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 similar building formed part of an unbuilt competition entry, called “Velocity” in London.
celebrates cycling culture – the thrill of a twisting downhill run to your own front door, a race circuit attached to the block gym, café racers showing off their machines at the track bars, and above all weary commuters helped home by the central bikelifts feeding the housing terraces.
Looking through zed-factoy’s practice profile, that you can download as a pdf from their website, there is hardly a building they have designed that does not incorporate bikes in a serious way. Thanks Lindsay Johnston from ozetecture for bringing Bill Dunster’s work to my attention.