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Bits of the internet highlighted for later reference by Dan W.
“They have recce’d [carried out reconnaissance] them, they have known about the cables for years,” said Dr Edward Burke, associate professor of International Studies at the University of Nottingham. He said the positioning of Russian ships over the cables as part of their navy exercise was “a campaign of incremental escalation”, showing they were aware of the vulnerability of the cables and this country’s inability to do anything to prevent them being cut. “Russia realises Ireland’s vulnerability is NATO’s vulnerability,” he said.
Brexit scale-model project I was mucking about with during lockdown this year, inspired by the apocalyptic diy tabletop game Gaslands

For the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67 the Geological Survey of Canada prepared a map of Canada (10 metres in width) on which Canada’s major geological formations were represented by their characteristic rocks. (Rock Map of Canada)


The Bank of England in ruins, by Joseph Gandy

“The relationship between the two men was the most creative of its type in British architecture. Very quickly, Gandy understood Soane’s unique style of decoration and his experiments in space. He shared his fascination with the use of top-lighting and coloured glass, the “lumière mystérieuse” - Soane’s words - which cast a spell on the audience. After six months in the office Gandy painted a fantasy view of the Bank of England - Soane’s proudest work - in ruins. The City of London is imagined as a swampy wilderness, as desolate as the Roman Forum in the dark ages. It is the earliest example in Europe of a drawing in which an architect imagines a structure he has built as a ruin. At one level, it is a meditation on the future of the British Empire. Babylon and Memphis, Carthage, Athens, and Rome … why not London? But it also expressed Gandy’s insight into Soane’s mind.” [Guardian]

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Non-Structures Francisco Ibáñez Hantke

During the past 4 years, Chilean architect and photographer Francisco Ibáñez Hantke of Estudio Ibanez has put together a photo-series titled Non-Structures, which focuses on London’s urban regeneration and transformation and captures its various moments of ruins, planning, process, and eventually, complete architecture.


Nature’s Dystopian Nature CharlieDavoli

In the words of the artist Charlie Davoli:

“I made this photo project by producing a series of imaginary pictures in which human beings are distractedly immersed in a reality that is likely to be possible, where the symbols of the modern civilization are inevitably swallowed by the spontaneous vegetation.”