These photos come via Cary Westerbeck of the Portland Loo installatioin at the at Feriton Spur park in Kirkland, WA.
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CANCELLED: Jane’s Walk 2022 – Roosevelt Island Street Furniture: Where Policy Meets our Bodies
Jane’s Walk is just around the corner, and we are hosting a session! Join me on a virtual self-guided tour of your neighborhood where we’ll explore different examples of NYC street furniture during Jane’s Walk 2022. We’re going to start live-streaming from Roosevelt Island – please follow along at home or work. Municipalities are full…
Paris Bollard: ode to the bollard as culture generator
Can you fall in love with a Paris Bollard? Perhaps. In these parts we love bollards as an idiosyncratic typology: when done right they become usefully iconic, when done poorly they stick out of the urban fabric as security-theatre impediment. Here’s a great article by the Social Life Project called The Little Bollard That Could……
Curbside EV Charger
An invasive species of EV chargers
Roosevelt Island Bulletin Board
Informing the community notitia insula Ordersupellex Familyviso Genus notitia Species notitia insula Description A bulletin board monolith to hang community announcements, with address ring on top. Identification Cylindrical concrete monolith 1.5-2m in diameter, often with taped paper; with red metal top, often with spray-painted address. Habitat On Main Street sidewalk and plazas on Roosevelt Island.…
Rooftop Catalogue by MVRDV
MVRDV releases new book outlining possible typological interventions on the rooftops of Rotterdam: a solution for the scarcity of space in the city
Pole Mounted Indirect Lighting
A “modern” looking indirect streetlight with an indirect light found in the Erie Basin Park in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
San Francisco’s toilet and kiosk contract with JCDecaux under investigation
San Francisco’s toilet and kiosk contract with JCDecaux is under investigation, linked to public sector fraud
Axonometric views of NYC as inspiration
Axonometric views – parallel projections – inspire us because of their mix of precision and artistry. Here are some great NYC examples.
Outdoor Dining Pavilions
As a response to COVID-19, NYC has created a new ecosystem for Outdoor Dining Pavilions of every shape, size, and material