Inspiring great place-making
Or perhaps in Bristol that should be 'trip-hop' architecture!
For the full story with pictures go to: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/astute-architect/hip-hop-architecture-goes-global/664 - summary below.
Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 29, 2012 at 15:47 — No Comments
http://www.bristoldoorsopenday.org/ Horizon House, head office building for the Environment Agency, is to open to the public on Bristol Doors Open Day. Horizon House is in Bristol city centre on Deanery Road (BS1 5AH). It will be open to visitors between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday 8th September. Staff will lead tours of the building throughout the day, highlighting many of the green…Continue
Added by Julie Witham on August 23, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments
If you haven't come across it yet, I recommend you have a look at the HSN Placemaker - http://hsnplacemaker.com/
Developed in Glasgow, it is rather fun and would be a useful community engagement tool.
The HSN Placemaker invites you to explore the links between health and wellbeing and the quality of the places in which people live, work and play.
This toolkit lets you think about your neighbourhood however large or small, your…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 21, 2012 at 17:03 — No Comments
An interesting series of articles (see links at the end), all worth reading, that give a more nuanced view of how far people will walk than a standard 400m/5 mins - and what influences it. Could be worth looking at the Bristol Central Area Action Pland and Movement and Public Realm Framework from a walkability perspective.
In urban centres (what he calls Transect 5) the distance can be 3/4 mile (1.2 km) or more, while in the car park of an out-of-centre retail park it can be down to…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 20, 2012 at 17:54 — No Comments
Berlin is celebrating its 775th anniversary in October and Landscape Architect Lisa Hankow has been painting a giant map of the city near Alexanderplatz. The art installation measures 50m by 50m at 1:775 scale. See more images atContinue
Added by Lucy Empson on August 20, 2012 at 14:33 — No Comments
Are we making the most of Bath Ales, Butcombe, Bristol Beer Factory, Wickwar, Arbor Ales, Great Western Brewing Company, Towles' Fine Ales, RCH, Cotswold Spring, Cheddar Ales and Bath Ales? Another strand to the Bristol Independents campaign (http://bristolindependents.co.uk/) Bristol - City of Beer.…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 16, 2012 at 15:50 — No Comments
Jeremy Deller has created a life-size bouncy castle version of Stonehedge, entitled Sacrilege that will be touring the UK this summer as a part of the London 2012 Festival and the…Continue
Added by Aldo Rinaldi on August 9, 2012 at 11:33 — No Comments
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This recent article from City Journal - http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_2_nyc-transportation.html - gives a great idea of what can be achieved across a city with commitment. If New York can pedestrianise Times Square and Broadway then what can we do with the Centre.
A city-wide transport programme has included improvements to bus service, more facilites for cyclists, re-engineering of roads and other…Continue
Added by Stephen Hewitt on August 6, 2012 at 14:10 — No Comments
The London 2012 Olympic Park is the most significant landscape architecture project for 150 years, creating 100 ha of much-needed new parkland. By adopting rigorous principles of sustainable development, the site provides a valuable and high profile example of how to restore and repair a neglected and highly contaminated urban area.
In developing the park it included extensive demolition and the decontamination of nearly two million tonnes of soil (the largest ever soil-washing…Continue
Added by Lucy Empson on August 2, 2012 at 12:27 — No Comments
Welcome to the August 2012 edition of Bristol City Council's Development Services e-bulletin produced by the Development Management and Building Regulations & Standards services
Added by Development Services on August 1, 2012 at 14:17 — No Comments