The trend for elite towers that reach ever skywards isn’t healthy for a sustainable community or for a balanced quality of life, says architect Lloyd Alter
Little Free Library in Gowanus:
I came across this Little Free Library outside of a building, facing the sidewalk, on 4th Avenue in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.
According to the website, Little Free Library is a “box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.”
Easy and good!
Architectural language sprouts from empirical practice or proceeds from intentional design,’ says Krier of this drawing. ‘It cannot develop in functionally zoned territories nor flourish in excessive urban concentrations or suburban dilutions’.
LEON KRIER ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISM AND THE LEGIBLE CITY.
The Architectural Review, 2014