"Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America."
The all new Blind Barber on 524 Lorimer St in Brooklyn. Congratulations to Jeff Laub and the whole team, it’s beautiful.
"Someone who truly loves you, sees what a mess you can be, how moody you can get, and how hard you can be to handle, but still wants you."
"Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity."
The Story of Kowloon Walled City
The early phases of the Walled City were characterized by predictable building typologies and the buildings were constructed on the principle of squatters’ rights, with random construction on spots of available land by whoever got there first. Alleyways and passages evolved—unplanned—into the established ‘map’ of the city, which would remain until it came down. A basic electric supply existed, increasingly burdened by illegal connections that frequently overloaded the system, and the few standpipes supplied the only water. As the need to accommodate the ever growing residential and commercial populations forced it to in the 1960s, the building typology of the Walled City made the leap from two- to three-story residential structures to taller, six- to seven-story ones. This represented an important threshold, because at these greater heights the buildings unavoidably became more complex and required greater labor to realize, reinforced concrete, more investment, and so on.
Conjunto de casas en Unidad de Habitacion en Ciudad Sahagún, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Hidalgo, México 1962
Arq. Teodoro González de León
Townhoues, Cuidad Sahagun, Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, Hidalgo, Mexico 1962