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Rubén García Rubio was born in Zamora (Spain) on January 22, 1980. He graduated in Architecture at the Valladolid School of Architecture (ETSAV) in 2006 where he was distinguished with Honors in his final project. Master’s Degree in Architectural Restoration form Valladolid University and Roma Tre University and Postgraduate Diploma in Ar... / More

What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars

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Plans Courtesy Of Blue Planet Research - Bryan Christie Design

I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS-that's Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation-in 2013, and a new 8-month mission is scheduled to start in October. It's a long time to be cooped up, “so the psychological impacts are extremely important,” habitat designer Vincent Paul Ponthieux says. The key to keeping everybody sane? A sense of airiness. Yep-even on Mars, you're going to need more space.

Power System | Solar panels supply power and charge the batteries for the habitat. If juice levels fall below 5 percent, a hydrogen fuel cell kicks in.

Workshop & Airlock | Crew can use the 3-D printer to make hair clips, replacement parts, and anything else they forgot back on Earth. This area is also the door to the surface; they simulate depressurization and pressurization before and after sorties.....Continue Reading

> via Wired


See the Destruction of the Domino Sugar Factory

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All photos by Max Touhey

Demolition has only just begun on the site of Two Trees' Domino megaprojectand the neighbors are already complaining and petitioning about the noise, so this should be a fun 10 to 15 years (assuming everything goes according to plan). In the meantime, check out these photos that photographer Max Touheytook of the carnage. The Syrup Shed, where artist Kara Walker had her installation, is currently being taken down, along with the Bin Structure, the Boiler House, and some of the smaller structures including the Wash House, Turbine Room, Power House and Pump House.

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Christopher Wren:Google erects a tribute to St Paul’s architect

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Sir Christopher Wren is the subject of the latest Google Doodle. Photograph: GoogleSir Christopher Wren would have celebrated his 382nd birthday today, had he lived to such a ripe old age, and Google has created a Doodle to mark the occasion.....Continue Reading> via The Guardian ...

Paul McCarthy’s XXXmas Tree Plugs Up Paris

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Artist Paul McCarthy’s gallery coos about the new public work. (via @HauserWirth/Twitter)American artist Paul McCarthy has erected his latest Christmas-themed work, “Tree,” and it has plugged up Paris’s Place Vendome for the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair. Regardless of how you f ...

Real Estate Representatives in Fortune’s 40 Under 40

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Airbnb’s Brian Chesky shares the top spot in this year’s Fortune 40 under 40 with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Both companies have faced their share of controversy, but are influential in the built environment and the “sharing” economy, particularly as both look to expand intern ...

Patrick Modiano, a Modern ’Proust,’ Is Awarded Nobel in Literature

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image source:litera.huPatrick Modiano, the French writer whose moody, terse and occasionally dreamlike novels are often set during the Nazi occupation of France, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.Peter Englund, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, ...

Snøhetta’s design selected for Norway’s new banknotes

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Snøhetta and seven other designers were earlier this year invited to submit proposals for Norway’s new banknote design. All designs will be exhibited in Oslo this month, and the winning proposals were announced by The Central Bank of Norway during the exhibition opening last night. The ...
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Good Morning,Architecture!

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Clay houses, leather pants and “Dirndls”, and now, on top of it all, Udo Jürgens.All the best to the “Generation No Mistakes“.Architecture today resembles a country under siege. Under siege from spineless opportunists, from uninspired pragmatism, dangerous politics and o ...

Times Square Postmodern

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Illustration of the Johnson–Burgee Plan for Times Square | Image courtesy of the Skyscraper MuseumThe title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in terms. The New Times Square, as it was eventually called ...

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