If you didn’t understand geology, now you do.
Abandoned Panopticum Prison, Presidio Modelo, in Cuba | via
The prison was built under the President-turned-dictator Gerardo Machado between 1926 and 1928. The five circular blocks, with cells constructed in tiers around central observation posts, were built with the capacity to house up to 2,500 prisoners in humane conditions.
Most of the survivors of the rebel attacks on Moncada Barracks, including one attack leader, Fidel Castro, and his brother, Raul Castro, were imprisoned there, most from 1953 to 1955.
After Fidel Castro’s revolutionary triumph in 1959, Presidio Modelo was used to jail political dissidents, counter-revolutionaries, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and anyone else considered unfit or an enemy to the new norms and dictates of the Socialist Cuban State. By 1961, due to the overcrowded conditions (6,000 to 8,000 political prisoners at one time), it was the site of various riots and hunger strikes, especially just before the Bay of Pigs invasion, when orders were given to line the tunnels underneath the entire prison with several tons of TNT.
Prominent Cuban political prisoners such as Armando Valladares, Roberto Martín Pérez, and Pedro Luis Boitel were held there at one point or another during their respective incarcerations. It was permanently closed by the government in 1967.
The prison now serves as a museum and is declared a national monument, and the old administration building now serves as a school and research center.
View from the heli. The Yukon for Telegraph Magazine.
The Brain, Seattle WA by Olson Kundig Architects
The Brain is a 14,280 cubic-foot cinematic laboratory where the client, a filmmaker, can work out ideas. Physically, that neighborhood birthplace of invention, the garage, provides the conceptual model. The form is essentially a cast-in-place concrete box, intended to be a strong yet neutral background that provides complete flexibility to adapt the space at will. Inserted into the box along the north wall is a steel mezzanine. All interior structures are made using raw, hot-rolled steel sheets.
this is my favorite post of all time
My basic knowledge of geography…
I posted this piece a long time ago with no credit to this guy, and am reposting it now with credit where it is due!
Tim is an amazing graphic designer as well as all around artist. You all already knew that though.
Deborah Kass at Industrial City, Brooklyn
After Louise Bourgeois, 2010
neon and transformers on powder-coated aluminum panel
66” x 68 x 5
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JONAH by Factory Fifteen
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