Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Robert Rickhoff: Out of Place

The work of German artist Robert Rickhoff challenges our basic assumptions about public spaces and architecture. At first glance, it’s not clearly evident what is out of place in Rickhoff’s photographs, but a closer look reveals a series of objects that have been digitally moved to places highly impractical for actual use. The series appropriately titled “Out of Place” gives us a humorous look at urban planning in an alternate universe.           Via Read more […]

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Glass Beach

During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. Read more […]

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Casa nel Bosco di Ulivi by Luca Zanaroli

The land on which it should have been made the new building was and still is full of beautiful olive trees. The intention of the designer was to maintain the integrity of the perception of the place without changing the natural look with explants or movement and not to alter the color effect of the whole. To achieve this it was therefore necessary to obtain a proper landscaping of the building: the choice of its location was important (it was explanted or moving a single tree to build the Read more […]

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