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Roundup October, 8 2009

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Madrid 2016 Candidature File

The lost the 2016 Olympics but their file is incredible. “Madrid 2016 Candidature File is the document that the city submits to the International Olympic Committee to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. It was designed in cooperation with Tau design under the concept “The Games with the human touch” and it contains information on the economic and political situation, legal and health aspects and also a large number of plans describing the sports project.” (packaging)

02. Liu Bolin

“Thanks to Anna for forwarding a link to the quite incredible work of Chinese performance artist Liu Bolin. Known locally as the invisible man Liu paints himself into his surroundings. Explaining his work he says, “My artwork dipicts the diminishing humanity in today’s society. I use my art to reflect on culture, the environment and the fast economic development.” (itsnicethat)

03. Japanese Municipal Flags

“The above are some examples of the flags of the various cities, towns and villages of Japan. After looking at these, the “logo” for my town is very depressing. If I had one of these instead, flying over the place I lived, I would feel infinitely cooler and forever at ease. I am amazed at 1) how many different logos there are and 2) how many of them are absolutely incredible.” (iso50)

04. Elithis Tower: The World’s First Energy Positive Office Building

“For most sustainability-minded architects, a net zero energy building is the holy grail. But Elithis Tower, located in Dijon, France, has surpassed the net zero energy ideal to become the first energy positive office building, meaning it creates more power than it uses. The building, which was designed by Arte Charpentier Architects, also produces six times fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional office structures.” (inhabitant)

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