November 2010


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Now this is more like it – exactly what I am thinking about! (Check out the post “Where are the Breakthroughs!?“) Well done, Mercedes-Benz – at least one company has an ability to truly DREAM! An Organic car with exhaust of Oxygen… How cool is that?

This is what I see for architecture too. Not only me, though, have to acknowledge. But yes, this is it! – Future in the making. Way to go!

I’m buying one! When I’m 40…

Check it out! Mercedes-Benz BIOME Concept LA 2010

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We have finally finished and published (on-line, hard copy is in preparation) the book with our ideas for redeveloping Tallinn, Estonia. The book is comprised of academic projects, prepared by my course at the Academy of Arts during the 2009/2010 academic year.

IDEAS OF TALLINN

To what extent can a real city and virtual social networking be interwoven? Article “Frameworks for Citizen Responsiveness: Towards a Read/Write Urbanism” on Urban Omnibus

This is absolutely awful…

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You have probably seen this, but if you haven’t, definitely check it out – a 15-story Hotel in 6 days. Repeat: 6 DAYS! Construction madness in China.. Just another example of China’s blow-your-mind efficiency…

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From what I’ve seen so far, American dressing culture (at least here, in VT) is very different from European (Estonian).

Overall, one might say that Americans dress very functionally. They put on shorts when it’s hot and put on their “Columbia” jackets, when it’s cold. They wear over-sized fleeces and sport pants when it’s chili. But there is something American dressing culture mostly lacks (by my European standards) – a sense of taste and aesthetic judgment. As a representative of the stronger sex I am biased to pay more attention to female clothing. And to characterize American female dressing culture in one sentence: I haven’t yet seen a single girl wearing a skirt. How much more do I have to say anyway? (more…)

“…When I come back from Amazonia I lose sense of time and sense of number, and perhaps sense of space,” he said. He forgets appointments. He is disoriented by simple directions. ” I have extreme difficulty adjusting to Paris again, with its angles and straight lines”… He had spent so long with people, the Munduruku [an indigenous amazonian tribe], who can barely count [and barely have any straight lines or angles in the forest they inhabit] that he lost the ability to describe the world in terms of numbers…”

quote from Alex Bellos, “Here’s looking at Euclid”, 2010, cpt.0, [with my own remarks]