Union of Perceptual Engines


Video: Good Night, Margaret →
— 4 weeks ago
12 Years a Boy

12 Years a Boy

— 1 month ago
#Boyhood 
Rolling Bridge
London, UK
The studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet.
The aim was to make the movement the extraordinary aspect of the bridge. A common approach to designing opening bridges is to have a single rigid element that fractures and lifts out of the way. Rolling Bridge opens by slowly and smoothly curling until it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture which sits on the bank of the canal.
The structure opens using a series of hydraulic rams integrated into the balustrade. As it curls, each of its eight segments simultaneously lifts, causing it to roll until the two ends touch and form a circle. The bridge can be stopped at any point along its journey.
The whole structure was constructed at Littlehampton Welding on the Sussex coast and then floated up the Grand Union Canal, before being lifted into position and attached to the hydraulic system which powers its movement.
The Rolling Bridge won a number of awards including a Structural Steel Award, and an Emerging Architecture Award.It opens every Friday at midday.
here’s a video:
http://www.heatherwick.com/rolling-bridge/

Rolling Bridge

London, UK

The studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet.

The aim was to make the movement the extraordinary aspect of the bridge. A common approach to designing opening bridges is to have a single rigid element that fractures and lifts out of the way. Rolling Bridge opens by slowly and smoothly curling until it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture which sits on the bank of the canal.

The structure opens using a series of hydraulic rams integrated into the balustrade. As it curls, each of its eight segments simultaneously lifts, causing it to roll until the two ends touch and form a circle. The bridge can be stopped at any point along its journey.

The whole structure was constructed at Littlehampton Welding on the Sussex coast and then floated up the Grand Union Canal, before being lifted into position and attached to the hydraulic system which powers its movement.

The Rolling Bridge won a number of awards including a Structural Steel Award, and an Emerging Architecture Award.
It opens every Friday at midday.

here’s a video:

http://www.heatherwick.com/rolling-bridge/

— 1 month ago
"My gift to you will be an abyss, she said,
but it will be so subtle you’ll perceive it
only after many years have passed
and you are far from Mexico and me.
You’ll find it when you need it most,
and that won’t be
the happy ending,
but it will be an instant of emptiness and joy.
And maybe then you’ll remember me,
if only just a little."
— 1 month ago
David Sedaris Reads Miranda July's Short Story →

Miranda July! (I like David Sedaris’ post story analysis)

— 1 month ago
#Miranda July  #david sedaris 
Audio: Fiction Podcast: Daniel Alarcón reads Roberto Bolaño →

Roberto Bolano (Story #2….guess which is better)

— 1 month ago
#roberto bolaño 
Fiction Podcast: Francisco Goldman Reads Roberto Bolano →

In this month’s fiction podcast, Francisco Goldman reads Roberto Bolaño’s short story “Clara,” which first appeared in The New Yorker in 2008

Roberto Bolano (Story #1)

— 1 month ago
#roberto bolaño