July 19, 2012

If your city is lifeless, ride faster.

I don’t have accurate figures, but am guessing architectural blogs and magazines showcase more free standing buildings than infill projects. In other words, not much that we drool over as architects matches the European town planning […]
July 17, 2012

Sneak preview of Genre de Vie

The makers of the documentary film Genre de Vie, about the bicycling way of life, have posted a sneak preview of their film to their blog. I’m naturally delighted to have been featured alongside some great […]
July 13, 2012

What to do now, but get fat?

Knowledge based economies have a real problem. Do you realise we have been so good at eliminating physical labour from our lives, that now we can’t even get enough fibre without gaining weight? A slight woman […]
July 11, 2012

Hats are safer than helmets on shared paths

Something I should have posted 12 months ago. I’ve discovered that most hats have a crucial safety feature helmets lack: inbuilt speed control. If I’m ever approaching an uncivil speed on a shared path my hat will alert […]
July 10, 2012

Stage 9 of the Tour departs from Ledoux’s Royal Salt Works at Arc-et-Senans

Astute followers of this years Tour of France might have noticed a little more architecture surrounding stage 9 than the usual twee village or triumphal arch. Stage 9, the time trial, set out from The Royal […]