Depuis quelques jours, je mets de l’ordre dans le site: je relis les vieux articles, je corrige quelques fautes d’orthographe par ici et par là, je mets à jours les liens… Et de temps à autre, je redécouvre quelques petits trésors, comme le film « Casilina Express« , dont j’avais déjà parlé en 2008. Entre temps, le film … Lire la suite Casilina Express, le film complet.
On Reinventing Parking, a post wonders about the possibility of turning parking spaces into something else. A good case study is Rome: here, zoning laws and parking requirements are rarely enforced and so, as soon as the land values rise, parking spaces turn into something more profitable. Here are a few examples: a gym a … Lire la suite Parking, repurposed
Summer approaches, time to pack our stuff, fill our car and leave for a long long trip, that wil take us, after several hours, to a nice beach very far away… (image: wikipedia) Or maybe not. Why do we have to travel so much to find a place that makes us feel good? There is … Lire la suite Urban Beaches
Today, I’ll take you to Basel, at Dornacherstrasse 192,where an old factory has been transformed into a neighborhood center, Gundeldinger Feld. The history of this place could be the same as many other places around the world: a 19th century factory in the inner city suddenly moving to the suburbs in order to look for … Lire la suite Basel, Gundeldinger Feld
Wandering around the web, I discovered today a good news from Rome: A brand new BRT opening in the south-east of the city. The new infrastructure will start from ANAGNINA subway station and extend further east, passing through Cinecittà Est and Tor Vergata. All details of this infrastructure are here (PDF). (image: Roma Metropolitane) … Lire la suite BRT under construction in Rome
Some days ago, at the conference « desperate houses » at the EPFL, I heard about a research, realized by the architectural firm Raumbureau, saying that, in the suburbs, around 1 over 5 houses is refurbished as office space. If this tendence goes on: Little by little, suburbs will become true villages with offices, shops, post offices, … Lire la suite Mixed-use suburbs