Miners' lamps flash against the cold, damp subterranean walls and the tunnel ahead looks interminable. And if claustrophobia and darkness were not enough to deter the faint of heart, there are rats and the rising tide to think about while splashing through a foot of dirty water. The Thames is not the only great river to have graced London in the city's long history. The Fleet was a clear sparkling river that for centuries ran from its source at Hampstead Heath to the Thames. Now its banks are found in a series of labyrinthine sewer tunnels, deep underground, for the brave and hardy to explore. Exploring the Secret River Flowing Beneath London
ELEMENTAL is a for profit company with social interest, whose shareholders are the Universidad Católica de Chile, COPEC (Chilean Oil Company) and the Elemental founders. Its field of action is the city: the development of housing, public space, infrastructure and transportation projects that can perform as an effective and efficient upgrade in the quality of life of the poor. ELEMENTAL operates in contexts of scarce resources, using the city as a source of equality, and moreover, as a shortcut to correct inequalities. When Elemental began in Harvard University in 2000, social housing was associated with a lack of economic and professional resources that had generated a lack of options for poor families. Elemental wanted to change this negative association, using professional skills to work with social housing. Alejandro Aravena :: ELEMENTAL
Constructo Skatepark Architecture
The Bièvre, once a river whose course ran above ground but which has now been diverted underground into the sewer tunnels. Torch lights flicker across dark, dank walls, while the ceiling overhead seems to be crumbling away. In this subterranean environment, there is a danger explorers might lose their footing on the slippery surfaces, however carefully they might tread. The air is close, unpleasant to breathe, and filled with the hushed drip of water. Far off, the sound of a torrent gushing from an unseen channel can be faintly heard. Yet, this is no cave or natural formation; these are the intricate and ancient underground sewers of Paris. Exploring the Centuries-Old Sewers Beneath the City of Light
Living in Sin City's Underground Tunnels Unless otherwise stated, all images courtesy of Austin Hargrave The irony is hard to overlook. There are few, if any, cities on earth where the show of wealth and consumption is so shamelessly on display, and yet hidden beneath the surface of Las Vegas, another world exists. In sobering contrast with the bright lights and bustle of the famous strip up above, dispossessed people inhabit the storm drains that run below, venturing up into the casinos to make ends meet scouring the slot machines for coins or credits left by drunken gamblers.
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New Concordia Island :: Evaluation Page
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TYIN tegnestue Architects
EXPLORATEURS DE LA DIVERSITE URBAINE AU MOYEN D'ARCHITECTURES, PAYSAGES, FILMS ET INSTALLATIONSCOLOCO / Miguel Georgieff, Nicolas Bonnenfant, Pablo Georgieff
L'architecte - DOUGLAS CARDINAL L e choix de Cardinal fut accueilli avec un certain étonnement dans le monde de l'architecture. Civilisations.ca - Tournée architecturale - Douglas Cardinal
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Auroville Earth Institute
Posted By aren in Skate , BMX | Jun 30 2011 / Thursday Skip To The Comments (17) Created by Pierre-André Senizergues Design: Gil Le Bon Delapointe | Architecture: Francois Perrin Download in high quality (352.4 MB) | Download for mobile (38.4 MB) Download in high quality (170 MB) | Download for mobile (11.7 MB) Imagine a city of the future where skateboards are used as the primary form of transportation and recreation – in and out of your home. A utopia city for skateboarders would mean that a skateable path, like a ribbon connecting everything together, links each building in an unending ability to keep in motion on your board. PAS House / Blog / etnies - Action Sports Footwear and Apparel
London studio FAT will create an exhibition dedicated to architectural copying inside a 5-metre-high model of Palladio's Villa Rotunda for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 next week. The Museum of Copying by FAT at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012
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" Rauch discovered clay architecture not through architecture, but through his education and his first projects as a ceramicist, oven builder and sculptor. Martin Rauch | Loam Clay Earth, Martin Rauch, Vorarlberg
John McAslan + Partners | Conservation and Regeneration
PlayTheVoid Playthevoid is a collection of photos that have the game of basketball as subject. I devote this project to my cousin Antonello Pergola, to his tenacity and spirit. At the end of the day, what is basket if not the continuous attempt to fill a gap for an instant?