nativeplaces:

Chimney Swifts
A chimney swift is a small brown bird that weighs less than a heaping tablespoon of sugar and flies from North America to Peru every winter. In autumn the swifts form flocks to migrate southward, congregating above city roofs at dusk when as many as 5000 birds will spiral downwards into a brick chimney to roost.
Enter the US Navy.

Some far-sighted Navy scientists are trying to learn how these tiny birds can fly so close together without colliding. Why? Because the Navy has its own flock: not boats but drones.

It is a splendid vision the Navy has — unless you wonder how a sky full of drones flying close together might interact with a flock of chimney swifts.

Another splendid vision 40 years ago was a herbicide called Roundup, hailed as the farmer’s friend. Now we learn that Roundup may cause the extinction of another great migration — that of the monarch butterfly.

As darkness settles on Nash Square in Raleigh, a flock of chimney swifts descends tornado-like into a chimney on top of the Professional Building. Sometimes we may be better off appreciating the sweetness and wonder of nature without trying to grasp its secrets.

nativeplaces:

Chimney Swifts

A chimney swift is a small brown bird that weighs less than a heaping tablespoon of sugar and flies from North America to Peru every winter. In autumn the swifts form flocks to migrate southward, congregating above city roofs at dusk when as many as 5000 birds will spiral downwards into a brick chimney to roost.

Enter the US Navy.

Some far-sighted Navy scientists are trying to learn how these tiny birds can fly so close together without colliding. Why? Because the Navy has its own flock: not boats but drones.

It is a splendid vision the Navy has — unless you wonder how a sky full of drones flying close together might interact with a flock of chimney swifts.

Another splendid vision 40 years ago was a herbicide called Roundup, hailed as the farmer’s friend. Now we learn that Roundup may cause the extinction of another great migration — that of the monarch butterfly.

As darkness settles on Nash Square in Raleigh, a flock of chimney swifts descends tornado-like into a chimney on top of the Professional Building. Sometimes we may be better off appreciating the sweetness and wonder of nature without trying to grasp its secrets.

(Source: workplaydress, via esvoir)

modelarchitecture:

Museum Fort Vechten - anne holtrop

modelarchitecture:

Museum Fort Vechten - anne holtrop

(via esvoir)

shevyvision:

They gradually ascended for half a mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound. It was a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills;—and in front, a stream of some natural importance was swelled into greater, but without any artificial appearance. Its banks were neither formal, nor falsely adorned. Elizabeth was delighted. She had never seen a place where nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste. They were all of them warm in her admiration; and at that moment she felt that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something! Jane Austen

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

(via acnetecture)

vjeranski:

UGO RONDINONE
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

gesso, collage, graphite on canvas
20.3 x 20.3 cm (7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

vjeranski:

UGO RONDINONE

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

gesso, collage, graphite on canvas

20.3 x 20.3 cm (7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

(via hyper-minimal)

"My words come out wrong, and might be misinterpreted. My thoughts might be in a whirlwind, and might disappear before fully formed. My heart might be sad, and weep a little. But always remember what I told you, you have everything you want already. Cherish it, and goodbye."

— Unknown (via arkitextura)

(via archatlas)

tastefullyoffensive:

[fowllanguagecomics] (bonus panel)
megaestructuras:

Kiyonori Kikutake | Marine City | 1963
Future City @ The Barbican, un álbum de mr prudence en Flickr.

megaestructuras:

Kiyonori Kikutake | Marine City | 1963

Future City @ The Barbican, un álbum de mr prudence en Flickr.

mdilelladesign:

JIM OLED Lamp. Designed by:Olga Kalugina

(via arciphilia)