April 24, 2013

Office bike parking: a transparent solution.

The design studio I’m leading at UTAS passed another milestone yesterday, with the submission of 60 different proposals for 15000sqm office buildings. If the Bicycle Oriented Planning principles surrounding the project were to work as we […]
April 24, 2013

Indulging my bike love

I enjoyed a rare perk of bike blogging recently. I found the cheapest retailer of Brooks leather bar tape in Germany, paid, waited two weeks, then discovered thieves are in the system somewhere between Grafschaft and […]
April 17, 2013

Revitalising industrial wastelands by purpose-building for bikes.

Over 60 architecture students in Australia are working to solve a problem that cities all over the world continue to face: what to do with abandoned docklands? Often on the wrong side of the river from […]
April 15, 2013

1939 Futurama meets an Australian regional centre

70 years before Futurama was a cartoon, it was an exhibit and ride at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It was designed by a theatre set designer with a penchant for aerodynamics, and like Le Corbusier’s […]
April 15, 2013

Imagine a city of pedestrians and driverless cars

Foster and Partners’ Masdar City in UAE, is a city designed around walking and driverless cars running on tracks. Think Manhattan with no private cars, only taxis, and computers steering the taxis to increase the road […]