Gothenburg. Ah, the mere mention conjures thoughts of Swedish women (as do the words plate, helicopter and optometrist, but perhaps that’s just me). But from this day forth may the word Gothenburg (be still me heart), be synonymous with architects in the service of cycling.
Here are Fredrik Kjellgren and Joakim Kaminsky, (say that 5 times fast!) looking like guys who must have beautiful girlfriends… forget that, I mean, looking like talented young Swedish architects with a concern for the future. Which they are! They have a manifesto—how delightfully quaint, but then, they do look like Kraftwerk—and they have plans for cycleways around their city of Gothenburg, with rain protection provided by some kind of monorail over the top. Brilliant!
And brilliant hair too. Kraftwerk hair, inspired by the original hipsters. When I get my Behooving Moving online shop going, I promise to sell Kraftwerk cycling jerseys and clocks.