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The Microprocessor is Not Trying to Look Beautiful

The Microprocessor is Not Trying to Look Beautiful
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Performance-beauty already exists in other fields of manufacture and production. Performance-beauty is about a constant and focussed drive to improve comprehensive performance. Nobody cares what microprocessors look like but there is a never-ending effort to improve their performance, eliminate their defects, simplify their manufacture, and reduce their final cost. Performance is all that matters. You […]

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Inspirations for Performance-Beauty Architecture

Inspirations for Performance-Beauty Architecture
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1) Vernacular architecture of many countries has the efficient and climate-aware use of local materials. Such buildings were never intended to be called architecture. Many people now find their simple honesty refreshing. Performance-beauty architecture has a simple honesty. 2) Shanty towns on the edge of large cities such as Capetown, Rio de Janeiro, Manila or […]

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New Architecture Found in Space!

New Architecture Found in Space!
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Following on from the previous post, there’s probably not much chance of oil rigs ever being considered an expression of a new type of architectural beauty. Nevertheless, the idea is still out there, waiting for the right example to express it as the way for the future. The extremely scientific building known as the Large Hadron […]

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The Tree is Not Trying to Look Beautiful

The Tree is Not Trying to Look Beautiful
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Here’s an image of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in happier days. It’s in semi-submersible mode so it could be towed to where it needs to be. Here’s a link to its technical specifications.  This next one’s a different type of oil rig – a jackup oil rig. Again, it’s not self-powered, but it has a […]