Feb 14, 2012
Infrastructure, Thoughts, Urban Planning & Design

Yurikamome AGT, Tokyo – Coordinated Urbanism

Elevated infrastructure can elicit different responses and reactions from cities and communities. Some find a gap in the underutilized spaces below a structure (such as with the boxing ring built under the Sao Paulo highway) while others enjoy the convenience of well-planned, multi-layered cities. For the latter let us turn to Japan. The Yurikamome (aka Black Headed Seagull) is a 15km elevated...

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Feb 13, 2012
Infrastructure, Urban Planning & Design

Boxing and Highway Viaducts – Ad-Hoc Urbanism

In the past, we’ve discussed the implications of creating aesthetically-pleasing elevated infrastructure (recall the Ranstadrail and Most Beautiful Elevated Transport Infrastructure). While these examples exemplify the capabilities of planned transit infrastructure, I believe informal uses (and their spinoff effects) may deserve a little more attention. One of the most inspiring case studies that I’ve come across...

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