October 25, 2010

A history of cafe styles, from Googie to the “Aware Style”.

The 1950s car craze had its own distinct form of architecture: Googie. In drivers’ imaginations, cars were a step on the interplanetary highway to that future date when all of us would own spaceships, and fly […]
October 25, 2010

Cyclespace and zoning laws.

I spent my rainy Sunday morning (hmmph, no racing!) googling in search of synergies between the worlds of architecture and cycling, and discovered it was the school of architecture at the University of Melbourne, who hosted […]
October 24, 2010

Bicycles and Interior Design

I cannot say I have found a house, or even an office building, where ramps, lifts or wide runways give occupants an express bike route all the way to their desk side or bedside. What I […]
October 23, 2010

Bicycletecture, a step up from carchitecture

Cyclespace architecture (or, if you will allow, "Bicycletecture") draws its parameters from architecture inspired by the car, only it swaps cars for bikes. That is to say, it produces counterparts to great moments in carchitecture. Thus, […]
October 20, 2010

Cyclespace, otherwise defined

According to my earlier definition, we sense we have entered what I call "cyclespace", when we would rather be cycling than walking or driving. That is a useful definition when polemics are called for. And polemics […]