@MurderBryan Also their capital has buildings from the future, but the future from 1950

@MurderBryan Also their capital has buildings from the future, but the future from 1950

National Congress Building, Brasilia – the symbol of an age… Photo by zelnunes. Built in the 1950s to showcase some of the world’s leading architects and their futuristic design vision, Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, was designed with imagination, innovation, and a futuristic urban aesthetic in mind, paved with good intentions. The brainchild of architect Oscar Niemeyer and urban planner Lucio Costa was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. But underneath soaring arches, dramatic towers, and whimsical spirals, the city is missing something – something that becomes clear when one observes the portraits of the other-worldy architecture: the people. Its public spaces and transit infrastructure were not designed with people in mind. Meet the Pilot Plan In a nod to a 20th century vision of urban modernism, Niemeyer and Costa layed out the main thoroughfares...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/embarq/126436/bras...

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spectrum.ieee.org 22 Jun '14, 11pm

Jean Kumagai: Hi, I’m Jean Kumagai, and welcome to IEEE Spectrum ’s “Techwise Conversations.” What will the power grid loo...

The Birth of Tall Buildings

The Birth of Tall Buildings

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Proximity sensor kit for Arduino free from Future

electronicsweekly.com 23 Jun '14, 9am

Proximity sensor kit for Arduino free from Future no comment richard wilson 23rd June 2014 Get news by email CapSense MBR3...

Can Transport and Urban Design "Speak with Each...

Firstly, the local transit agency (the TTC) is looking at an operational consideration for the ‘last mile’ such as mini-va...

Can Transport and Urban Design "Speak with...

Firstly, the local transit agency (the TTC) is looking at an operational consideration for the ‘last mile’ such as mini-va...

Finland points the Way to the Future of Urban T...

Finland has set itself a target of becoming a model for sustainable transport by 2020 by using a system which will allow p...

Finland points the Way to the Future of Urban T...

Finland has set itself a target of becoming a model for sustainable transport by 2020 by using a system which will allow p...

Urban Eco-Village Planned for Canada's Capital #Ottawa

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inhabitat.com 24 Jun '14, 4pm

approach to holistic neighborhood design. The premise is that every new development can be 100 percent accessible by foot ...

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Danish architect Jan Gehl & how the built envir...

Yesterday, I watched a movie called The Human Scale by Danish director Andreas Dalsgaard chronicling several cities and th...

@Audi Hints At the Future of the Turbo Diesel with a 48V Electric Turbo: ^WG

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cleanmpg.com 22 Jun '14, 12am

It’s called the 2015 Audi RS 5 TDI Concept. Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - June 21, 2014 2015 Audi RS 5 TDI Concept – A 380 hp ...

A Flying Car that Takes You Sightseeing: Is Thi...

inhabitat.com 20 Jun '14, 4pm

Robert A. Heinlein’s lost first novel For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs, featured egg-shaped ‘flying cars’ that had ...

The World Cup, Solar, and Optimism for the Future

renewableenergyworld.com 20 Jun '14, 3pm

With billions of viewers, the World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world. I always get excited at World Cup...

The Details: Air Jordan Future ‘Black’ cc: @champssports

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The FedEx fairy came through with the clutch delivery: the Air Jordan Future ‘Black,’ thanks to my friends at Champs Sport...

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is becoming more and more popular as the time goes on. Set to be a hit with anyone’s style , Jordan Brand is releasing a w...