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Bookmarks tagged with “architecture”

144 bookmarks by garrettc


Archeo 3D Italia

3d models and history of Italian Archaeological Sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Vintage Home Plans

20th century house plans from around the world.

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Open Culture

"Open Culture scours the web for the best educational media. We find the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & educational videos you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between."

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London Pub Details

A Flickr set for all those other features of pubs which aren't the signs or the insignia (identifying the brewery or PubCo), e.g.: architectural details, statues, or windows.

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An oral history of Bank Python

"Today will I take you through the keyhole to look at a group of software systems not well known to the public, which I call "Bank Python". Bank Python implementations are effectively proprietary forks of the entire Python ecosystem which are in use at many (but not all) of the biggest investment banks. Bank Python differs considerably from the common, or garden-variety Python that most people know and love (or hate). Thousands of people work on - or rather, inside - these systems but there is not a lot about them on the public web. When I've tried to explain Bank Python in conversations people have often dismissed what I've said as the ravings of a swivel-eyed loon. It all just sounds too bonkers."

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SkyscraperPage

Skyscraper pixel art

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Pace Layering: How Complex Systems Learn and Keep Learning

"Civilizations with long nows look after things better," says Brian Eno.  "In those places you feel a very strong but flexible structure which is built to absorb shocks and in fact incorporate them.

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Browsing the Stacks: A Photo Appreciation of Libraries

"Today, a visual feast—glimpses of libraries big and small, new and old, from across the globe"

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Hyrum's Law

With a sufficient number of users of an API, it does not matter what you promise in the contract: all observable behaviors of your system will be depended on by somebody.

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Building

Jeremy Keith’s talk on pace layers and the building materials of the web.

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Trails of Wind

The architecture of runway orientation.

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Start Performance Budgeting

"If you're building a web experience and want to stay fast, a performance budget can be critical. For success, embrace performance budgets and learn to live within them. Network & CPU limits on mobile can require asking hard questions like, "what is really important to my users?"

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Spomenik

"The Spomenik Database explores Yugoslavia's historic and enigmatic endeavor into creating stunningly space-age abstract WWII monuments from 1960-1990."

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African Vernacular Architecture

"To promote and discuss the importance and beauty of African vernacular architecture"

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Serverless Microservice Patterns for AWS

Serverless microservices allow us to do some pretty amazing things. This post outlines 19 common patterns that are being used in production on AWS.

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Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

"When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973, he immediately saw a world of possibilities."

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Microservices are for humans, not machines

"The microservice architecture is an architectural style that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services, which implement business capabilities. The microservice architecture enables the continuous delivery/deployment of large, complex applications. It also enables an organisation to evolve its technology stack."

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Dimensions.Guide | The Database of Sizes

A comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our built environment.

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Some notes on running new software in production

Touches on playbooks, ok/not ok to break, Kubernetes, and Envoy

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Inside look at modern web browser (part 1)

Learn how browser turn your code into functional website from high-level architecture to the specifics of the rendering pipeline.

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From seashore to beehive: 2018's best architectural photography - in pictures

The shortlist for the 2018 Architectural Photography Awards highlights the expertise of architectural photography with a record number of budding and professional photographers participating

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Drawn Together: The Evolution of Architectural Scale Figures

"As they evolved, illustrated figures in architecture (sometimes called ‘scalies’) have grown to have more personality, color and life, serving as more than a means to measure relative distances, heights and widths in renderings."

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moon hoon

"moon hoon is a korean architect who also goes by the name 'moonbalsso'. based in seoul, moon hoon is known for his playful and distinctive style of design."

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Evolving Away From Entities - Wide Awake Developers

Hat tip to Stuart Halloway… once again a 10 minute conversation with Stu grew into a combination of code and writing that helped me clarify …

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What You Should Know About JAMstack

"In this article, we’ll take a look inside the JAMstack and see why supporters are calling it “the future of the internet”."

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Ends and means

"Large corporations using their power to influence politics seems like a very bad idea. Isn’t it still a bad idea, even if I happen to agree with the cause?"

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Machines for Living In: Le Cobusier’s Pivotal “Five Points of Architecture”

"Le Corbusier was a painter, writer, architect and planner, but he was also an adept promoter of novel designs and theories. So when he debuted his Maison Dom-Ino concept home, it boasted a light and elegant form, but was also cleverly named — its title referenced the look and modularity of gaming “dominoes” (with dots extruded to form columns) as well as “domus,” the Latin word for house."

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12-Factor Apps in Plain English

"Popular platform-as-a-service provider Heroku […] maintains a manifesto of sorts called The Twelve-Factor App. It outlines a methodology for developers to follow when building modern web-based applications. Despite being partly self-serving (apps built like this will translate more naturally to running on Heroku), there’s a lot of meaty best-practices worth examining"

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The Twelve-Factor App

A methodology for building modern, scalable, maintainable software-as-a-service apps.

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Introduction to modern network load balancing and proxying

It was brought to my attention recently that there is a dearth of introductory educational material available about modern network load balancing and proxying. I thought to myself: How can this be…

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Seeing Spaces

Bret Victor's 2014 talk and comic explaining the idea of a "seeing space," like a workshop or maker space, but for enabling understanding instead of building.

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A research roundup to show that your office layout is toxic (and some tips for making it better)

I used to think my frustration with open office plans meant that something was wrong with me. Everyone seemed so bought into the hype about how open layouts create transparency and collaboration.

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Abandoned States: Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment

The transformation of these Poconos and Catskills resorts is like looking through some sort of dystopian View-Master.

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The London Render Search

James Bridle on "scalies", the stock art people that architects use in renders to give a sense of scale.

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Spaceships by Lars Stieger

Buildings photographed to evoke futuristic spaceships.

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Rain Chains & Musical Drains: Downspout Alternatives Put Drainage on Display

Good design is in the details, as they say, and great architectural design details are often site-specific, responding to local contexts and regional conditions. In places like the Pacific Northwest where rain is a defining factor of everyday life, designing for drainage is naturally essential but it also represents an opportunity to get creative. And one way to do that is with a kind of drain pipe alternative called a “rain chain.”

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An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings

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HTTPS on Stack Overflow: The End of a Long Road

A very long, but super interesting, article about how Stack Overflow moved to https. Lots of really interesting takeaways

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Designing Systems, Part 1: Theory, Practice, and the Unfortunate In-between

Brasília, seen from above, looks like a bird or a plane. Image: NASA Earth Observatory Part one of a three-part essay based on the talk I gave at Smashing…

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API Design Guide

"This is a general design guide for networked APIs. It has been used inside Google since 2014 and is the guide we follow when designing Cloud APIs and other Google APIs. It is shared here to inform outside developers and to make it easier for us all to work together."

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Famous TV Shows Brought to Life with 3D plans | Drawbotics

Ever wondered what it'd be like to work at Dunder Mifflin or Pearson Hardman? Discover the 3D floor plans of your favorite TV shows in UltraHD

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