via NYT re: the 5 year renovation by David Chipperfield Architects.
Via 70s Sci-Fi Art
Learn more about Soviet 1970s architecture and what distinguished it from the Thaw-era modernist projects, via Boris Chukhovich’s chat with architectural historian, Nikolay Erofeev.
h/t Design Observer
“In 1978 at the Paris Observatory, Jean-Pierre Luminet became the first to make a detailed computer calculation of a black hole’s appearance. He did so, he told me, by programming a (by then already obsolete) 1960s IBM 7040 computer, using punch cards…Because Luminet had no way to print out the resulting image or visualize it on a screen, he used the data to draw an image by hand, putting individual dots of India ink onto a photographic negative.”
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