Thursday, December 27, 2012

LEGO® The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering

This guys at Lego are awesome, the have taken the Bilbo Baggings home and made a model of it, but not happy with that they have recreated that lego mini model in real size using nothing but 2,1 million of lego bricks. 

This set among other Lego sets featuring The Hobbit is available on Amazon US / ES / JP

Monday, December 24, 2012

BOOKS - Sustainable Urbanism Bibliography

I took a Sustainable Urbanism Class in University of Puerto Rico this semester with Dr. Gabriel Moreno Viqueira.Here is the bibliography of the books we have used:

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader
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
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
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
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
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
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) 
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 
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
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
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
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
Matthew Kanh 
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press (September 1, 2006)
Language: English
170 pages
ISBN-10: 0815748159
ISBN-13: 978-0815748151Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP

Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile took Over America and How We Can Take It Back
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
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
James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Touchstone Press; 1ST edition (March 26, 1998)
Language: English
320 pages
ISBN-10: 0684837374
ISBN-13: 978-0684837376Available on Amazon: US / ES / JP

Urban Design: The American Experience
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
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

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

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:

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

“Environmental Ethics and the Built Environment” 
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.