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MoDus Architects builds curving concrete tunnel entrances in South Tyrol

July 21, 2020 India Block 0
Central Juncture Ring Road Bressanone-Varna by MoDus Architects

A road tunnelling through mountains in South Tyrol has been given undulating concrete portals and sculptural chimneys of weathering steel by MoDus Architects. The Italian architecture practice designed these elements as part of its work on the Central Juncture Ring Road Bressanone-Varna in northern Italy. MoDus Architects was asked to design a series of interventions

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Carlo Ratti imagines how Boulevard Périphérique in Paris will look in 2050

June 14, 2019 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
New Deal for Paris roads by Carlo Ratti

Paris’ famous Périphérique ring road could have its car lanes slashed by half and replaced by a playground in the switch to driverless cars, says Carlo Ratti. The Italian architect, who is one of the world’s leading voices on technology in urban environments, has explored how Paris could adapt its roads to an autonomous, electric

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London’s first 3D zebra crossing encourages drivers to slow down

March 24, 2019 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0
3D zebra crossing in Westminister, London

The first 3D zebra crossing in the UK has been painted on a road in north-west London in an effort to improve road safety in the area.  The striped crossing appears to be floating above the road, creating an optical illusion that is visible to oncoming drivers from both directions. The aim is for the crossing

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Scrapping plans for car-free Oxford Street is a “betrayal of Londoners” says city mayor

June 12, 2018 India Block 0

London mayor Sadiq Khan has denounced Westminster Council for blocking a proposal to pedestrianise Oxford Street. The local council has ruled out the possibility of transforming the major shopping thoroughfare into a traffic-free zone, citing a lack of community support. Khan, who pledged to deliver the project when he ran for office, has branded the decision as “a

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Plans unveiled to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street in 2018

November 6, 2017 India Block 0

The western section of London’s main shopping street is to be transformed into a pedestrian zone filled with public art, it was announced today. London mayor Sadiq Kahn has revealed plans to start imposing traffic restrictions along Oxford Street by the end of 2018, allowing the congested street to become a pedestrian-priority area. Visualisations show the pedestrianised

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Loop NYC driverless-car proposal offers Manhattanites more time and green space

July 19, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

New York studio Edg has proposed converting some of Manhattan’s major roads into public-transit highways for driverless vehicles, in order to reduce travel times and turn the island’s central thoroughfares into landscaped parks. Edg’s project, named Loop NYC, envisions swapping existing cross streets and highways for “driverless expressways” that could shuttle people around the city

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