Every week I highlight the most interesting items from my media diet.
Hashima /Gunkanjima Island in Japan was the most densley populated place on the planet until it was abandoned. Building No.30 on the island was Japans oldest reinforced-concrete apartment building (1916). Now partially collapsed, a good example of how Japan treats many of its old buildings. (via Irène DB)
- The Swedish Housing Experiment designed to Cure Loneliness Sällbo, is a radical experiment in multigenerational living in Helsingborg, Sweden. The Architecture is very unremarkable it’s the social organisation, the way this group have decided to live which is interesting.
- Finland is a Capitalist Paradise Behind a NYT paywall but if you have access well worth a read. A Wife from Finland and her husband from the US reflect on living in both countries.
- People Don’t Understand How Hard We Work’: Life Inside an L.A. Mansion Full of TikTok Influencers Interesting insight into an ‘influencer house’. I can’t help but wonder about the inner ring of the onion so to speak. How these ‘influencer’ houses are set up, financed, run and operate.
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations-George Orwell