barajas airport, madrid
"We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; and quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns."
I am really hoping this works out well, I am huge admirer of C.R. Mackintosh’s original building for the Glasgow School of Art and I just hope Holl’s addition rises to the challenge of an addition to a true masterpiece.
A good addition should pay respect to the original without out being subservient, it should be intergrated and yet seperate, it should not imitate it’s host but reference it, not in material, style or form, but in spirit and aspiration. A good addition should stand as a mirror to the past, reinterpreting and updating the goals and times in which the original was built.
In Architecture the highest form of respect one building can pay another is to be built as a true reflection of it’s time and place, and then only hope that as it ages it will garner the same reverence as it’s mate, aging together and letting the patina of time blur the line between the two.
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Dormitory Complex, State University of New York, Stony Brook Campus, 1970s
(Gruzen & Partners)
A new “Buycott” application allows consumers to boycott all products tied—even indirectly—to companies like Monsanto or the Koch Brothers
May 17, 2013
According to Forbes, Ivan Pardo, a 26-year-old based in Los Angeles, is the main person behind the app, which can be downloaded on the iPhone or Android.
Consumers can “scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company, including conglomerates like Koch Industries.” The app also allows users to “join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies.”
A keynote speaker at last year’s Netroots Nation gathering pitched a similar app. According to Forbes, Darcy Burner “figured the average supermarket shopper had no idea that buying Brawny paper towels, Angel Soft toilet paper or Dixie cups meant contributing cash to Koch Industries through its subsidiary Georgia-Pacific” or “purchasing a pair of yoga pants containing Lycra or a Stainmaster carpet meant indirectly handing the Kochs your money.”