The Guardian has put together this interesting interactive photo series to illustrate the effect of the ever-changing London skyline and how new construction of larger and taller buildings will change it. The Gherkin, The Shard, The Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), The Heron Tower, and 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie-Talkie) have made their mark on London, but there are many more to follow.
From an education design perspective it’s interesting to come across the use of self-discovery to help engage with the message and learning content.
Whilst on the subject of these new buildings, here’s a beautifully shot time lapse of the Cheesegrater being built by filmmakers Dan Lowe and Paul Raftery.
New York’s redesigned street signs are a great example of giving ‘real estate’ to information base on priority. The signs are shorter and trim the information from 250 characters to the size of a tweet, a streamlined 140. A consistent font, left-aligned layout, and more white space make the signs easier to read, vital for parking information that needs to be understood at a glance.