Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jan Gehl on New York

 Excellent report on New York public spaces by Jan Gehl here.

For more info see this post over on streetsblog.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cultural Activites Map

View Cultural Activites in Dun Laoghaire in a larger map

The start of a google map showing cultural activities in Dun Laoghaire. It's mostly pubs at the moment: if anyone has any info, stick it on the map or drop me a line.

Permanent link here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mapping with Intent

A de-sign example from Dun Laoghaire

Some useful signage in Dun Laoghaire...

Some signage mapping and monitoring might be good, especially as it's a tourist destination so signage is important in this regard? And when thinking about public / private we should think about how these borders are announced to us.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

De-signing Public Space

Here is just a quick comparitive analysis to raise the issue of signage in public space. What exactly is required and what is not. Dublin's streets are well renowned for having poles set into the pavement for every sort of instruction...parking here....no parking there...parking only within the hours of 9.00-19.00....speed limit...loading bay only...the list goes on.

This is a scene from Myeongdong, a shopping district in central Seoul. Walking through these streets is almost a sensory overload, but in a good way, this adds to the character of the space, its unique charm, its selling point.


In summer 2005 for a period of two weeks, Austrian artists Steinbrener-Dempf carried out a project in Vienna's 7th district blocking out all advertising signs, pictograms, company's names and logos. The fabric of signs and signals so characteristic of our cities - which normally fills the space between the architectural structures and the urban movement flows - is eliminated, and the public space is 'delettered'.

+ Panorama of the street scene