Roosevelt Island Master Plan

Roosevelt Island Master Plan

I spent the weekend playing around Roosevelt Island, the tiny island in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. It’s an amazing place, which feels like another world. Accessible by the F train, Tram, ferry, and car you can get to it, but it isn’t easy. At the southern end is the Franklin D. Roosevelt…

Increments of Neighborhood by Brian O’Looney

Increments of Neighborhood by Brian O’Looney

Neighborhood and building typology are a scale higher than we deal with here. So I’ve been having a great time reading Increments of Neighborhood by Brian O’Looney, recently released by Oro Editions. I’ll have a full review on the website soon, but this is a great book for those interested in urban typologies – both…

New card deck mockup

New card deck mockup

Updated Walking Card prototype, one of three formats. A set of identification cards practitioners can use as they go about their day, acting as both flash cards and design tool allowing exploration of new typology combinations CHANGELOG Better form factor to fit inside a pocket or in a card deck Matches rectangle Post-it Note Clearer…

Rendering Prototypes

Rendering Prototypes

Here are some examples of line and rendered visuals I’ve been playing around with using Disputo monolitus (c.n. LinkNYC) as a starting point. The goal is to find a way to describe the object, but not to have too much extraneous detail. I’m quite inspired by the work of Arup Digital Studio and Dash Marshall…

Inspiration: Jan Kattein Architects

Inspiration: Jan Kattein Architects

Description Jan Kattein Architects is a London-based architecture, urban planning, placemaking, developer, etc firm which uses architectural practice and design as a tool for dialogue and exchange, empowering the community. Their projects are small, scrappy, and amazing.  Discussion I’ve been most obsessed with Blue House Yard (Instagram), a temporary redevelopment of a former carpark including…