Studio630 is the research blog of Kyle Rogler. This blog posts articles of work in architecture, urban design, technology, culture, and programming that currently influence me. Currently stationed at BNIM Architects.
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The equity argument, very much de rigeur among planners these days, may be the most powerful. From San Francisco to New York to Paris, booming cities are staggeringly unaffordable. More attention to a diversity of housing types, and a little less concentration, may create places for average folk. “I don’t mean to sound all de Blasio,” he says, referring to New York’s equity-minded new mayor, “but there’s a little bit of that.”

-Why the ‘Garden City’ Is Making an Unlikely Comeback

[Image: Robert A.M. Stern]

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There should be no new developments based on these principles. There should be a lot of redevelopment and fixing car-dependable areas to these principles. Fix the existing before building anew.

One industry at a time, from health care to music, small companies are transforming how we discover and contract with professionals. Now Architizer is getting into the game. The site, best known for featuring architects’ portfolios, is betting that it can attract real estate developers and private owners with ground-up projects and match those buyers with its community of design talent.

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Fractal scapes by batjorge
Title: Wikipedia

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HANOK XXI puts a modern face on a traditional Korean building. Reimagining buildings instead of tearing them down. 

more here

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Ingo Arndt Animal Architecture

Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design.”

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A New York City MTA Bus almost ran me over this morning as I WALKED my bike in a crosswalk with a green light. Before he almost ran me over the driver honked at me, loudly, to tell me to get out of his way. And I repeat, I was walking in a crosswalk, with the walk light.

That’s what turn lanes and turn lights do. They give drivers the idea that they have a right to turn, without people getting in their way. And green turn lights and boldly marked turn lanes encourage drivers to go quickly and “take the lane,” because they are clearly in an environment set up for cars—just like in the suburbs. The bus was going at least 35 miles per hour, and so was a long stream of traffic behind him. If the bus had hit me while going 35 miles per hour, I would have almost certainly been dead. While walking with the light in a crosswalk, on an island where 80% of the people don’t own cars.

FACT: There is an inverse relationship between a traffic engineer’s or DOT’s Level of Service (LOS) and the degree of walkability. That’s why in our petition to the US DOT we proposed a Walkable Index Number (WIN) for towns and cities instead of an auto-based Level of Service. WIN versus LOS equals walkability versus drivability.

read more: streetsbook, 20.05.14.
sign the petition here! (nationwide, not only nyc)

what i really like about the dearborn separated bike lanes in Chicago (except for the narrow lane widths) is that they put in bike signals. drivers going straight have the same green time as the bike signals, but drivers who want to turn get a red turning light. so no drivers can turn and hit cyclists or people in the crosswalks. much safer walking across streets and biking across intersections.

so I don’t think turn lanes by themselves are anti-pedestrian. If there are regulations to stop turning vehicles from turning where there are people crossing, then no conflict.

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Within the frame of Ruhr.2010, modulorbeat proposed their personal concept of light installations.

Photos by: Werner Hannappel _ All rights reserved.

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As the editor and author of the imagine series we are proud to find concepts becoming reality. This time Archdaily reports that Arup just developed a knod that is following the path of the forces within the unit to make a lighter and more optimized load bearing elemement using additive manufactoring processes or as most of you are calling it: 3D printing.

Actually we thought it a bit further and bigger, but with the rapid development of the industry all around additive manufacoring we are blessed with bigger, faster “printers” that are able to build with nearly every material to imagine.


Have a look on our pages from 2007 and imagine what would be possible if the machines become big as houses. Check also the phd from Holger Strauss, who developed a facade corner cleat and a post and beam facade knod out of aluminium. 

We are proud and happy that our sometimes crazy ideas of the imagine book series become true, proofing also that there is a lot of potential in the concepts we have collected. Dont miss the no. 4 of our series Rapids thats the one about rapid prototyping.

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Hopefully many more ideas will come true

No detail too small

In decorating the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, IN, there really was no detail too small - even down to the coloration of wood knots!

These two light and dark wood samples (2 x 8”) correspond to the inlaid wood chest designed by Richard (Dick) Russell and manufactured by Gordon Russell Ltd. The chest was placed against the fabric-covered panel in the Miller House entryway/living room. The Polaroid was taken in November 1975 for an appraisal of household effects prepared by Thomas Kruse of Bittners. At that time, the inlaid wood box was appraised at $400.

Sample, light wood with light wood “knot” inlay for firewood box (2 x 8”), Box 89, Folder 39, Miller House and Garden CollectionIMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IVi_B089_F039_001)

Sample, dark wood with light wood “knot” inlay for firewood box (2 x 8”), Box 89, Folder 40, Miller House and Garden CollectionIMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IVi_B089_F040_001)

Polaroid from page 7 of Thomas Kruse’s appraisal binder, November 1975, Box 32, Folder 375, Miller House and Garden CollectionIMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ic_B032_F375_007)

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An efficient design for sure.

via gregmelander:

Minecraft competition could be the smart solution for building new cities

Designs for a new smart city for Maroochydore in Queensland are being built brick by brick, but no mortar is necessary.

Queensland-based group The-Core is inviting anyone and everyone to use the popular videogame Minecraft to design a combination retail, residential, public open space, for a 60 hectare space recently earmarked for development by the Sunshine Coast Council.

“What we’re looking for is to engage the youth and get them involved,’’ he says.

“What better way than to get the kids involved and not just from around our area, but from around the world.

“Kids can come up with anything and everything, they’re not restricted in their thought.’’

Full Story: Startupsmart

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The Screen | Li Xiaodong Atelier | Martijn de Geus | Via

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The beauty of mathematics – in pictures

The book 50 Visions of Mathematics is a collection of 50 short essays by 50 maths writers and a foreword by Dara O Briain. Launched on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, it also contains 50 images supplied in response to an open call from the worldwide maths community. Here are my favourites (via The beauty of mathematics – in pictures | Alex Bellos | Science |

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A tiny Austrian town has the coolest bus shelters we’ve ever seen.

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