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Rolando Gonzalez 1991 Venezuela
finally finished my thesis :)

finally finished my thesis :)

theenergyissue:

Dreams of Plastic: Monsanto House of the Future at Disneyland

Sponsored by the now notorious Monsanto Company, the “House of the Future” embraced a vision of suburban living where plastic reigned. Indeed, everything from the building shell and flooring to the sinks and dishes were made from plastic. Featured at the Disneyland in Anaheim, California from 1957 to 1967, the model home was designed and engineered jointly by Monsanto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Walt Disney Imagineering. The retro-futuristic curved structure was made of fiberglass modular components that were assembled on-site. Visitors were offered a tour of the home, where they could experience what the world would be like in the future—1986, to be exact. Though Monsanto overestimated our reliance on plastic, the design anticipated our use of plastic tableware and easy-to-clean flooring, along with household appliances like microwave ovens. The house saw over 435,000 visitors within the first six weeks of opening, and ultimately saw over 20 million visitors before being closed. Notably, the building was so sturdy that demolition crews failed to destroy the house using wrecking balls, torches, chainsaws and jackhammers. It was ultimately demolished by using choker chains to crush it into smaller parts, though the reinforced polyester structure was so strong that the half-inch steel bolts used to mount it to its foundation broke before the structure itself did. Despite it short existence for just ten years, the Monsanto House of the Future left a strong cultural legacy, influencing popular perceptions of value, lifestyle, and consumption. 

(Source: youtube.com)

n-architektur:

Possible design for furnishings of SS Nieuw Amsterdam, c. 1935
Hendrik Wijdeveld

n-architektur:

Possible design for furnishings of SS Nieuw Amsterdam, c. 1935

Hendrik Wijdeveld

ombuarchitecture:

Villa Savoye: the five points of a new architecture

This is a personal project to show the five points of a new architecture proposed by Le Corbusier in 1926. We use his masterpiece, Villa Savoye, constructed in 1929 like an example of each point.

https://vimeo.com/74918994

By Arq. Andrea Stinga of Ombu Architecture Studio

massconflict:

"What does the government want, a civil war?"
Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres says paratroopers will be dispatched to western border where protesters have clashed.
- Scenes of political turmoil have played out for the last couple of weeks across Venezuela as citizens protest against unemployment, a rise in violent crime and surging inflation.

1st picture
An opposition demonstrator holds a Venezuelan flag in front of a burning barricade in Caracas.
Feb15 2014

2nd picture
A demonstrator wearing a mask depicting the national flag takes part in a protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas.
Feb16 2014

3rd picture
An opposition demonstrator throws a gas canister back at riot police.
Feb15 2014

4th picture
A supporter of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez sets fire to a barricade during a protest against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas.
Feb19 2014

5th picture
Riot police shoot tear gas as they fight against students during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas.
Feb16 2014

6th picture
Opposition demonstrators run away from tear gas during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas.
Feb16 2014

7th picture
Members of the National Police protect themselves during an anti-government protest in Caracas.
Feb19 2014

8th picture
Protesters confront riot police during an anti-government demonstration in Caracas.
Feb19 2014

9th picture
Protesters confront riot police during an anti-government demonstration in Caracas.
Feb19 2014

10th picture
A protester confronts riot police during an anti-government demonstration in Caracas.
Feb19 2014

Photos by
Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images
Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images
Jorge Silva/Reuters