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Roundup March, 9 2010

Selectism | Around the Web

01. The Cappuccino Car That Runs On Coffee… So Will You Have To Use The Filter Lane?

“The car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules. It has been built by a team from the BBC1 science programme Bang Goes The Theory and will go on display at the Big Bang science fair in Manchester to show how fuels other than conventional petrol and diesel can power vehicles…” (dailymail)

02. From the Archives 03: A Brief Homage to Franklin Gothic

“The Franklin Gothic typeface is the primary influence for nearly all MoMA materials; it’s the basis of our logo (see the top of your screen) and our official font “MoMA Gothic,” which were both created by Matthew Carter. We were happy to see that MoMA used a version of Franklin Gothic as long ago as the 1930s. We found these printed materials in our archives while doing some research on our current identity.” (moma)

03. The Secret Cities of Yemen (above)

“Yemen has been in the news a great deal recently – because of its supposed links with the training of terrorists. Yet little attention has been paid to the country itself – particularly its rich and surprising architectural heritage. So little known outside the country this remarkable architecture has survived hundreds of years. Take a look at the secret cities of Yemen.” (coudal>trifter)

04. SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO

With the use of maxima deployment allowed by ground in its vertical projection, resulted the volume of the building. The idea was blend a sculpture image with architectural needs, making them ambiguous, was the proposal made to the owner, as a work premise.” (archdaily)

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