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Wonderful uber personal guided tour by Tony Vidler of his library at home. #architectureporn #books #storefront @storefrontnyc #banham

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The Human Insect opening was a very serious affair - obviously. #arewehuman #insects @nieuweinstituut #antennas #architectureporn #species

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Human Insect exhibition preview in an hour. Total invasion of ancient architecturally disobedient life forms. #arewehuman #insects #bee #antenna @nieuweinstituut #radio #radioactivity...

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My THE HUMAN INSECT: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017 show previews in Rotterdam tomorrow. #arewehuman #insect @nieuweinstituut @andres_jaque #radio #antenna

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Such a non-boring SUPERHUMANITY event today in Madrid on social media architectures with our e-flux buddies. Hardcore. #beatrizcolomina #superhumanity #arewehuman @e_flux #socialmedia

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Yellow fever attack in Madrid. Great to be doing Superhumanity event with e-flux on SM HUMANS. #beatrizcolomina #arewehuman @e_flux #superhumanity #madriddesignfestival #socialmedia...

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Bernard Tschumi unveils the just rediscovered original drawings for La Villette when giving a tour of his books in his loft. A faded manilla folder filled with gems. #bernardtschumi...

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Fortune cookie I got in a meal twenty something years ago. Edible wisdom. #fortunecookie #karma #fortunecookies

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Happy to be in the first issue of the new Domus interviewing Germano Celant about Gordon Matta-Clark in Italy and Anarchitecture. Duchamp cuts. #mattaclark #domus #germanocelant #architectureporn...

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SUPERHUMANITY: Design of the Self is out! Embarrassingly good texts by galaxy of non-boring writers. Spin-off of our Are We Human? Biennial in Istanbul done with our buddies at e-flux....

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Great to be back in Milan for project with the new Domus even if just for 24hrs. Non boring place. Street cars flirt and even the snow has been designed. @domus #radicalarchitecture...

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Followed by SUPERHUMANITY event on Cosmism kickoff at 6 with Boris Groys and Anton Vidokle! ・・・ Join us today!!! Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, curators of ARE WE HUMAN? :...

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Oliver Elser giving animated tour of fantastic SOS Brutalismus show at the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt. Collage of many brutalist monsters by Filip Dujardin. Stunning....

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Electric marble. Transparent interface for electricity made for Loos by Siemens. One of the million magic moments in Villa Müller in Prague. #adolfloos #architectureporn #czecharchitecture...

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Blast of abstract white plumbing punctures the sensuous total fabric enclosure of the master bedroom in Adolf Loos Villa Müller in Prague. #adolfloos #gottfriedsemper #plumbing #architectureporn...

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Total bliss to spend morning inside Villa Müller of Adolf Loos in Prague. Magical woven spaces. Goldfish inside the wall as early TV. #beatrizcolomina #adolfloos #architectureporn...

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Wild flying 1966 federal assembly building of Karel Prager in Prague. Homage to Lissitsky horizontal skyscraper, floating megastructures of team 10, etc. but built! Brilliant. #architectureporn...

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Uncanny to see huge meteor crater from plane the day after the meteor shower. Sense of massive force 49,000 years ago and our fragility today. #meteorshower #craters #extinction #extinctionevent...

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Colomina + cactus + hanging student shelter at Taliesin West. Morning after meteor shower miracle. #beatrizcolomina #franklloydwright #taliesin @schoolofarchat_taliesin #meteorshower...

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Wonderful to be back in the desert magic of Taliesin for symposium on fate of shelter. #franklloydwright #taliesin #beatrizcolomina #shelter @schoolofarchat_taliesin

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Colomina and Sejima letting the animal out in tiny Tokyo bar. Can still taste the food and the laughter. #beatrizcolomina #sejima #sanaa #animalears #halloween #ginza

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Green screen social media chapel and connectome map of tiny cube of Brain. Andres and Office of Political Innovation strikes again in Installation of a taste of our ARE WE HUMAN? show...

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Patti Smith owning Carnegie Hall. Stunning. Joined by Michael Stipe, Joan Baez and Flea! Ridiculously amazing night for Path to Paris Climate Change goals. Olafur turned whole hall...

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Our Are We Human? show opens tomorrow in the bathrooms, studios, offices, lounges, hallways, elevator, terraces, galleries, lecture rooms, stairwells, basement, windows, garden and...

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Halloween ears sprouting during hilarious night in Sejima’s favorite haunt in Ginza. Great last night in Tokyo. Criminally delicious. @studiosejima #sanaa #beatrizcolomina #sejima...

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Cosmic publishing? Japanese translation of our ARE WE HUMAN? book unexpectedly released while we are in Tokyo subway car en route to delirious halloween night with Sejima. #beatrizcolomina...

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Zebra-like interior of Fujimori’s tearoom in the “Chocolate House.” Stunning little space for two people to just drink tea and talk. #terunobofujimori #japanesearchitecture #architectureporn...

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Terunobo Fujimori shows us his funky “Chocolate House” with its tearoom sticking out. Architectural historian turned disobedient architect. Warm, thoughtful, funny. #terunobofujimori...

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Huge honor to interview and spend the evening with our hero Itsuko Hasegawa. She is an amazing architect. Teacher’s teacher. #itsukohasegawa #yusukeobuchi #beatrizcolomina #jessereiser...

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Do we miss Enric? Deeply. Where is design in the current battle? Lost in action. For now. Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue’s Santa Catalina Market in Barcelona. #enricmiralles...

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Thermo-Colomina. Leaving Seoul after the amazing SUPERHUMANITY event on “Post-Labor, Psychopathology, Plasticity” we did with e-flux at MMCA. #mmca @e_flux @mmcakorea #plasticity...

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Bomb shelter signs everywhere in Seoul. The buried architecture that feels closer than ever. Inevitable context for our SUPERHUMANITY event at MMCA with e-flux these last 2 days. #arewehuman...

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The Prouve show at Luma is beyond stunning. 12 buildings brought together under a vast train factory roof in a kind of family reunion. Happy to be involved in the project. human species...

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Gehry’s slinky towers for Luma Foundation in Arles now coming into focus with the 10,000 different sized stainless steel boxes starting to be added. Looking forward to the big Prouvé...

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Brilliant, moving, super thoughtful show on domesticity as activism at Museum of the City of NY. A must see. @museumofcityny #visualaids #aids #domesticity #activism #wallpaper

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Ai WeiWei and his haunting life jacket columns in Berlin 2016. In conversation tonight with Amale Andraos and Carol Becker at Columbia. #aiweiwei #refugees #gsapp #lesbos

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Elton John's glam boots from 1974 at last night's opening of Paola's amazing new show on fashion at MoMA. #eltonjohn @paolantonelli #boots #moma #platformshoes #platforms #glamrock

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The eloquent towers of light soar again on eve of Sept 11 -- as if they have always been part of our street. Touching that nerve. #sept11 #worldtradecenter #towersoflightmemorial #architectureofmemory

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Avatar love. Beatriz bonding with Kakao friends inside Zaha's building in Seoul. #zahahadid #beatrizcolomina #kakaofriends #avatar #seoulbiennaleofarchitectureandurbanism #kakaostory

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CHROMANOIDS gets under way! Dongyoung Sohn interviewed by Ivan Lopez-Munuera about social media urbanism in the City of Social Media installation of Beatriz and gang. #cityofsocialmedia...

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Peep hole. Installation going up of Andres Jaque and his Office of Political Innovation for Seoul Biennale that opens tomorrow. Real-estate after sex. @andres_jaque @seoulbiennale #sex...

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First Surrealist work? Take a column from Temple of Artemis, ship it to NY, surgically remove the whole middle of it and make a face with it in the Met. How are artists supposed to...

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An eclipse of eclipses inside my very homemade cardboard box. #solareclipse #eclipse2017

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Beatriz faces the eclipse at Pei towers. #beatrizcolomina #solareclipse #eclipse #impei

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Last explosive day at beach. #meditteranean #explosion #rocks #javea

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Helicopter house. We came across one of Matti Suuronen's 1968 plastic fantastic Futuro houses hiding on a river bank in Berlin near the vast DDR radio building. The future looking at...

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Beatriz in amazement at the 99 "brains" on top of the unbelievable National Library of Kosovo in Pristina. 1982 brutalist radicality sweetened by Bucky inspired domes. #beatrizcolomina...

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Anarchitecture dance with Matta-Clark. Was great to see the brilliant "Between Spaces" show done by ZKR and Arch+ at Schloss Biesdorf in Berlin and give a talk on anarchitecture. #mattaclark...

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Great workshop today with Tomas Saraceno in his studio - spider talking through her electronically enhanced web in real time with group of architects, scientists and artists. #tomassaraceno...

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Eisenman's memorial to the murdered jews remains very strong. Moving to see it again today. #petereisenman #memorial #murder #memorialtothemurderedjews

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Hard at work in "globe" at the brilliant Toyo Ito exhibition at Power Station of Art in Shanghai. #toyoito @powerstationofart #architectureporn #architectureexhibition

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Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio starts to go psychedelic last night at the opening of the PS1 MoMA young architects prize. @sabinjenny @momaps1 #youngarchitect #psychedelic #psychedelicart...

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Amazing hidden layer of ornament in Henry Van de Velde's Villa Durkheim of 1912 in Weimar. Former Stasi headquarters now home of the wonderful Institute of Cultural Techniques and Media...

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Ornament appears when the forces are greatest! Just as the arches of the vast vaults of the Frankfurt railway station meet the floor, a cluster of ornament is inserted - Brilliant #ornament...

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Even the locks at the Architectural Association are called Banham! Was great to be there again last night presenting the Are We Human book. Amazing students. #reynerbanham #arewehuman...

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Privilege to be in the great "[un]timely aesthetics" conference at the theory institute in the mountains at Innsbruck. #handaxe #paleoanthropology #design #Repost @conescubes (@get_repost) ・・・ "Look...

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Beatriz and Le Corbusier's original Voisin car (little modern house on wheels) at the opening of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid last night. #beatrizcolomina #lecorbusier #normanfoster...

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Brian Eno's hypnotic light pieces at his opening in Madrid last night. continuously morphing - but he insists that not paying attention to them is part of them! king of the ambient...

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Hard work in bed. Jury of Beatriz's master class at Berlage on the bed as epicenter of work in social media age. #beatrizcolomina #berlage @berlage #bedData #socialmedia #bedporn #love...

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Bed jury gets underway. Beatriz's master class on the bed in the age of social media at the Berlage ends it's week of experimentation with hard core performance by heat seeking students....

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Bed jury gets underway. Beatriz's master class on the bed in the age of social media at the Berlage ends it's week of experimentation with hard core performance by heat seeking students....

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Amazing night in Rotterdam doing readings from our little yellow book at Het Nieuwe Instituut surrounded by pink curtains of Petra Blaisse and emoji porn of James Taylor-Foster. #arewehuman...

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Muntadas and Beatriz in camouflage at the opening of his great "Projects/Proposals" show last night. #muntadas #beatrizcolomina @kentfineart #ideology #artpolitics #democracy

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So very sad to lose Diane Lewis--an amazingly intense and super brilliant designer and teacher. Every day Beatriz and I feel so fortunate that she designed our loft. Swimming in her...

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Rei Kawakubo, Caroline Kennedy, Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton launch the ship full of extreme clothing--under the watchful eye of the lightly dressed classical statues at the Met....

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Another taste from all the experiments in Rei Kawakubo's relentless redesign of the human in Andrew Bolton's amazing show of her work at the Met. Architecture and clothes by Kuwakubo....

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Beyond brilliant 2D dress. 140 such experiments in Rei Kawakubo's relentless redesign of the human in Andrew Bolton's amazing show of her work at the Met. Architecture and clothes by...

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Walter Gropius using his lethal forehand at his 1938 house at Lincoln, Mass. Beret is crucial. #waltergropius #gropius #architectureporn #architects #modernarchitecture #tabletennis...

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Last night Beatriz, Cooking Sections and friends launch Steven Phillips great new book on Kiesler with a blitz of intelligence and wit at Storefront. #beatrizcolomina @cookingsections...

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Cooking Sections strikes again. Brilliant analysis of imperialist food economy. Reviving the Empire Shop idea in Trumptime. @cookingsections @gsapp #empire #postcolonial #fooddesign...

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The amazing ramp at EXPOCUBA in Havana. Snakes up through and down one of the 25 pavilions celebrating socialism and space frames. #havana #expocuba #architectureporn #design #spaceframe...

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Our ARE WE HUMAN? book on LED screen harassing Milano to think about the strange 2 legged designing species wrecking the planet. Lars Müller's nomadic bookstore done with Julia Foscari's...

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Beatriz returning to earth from Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret's stunning refuge capsule of 1938. Microarchitecture for mountaintops. Reconstructed by Cassina for their 90th...

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"Spectacle of the Useful" at MIART in Milano with #AngelaRui (Ljubljana Design Biennial), #BeatrizColomina and #MarkWigley, and #DeyanSudjic, moderated by #MarcoSammicheli, discussing...

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Amazing to see our ARE WE HUMAN? book in electronic sign of Lars Müller's nomadic bookstore in Piazza San Marco in Milano. Non boring collaboration with Architectural Association...

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The architecture of radio. Milano antennas today are amazing echoes of the Russian avant-garde antennas of the 1920s. Heroic wire. #milan #constructivist #russianavantgarde #antenna...

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The forever stunning 1956 Pirelli building of Gio Ponti and Nervi in Milano. Postwar cool. TV set windows at the base and ceramic cladding for 23 stories. #pirelli #gioponti #nervi...

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"Antibody Architecture" talk about Zaha at Princeton conference today. Great to think aloud together about such a hard core brilliant colleague. #zahahadid #zaha #architectureporn @zahahadidarchitects...

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Our SUPERHUMANITY event with e-flux in Havana was amazing. Included stunning sci-fi film on genetic engineering by Miguel Coyula and Rachel Price linked oil extraction with art abstraction...

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The vertiginous stairs of the stunning Giron building on the Havana waterfront. Tropical brutalism not a contradiction in terms but a stunning fact. Social housing with attitude. #havana...

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The absurdly amazing Las Ruinas restaurant of 1970 by Joaquín Galván in Parque Lenin. Wrapping itself around the remains of a sugar plantation as if careful not to touch a crime scene....

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Amazing to be back on the delirious roof of the art school in Havana! Revolutionary ruin getting ever stronger. #architectureporn #havana #tropicalmodern #revolutionary

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The amazing Giron building in Havana by Quintana. Fidel's short lived dream of brutalist housing for all. 1960 design still stunning. #havana #brutalism #cuba #architectureporn

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Brilliant sign. Truth delivery. #cosmopolitan #truth #delivery

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Unbelievable evening with Rossy de Palma performing on stage at Miami film festival. Magic. #rossydepalma #miamiff #performanceart #miamiart @rossydpalma

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Flagrant architecture. The amazing Bacardi building in Miami designed by the Cuban architect Enrique Gutierrez in 1963. #bacardi #miamistyle #enriquegutierrez #tropicalmodern #architectureporn...

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Tough Friday -- suffering on Miami Beach rooftop. #miamibeach #doll #betsy #poolside #fridays

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Mies makes his first unsuccessful experiment at a smile. Inspired by his new yellow oldsmobile with its red interior -- but couldn't-didn't drive. #miesvanderrohe #smile #architects...

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Edible Mies? -- delicious piece of 3D printed chocolate curtain wall of the Seagrams Building - made by a crack team of GSAPP students as part of last night's 90th birthday party for...

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Beatriz and the artist Alicia Framis doing an amazing performance at the Stedelijk Museum on architecture for non-binary human relationships and the suppressed history of couples in...

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Fantastic exhibition of the agitated and Auto-Destructive art of Tinguely at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. #tinguely @stedelijkmuseum #autodestructiveart #selfdestruct

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I'm starting to obsess about Frank Lloyd Wright's manic Midway Gardens project of 1913. An entertainment architecture trying to dissolve itself into space. destroyed in 1929. #franklloydwright...

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What technology really looks like. Jet vapor trails tonight. #jets #vaportrail #aircraft #technology #sublime #sunsetporn

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The kids get ready to be attacked by thousands of flying sweets in Valencia parade. Wild urban warfare with sugar. The paisley Prince would fit perfectly. Miss him. #valencia #sugar...

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Hard to complain when from bed we see illusion of sun rising over Mediterranean as spaceship earth keeps spinning -- as Bucky Fuller kept reminding all. #arewehuman #bucky #buckminsterfuller...

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Monkey meets electric cactus dreaming that 2017 erases 2016 politics. But 2016 no accident or surprise. reboot needs a long fight. #arewehuman #monkey #cactus #androids #philipkdick

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Architect's wings? Portrait of the Jan Utzon bird by Jozef Vissel in 1965 - just a few months before Utzon resigned from his Sydney Opera House project and flew - never to return....

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Eames strike again! Great to see the multiscreen THINK project for IBM pavilion of 1964 World's Fair in NY. MAAT museum of art and technology in Lisbon. #eames #ibm #1964worldsfair...

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Amazing night at Lisbon for the closing of the Triennale -- hanging out on water under twisting facade of MAAT museum just after Andre Tavares took us through the beautiful ruin of...

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Matta-Clark's hair architecture - crucial 1972 project. Gottfried Semper argued in the mid 19th Century that hairdressers know more about architecture than architects! #mattaclark #gordonmattaclark...