Like many dark skin girls i used to wish that i had lighter skin, because light skinned girls were the one’s always being praised for their beauty meanwhile we were being shamed for ours. But black Tumblr taught me self love and helped me to see the beauty in dark skin and it’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.✊✊ IG: pendadoucouree

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm a 3rd year architecture student and we're currently doing our project which is a Vertical Farm on a tropical country. Just want to ask if you know some innovations,inspirations, regarding vernacular architecture or specifically bamboo maybe that we can add on? Thank you in advance!

Vertical farming is one of the latest trends in architecture with very little to show for it beyond beautiful renderings. I would recommend that you read the article Enough with the vertical farming fantasies: There are still too many unanswered questions about the trendy practice.

That being said, there is a smaller scale architecture made from bamboo that could better address many of the issues with vertical farming, here are some bamboo (and one wood) projects that can provide some inspiration:

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Penda’s Fen (Alan Clarke, 1974)

“The public have lost the imaginary strength they had. Their sight and will to see what’s really going on has been steadily weakened by the entertainment barons for gain or the Yes Men for cravenness.

We’re not people anymore with eyes to see, we’re blind gaping holes at the end of a production line stuffing with trash.

We’re not even citizens, we’re dog-serfs on some mad Great Wall of China project. Our task masters are no Hitler, Stalin or Mao, but our own management class.

Our pink fat faces even begin to look alike.

There’s one hope for man only: when the great concrete mega-city chokes the globe from pole to pole, it shall already have bedded in some hidden crack the sacred seed of its own disintegration and collapse. Disobedience, chaos: out of those alone can some new experiment in human living be born.”

The film is a passionate deconstruction of conservative myths about nationhood. At a critical point, the formerly hidebound Stephen cries out: “No, no! I am nothing pure! My race is mixed. My sex is mixed. I am woman and man, light with darkness, nothing pure! I am mud and flame!” Rather than hewing to a belief in tradition, continuity or stability, Rudkin champions hybridity and what Salman Rushdie would later term cultural “mongrelisation”. A while before it became fashionable for historians to talk about the inseparability of “nation and narration” or “the invention of tradition”, Rudkin was arguing that English Christianity was a violently imposed ideology. The family, heterosexuality, militarised manhood: all these pillars of patriotism take a tumble. 

What makes Penda’s Fen particularly prescient is that it locates these hybrid transformations in the English countryside. The 1970s saw a number of artists offering new versions of pastoral – Philip Trevelyan’s The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971) was a creepy documentary about a family living without electricity in a wood; Richard Mabey’s The Unofficial Countryside (1973) introduced readers to what would later be known as edgelands; Jeremy Sandford’s Tomorrow’s People (1974) portrayed the Dionysian longings of free-festival revellers. Rudkin shows rural England to be a place of struggles and heresies, of antagonisms and anguish. The film even turns to etymology, arguing that “pagan”, which originally meant “belonging to the village”, referred to the politics of local governance as much as it did to theological doctrine.

Stephen, the film’s unsteady centre, is told: “Be secret. Child be strange, dark, true, impure, and dissonant. Cherish our flame.” For Rob Young, author of Electric Eden (2010), Penda’s Fen is part psychogeography, part toolkit for imaginative unshackling: “The pattern under the plough, the occult history of Albion – the British Dreamtime – lies waiting to be discovered by anyone with the right mental equipment.”

Sukhdev Sandhu

from Penda’s Fen: a lasting vision of heresy and pastoral horror


A Thousand Yards in Beijing

Architecture studio Penda has revealed plans to create a vast network of modular building blocks at the International Horticultural Expo 2019 in Beijing, forming a 30,000-square-metre exhibition space. Penda architects Chris Precht and Dayong Sun plan to build on their experience with modular construction to create the exhibition space for Chinese property developer Vanke.

Called Thousand Yards, the structure will have a plaza at its centre, feeding a number of wide and narrow pathways. These will lead through to areas including a greenhouse, a food court, teahouses, a vegetable garden and the exhibition galleries.

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Architecture firm Penda and engineering firm Arup have teamed up to undertake the ambitious goal of redesigning the suspension bridge, with their newly commissioned project to build the San Shan Bridge in China. The bridge will be completed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, and will span across the Gui River connecting Beijing’s city center to Zhangjiakou.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but since you seem to have a really great taste and I've been following you for a long while, I thought why not. Would you mind recommending me a few interior design blogs? Thank you either way!

I don’t have an answer, most interiors blogs feature interior decorating vs interior design. If you want to learn about interior design I would follow architecture blogs that post sets including images of the projects’ exterior and interior.

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Martenitza (мартеница) is a Bulgarian tradition related to spring and the revival of life. The white cloth symbolizes happiness and clearness, the red cloth - health.

The old legend says that Khan Asparukh attached a white cloth to an eagle and sent it to his sister after he won the Battle of Ongal . However, during his flight, the eagle was injured so part of the white cloth turned red by the blood of the bird. Thus the first martenitza was created.

Later, two characters on the martenitza were introduced: Pijo and Penda. They represent happy and healthy people.

Also a distinguishing character related to this tradition is Baba Marta. She represents the month March and the beginning of spring. Baba marta may be cheerful and happy so the month of march would be sunny and warm. But if someone angers Baba Marta then the month would be snowy and freezingly cold.   

The tradition says that during the first 3 days of March everyone should buy a martenitza for one’s relatives and friends and greet them with “ Chestita Baba Marta! ”.

You will bear your martenitza until you see a stork - the spring have come, tie the martenitza to a fruit tree so it would be healthy and fertile.

 Chestita Baba Marta!

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