.

Read It Just for the Title
Posted on December 27th, 2009 at 11:37 pm by Steve

Submarine-Repair Facilities, Mushroom Farms, and the Abandoned Islands of Sydney, Australia [BLDG BLOG]

Eyesore of the Month
Posted on October 15th, 2009 at 4:17 pm by Steve

James Kunstler posts his architectural Eyesore of the Month. The gem above is his April, 2009 entry, from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Billyburg Bust
Posted on July 14th, 2009 at 5:11 pm by Steve

An article in New York magazine discusses the dozens of stalled or foreclosed residential construction projects in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn… home to some dear friends of Noise Is Information.

Human Artifacts
Posted on March 24th, 2009 at 11:05 am by Steve

That’s the Michigan Central Railway Station, outside of Detroit – abandoned in 1988. From the amazing Artifical Owl photo blog, which highlights abandoned man-made creations.

Liquid Billboard
Posted on November 3rd, 2008 at 11:09 am by dr.hoo

Check out this cool Japanese water fountain:

Posted on October 14th, 2008 at 11:30 am by Steve

Dome house

I want to live in a dome house! I think…

From the pretty darn cool green-blog Inhabitat.

One of My Heroes
Posted on June 6th, 2008 at 12:19 pm by Steve

A geodesic dome, and Buckminster Fuller
Thanks to Toshi’s educating me on the matter, one of my all-time heroes is R. Buckminster Fuller. He’s featured in a wonderful article in the current New Yorker. The occasion of this article is an upcoming Fuller retrospective being mounted at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Sounds like a field trip is in order!

The Whitney show is on view June 26, 2008-September 21, 2008. I plan to try to go in mid July when I’m on the east coast. – Toshi

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