Looking for an inventory of street design
November 4, 2011 6:25 AM Subscribe
Lost Website Filter: I have a vague memory of a website with an inventory of urban street design options. It had photos and commentary on T-intersections, streets with curves, streets with Big Fancy Buildings framed in arches or gates... an organized collection focused on the aesthetic feel of urban design from the street level. It talked about street design almost like interior design — using buildings to create 'rooms' on the street that could feel expansive or intimate.
posted by heatherann to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like it was an older website, because it was designed like something you would find in the late 90s (but some new websites are designed like that too!). I might remember long lists of text links. You could click through to a page with a dark (?) background with an illustrative photo and a bit of text about it. You could click through a bunch of examples that were all variations on a theme, with commentary about the effect of the variations on the experience of someone on the street.
I would also be interested in other websites that show the different layouts possible in the urban fabric and their effect at street level.