Cameron Booth, a graphic designer and photographer, has put together a map of the Amtrak Routes in the US to look like a subway map. This diagram is visually interesting and a very unique idea. He has several details of his map on his website and is also selling prints to the pubic. Below is a picture of the map along with a picture of the actual Amtrak map.
Archive for December, 2010
In my previous post I talked about how in the future we will be needing to retrofit our malls and redevelop our suburbs into mixed use communities that are human scale rather than reliant on the car. One great example of this is the redevelopment of the Cottonwood Mall in Utah. This mall is known for being the first mall in Utah and now is being known as the first mall to be turned into a neighborhood.
In January Ellen Dunham- Jones talked at TED about the importance of transforming our existing suburbs into something tat is more sustainable and more inhabitable. “In the past 50 years we have been building the suburbs with a lot of unintended consequences” She says. She goes on to continue that she believed the next 50 years we will …
New Heden is a recent project that takes a vacant lot in Sweden and transforms it into a mixed-use, sustainable city. This project, by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects, is in a way creating a city inside of a city. This underutilized site was once a paved parking lot and football fields but the redesign will have apartments, parks, and shops.
Shanghai has gone through a tremendous development over the last 2 decades. There have been several other cities that have changed dramatically over the years, Berlin and Dubai being the ones that I can think of off the top of my head, but Shanghai is a little different. Berlin has changed dramatically to rebuild what was destroyed during World War II and Dubai has misused its wealth to create a city that will never live up to what it wants.
A new report finds that people who live in sprawling suburbs walk less for exercise and, as a result, weigh more and have higher blood pressure than those in more densely populated areas. The findings suggest community …
Over the years Karvik has lost its bond with the sea that it borders. The waterfront, which was once what the city relied on, is now nothing more than a city limit. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects came up with a design that brings back life to this harbor and makes it the heart of the city. The design uses sightlines and walkways to create connection rather than just introducing bridges.
Pixar’s recent movie ‘Up’ is a story of an old man who refuses to give up his house to a monstrous development that is eating up all the homes in his neighborhood. It comes to a point that there is nothing left around him except for high-rise businesses. This notion is an exaggerated representation of how development companies find a way to buy up all the houses in a neighborhood.