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Cork and Cardboard

Here's a short video of a 2012 installation by Zimoun at Bitforms Gallery. The installation is made up of 294 prepared DC motors, cork balls, and cardboard boxes. Be sure to have the volume on your computer turned on.


A Sense of Scale

When I read that the diameter of the clock face atop Abraj Al Bait (aka Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, 2012) in Mecca is 46 meters (150 feet), I knew that meant it is big. But how big? To answer that I made this illustration:

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Today's archidose #643

Here are some photos of the Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastián, Spain, by Rafael Moneo (1999). Photographs are by Pawel Paniczko.

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Literary Dose #47: Ada Louise Huxtable

Yesterday Ada Louise Huxtable died at the age of 91. Admiration for the influential architecture critic can be found all over the internet, on architecture and other websites reporting on her passing.

Monday, Monday

A Weekly Dose of Architecture Updates:

This week's dose features the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, by Herzog & de Meuron:
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