New Design Concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards

Yesterday James Corner of James Corner Field Operations and Ric Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro presented the new design concept for the High Line at Rail Yards at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York. The spur will be the main structure in the third and final section of the High Line. The spur is a bowl-shaped structure which will mark the … Continue reading New Design Concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards

The Human Scale

The Human Scale, a Danish documentary film released in November 2012, is focused on the quality of people’s lives in cities. The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied the human behaviour in cities for 40 years. He has documented how modern cities are not created for human interaction and he argues that we could create cities which take human needs into account. Jan Gehl … Continue reading The Human Scale

Dan Pearson Exhibition at the Garden Museum

As the Dan Pearson exhibition at the Garden Museum, in London, nears its close, MA student Giacomo Guzzon reflects on the designers work. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the exhibition called ‘Green Fuse’: The work of Dan Pearson at the Garden Museum in London. Dan Pearson is a plants-man, garden designer, writer, journalist and television-radio presenter based in London. He … Continue reading Dan Pearson Exhibition at the Garden Museum

A mixed response to Hamburg’s HafenCity

HafenCity has been one of the most significant urban redevelopments in Europe in recent decades. Giacomo Guzzon gives his personal response. Located on the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany, the HafenCity is a part of the district called Hamburg-Mitte. It is an urban development project that aims to transforms the old warehouses of Hamburg into shops, offices and residential areas. Among the new buildings for … Continue reading A mixed response to Hamburg’s HafenCity