April 8, 2012

Cars have made people into machines.

Drivers who intensionally and maliciously try to distract cyclists are the targets of new American laws, that really aught to be adopted here in Australia. I have just spent a Summer riding bicycle rickshaws, in one sense […]
April 6, 2012

Driving is a substitute means of experiencing landscape

You know what these are both for, and it sure isn’t farming or fishing. To the hedonist, rolling hills are for stretching the calves until the crest, then tucking down and making use of his 11 […]
April 5, 2012

Bill Dunster’s “Velocity”

There can be no hiding my enthusiasm for 8-House in Copenhagen, the building by architects BIG that allows users to cycle home to their tenth story apartment. It has recently come to my attention, that a […]
April 4, 2012

My mountain bike loves somebody else

Now I know why I don’t love my mountain bike. It is because my mountain bike doesn’t love me. She would rather be at fancy 24hr enduro events, being ridden by the great Gusto, who makes […]
April 4, 2012

Why does subversive architecture, not subvert traffic?

Architectural educators rarely dissuade students from designing projects that subvert capitalism. Leaving half your site undeveloped for spontaneous renditions of the musical Hair; overhanging boundaries in the manner of Libeskind; totally burying a building as though […]