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Gansu Wind Farm is the World’s Largest

Though the project will not be fully completed until 2020, Gansu Wind Farm in the northwest province of Gansu in China is already the world’s largest. Begun in 2009, the farm has a capacity of 5,160 MW, five times greater than that of the next two largest wind farms, Jaisalmer Wind Farm in India and Alta Wind Energy Center in California. By the time of completion, it is expected to have grow to 20,000 megawatts at an estimated cost of 120 billion Chinese yuan ($17.5 billion). The project, which is being built by more than 20 developers, is one of six national wind power megaprojects approved by the Chinese government. Gansu reflects a larger move to invest heavily in renewables, a surprising turn for a country often associated with pollution, rapid industrialization, and short-sighted planning. In fact, though China, likely to surpass the United States as the world’s largest oil importer, accounted for one-third of the world’s growth in oil consumption in 2013, it is also the leader in renewable energy investment. As Jack Perkowski notes in Forbes, China spent a total of $56.3 billion on wind, solar and other renewable projects last year and is now home to about 24 percent of the world’s renewable power capacity.

OfficeUS is seeking 90 full or part-time architects worldwide to become members of a global architectural office.

 OfficeUS is an architecture collective that aims to redefine the terms of design and production of architecture on the global scale. Participation in OfficeUS is an act of architectural generosity towards the production of ideas and projects beyond current social, economical, pedagogical and disciplinary constraints.

 Eligible applicants are highly skilled, speculative and visionary architects. Applicants must have a professional degree in architecture or a demonstrated ability within the field of architecture, design, urban planning, engineering and/or city planning. They could be working within corporate offices, small firms, government agencies, universities or independently.

 OfficeUS Outpost Architects will participate from their local base in the development and implementation of 25 projects in collaboration with the 6 OfficeUS Partners in residence at the OfficeUS Headquarters: the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Biennale Architettura.

 Throughout the 25 weeks of the Biennale, a series of 25 OfficeUS Issues (ranging from Public Housing to Smart Materials) will provide the framework of OfficeUS inquiry.

 Powered by an on line platform, and under the direction of OfficeUS Partners, the OfficeUS Outpost Architects will provide key expertise, skills, production capabilities and strategic local knowledge for the development of projects. The work will be ultimately compiled in the OfficeUS New World book and exhibit in the spring of 2015 at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

 The network will be organized and managed by Therrien-Barley working under the guidance of Storefront for Art and Architecture and curators Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer.

 Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The application fee is $15.

Click here to apply.

CHRIS BURDEN GETS PHYSICAL

What we talk about when we talk about Chris Burden feels inevitable. The bodily violence and confrontation of his early, conceptual works—which involved the artist being willfully shot in the arm, crucified to an automobile, and crawling on his belly using no hands through broken glass—dominate any conversation about him, despite the fact that he stopped staging these provocations nearly 40 years ago.

Renovating Barns As Spaces For Living

From the Architects “The farm is located in the countryside outside Oslo, on a ridge overlooking the surrounding hills in all directions…The almost endless view in the distinctive rolling countryside north and south was motivating for the position of the annex. The building is carried out in site casted concrete in the interior, and is located on the site’s highest point, an extension of the old main building, connected by a glass corridor, and is designed with a simple roof and large sliding doors on the side facades.”

ARCHITECTURAL SPACES FOR JUMPSTARTING JOY AND CHILD’S PLAY

Having the freedom and space for play is an important element of childhood development. During play, children explore and learn about themselves and their world and the first inklings of autonomy are reinforced. Considering that even simple objects such as an empty cardboard box can yield endless possibilities and hours of fun, imagine what can happen when architects design secure, stimulating spaces specifically for children.

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Cuatro Sueños Pequeños

UM YEAH ARTS Presents - Cuatro Sueños Pequeños (four small dreams) - A new skate film - Visual Audio Experiment by Thomas Campbell. This 23 minute movie was shot entirely on 16mm film in a dream scene scenario that blends reality, surreality and a skate adventure starring Javier Mendizabal and Madars Apse.

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Buddha at Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery

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Hacking Buildings and Infrastructure Using Swings and Insanity

The contemporary urban environment can feel oppressive and majestic, buildings towering high above the toiling masses below.  Who is controlling our spaces and to what purpose?  Slipping in between these questions of ownership and use are Berlin based artists Matthias Wermke and Mischa  Leinkauf, who explore their surrounding environment making short videos and taking photographs documenting their interventions.

Home Sweet Home

Suburban developments along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster, PA live with the perpetual companionship of Three Mile Island's cooling towers and steam clouds- the plant currently produces enough energy to power 800,000 homes. 

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Nakagin Capsule Tower

by Kisho Kurakawa, Japan, 1972.

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was designed to be the perfect machine for bachelor living.  Each 12x6x6 capsule, with porthole window at one end, was completely modular and adaptable to the needs of its particular inhabitant.  The full potential of the project was never realized and now exists as a testament to the modernist desire for pod living.

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My favorite game from 2013, Mosaika by Fire Maple Games.  If you like beautiful first person puzzle games this is for you!

Beautiful Stuff

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If you don’t listen to chances with wolves you should.

Space-Time Jorge Otero-Pailos in the darkroom working on the final print of “Space-Time (January 14, 2014)

SPACE-TIME 

Space-Time captures one third of one millionth of a second in a twelve-hour re-enactment of Harold Edgerton’s historic laboratory experiment at MIT, conducted in 1964, in which he successfully photographed a supersonic bullet travelling at Mach 2.39 through a Macintosh apple. The re-enactment pursued historical fidelity in everything but its title—Edgerton called it Bullet Through Apple

Jorge Otero-Pailos at MIT Keller Gallery: Opening February 6, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 7, 4th floor; Cambridge, MA 02139 

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