Cities safer by design

The World Resources Institute has published the design guide, Cities Safer by Design. In summary, Many of the world’s cities can become safer, healthier places by changing the design of their streets and communities. Where public streets have been designed to serve primarily or even exclusively private motor vehicle traffic, they can be made immensely safer

Street furniture

Simple change in materials creates a place to pause or socialise in this urban retail setting. The inset lighting and benches work well to provide direction and linkage to the bisecting public space. Share this reboot

#centralstation Moscow – Architectural Bureau [WALL]

The lack of investment in the urban fabric around Moscow’s Paveletskaya Central Station has hampered potential development in the surrounding area. Consequently in 2015, the station was identified as a key regeneration project for the capital. Architectural Bureau [WALL] was founded in Moscow in 2014 by Arakelyan Ruben & Navasardyan Ayk. Their design looks to

Sustainable cities from wood

It is widely accepted that using wood in building construction can be effective at reducing carbon emissions from the process. Imagine the sustainable benefits of densified cities that use the sustainable material that could have a double impact on the emissions generated from our population centres. The Great Fire of London in 1666 should add

sculptural museum

The museum appears hewn from slabs of earth toned rock with the fissures leading to connected views of the interior spaces. The imagery is carried throughout connecting the gallery spaces within its vast interior. Chinese sculpture Links (Via Share this reboot