Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you high-tech streets, a new way to engage with Philadelphia’s least heard residents and typographic manspreading on London’s tube. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a look at the winners and losers of booming cities, mapping London’s brutalist architecture and rails to trails success. Continue reading
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the world-renowned Pavilion commission on the Serpentine Gallery grounds in London, UK. The outdoor temporary exhibit, designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano, is an amorphous structure consisting of translucent multi-coloured panels woven in a way to that creates a “secret corridor” for visitors to travel through. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the importance of community access to waterfronts, going car-free for one month in South Korea and London’s duck lanes.
Rapid transit has become a nearly-ubiquitous part of urban life since it was introduced in Victorian London. How do transit systems around the world use design to brand themselves and promote wayfinding, and how much do their visual identities recall the original London Underground? Continue reading
London bridge is not falling down. It’s folding up. Taking their cue from the way a Japanese hand fan folds open, Knight Architects have completed a bridge in London that is both simple and spectacular. In collaboration with structural engineers AKT II, the bridge experts installed 5 steel beams that open and close in sequence, rising to different angles using hydraulic jacks and assisted by counterweights. Continue reading
With the capture of both Olympic gold and Tour de France yellow, 2012 was a watershed year for British cycling. Amateur cyclists shrugged on their jerseys and headed out on the open road in huge numbers—an increase of one million cyclists in the last four years. Continue reading