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……
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Roosevelt Island Bulletin Board
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. Range On Main Street sidewalk and plazas on Roosevelt Island. Examples Discussion…
Observed: Outdoor dining yurt village in Williamsburg
We were out and about Brooklyn yesterday and we encountered one of American Express and Resy’s 13 Yurt Villages across the US, designed to support safe outdoor dining during COVID-19: The Yurt Villages are a new covered, heated outdoor experience available exclusively for American Express Card Members. The collection of custom-designed tents will serve as…
Observed: snow covered Standard Collection Box Receptacle
L. buxus blavus – Standard Collection Box Receptacle (Blue Box) – in the snow in Long Island City.
Context and variations: Matthew Aitken hunts fire hydrants
Context and variation brings joy to Matthew Aitken when he sees the fire hydrant, and all the different examples throughout his city.
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Distance Photos of Matthew Chattle
Photographer Matthew Chattle shares photographs of the many different types of social distance markers in and around London.
Pedestrian View: Interview with Annika Lundkvist of pedestrianspace
Pedestrian insights by Annika Lundkvist’s with her view of urbanism, placemaking, and cities based on her shared American and Swedish history.
Observed: Subway Stairs
There are 472 stations in the New York City subway system. Each stair is different based on location and station type. Here are the different typologies.
Social distancing: let the sidewalks be your guide
It now seems that most of the world will be in some form of social distancing as a prelude to full quarantine or isolation in order to flatten the infection curve for COVID-19. California went shelter in place last week and New York is going on “pause” on Sunday. And it now seems like anyone…