March 12, 2015

Wait, the Dymaxion bike!

How to convince architects, policy makers, and the great unwashed generally that bicycling is the way of the future? In answering that I have been studying tactics that worked for Modernists of the interwar era, who […]
March 10, 2015

The Google Terrarium: what does it mean for bicycletecture?

Each of our turns comes around to be a cranky old naysayer. This week it’s mine. My favourite architect for his clever functionalism and occasional celebration of cycling, Bjarke Ingels, has teamed with Thomas Heatherwick from […]
March 9, 2015

The one simple question that stumped me.

I have indeed been quiet of late. Circumstances prevent me from speaking quite so freely about life’s discontents; at least not without nipping at a few hands that feed me. Exciting new things on the horizon […]
March 3, 2015

Suburban Australia: you have to be kidding!

Old people are easily scared. So if you know an old person living alone in a freestanding house near the centre of town that could be knocked down and turned into affordable housing for 20 or […]
February 25, 2015

Fitting Utrecht and Amsterdam on the Leftover Lowlands of Brisbane

Identifying non-vehicular easements is like scraping away all the car-land to reveal an 1800s map of a city. Here are some old maps of Brisbane, like palimpsest scrolls that have not yet been ruined by car […]