Showing posts tagged: City

  • Decaying Cityscapes Made Entirely Out of Bread by Johanna Mårtensson via Junkculture

What would happen to our cities if humans suddenly disappeared? Stockholm-based artist and set designer Johanna Mårtensson set out to recreate that scenario by erecting a model cityscape made out of bread, and  documenting the naturally slow process of decay every day for six months. Speaking about the project Johanna says, “I was inspired by an article about how well the earth would do without us. Within 500 years all buildings would be half fallen or fallen, perfect homes for animals and plants. The forrest would soon grow in cities. After hand buildings aswell as pollutions would be taken care of by bacterias and micro-organisms.”
  • Decaying Cityscapes Made Entirely Out of Bread by Johanna Mårtensson via Junkculture

What would happen to our cities if humans suddenly disappeared? Stockholm-based artist and set designer Johanna Mårtensson set out to recreate that scenario by erecting a model cityscape made out of bread, and  documenting the naturally slow process of decay every day for six months. Speaking about the project Johanna says, “I was inspired by an article about how well the earth would do without us. Within 500 years all buildings would be half fallen or fallen, perfect homes for animals and plants. The forrest would soon grow in cities. After hand buildings aswell as pollutions would be taken care of by bacterias and micro-organisms.”
  • Decaying Cityscapes Made Entirely Out of Bread by Johanna Mårtensson via Junkculture

What would happen to our cities if humans suddenly disappeared? Stockholm-based artist and set designer Johanna Mårtensson set out to recreate that scenario by erecting a model cityscape made out of bread, and  documenting the naturally slow process of decay every day for six months. Speaking about the project Johanna says, “I was inspired by an article about how well the earth would do without us. Within 500 years all buildings would be half fallen or fallen, perfect homes for animals and plants. The forrest would soon grow in cities. After hand buildings aswell as pollutions would be taken care of by bacterias and micro-organisms.”
  • Decaying Cityscapes Made Entirely Out of Bread by Johanna Mårtensson via Junkculture

What would happen to our cities if humans suddenly disappeared? Stockholm-based artist and set designer Johanna Mårtensson set out to recreate that scenario by erecting a model cityscape made out of bread, and  documenting the naturally slow process of decay every day for six months. Speaking about the project Johanna says, “I was inspired by an article about how well the earth would do without us. Within 500 years all buildings would be half fallen or fallen, perfect homes for animals and plants. The forrest would soon grow in cities. After hand buildings aswell as pollutions would be taken care of by bacterias and micro-organisms.”

Decaying Cityscapes Made Entirely Out of Bread by Johanna Mårtensson via Junkculture

What would happen to our cities if humans suddenly disappeared? Stockholm-based artist and set designer Johanna Mårtensson set out to recreate that scenario by erecting a model cityscape made out of bread, and  documenting the naturally slow process of decay every day for six months. Speaking about the project Johanna says, “I was inspired by an article about how well the earth would do without us. Within 500 years all buildings would be half fallen or fallen, perfect homes for animals and plants. The forrest would soon grow in cities. After hand buildings aswell as pollutions would be taken care of by bacterias and micro-organisms.”

  • JAY SHELL’S “THE RAP QUOTES” via Juxtapoz
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. Check out others via The Rap Quotes
  • JAY SHELL’S “THE RAP QUOTES” via Juxtapoz
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. Check out others via The Rap Quotes
  • JAY SHELL’S “THE RAP QUOTES” via Juxtapoz
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. Check out others via The Rap Quotes
  • JAY SHELL’S “THE RAP QUOTES” via Juxtapoz
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. Check out others via The Rap Quotes

JAY SHELL’S “THE RAP QUOTES” via Juxtapoz

Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. Check out others via The Rap Quotes

  • Abstract Cityscapes
London-based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this colorful series of posters entitled Shapes of Cities. Each unique creation features a particular city’s key buildings and landmarks, clustered together and depicted in an accurate comparative scale. To develop the rainbow palette, Alter combined simple vector shapes with basic color theory. The artist overlapped the transparent layers to successfully achieve a colorful and vibrant display—a series of posters that will add a great deal of style to any wall.
  • Abstract Cityscapes
London-based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this colorful series of posters entitled Shapes of Cities. Each unique creation features a particular city’s key buildings and landmarks, clustered together and depicted in an accurate comparative scale. To develop the rainbow palette, Alter combined simple vector shapes with basic color theory. The artist overlapped the transparent layers to successfully achieve a colorful and vibrant display—a series of posters that will add a great deal of style to any wall.
  • Abstract Cityscapes
London-based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this colorful series of posters entitled Shapes of Cities. Each unique creation features a particular city’s key buildings and landmarks, clustered together and depicted in an accurate comparative scale. To develop the rainbow palette, Alter combined simple vector shapes with basic color theory. The artist overlapped the transparent layers to successfully achieve a colorful and vibrant display—a series of posters that will add a great deal of style to any wall.
  • Abstract Cityscapes
London-based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this colorful series of posters entitled Shapes of Cities. Each unique creation features a particular city’s key buildings and landmarks, clustered together and depicted in an accurate comparative scale. To develop the rainbow palette, Alter combined simple vector shapes with basic color theory. The artist overlapped the transparent layers to successfully achieve a colorful and vibrant display—a series of posters that will add a great deal of style to any wall.

Abstract Cityscapes

London-based designer and art director Yoni Alter developed this colorful series of posters entitled Shapes of Cities. Each unique creation features a particular city’s key buildings and landmarks, clustered together and depicted in an accurate comparative scale. To develop the rainbow palette, Alter combined simple vector shapes with basic color theory. The artist overlapped the transparent layers to successfully achieve a colorful and vibrant display—a series of posters that will add a great deal of style to any wall.

Imagining a Drone-Proof City by Asher J. Kohn
"Architecture against drones is not just a science-fiction scenario but a contemporary imperative," writes Asher J. Kohn.
Kohn, an American law student and editor of The Tuqay, a website covering “Central Asia and its hinterlands,” has recently put forth a theoretical proposal for a city built to passively shield its residents against this ultramodern tool of warfare — a drone-deflecting city. He created it for a class he was auditing in extreme architecture, and it has since been picked up for discussion by several websites.
Kohn’s envisioned drone-proof community, which he calls “Shura City,” is a thought experiment, a provocation (shura, Arabic for consultation, is a word associated with group decision-making in the Islamic world). It’s a self-contained environment with elaborate architectural devices designed to thwart robotic predators overhead. Minarets, along with the wind-catching cooling towers called badgirs, would obstruct the flight path of the drones. A latticed roof, extending over the entire community, would create shade patterns to make visual target identification difficult. A fully climate-controlled environment would confuse heat-seeking detection systems. He has not included any anti-aircraft weapons in this scenario.

Imagining a Drone-Proof City by Asher J. Kohn

"Architecture against drones is not just a science-fiction scenario but a contemporary imperative," writes Asher J. Kohn.

Kohn, an American law student and editor of The Tuqay, a website covering “Central Asia and its hinterlands,” has recently put forth a theoretical proposal for a city built to passively shield its residents against this ultramodern tool of warfare — a drone-deflecting city. He created it for a class he was auditing in extreme architecture, and it has since been picked up for discussion by several websites.

Kohn’s envisioned drone-proof community, which he calls “Shura City,” is a thought experiment, a provocation (shura, Arabic for consultation, is a word associated with group decision-making in the Islamic world). It’s a self-contained environment with elaborate architectural devices designed to thwart robotic predators overhead. Minarets, along with the wind-catching cooling towers called badgirs, would obstruct the flight path of the drones. A latticed roof, extending over the entire community, would create shade patterns to make visual target identification difficult. A fully climate-controlled environment would confuse heat-seeking detection systems. He has not included any anti-aircraft weapons in this scenario.

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