Monday, August 10, 2009

Your Vote Counts

Dwell Magazine solicited submissions for a design contest called "Re-Burbia", for innovative solutions for sprawl remedy. They picked twenty finalists, one of which was submitted by a CNU regular, Galina Tahchieva of DPZ, who has been working on "sprawl repair standards" for the SmartCode for several years. You can go here to see the finalists, or go directly to Galina's project. If you like it, I highly recommend that you vote for her to win (allegedly you just click the pink arrow and it records your vote). It would be great for something like this to get the recognition of Dwell and the attention of the more "avant garde" designers:As usual, there are some truly bizarre and also a few awful solutions in the running. My favorite is the first on the list, Airbia, the "suburban airship" - seriously? They tried to use dirigibles in the '30s as a new form of transportation and it failed miserably. How does this help anything?


  1. I think I would be terrified to commute everday.
    Did you see the 'burbs reduxed' one, all I could think was are they serious?

  2. It won by about 400 votes! Dwell picks 1st, 2nd, and 3rd independantly of the votes, but it was a decisive victory over air ships and such.