Josie Northern

designer. student of architecture. for professional blog, visit josienorthern.wordpress.com

im-simply-me:

I will never not reblog this. 

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nickkahler:

Imagined Plan of King Minos’s Labyrinth, Knossos, Crete, 1997 (via field)
"In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek λαβύρινθος labyrinthos) was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at the palace Knossos. Its function was to hold Minos’s son, Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it. Every nine years, Minos made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus’s creation, the Labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. After his death, Minos became a judge of the dead in the underworld. The Minoan civilization of Crete has been named after him by the archaeologist Arthur Evans. In colloquial English, labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching (multicursal) puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.”

nickkahler:

Imagined Plan of King Minos’s Labyrinth, Knossos, Crete, 1997 (via field)

"In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek λαβύρινθος labyrinthos) was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at the palace KnossosIts function was to hold Minos’s son, Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it. Every nine years, Minos made King Aegeus pick seven young boys and seven young girls to be sent to Daedalus’s creation, the Labyrinth, to be eaten by the Minotaur. After his death, Minos became a judge of the dead in the underworld. The Minoan civilization of Crete has been named after him by the archaeologist Arthur Evans. In colloquial English, labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but many contemporary scholars observe a distinction between the two: maze refers to a complex branching (multicursal) puzzle with choices of path and direction; while a single-path (unicursal) labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center. A labyrinth in this sense has an unambiguous route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.”

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"Street art continually reveals that no urban space is neutral: walls and street topography are boundaries for socially constructed zones and territories, and vertical space is regulated by regimes of visibility. Leaving a visual mark in public urban space is usually technically illegal and often performed as an act of non-violent civil disobedience. The artists understand that publically viewable space, normally regulated by property and commercial regimes for controlling visibility, can be appropriated for unconstrained, uncontainable, antagonist acts."
Martin Irvine The Work on the Street: Street Art and Visual Culture (2012)

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monsieur-mac:

not—banksy:

Os Gemeos are bringing their “Giants” project to Canada where they are currently transforming six giant industrial silos with their signature characters for the Vancouver Biennale 2014 on Granville Island in Vancouver.

Orange-jacket-guy looks like he has a truck-penis.

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Two-Thirds of Men Prefer Giving Themselves Painful Electric Shocks to Thinking →

Lol omg

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dragon ball z with dutch subtitles is my favorite thing right now.

— 2 weeks ago
#dutch  #niederlandisch  #dragon ball z  #childhood  #dat kan niet  #anime 
atlashuggedd:

 Michel Foucault as turtleneck model.

There should be something similar for notorious architects.

atlashuggedd:

 Michel Foucault as turtleneck model.

There should be something similar for notorious architects.

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snailconvention:

"Unidentified"

"Consensual Abduction"

"abOriginal"

I discovered gelpens. After many years of arduously dipping quils into jars of ink and working at brushstroke speed I have finally found a medium that swiftly and meticulously renders DMT-cartoons into existence…

new works by Michaelangelo

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showslow:

Peter Gentenaar’s Ethereal Paper Sculptures Float in the Air Like Jellyfish

Peter Gentenaar‘s art was born out of the limitations of what he could (or couldn’t) create with store-bought paper. So with the help of the Royal Dutch Paper Factory, he built his own paper factory and devised a custom beater that processes and mills long-fiber paper pulp into the material you see in his artwork. He saw the potential that wet paper had when reinforced with very fine bambooribs, and he learned to form the material into anything his imagination would allow.

Gentenaar describes the process: “By beating my pulp very long, an extraordinary play of forces occurs during the drying processes of my paper sculpture. The paper will shrink considerably, up to 40%, and the forces associated with this put the non-shrinking bamboo framework under stress. The tension between the two materials transforms itself into a form reminiscent of a slowly curling autumn leaf.”

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Promo video made for the Triangle Assembly Project showing the laser-cutting of our stencil.

The TAP is an urban intervention that aims to bring attention to the Youth Evening of Arts at the Kits Neighborhood House. more info > http://www.kitshouse.org/yea/

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#KitsTAP  #Kitsilano  #Khatsahlano  #urban intervention  #architecture  #fuckyeaharchitecture  #youth art  #participatory design 

sociology-of-space:

Social Seating: 14 Public Benches Foster Urban Interactions

Breaking, bending, twisting and warping wood, this ongoing series of installations fosters new forms of interaction within cities, challenging that most iconic piece civic furniture: the public bench.Award-winning artist Jeppe Hein from Copenhagen (currently working in Berlin) has installed his Modified Social Benches at indoor galleries and outside in cities around the world.To their creator, these are about more than just sculptural expression – on their origins: “Out of investigating architecture, communication, and social behavior in the urban space, a series of bench designs was born.”

http://weburbanist.com/2014/06/21/social-seating-14-public-benches-foster-urban-interactions/

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ancientart:

Surya Kund, a large stepped tank and geometric marvel, at the Modhera Sun Temple, Gujarat, India.

Photos taken by Bernard Gagnon.

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