b-a-c-u:

Hotel National (Интурист) 4 Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt Bd., Chisinau, Moldova, 1978
Arhitect O.Gorbuntov

At present, the hotel is deserted and it is in an advanced state of decay. The new owner has been delaying the rehabilitation of the building for seven years, without fulfilling its contractual obligations, even starting preparatory works to anticipate demolition.

whocaresaboutarchitecture:

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."

Lin Yutang (1895 – 1976)

Unknown Author - Illegal House on a Roof in Kiev

(via utopiadystopia)

futurescope:

Aldous Huxley Vs George Orwell - Who was right?

Entertaining comparison by Stuart McMillen.

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futurescope:

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space

RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could enable long-distance space travel.

Read more: dezeen.com/2014/07/25/movie-silk-leaf-first-man-made-synthetic-biological-leaf-space-travel/

octokittay:

The future of home audio-visual telecommunication technologies  

octokittay:

The future of home audio-visual telecommunication technologies  

(via howweimagined)

the-actual-universe:

the-actual-universe:

Neptune and Triton

ETA: Animation created by ageofdestruction

We’ve come along way from the beginning, but the vast majority of you are here because of this gif. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank whoever made this post blow up, and reblog it with the added credit to ageofdestruction, who does an amazing job processing and sharing images.

The EU Economy: a Visual Story

The EU Economy: a Visual Story

This is a diagram that tries and display the evolution of three macro-economic indicators of the developement of the European Union: gross domestic product, net balance of payments, and unemployment. The insipiration comes from cascade displays of passive submarine sonars: latest information is displayed on the edge, oldest data decays towards the center, and the analyst can observe the evolution…

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La Grandezza delle Cose

…o meglio dei soldi. Non passa giorno che i medianon ci diano qualche numero – il problema è che spesso ci mancano i riferimenti: un milione di Euro è tanto per una persona, ma quanto per uno Stato? O per un’impresa? Dal momento che tutto è relativo, non è una brutta idea avere sott’occhio l’ordine di grandezza delle cifre di cui ci bombardano. Se Renzi promette un risparmio di un miliardo di…

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b-a-c-u:

Short distance Railway Station, Cluj-Napoca, 70s