A true digital mess at the site of the former highrise estate Red Road, Glasgow. Whilst Google Maps provides for 2D and 3D views of the demolition site, Google Street View still features images of the tower blocks. It is virtually the last chance for a stroll around the estate. (Recorded on 4 September 2017)
A short version of the story
Richard Ankrom is an artist and sign painter. One day he was driving north on the 110 freeway in LA. He missed the exit to the Interstate 5 North he wanted to take and got lost. He later understood that the I-5 exit was not indicated on the green overhead sign. In 2001 he crafted the I-5 North sign himself. With a group of friends he assembled the sign at the place where it supposed to be.
The nice part of the story
The company running the freeway found out about the sign from an article in a local newspaper. Ankrom had hoped he could get his sign back after they took it down; he wanted to hang it in an art gallery. However, the company didn’t take the sign down. The guerrilla sign had passed the inspection.
The reasons why China is building islands in the South China Sea.
A funny and a little mad road classification exercise.
A visually stunning and persuading web-video on the global history of the highrise.
David Roberts and Elaine Kuok live in a different neighborhood every month without having a home of their own. This is the second of five portraits of people who are pioneering new ways of living in cities.
The first portrait shared on this blog was on Living in net cafés
This is part of Home Economics, presented at the British Pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale 2016.
Via ‘How we live now‘ of The Guardian