Architecture for when we are centaurs

It is the weekend, when from the comfort of my Barcelona Chair, sipping pinot noir, your beloved Dr Behooving develops a certain proclivity for generalisations. Shall we say then that driving and walking are broken as modes, […]

Winter no need to ride dowdy

You would have heard that theory that we are just avatars in one of our descendants’ millions of computer models of the ye-olde days, that they visit as tourists. Clearly I have been programmed to give […]

New York set to see some Italian style cycling

As one of the few cities I’ve ever lived in long enough to require a non-tourist Visa, or enrol my children in school, I have a sense about how things could play out in New York, […]

Towers in a Bike Park

Two problems with Le Corbusier’s idea of towers in a park: 1. the parks became car parks, and 2. walking in parks is so bloody boring! I mean, seriously, once your kite has been ruined and your […]

Alternatives to Car Access for Sensitive Sites

Architects do like to congratulate themselves when they design eco tourist resorts. On the coat tails of engineers they produce developments that generate all their own power and recycle all the guests’ shit, but which invariably […]