Thursday, December 27, 2012

LEGO® The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering



People working at Lego are awesome. This guys have taken the Bilbo Baggings home and created a miniature model of it,  but not happy with that, they have recreated that same lego mini model into a real size piece using nothing but 2,1 million Lego bricks.  This set among other Lego sets featuring The Hobbit movie are  available on Amazon US / ES / JP


Monday, December 24, 2012

Sustainable Urbanism Bibliography

I attended to a Sustainable Urbanism class in University of Puerto Rico this semester with Dr. Gabriel Moreno Viqueira. Here the bibliography we have been working with:





The Sustainable Urban Development Reader by Wheeler, S.y Beatly, T.


Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (October 20, 2008)
Language: English
512 pages
ISBN-10: 041545381X
ISBN-13: 978-0415453813
Available on Amazon: US / ES /JP





Green Urbanism by Timothy Beatly


Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1999)
Language: English
491 pages
ISBN-10: 1559636823
ISBN-13: 978-1559636827
Available on Amazon: US / ES /JP









Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America’s Environment, Economy and Social Fabric by F. K. Benfield, D.T.T. Chen, M.D. Raimi


Publisher: Natural Resource Defense (March 24, 1999)
228 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1893340171
ISBN-13: 978-1893340176

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






Transit Villages in the 21st Century by Michael Bernick and Robert Cervero


Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (October 1, 1996)
Language: English
Hardcover: 387 pages
ISBN-10: 0070054754
ISBN-13: 978-0070054752

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






Sprawl Costs: The Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development 
by Robert Burchell, Anthony Downs, Sahan Mukherji, Barbara McCann


Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (June 29, 2005)
Language: English
208 pages
ISBN-10: 1559635304
ISBN-13: 978-1559635301

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






The Next American Metropolis by Peter Calthorpe


Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993
Language: English
176 pages
ISBN-10: 1878271687
ISBN-13: 978-1878271686

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP



Aesthetics, Well-Being and Health: Essays Within Architecture and Environmental Aesthetics (Ethnoscapes) by Birgit Cold (Editor)


Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd (March 2002)
Language: English
321 pages
ISBN-10: 0754618560
ISBN-13: 978-0754618560

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP





The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany


Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (October 15, 2009)
Language: English
240 pages
ISBN-10: 0071376755
ISBN-13: 978-0071376754

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America by
Anthony Flint


Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; Updated edition (August 1, 2012)
Language: English
312 pages
ISBN-10: 1421407817
ISBN-13: 978-1421407814

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP




The Ethical Function of Architecture by Karsten Harris


Publisher: The MIT Press (July 3, 1998)
Language: English
424 pages
ISBN-10: 026258171X
ISBN-13: 978-0262581714

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP



The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1960 by Jane Jacobs


Publisher: Modern Library; 50 Anviversary edition (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
640 pages
ISBN-10: 0679644334
ISBN-13: 978-0679644330

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP




Green Cities: Urban Growth And the Environment by Matthew Kanh


Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (September 1, 2006)
Language: English
170 pages
ISBN-10: 0815748159
ISBN-13: 978-0815748151

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP







Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile took Over America and How We Can Take It Back by
Jane Holtz Kay


Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 1998)
Language: English
440 pages
ISBN-10: 0520216202
ISBN-13: 978-0520216204

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community by Peter Katz


Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (October 1, 1993)
Language: English
288 pages
ISBN-10: 0070338892
ISBN-13: 978-0070338890

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP


Home from Nowhere: Remaking our Everyday World for the 21st Century by James Howard Kunstler


Publisher: Touchstone Press; 1ST edition (March 26, 1998)
Language: English
320 pages
ISBN-10: 0684837374
ISBN-13: 978-0684837376

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






Urban Design: The American Experience by Jon Lang


Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 25, 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471285420
ISBN-13: 978-0471285427
528 pages

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP





Environmental Aesthetics: Ideas, Politics and Planning by J. Douglas Porteous


Publisher: Routledge (August 19, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0415137691
ISBN-13: 978-0415137690
312 pages

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP






Ecourbanismo by Miguel Rouano


Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns (May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8425217237
ISBN-13: 978-8425217234
192 pages

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP





The City After the Automobile: An Architects’ Vision by Moshe Safde


Publisher: Westview Press (October 9, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0813335450
ISBN-13: 978-0813335452
200 pages

Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP







Other readings:

The Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Harding
Science vol. 16, 13 December 1968

“Environmental Ethics and the Built Environment” by Roger King
Env. Ethics, 22:115-131, 2000









Sunday, December 23, 2012

Beretta xp4 storm


Just in case bad guys come to town...My friends in Indiana have bought a Beretta xp4 storm. I never shot a gun like this before. I like the way the shell comes out of the frame.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

SHORT | Life Starring Neil the Snail




Puerto Rico | 2012 | 8 min | Color | 16:9

A film by
Ioannes Busca
Music Composed by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
‘Symphony No 40 in G Minor’
Shot in Puerto Rico
December 2012



First and last ever filmed performance of Neil, a snail from El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico. Despite the overwhelming success, Neil renounced to its performing career and returned to its life in the forest.

Shot for a cinema class in University of Puerto Rico. Not Neil’s performance nor its speed, or Mozart’s music, nor its speed were altered in any way for the creation of this music video.

Released December 9, 2012