Architecture & Planning

I did planning in college so this is just a blog of some things i come across that interest me. Most of my own material is to do with Dublin & Cork City. The rest I do not take credit for.

lacittavita:

From Roof to Table features 35 full-color photographs by Rob Stephenson that beautifully capture New York City’s urban farms and gardens in all five boroughs

thisbigcity:

Miss your train? Not to worry. That’s what pallets are for. 

carrapicho:

lickystickypickyshe:

Every year in June, a brave group of daredevils in the city of Alesund, Norway stack up hundreds of wood pallets to a height of over 130 feet, which they then light on fire in celebration of Midsummer and John the Baptist’s birthday.

holy shit!

urbangreens:

The Magical Rooftops of New York | The NewYorker

Frozen Venice | Robert Jahns | Via

(Source: ryanpanos)

Unfinished London - Part 3

I enjoy these videos made by Jay Foreman. This is the third part of a very informed series on planning history in London. It’s filled with dodgy jokes but the information is quite intriguing. This installment concentrates on the city’s airports.

Part 1

Part 2

vintagenatgeographic:

Château de Chenonceaux near the small village of Chenonceaux, France
National Geographic | June 1960

vintagenatgeographic:

Château de Chenonceaux near the small village of Chenonceaux, France

National Geographic | June 1960

travelpotato:

Let it Flow by dgt (Source: http://bit.ly/1gAcbi6)

travelpotato:

Let it Flow by dgt (Source: http://bit.ly/1gAcbi6)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Valérie Anex

Ghost Estates

2011

Ireland

The National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis NIRSA defines a ghost estate
as a development of ten houses or more in which fifty per cent or less of homes are
occupied or completed. In October 2010, according to official estimates, there were 
2846 ghost estates and more than 350 000 vacant homes throughout the Republic 
of Ireland. Ghost estates can be found everywhere, but most of them are located in 
the rural areas of the northern and western part of the country, in the counties of 
Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon, which are the estates I visited.

These empty shells are eyesores for the locals in these small towns. The crisis is affecting 
the country – unemployment, debts, budget cuts, flights of capital investments – but it 
is also shaping its landscape. Bitter memories left by the spectral and temporary nature 
of the property boom in Ireland, ghost estates are the symbol of the property market’s 
collapse, a topology of the economic disintegration of the country.

Via

urbanination:

Elements of New York, London and Paris as one city. 

urbanination:

Elements of New York, London and Paris as one city. 

(Source: archisketchbook)

builtenvironment:

Umschreibung - KPMG Building Munich

builtenvironment:

Umschreibung - KPMG Building Munich

What wall?

What wall?

(Source: slipihed)

Cork City’s version of the Flatiron Building. Washington Street, Cork
via John Finn on Twitter

Cork City’s version of the Flatiron Building. Washington Street, Cork

via John Finn on Twitter

jonnybonny:

kogumarecord:

高尾山IC、谷間でぐるぐる 相模原方面へ接続工事中:朝日新聞デジタル

WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL!?!?!?!?!?

I call it: sexual assault of the mind
urbangreens:

Optician’s building, Amsterdam by marc0047
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