1. melancholyputaplastica:

    Victor Lundy. Church of the Ressurection. East Harlem, NYC, 1966. Demolished.

    (Source: somethingconstrued, via ankelinz)


  2. Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research, Two Striation Photographs, (1929)

    (from top)

    1)  Supersonic current Pattern against profile wire

    2)  Compression Current Pattern

    Both photographs from the collection of the Institute of Aerodynamics.


  3. rudygodinez:

    F. Krantz Company, Nine Cardboard Crystal Models, (1920’s)

    In 1833, Adam August Krantz (who studied pharmacy and later “Geognosie” at the “Bergakademie Freiberg”) founded the “Krantz” company in Bonn. Four years later Krantz moved to Berlin and sold minerals, fossils, rocks and basically acquired a monopoly in the production of crystal models made of pear wood, walnut and a variety of other materials. Ever since its foundation, the firm was always in contact with renowned scientists and important collectors. Hence in 1880 Krantz proposed a series of 743 models compiled for teaching purposes by the crystallographer Paul Groth. Seven years later a supplementary collection of 213 models was available.

    At the onset of the 20th century, Friedrich Krantz (a nephew of August Krantz, with a degree in mineralogy) supported by his teacher the crystallographer Carl Hintze, offered a collection of 928 models including most of the Groth models. Later, and along with many other productions, a Dana collection of 282 models was manufactured. Krantz offered several collections of models in different sizes (5, 10, 15–25 cm). In addition he sold a variety of glass models having the crystallographic axes illustrated by colored silk threads or with the holohedral form made of cardboard inside. Also available were models in massive cut and polished glass (colored and uncolored), cardboard models, wire crystal models, crystal lattice models, models with rotating parts, etc. Over the years, Krantz published numerous detailed catalogues of the collections he offered; they constitute a precious documentation.

    Above are nine Cardboard models produced by Friedrich Krantz in the mid 1920’s from the collection of the Gottingen Collection of Mathematical Models and Instruments.


  4. Carlo Mollino, Glass case Designed for Giorgio Devalle’s Living Room, (1939)

    This unabashedly “over the top” glass case that Molino designed for his friend’s house in Turin, Italy, (the architect Giorgio Devalle), certainly, once again, reveals the “madman” aesthetic that he was most famous for.

    The house is unique in that the scenographic interior was pragmatically designed to reflect the occupant’s physical needs, but, even more so, it was designed to project Devalle’s not so secret desires and aspirations: to become the first inhabitant of an innovatory precursor to the house as a “flamboyant stage-set”.


  5. Jean-Louis Chanéac, Parasite Bedroom, (1971)

    In 1971, Chanéac installed a parasite bedroom on the façade of a regular modernist residential apartment block in Geneva, Switzerland. Chanéac’s ‘parasitic sucking cells’ are mobile, evolutionary and a complete contrast to the host building’s architectural style in every sense possible.

    With this work the architect wanted to experiment with a new architectural language. Avignon-born Chanéac was one of the first to experiment with spontaneous, temporary and adaptable architectural solutions. Developed as temporary and supplementary spaces, “parasitic cells are volumetric inhabitable elements which are mass-produced by industry or spontaneously built by individuals. They can be erected in a matter of hours onto the façades of buildings as a way of creating complementary inhabitable spaces”.

    For the construction of this so-called ‘La Bulle Pirate’, Chanéac used synthetic materials such as laminates, resins, glass fiber, reinforced polyester and foam. The use of these materials was totally new in an era in which concrete was the dominant construction material. Chanéac applied for a patent for these multifunctional plastic cells, which could be produced in the factory, transported by road and assembled in two hours. However, he never managed to roll out the project on a bigger scale.



  6. Rudy/Godinez, Flying Insects #4, (2012)


  7. Craig Atkinson, Five Page Spreads from his Zine “London, Alexandra Road Estate”, (2013)

    Atkinson’s zine was published by his own imprint, “Café Royal Books” in an edition of 150.


  8. John Lubbock, Representation, (1885) 


  9. Edward Emerson Barnard, Comet “Brooks”, (1893)

    This image from the photographic archive of the Swiss Federal Observatory was recorded at the Lick Observatory in California on October 21, 1893.


  10.  CJ Heyliger, Two Photographs

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    1)  HEX/POS, (2013)

    2)  HEX/NEG, (2013)