Death to Minimalism
Scared Silicon Valley billionaire:
Look, you're just not grasping the scale of the AI threat. What if an AI one day is built that decides to harvest large chunks of the Earth's biosphere in order to make some numbers in a financial engine go up slightly? What would we all do then?
Climate change and species loss researchers:
Really? That's a thing that could happen? And people might not believe the predictions? Do go on.
Well OBVIOUSLY I don't mean it's happening NOW
Nikos Salingaros writes "How Mathematics Will Save the Built World!"
@federicomena I eventually had a chance to try this in g'mic. The first image is a true perspective done in GIMP, the second is the same view using Piranesi's perspective trick - the Piranesi version is much more legible
Nikos A. Salingaros in JBU, Design should follow human biology and psychology
Nikos Salingaros on Adaptive versus random complexity (Dec 2018, PDF)
~Woman Forced to Remove Dying Tree, Turns It Into Tiny Library Instead~
If you work in the AEC industry, please support IFC development. The industry is stuck with proprietary tools developed by monopolies, and needs more #opensource and international standards.
Private Terrace On The Street
The relationship of a house to a street is often confused: either the house opens entirely to the #street and there is no privacy; or the house turns its back on the street, and communion with street life is lost.
The isolated #kitchen, separate from the family and considered as an efficient but unpleasant factory for food is a hangover from the days of servants; and from the more recent days when women willingly took over the servants' role.
The draft is available for download and comment! A Pattern Language for Growing Regions: Economy, Technology, Quality of Life. Introducing an on-line wiki repository of new patterns, with collaboration of Ward Cunningham and others (TBC later this year). http://www.sustasis.net/APLFGR.html
Sleeping To The East
This is one of the patterns people most often disagree with. However, we believe they are mistaken.
Give those parts of the house where people sleep, an eastern orientation, so that they wake up with the sun and light. This means, typically, that the sleeping area needs to be on the eastern side of the house; but it can also be on the western side provided there is a courtyard or a terrace to the east of it." #ChristopherAlexander, A #PatternLanguage
I think @brunopostle might like this. https://twitter.com/haruki_zaemon/status/1077914230643396609?s=21 others might do as well of course.
Pattern Languages Homemaker Evolutionary Design https://bitbucket.org/brunopostle/urb/wiki/Home
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