backyard concrete and corten paradise…
hilgard garden terrrace by barensfeld architecure [(www.designboom.com)]
Why are young adults moving back to Buffalo? This humorous 2007 TED Talk by James Kuntsler, although not specifically about Buffalo, articulates urban design problems particularly found in the suburbs, but also in cities. This video is a must watch for anybody interested in improving the living spaces around us.
Buffalo has made a serious effort in restoring historic architecture, updating the zoning code, creating public spaces, becoming more bike-friendly, and drawing international conferences to the city such as Congress for the New Urbanism, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. While Buffalo has made plenty of its own mistakes young people are drawn back to the city by the concerted effort to fix them.
The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief.
Abandoned concrete water slide in Kansas City is an awesome skate ramp.
Aw yeah got my submission published! What an honor.
This place was pretty sick though.
"Terramia" porcelain by Jennifer McCurdy
Turn this puppy upside down and you have an awesome light filter.
Artist: Jim Sanborn
Title: A Comma, A, 2004
Location: Plaza in front of the new library, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Materials: Copper, international language texts, light, black granite paving inlay. Size: 6’x26’x80’