Posts Tagged “landscape urbanism”

Resurfacing the city

06.10.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

We’re breaking a pattern here on the blog and writing—directly and unabashedly (ok, maybe more directly and unabashedly than usual)—about one of our own projects. We recently finished designing, fabricating and installing a miniature park, in the parking lane of 22nd Street at Bartlett in the Mission District. The site for this “parklet” ... More

The art of the infographic

03.12.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

We are suckers for the infographic. What good typography is to prosaic prose, the Tuftean figure is to otherwise ambivalent data. At least it does something on the page. At least it entertains, at least it delights, for a moment, even if offering only a coy invitation to scrape deeper to find out whether you should rethink upcoming demographic booms or find mystical beauty in the numeric rhythm of a railway schedule.

What’s peculiar about the precise and beautiful chart is the logic it scores in spite—or because—of the unwieldiness, softn... More