1. DIY space animation.  Knotting.  Basrama Brasil Virada cultural, 2014

  2. Crinkle-Crankle wall, England. (From Wiki)

    The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex and concave curves in the wall provide stability and help it to resist lateral forces.

    Both crinkle and crankle are defined as something with bends and turns (Webster’s), but the term is also thought to come from Old English meaning zig-zag.

    [There are some in the States too: Thomas Jefferson (1743 to 1826) incorporated so-called serpentine walls into the architecture of the University of Virginia, which he founded. Flanking both sides of its landmark rotunda and extending down the length of the lawn are 10 pavilions, each with its own walled garden separated by crinkle crankle walls.]

    (Source: vanimore, via thisbigcity)

  3. graphic instructions.

    (Source: newurbanly, via thisbigcity)

  4. On trend with stripes: dallas brooks community high school, melbourne, Australia 

    (Source: cabbagerose)

  5. The Colors and Transformation of Social Housing in Slovakia | Miroslava Brooks

    Based on social-utopian thinking, large scale prefabricated housing complexes were constructed all over Czechoslovakia well into the 1990s. Despite the much criticized repetition and monotony of the architecture, it is important to remember that Panelák, the most iconic building type of socialist architecture in former Czechoslovakia, provided a higher living standard than had existed previously.

    Today, the social engineering of communism has largely been replaced by capitalism. With private ownership and beautification processes occurring in many socialist-era developments, urban neighborhoods such as Petržalka in Bratislava [the most densely populated residential district in Central Europe] are gradually changing their appearance with colorful façade renovations, interior upgrades, and reconstruction of their surrounding areas. 

    (Source: ryanpanos, via komalantz)

  6. “The Cascade” in Hong Kong by Edge Design Institute, 2007

    (Source: reprogrammingthecity.com, via ourpublicspace)

  7. RDG Planning& Design along with David B. Dahlquist: “High Trestle Trail Bridge” (Des Moines River, Iowa)

    "The bridge creates an unexpected experience in a landscape often overlooked by Central Iowans. The rotating steel gates can be disorienting at high speeds on a bicycle– this effect encourages cyclists to slow down, or even stop at one of several lookout points. When still on the bridge, the forced perspective contained by the linear experience, A to B, is shattered. The bridge then becomes about experiencing the expansive landscape on all sides."

    Link: http://matthewjohnsondesign.wordpress.com

    (Source: streets-alive)

  8. Before and After images from New York.  Great articles attached with many more transformations that redistribute the street.

    I say complete, you say streets!!  Complete…

  9. Look how many vehicles fit into this small garage!

  10. Click image for an article on using snow to demonstrate automotive demand lines; conversely identifying free space for conversion for other road users.

  11. Green roof on Chicago, USA city hall.

  13. SWARM, by Stuart Keeler, 2009

    6th Street LRT station.  Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  14. So beautiful! Kuwait

    (Source: booooooom, via architectureofdoom)

  15. This Swift Tower project was designed by Menthol Architects in Poland for the Kopernicus Centre on the banks fo the Vistula in Warsaw.

    Poland’s population of Swifts, once excellent, has fallen away sharply in recent years, largely we understand as a result of large-scale projects to insulate apartment blocks by cladding them and injecting roof voids with insulation materials, depriving Swifts (and bats too) of breeding and roosting places.