The Mushroom House - Powder Mill Park.
When I was a kid I always wanted to live in these. Let’s be honest - I still do. The shape is absolutely otherworldly. I just think they’re fantastic. The ‘addition’ of the garage/ studio is equally as awesome. It’s like something out of the hobbit (it’s the third picture in the set).
It’s actually on the market right now. Available for the low low price of $1M.
A fire burns from within a birch tree trunk after the tree was struck by lightning in Norway. Via Reddit
Photo credit: Kjell Eivind Solberg
Peckham High Rise - A developer led, speculative housing development in Peckham drawn as proposed, through ruin and re-occupation / appropriation by Christopher Singh - University of Greenwich UNIT 3
Sunken Bridge by RO&AD (via Sunken Bridge by RO&AD - Dezeen)
concrete, solid, fixed in place as the rest of world slowly slips past
Photographed by Dagoberto Martínez
(by Dagueto on Flickr.)
GoogleFaces: An independent searching agent hovering the world to spot all the faces that are hidden on earth.
“The way we perceive our environment is a complex procedure. By the help of our vision we are able to recognize friends within a huge crowd, approximate the speed of an oncoming car or simply admire a painting. One of human’s most characteristic features is our desire to detect patterns. We use this ability to penetrate into the detailed secrets of nature. However we also tend to use this ability to enrich our imagination. Hence we recognize meaningful shapes in clouds or detect a great bear upon astrological observations.”
“One of the key aspects of this project, is the autonomy of the face searching agent and the amount of data we are investigating. The source of our image data is halfway voluntary provided by Google Maps. Our agent flips through one satellite image after the other, in order to feed the face detection algorithm with landscape samples. The corresponding iteration algorithm steps sequentially along the latitude and longitude of our globe. Once the agent circumnavigated the world, it switches to the next zoom level and starts all over again.”
via Tim M.
The Mediated Notion
Installed at Kunsthaus Bregenz 2001