Quick Links 2

[Image: Proposal for a Museum of Polish History, Warsaw, by Paisajes Emergentes].

Nick Sowers | The End of the Grand Tour (see also)
Washington Post | Work begins on first planned Palestinian city
The New Republic | The Case Against Blowing Up Mountains
San Francisco Chronicle | Design Fantasies for Obsolete Bay Bridge Span (also earlier)
Treehugger | 3D Food Printer from Lab at MIT
Urban Omnibus | Clip-on Architecture: Reforesting Cities
InfraNet Lab | Islands of Waste pt. 1
Discovery News | "Oceans of liquid diamond, filled with solid diamond icebergs, could be floating on Neptune and Uranus"
The Journal of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology

(Some links via @alexismadrigal, @leebillings, @lloydalter, and @eatingbark; don't miss Quick Links 1).

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2 Comments:

Blogger skybirdblank said...

Thank you for these links! The article about possible diamond oceans and icebergs got me thinking about what it would be like to have oceans made of other substances that are difficult to liquify, and what their shorelines would look like.

And it's very encouraging to see such brilliant ideas for sustainable architecture as those mentioned by Urban Omnibus. I am currently a student learning about sustainable architecture, so it's exciting to see the effects of Ed Mazria's 2030 Challenge taken seriously, and to see a new kind of design boldly and responsibly emerge.

January 16, 2010 12:01 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Glad you like the links! More coming soon.

January 21, 2010 5:42 PM  

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