April 7, 2011

I wuv my commoot

I once knew a man, a fine looking man, who married a woman who rubbed the whole world the wrong way, and perhaps because of this manner, had a face we all winced at as well. […]
April 6, 2011

“Sustainable weekender”: an oxymoron if ever there was one!

A little white lie has been floating around the Australian architectural scene for over a decade that, protected by the web's anonymity (real name Steven Fleming—just don't tell my mum), I am about to expose. It […]
April 5, 2011

“Eco” estates are a sham

The "World’s best environmental development", according to Radio National, has a covenant banning air conditioning. Well woopdido. All the houses have internal access garaging for cars. Plus, the "village" is miles from no-where, inland from Coolangatta. […]
April 4, 2011

P.J. O’Rourke does have a point!

I’ve always enjoyed this guy’s straight shooting, so read his attack on New York’s bike paths with an open mind. He is delightful to read actually. He mocks himself as a boomer, makes points that are […]
April 4, 2011

Bike parking fundamental, and fundamentally forgotten

Rem Koolhaas’s Educatorium, Utrecht University, Holland. Rem Koolhaas, perhaps because he is Dutch, designs a campus building as a bike parking station, with some classrooms on top. In so doing, he makes himself look young, down […]