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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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
Observed: Parc Vue bin
Observed in Roosevelt Island, NYC the Parc Vue by Landscape Forms.
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…
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…
How do we handle worldwide crisis and the multiple demands needed for family, career, and research?
Observed: snow covered Standard Collection Box Receptacle
L. buxus blavus – Standard Collection Box Receptacle (Blue Box) – in the snow in Long Island City.
Politics, stories, and the city: Arinjoy Sen explores the space of conflict
Exploring politics, storytelling, and identity in the city and space in conflict zones in Kashmir and India.