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nickkahler:

Mutant Urban Suburbanism, Zhuzhou, China, c. 2012 (via architizer)
“The Chinese city of Zhuzhou, the second largest in the province of Hunan, is being pressed under the tremendous pressure of growth. Home to many a manufactory and textile mill, residents are seeking new ways to live close to work while preserving the spaciousness of the countryside. Thus, these wonderful photos of McMansion-style housing atop a five-story shopping center in the central district of Zhuzhou. The four houses are perched above the city, invisible to street-level action. They do not cast a shadow on the ground, and seem to exist solely in the rarefied world of smoggy skies, with scenic views into the apartments surrounding their airy enclave. Though the landscaping around the houses leaves something to be desired, the overall approach is one we’d like to see replicated on blank and bare urban roofscapes everywhere. Now that’s mixed-use development.”
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nickkahler:

Mutant Urban Suburbanism, Zhuzhou, China, c. 2012 (via architizer)

“The Chinese city of Zhuzhou, the second largest in the province of Hunan, is being pressed under the tremendous pressure of growth. Home to many a manufactory and textile mill, residents are seeking new ways to live close to work while preserving the spaciousness of the countryside. Thus, these wonderful photos of McMansion-style housing atop a five-story shopping center in the central district of Zhuzhou. The four houses are perched above the city, invisible to street-level action. They do not cast a shadow on the ground, and seem to exist solely in the rarefied world of smoggy skies, with scenic views into the apartments surrounding their airy enclave. Though the landscaping around the houses leaves something to be desired, the overall approach is one we’d like to see replicated on blank and bare urban roofscapes everywhere. Now that’s mixed-use development.”

(Source: ummhello)


atlurbanist:

pecannelog:

T-SPLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!

No big loss. The Confederate railroads were a taxpayer boondoggle anyway. Trying to force  people out of their horse-drawn buggies and into crowded trains was all part of a 19th century Agenda 21 initiative.
Plus, the Confederate railways were really more of a development tool than a true transportation solution. They didn’t reduce congestion on the Jonesboro wagon roads one bit. So there.
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atlurbanist:

pecannelog:

T-SPLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST!

No big loss. The Confederate railroads were a taxpayer boondoggle anyway. Trying to force  people out of their horse-drawn buggies and into crowded trains was all part of a 19th century Agenda 21 initiative.

Plus, the Confederate railways were really more of a development tool than a true transportation solution. They didn’t reduce congestion on the Jonesboro wagon roads one bit. So there.