A vending machine in an architecture school in Germany selling sand paper, masks, glue, gloves, masking tape, screws, penknives, thumb drives and laser machine tokens - just to name a few. Oh, and tooth brushes too.
The existence of this vending machine was brilliantly documented by a schoolmate who’s doing an exchange in Germany. [x]
"While visiting Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2011 I became consciously aware of the incredibly beautiful abstract patterns reflected in the windows of the Downtown. I started to associate to the way metal and glass, like structure and openness, represent the tension between elements in modern architecture. While the metal framework demands conformity, the glass reflections seem to explode, almost in defiance of this structure and, in the end, seem to transcend their captors."
Is the first European pyramid to be discovered and is located in the heart of Bosnia, in the town of Visoko. The pyramid has all the elements: four perfectly shaped slopes pointing toward the cardinal points, a flat top and an entrance complex. On top of the pyramid are also the ruins of a Medieval walled town, once the base of a Bosnian king Tvrtko of Kotromanic (1338-1391). Because of its similarities to the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, it has been named the “BosnianPyramid of the Sun” (‘Bosanska Piramida Sunca’). There are also a four more ancient structures on the site, the BosnianPyramid of the Moon (‘Bosanska Piramida Mjeseca’), BosnianPyramid of the Dragon ( ‘Bosanska Piramida Zmaja’), Bosnian Pyramid of the Love (‘Bosanska Piramida Ljubavi’) and Temple of the Earth, (‘Hram Zemlje’).’We have already dug out stone blocks which I believe are covering the pyramid’, said Semir Osmanagic, a Bosnian American archaeologist who has spent the last 15 years studying the pyramids of Latin America. ‘We found a paved entrance plateau and discovered underground tunnels’…..
‘Being above the ground at such low elevations, and having the ability to precisely maneuver, was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will. As soon as I saw the landscape from above I knew there was potential to create a special body of work.’