Little Free Library in Gowanus:
I came across this Little Free Library outside of a building, facing the sidewalk, on 4th Avenue in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.
According to the website, Little Free Library is a “box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.”
Mixed Use Building at Central Square, Seaside, FL by Scott Merrill
This is a four story mixed use building in Seaside’s Central Square. The site is at the corner of the commercial square and a seventy foot residential avenue that converges on the square from the back of town. Three sides of the building are prominent, two from residential streets. The fourth side is shared with an existing market. There was a requirement that a two story colonnade tie the buildings of the central square together, forming a continuous covered walkway. Balconies are permitted in the upper level of the colonnade.
The ground floor is retail, and there are two apartments in the three floors above. There is a high percentage of the floor plate dedicated to required vertical circulation. Much larger buildings require no more in the way of egress than does this small building. Most of the circulation is packed against the common property line. The entrance to the apartments is around the corner on the avenue, so as not to take up inordinate amounts of space on the colonnade and store front.
The high land costs dictated maximizing the buildable zoning envelope. The building is as high as the county allows, however the county allows no exceptions to the height limit so the stairs serving the roof have the effect of compressing floors to floors and clear ceiling height.
The second floor apartment is a smaller two bedroom unit. The upper units is split over two floors. It has four bedrooms and sole access to the roof terrace. The large windows on the avenue elevation afford the upper apartment broad views over the town and the forest and beach beyond. The second floor unit has small private balconies that perch within the upper part of the two story loggia.
The bearing walls of the building thicken toward the shear walls at the corners and diminish toward the reduced dead loads of the upper floors. The horizontal setbacks occurring across the plank floors serve as counterpoints to the vertical piers between windows. The building is largely an exercise in bringing some expressiveness and balance to the consideration of these forces.
Where to prepare the 10,000 meals a day for the volunteers and musicians attending the Winnipeg Folk Festival? The Canadian studio Syverson Monteyne Architecture has expressly designed La Cuisine, saving the existing steel structure of a dismantled building and reconstructing it in a new form. The colorful building serves as a big seasonal kitchen facility with sliding walls protecting from bad weather and has a verandah for the festival-goers to meet and relax.
All Images and Photography courtesy of Syverson Monteyne Architecture Inc and Harold Mitchell Photography _ All rights reserved
Pier 42 will be a new public park along the East River Waterfront, between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges in New York City. In the meantime, the LES Waterfront Alliance and its partners the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation have shaped a collaborative process involving both artists and local residents to draw a temporary community space. It’s Paths to Pier 42's project.
EITERQUELLEN BY STEFAN FURTBAUER
Photography by Stefan Fürtbauer - "…is an ongoing project about Viennese Diners and the little different Viennese fast-food culture. Most of the time these diners are isolated islands of food supply in an ancient surrounding with a dash of cultural heritage. Isolated both in the sense of appearance as well as in the sense of resisting against global operating fast-food chains. But the ‘improper’ and modern their architecture may appear, the much heritage there is behind the scenes. Viennese wurstel diners have been introduced during the Austro-Hungarian "K.u.K." Monarchy around 1870 to provide a safe income for wounded war veterans. Since then they became an essential part of the urban culture not by only supplying snacks but also being a meeting spot of the distinctive Viennese working class and the high society, too."
i’m so fucking pissed off at this picture
wwhat the fuck….
I FUCKING LOVE THIS
oh my god thank you for the second perspective, it honestly makes me feel way less stressed about this image, you have no idea