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la citta vita

Urban planner. I travel. I collect case studies. I share. I'm particularly interested in the intersection of the arts and urbanism.

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    IKEA is known for their shrewd reading of consumer behavior, so it makes sense they’re investing in just such a scheme. Strand East is a 6,000-person community the corporation is building on a 27-acre industrial plot adjacent to London’s 2012 Olympic Park. Already under construction, the village will open in 2013.

    IKEA is known for their shrewd reading of consumer behavior, so it makes sense they’re investing in just such a scheme. Strand East is a 6,000-person community the corporation is building on a 27-acre industrial plot adjacent to London’s 2012 Olympic Park. Already under construction, the village will open in 2013.

    — 5 months ago with 213 notes
    #town planning  #urbanism  #city planning  #company town  #urban design  #ikea  #strand east  #community  #neighborhood  #development  #london  #cities  #uk  #england  #design 
    When London was a rose-tinted spectacle: Simon Garfield on The Lost World of Friese-Greene →

    Take a nostalgic voyage round the Twenties following the loving restoration of the first-ever colour documentary titled The Open Road featuring the city of London and its surroundings.

    — 10 months ago
    #The Open Road  #London  #uk  #city  #life  #living  #history  #historic  #old  #past  #1920s  #roaring 20s  #20s  #twenties  #british  #britain  #landmarks  #nostalgia  #urban  #urbanism  #film  #color film  #vintage  #video  #vauxhall  #hyde park  #london bridge  #tower of london  #thames  #river 

    Feeling nostalgic and enjoying this wonderful video of city life in London during 1927. I especially like the trip through Hyde Park.

    — 10 months ago with 2 notes
    #vintage  #history  #historic  #london  #uk  #british  #britain  #roaring 20s  #city  #busy  #urban  #living  #life  #england  #colored film  #film  #video  #montage  #gatsby  #1920s  #20s  #twenties  #landmarks  #tower  #bridge  #hyde park  #streets  #streetstyle  #streetscape  #cars 
    Loving Hennie Haworth’s new drawings of London for ARUP

    Loving Hennie Haworth’s new drawings of London for ARUP

    — 1 year ago
    #artist  #drawing  #illustration  #city  #cityscape  #design  #urban  #hennie haworth  #ARUP  #London  #British  #uk  #Britian 
    BOXPARK Shoreditch is a retail revolution – the world’s first pop-up mall. Based in the heart of East London, for the next five years. BOXPARK strips and refits shipping containers to create unique, low cost, low risk, ‘box shops’.
Boxpark by Yukino Miyazawa on Flickr.

    BOXPARK Shoreditch is a retail revolution – the world’s first pop-up mall. Based in the heart of East London, for the next five years. BOXPARK strips and refits shipping containers to create unique, low cost, low risk, ‘box shops’.

    Boxpark by Yukino Miyazawa on Flickr.

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #boxpark  #east  #london  #londres  #pop-up  #popup  #retail  #shipping containers  #shops  #shoreditch  #store  #temporary architecture  #temporary shopping  #urban design  #cargotecture 
    Built from 8 recycled shipping containers arranged on 2 overhanging levels. The restaurant chain’s way of experimenting with new design and new dishes.  It also boasts a tequila bar with stunning river views. The Wahaca Southbank Experiment will run for 18 months, before moving on to another location.
Wahaca by DigitalAnthill on Flickr.

    Built from 8 recycled shipping containers arranged on 2 overhanging levels. The restaurant chain’s way of experimenting with new design and new dishes.  It also boasts a tequila bar with stunning river views. The Wahaca Southbank Experiment will run for 18 months, before moving on to another location.

    Wahaca by DigitalAnthill on Flickr.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #London  #Restaurant  #Shipping  #Wahaca  #pop-up  #shipping containers  #south bank  #temporary architecture  #cargotecture 
    When the Olympic Games began in London, the capital played host to the fittest, fastest and strongest athletes in the world. But it was also home to a rather different superlative – the biggest McDonald’s on the planet, right in the middle of the Olympic park.
London 2012 Olympic Park by benjicarter on Flickr.

    When the Olympic Games began in London, the capital played host to the fittest, fastest and strongest athletes in the world. But it was also home to a rather different superlative – the biggest McDonald’s on the planet, right in the middle of the Olympic park.

    London 2012 Olympic Park by benjicarter on Flickr.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #London  #London 2012 Olympics  #London 2012 Paralympic  #McDonalds  #Newham East London  #Olympic Park  #Stratford  #UK  #crowd  #fast food takeaway  #people  #pop-up architecture  #temporary  #public space  #retail  #restaurant