SPACE FRAME STRUCTURES „Putzfrauen sind häufig die besseren Planer als Architekten“
(Konrad Wachsmann)

Inspirational microblog for space frame structures and similar ...

sigvicious:

Under the Power #iceland

sigvicious:

Under the Power #iceland

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and-the-distance:

1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina

and-the-distance:

1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina

(Source: supercars.net)

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brownmegacorporation:

36 sided polygon made with corel draw
The intersecting lines give the illusion of concentric circles in the center, but that is an illusion.
The original file is 36 x 36 inches, so that meant I had to re-size it for posting on the internet, but I’m thinking of getting a poster printed.
Also, no, I did not connect all of these dots by hand. I did connect one point to 35 other points, and then copy/paste/rotated until it went all the way around.
Thanks for stopping by.

brownmegacorporation:

36 sided polygon made with corel draw

The intersecting lines give the illusion of concentric circles in the center, but that is an illusion.

The original file is 36 x 36 inches, so that meant I had to re-size it for posting on the internet, but I’m thinking of getting a poster printed.

Also, no, I did not connect all of these dots by hand. I did connect one point to 35 other points, and then copy/paste/rotated until it went all the way around.

Thanks for stopping by.

(via geometric-aesthetic)

— 2 hours ago with 817 notes

thaneh:

Stardome Building Workshop in Almogeme, Portugal—

The “stardome” is named for the star-shaped configuration of the internal bamboo struts. Once lashed together, a “thin shell” cob made from wool dipped in mud is draped over the structure. Geotextile impregnated with cement (and steel) covers the cob before its sealed and painted with a mineral based paint.

Two weeks of work => 400 square feet

(Stardome Building Workshop on Facebook)

(via grownbamboo)

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theenergyissue:

Biosphere 2: the Man-Made Ecosystem

Biosphere 2, the largest closed system ever built, is a 3.14-acre Earth systems science research facility in Oracle, Arizona. Constructed between 1987 and 1991, it was designed as an artificial, materially closed ecological system. The goal was to study the interactions between humans, farming and technology with the rest of nature and to.help explore the use of closed biospheres in space colonization. Funding came primarily from Ed Bass, heir to a Texas oil fortune. Bass’ friend, John P. Allen, a proponent of “biospherics,” largely conceived of the project. In 1991, amid massive publicity and media attention, an experiment was launched send eight researchers to live in Biosphere 2 for two years without contact with the outside world. The experiment was soon plagued with problems and controversies, however. The so-called “biospherians” began to starve in what was supposed to be a self-sustaining ecosystem, and rumors emerged of growing tension between the inhabitants. Due to dangerously high carbon dioxide levels, a CO2 scrubber was secretly installed. It was later revealed that many of the researchers lacked credentials, leading many critics to begin questioning the scientific validity of the multi-million dollar experiment. A video produced from footage taken during the two-year experiment reveals the bizarre atmosphere in Biosphere 2 and the effects of placing humans in a closed, and ultimately unsustainable, system. Though the experiment was ultimately a failure, the facilities continue to be used today and are now operated by the University of Arizona. In the late 1990s, researchers from Columbia University used Biosphere 2 to make the first links between rising carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidification, and reduced coral growth. Now, researchers are using the site to study how climate change might affect water resources. 

(via alwaysinstudio)

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stadium-love-:

Radii by Steve Cooper
Photo taken at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany

stadium-love-:

Radii by Steve Cooper

Photo taken at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany

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aperture24:

earlier in guangzhou’s airport

aperture24:

earlier in guangzhou’s airport

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humanoidhistory:

Hangar One under construction at Moffet Field in Mountain View, California, 1933. It’s one of the world’s largest freestanding structures, covering 8 acres.

humanoidhistory:

Hangar One under construction at Moffet Field in Mountain View, California, 1933. It’s one of the world’s largest freestanding structures, covering 8 acres.

(via senojp)

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that roof …

that roof …

(Source: facebook.com)

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unavidamoderna:

El Palacio de Deportes durante la construcción como en la portada de Cartas Olímpicos no. 11
Arqs. Félix Candela, Enrique Castañeda Tamborrel, y Antonio Peyri
The Sports Palace during construction featured on the cover of Olympic Letters no. 11

unavidamoderna:

El Palacio de Deportes durante la construcción como en la portada de Cartas Olímpicos no. 11

Arqs. Félix Candela, Enrique Castañeda Tamborrel, y Antonio Peyri

The Sports Palace during construction featured on the cover of Olympic Letters no. 11

— 2 hours ago with 65 notes