Merge is the entry from New York’s Pensa in the Urban Utility Bike design contest. What does a bike designed for the Big Apple’s streets (and traffic) look like?
Kendin Yap Kentsel Tasarım: Merasimsiz İyileştirme Pratikleri
Chicago Üniversitesi’nden Gordon Douglas, 14 şehirde Kendin Yap (DIY) Kentsel Tasarım projelerinin izini sürüyor. Sokak banklarından trafik işaretlerine örnekler veren proje, bu tarz çalışmaların kentsel politikalar ve bölge halkı için geniş kapsamlı etkilerini araştırıyor.
Do-It-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal “Improvement”
Gordon Douglas from Chicago University, examines several DIY Urban Design Projects in 14 different cities across United States. From street benches to traffic signs, these projects make us realize the impact of small sized projects on local communities and urban policies.
Bazerkan Square: Beirut, Lebanon
This square located in the Maarad-Nejmeh area is adjacent to Amir Munzer Mosque. The trees sitting inside square planters create a cozy atmosphere where pedestrians can rest in a secluded space, and enjoy the quietness away from the noise of the city.
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Al Jazeera’s forthcoming series ‘Rebel Architecture’ has been invited to preview two films tomorrow at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia.
‘Rebel Architecture’ follows architects who have chosen to shun a ‘star-chitecture’ career, and are using their skills to design for the majority and as a form of activism and resistance.
Poor doors: the segregation of London’s inner-city flat dwellersPoorer residents in capital’s developments forced to use different entrances and facilitiesLeft, the luxury lobby of One Commercial Street, marketed to wealthy City workers. Right, the side-alley entrance reserved for affordable housing tenants. Photographs: Sarah Lee
Think the ‘poor door’ phenomenon is US-only? Think again. It’s happening in London too.
Abandoned starter houses taken over by wildcats; swimming pools becoming breeding grounds for West Nile virus–infected mosquitoes; empty buildings gutted by copper thieves with pick-up trucks parked in grass-cracked driveways; foreclosed properties harbori