The Boswash Shareway

Höweler + Yoon Architecture's vision for the U.S. eastern corridor offers an inspiring glimpse of mobility in 2030

Last week in Istanbul a six month long discourse on the future of mobility in our megacities culminated an impressive showing of concepts from five international architecture firms visualizing their home cities in the year 2030. Organized as a competition by the Audi Urban Future Initiative, the program began in Ingolstadt, Germany in April 2012 with a presentation of research by the firms and ended …

BMW Guggenheim Lab

BMW launches their bold six-year-long program to dissect urban culture

Consistent with BMW’s longstanding cultural initiatives, this week launched the New York leg of BMW Guggenheim Lab, an exploration of issues regarding contemporary urban life. The six-year worldwide tour will reach nine cities to encourage international engagement from the public through free programs focused on contemporary urban challenges, all taking place within location-specific semi-permanent structures. Over its duration, the Lab will unveil three distinct structures—each …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sunscreen infographics, bike repair kiosks, the urban life lab and more in this week's look at the web

1. Bike Fixtation If you’ve ever ended up stranded in the city with a flat tire, you’ll find the new Bike Fixtation kiosks helpful. The self-service stations are open extended hours for bicyclists in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas. 2. LockCircle LockCircle’s solid aluminum cap keeps Canon image sensors protected with machined good looks. 3. BMW Guggenheim Lab Website With the official launch …