10 Everyday Actions That are done Incorrect

There are many things which take a lot of times in our life and too nervous to do. But you can stop this ugliness. In this post merelinc.com share 10 ways to make trivial actions easier and more comfortable.

I want to visit Australia

Trip to Australia is a dream for every tourist. Famous horrible stories about animal-killers and one-metre-height insects couldn't decrease number of people who want to visit this "head over heels" world. Tourist who wants to visit Australia shouldn't be aware of hot sun and be prepared for long hours journey to the continent. And you haven't be aware of many fantastic creatures.

10 Signs You Are Happy With Solitude

Modern society apposes us a point when we meet a love of all our lifes - we cognize a meening of being more deeply. But what to do if you still can't find your love and you prefer to lie under a warm blanket instead of spending time with your friends or relative people together?

Guns in America : National Survey on Private Ownership and Use

The United States is unique among wealthy nations in its vast private inventory of firearms. The nearly 200 million guns in private hands are used in part for recreation, mostly hunting and target shooting. But what engenders the most public controversy over firearms is their use against people during either the commission of or defense against crime.

St Benedict’s school, west London

David Littlefield explains how Buschow Henley Architects’ new building for St Benedict’s School in Ealing, west London, addresses the Catholic foundation’s needs – both secular and religious. A circulation core provides much needed adhesion and connection among a veritable mishmash of existing buildings, while the new assembly hall and chapel supplies the body with a new heart and soul.

Stereoscopic urbanism

In JG Ballard’s ‘The Sound-Sweep’, the sonic strata of everyday urban life – a ‘frenzied hypermanic babel of jostling horns, shrilling tyres, plunging brakes and engines’ – is so without respite that it is literally embedded within walls and surfaces and must be vacuumed away with a device called the ‘sonovac’. The central character, Mangon, is a mute who has developed hyperacute hearing, making him a valued soundsweep.

Cities gone wild

As the world has undergone the largest wave of urban growth in human history, is the city slipping out of control? Geoff Manaugh paints an emerging picture of metropolitan wildness in which an increasing number of cities become the sites of military conflicts and political, economic and social decay. Could the city be reverting to a medieval model in which illiterate power – criminals, gangs and urban warlords – predominate over rational politics and legitimate government?

Digital solipsism and the paradox of the great ‘forgetting’

Neil Spiller counters the main theme of this issue by questioning the dominant focus on production and new technologies in architectural culture, which places a premium on the generation of ‘ever more gratuitous complex surfaces and structures’. Could this inward-looking emphasis on process and obsessive love of new technologies be at the expense of the final product? Are we in danger of producing artefacts that lose sight of human expression and poetics in the competitive drive for greater complexity? Are we, in fact, heading towards a great ‘forgetting’ in which humanity is subtracted from the architectural product?

The new structuralism: design, engineering and architectural technologies

Architecture is in the process of a revolutionary transformation. There is now momentum for a revitalised involvement with sources in material practice and technologies. This cultural evolution is pre-eminently expressed in the expanded collaborative relationships that have developed in the past decade between architects and structural engineers, relationships which have been responsible for the production, worldwide, of a series of iconic buildings. The rise and technological empowerment of these methods can be seen as a historic development in the evolution of architectural engineering. If engineering is frequently interpreted as the giving of precedence to material content, then the design engineer, in his prioritising of materialisation, is the pilot figure of this cultural shift which we have termed the ‘new structuralism’.

Baroque exuberance frivolity or disquiet?

Robert Harbison defines the Baroque in the 17th and early 18th centuries, which is so often characterised in contrast with the Renaissance by its excess and drama. In doing so, he challenges the reader to consider whether this artful style of subversion, tension, movement, gravity-defying feats and freedom was really one of whimsical frivolity or subversive disquiet.

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