Architecture & Planning

I studied planning in college so this is a blog of some things i come across that interest me. Most of my own material is to do with Dublin & Cork City. The rest I do not take credit for.

urbanpaysan:

The German city of Hamburg has announced an ambitious plan to create, and link, an amazing 27 square miles of new and existing green space all over the city. The plan, called the "Green Network," will effectively remove all cars from the city centre and promote cycling and public transport - and it is planned to be in place by 2034.

If fully realised, the network will cover some 7000 hectares, over half the size of Boston or San Francisco. 

Studio Ghibli - Howl’s Moving Castle

(Source: visualdevelopmentart)

dolly-fartin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.
Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

Luv Sedona

Go on Sedona, Arizona!

dolly-fartin:

malformalady:

McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.

Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

Luv Sedona

Go on Sedona, Arizona!

citylandscapes:

Telegraph Hill, San Francisco
Source: VanhamCanuckspurs (reddit)

I can’t believe it’s come to this.

Come to what?

Moving the whole town 5 miles down the road.

(Source: museumuesum)

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

Studies of desire lines are, in my opinion, very important when looking at urban renewal and can even be filtered into fresh urban design.

thisbigcity:

newurbanismfilmfestival:

Design vs human experience.

Sometimes the city tells you how it wants to be designed. Listen!

Studies of desire lines are, in my opinion, very important when looking at urban renewal and can even be filtered into fresh urban design.

transitmaps:

Subway Map-Themed Wall Hooks
Looks pretty nifty! Maybe it’d go well with this subway map coat stand, or some other transit mappy furniture? Designed by Alan Wisniewski, and available for just $30 from the Umbra website.

So cool

transitmaps:

Subway Map-Themed Wall Hooks

Looks pretty nifty! Maybe it’d go well with this subway map coat stand, or some other transit mappy furniture? Designed by Alan Wisniewski, and available for just $30 from the Umbra website.

So cool

transitmaps:

nevver:

Subway Map Coat Rack
Want

(Source: coffee-and-wood)

Unfinished London - Episode 3 - Part 2

The second installment on London’s airports. This one covers possibilities for the future.

Episode 3 - Part 1

Episode 2

Episode 1

archi-diary:

Value Farm / Thomas Chung

An eye-opening before and after view of California’s drought

bobbycaputo:

Spent a couple of hours at centralparknyc today. It was the perfect day for it.

urbanbricolage:

publicdesignfestival:

With a jump back to the future, the duo of artists HeHe has been carrying out The Train Project, developing unconventional prototypes of railway vehicles tested on abandoned tracks in the form of performances. 

They made their own rail transport. Are they going to offer it as a public service?

earthglance:

Paris, France

earthglance:

Paris, France

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