“”This is not just eye candy,” says Infoterra spokesman Jamie Ritchie, “we have 3D maps of every building in England, with oblique imagery of urban centres.” People who design, build and live in urban areas will be the first to benefit from these new maps. “Professionals like architects can delete buildings from a high street and import their own designs into...
Fuji Kindergarten Tezuka Architects
jackiebeale: Too dense? Build up. Or on.
Bathing Area - Forum 2004
jackiebeale: Done in Barcelona by Beth Gali. Love this bench.
Forget Curbing Urban Sprawl
jackiebeale: “Urban sprawl has rightly been blamed for contributing to increasing fuel consumption in the United States, since many commuters have little choice but to drive to work. But policies designed to make cities more compact will do little to reduce gas consumption by 2050, in time to prevent the worst effects of climate change, according to a new report from the National Academy of...
how do we bring people next to the water?
jackiebeale: This is the Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia. It’s been on my radar for a long time now, and I think it really speaks to how I would like to draw people physically closer to the water. “Chaotic reconstruction work undertaken in an attempt to repair the devastation Zadar suffered in the World War II turned much of the sea front into an unbroken, monotonous concrete wall. Now, the...
2009 Landscape Institute Awards Announced http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/awards.php
“Mellon Square is a 1.4 acre park in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. The park has an interesting history. Completed in 1955, it was the result of the city’s corporate leaders trying to reinvent the city at a time when it was most associated with pollution and an undesirable quality of life. With threats of companies like Alcoa moving to New York City, the city’s elite moved in, building...