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Kunal wrote:

fuck that shit.

Went up Sears Tower last year and they had glass balconies on the 103rd floor. Took me ages to psyche myself to stand on it and the second I do this kid runs in and jumps up and down on it, nearly threw up

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Unless that's made of this transparent aluminium I have heard about...

"aluminium oxynitride (aluminium compressed to it's theoretical max density and becomes transparent. Also known as AlON and is used for bulletproof glass)"

!!!

That's really interesting about the compressed aluminium.

Would you need it though? That box would only hold about six people. Really tough perspex would hold them easy.

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I'm sure it would. Ewan show me your working, I have forgotten how to do it

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General Disdain wrote:

That's really interesting about the compressed aluminium.

Would you need it though? That box would only hold about six people. Really tough perspex would hold them easy.

i'd guess perspex was stronger than aluminium as well

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the house that Minor Threat played their first ever gig in is for sale

http://assets.urbanturf.com/dc/images/blog/2014/01/1929.jpg

Hardcore real estate fans, this item is for you.

The rowhouse on the edge of Adams Morgan where Minor Threat played their first show is now for sale, UrbanTurf has learned. Although the December 1980 concert was brief, the gig at 1929 Calvert Street NW (map) launched the band’s brief career.

Current owner Naveed Ashraf bought the property in 2003 when it was a group house. He rented it for several years before recently converting it into four apartments.

“Minor Threat had their first concert on the first floor of the house,” Ashraf, who is opening up a restaurant/sports bar on H Street NE called Sin Bin, told UrbanTurf. “That floor is now apartment #1, with the same hardwood floors.”

http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/d … arket/8084

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http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_ku-xlarge/19gzn3v6s4e1fjpg.jpg

proposed new antenna tower in Turkey

http://gizmodo.com/insane-new-tower-mig … 1532397824

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20th anniversary of the channel tunnel. some decent pictures here - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picture … unnel.html

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02901/channel-tunnel-con_2901999k.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02901/channel-tunnel-198_2901994k.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02902/channel-tunnel-bor_2902035k.jpg

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http://i.imgur.com/jVSJiUa.jpg

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Where/what is that Kunal?

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http://i.imgur.com/iD5Hix7.jpg

a water cooling plant in dubai. 2001 vibes.

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think i played the video game where riddick busted out of there

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That's clearly where the film Cube takes place

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(I know it's mentioned earlier in this thread), but I got that CCCP architecture book recently - pretty incredible. A lot of the wildest stuff was in Central Asian Soviet republics.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/87/3c/e4/873ce47f8cb5d9e205d995f233b2312b.jpg
http://bookofjoe.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c5dea53ef014e89874bff970d-pi
https://saravimade.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/12.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KxDJ7_H3ByE/TVGRmkqqvmI/AAAAAAAAAXo/pdQlifDDGNU/s1600/chabuincommunistconstructionstaschen.jpg
http://static.booktopia.com.au/internals/9783836525190-3.jpg
http://www.ivasfot.com/wp-content/gallery/cccp/1.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-41Fu4BuiW_s/TbEqHk_t5GI/AAAAAAAAB8I/FsKk3jURylI/s1600/CCCP12.jpg

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Saw this monstrosity in person recently:

http://www.eol-reisen.de/images/18_koenigsberg_raetehaus_kern_l.jpg

House of the Soviets, Kaliningrad, Russia.

I'm not into that.

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AlexN wrote:

That's clearly where the film Cube takes place

This is an underrated post

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Slovak Radio building in Bratislava:

https://wheresit.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/slovakia-bratislava-slovak-radio-building.jpg

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02159/slovak-radio_2159738k.jpg

(don't think i posted this already but apologies if i did)

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design competition for fantasy skyscrapers. sadly none will be built http://www.citymetric.com/skylines/6-ou … rapers-924

http://www.citymetric.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/article_body_2015/04/essence.png

http://www.citymetric.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/article_body_2015/04/essence_2.png

http://www.citymetric.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/article_body_2015/04/limestone_skyscrapers.jpg

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despite not contributing a lot this is one of my favourite threads on the c. thanks for the entertainment at work guys.

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. for later

forgot about this thread. TOO good.

anyone has links to scandinavian forest / woodhut stuff (i have no clue what i'm talking about but saw the pix!) ?

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Re: Kowloon City HK, here's a really detailed cross section created by Japanese architects/illustrators who surveyed it before demolition. Would love the book they created but it's way expensive: http://www.deconcrete.org/wp-content/up … on-low.jpg
http://www.deconcrete.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Kowloon-Cross-section-low.jpg

This is one of my favourite threads and I've been thinking about it a lot the last couple of days - been working on this little code experiment, figured a few people here might be interested.
It randomly generates buildings, specifically large utilitarian residential blocks. It's a small part of an upcoming project and I'll be doing other building types in future. Click to generate a new building: http://whitevinyldesign.com/tests/heavyresidential/

http://whitevinyldesign.com/tests/heavyresidential/heavy1.jpg

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http://cdn.citylab.com/media/img/citylab/2015/04/hamburg_s_bahn_train_bricked_up_Bundespolizei_urban_art_vandalism_intervention_2/lead_large.jpg

it's just a wall but it was built by vandals to block up a tube train doorway.  no idea how or why but it is fairly impressive

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/04/ … in/391898/

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Tailor made for this thread / board?

http://hardcorearchitecture.tumblr.com/

Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Band addresses are discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published from 1982-89 in the fanzine MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL (MRR). Google Street View is used to capture photos of the homes. Street names and numbers are removed to respect the privacy of people currently living at these addresses.

While care is taken to confirm that the home in the photo matches the street number listed in MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, accuracy is not guaranteed. Some addresses have been confirmed using real estate websites. When multiple homes are built close together, the band-associated home is the house in the center of the composition. If you are a member of a band on this page and notice an error, please feel free to contact me. This research will later be supported by additional writing and exhibitions.

Added: 12-05-2015 21:42:57

Is this a good or a bad time to confess that sometimes i google streetview the addresses of people that order stuff from me or trade with me, so that (A) I can check the address is valid and (B) I can look at where they live!!!

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google street view for the address on the back of Super Fi records releases

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/gallery/2008/11/03/water1.jpg

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Shit, i left the tap on

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the Grayson Perry house thing is good.

decent documentary on channel 4 http://www.channel4.com/programmes/gray … /54816-001

and a bunch of photos here http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/15/house- … de-botton/

http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/05/A-House-for-Essex_FAT_Grayson-Perry_Charles-Holland_dezeen_468_1.jpg

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http://www.sunnyskyz.com/uploads/2015/04/kcesh-1-Looks-like-a-pretty-normal-quaint-little-church-right.jpg

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/uploads/2015/04/7jb8z-3-This-is-most-certainly-not-your-normal-church-Not-even-close.jpg

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/uploads/2015/04/gwb4n-9-But-sometimes-that-can-be-easier-said-than-done.jpg

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog.php?blogi … glesmazing