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kate
landscape architect
adelaide.

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ontspruiten:

genkitten:

ourultimatereview:

A spectacular article by the Adelaide City Messenger and Advertiser.
let’s start the review.
"HORDES of skateboarders… as many as 20 skaters”
The definition of horde being: a large group of people / an army or tribe of nomadic warriors. Well. If we were talking about class sizes in the primary school system I’m sure they wouldn’t be calling a class of 20 students a horde. 
The measurements of the half of Victoria Square that has been redeveloped thus far, where these apparent hordes are, is around 100m x 100m, this is one hectare or 10,000m². To put into context, with 20 people in the area, that is 1 person per 500m². Your bedroom is probably around 16m².
I hardly think they’re taking over the space.
Next.
'Delish owner Wally Zahr said the biggest problem was skaters grinding on the curved wooden benches…”
Ok, so the owner of Delish apparently knows what the biggest problem is. Pretty much all architectural developments have skaters on their agenda and usually install metal stops on grindable surfaces to prevent them being damaged. If the council couldn’t foresee this, they are truly not with it.
“If it does deter other people from using the square or walking through then it’s defeating the purpose of the park.”
"…but it might put off people who just want to go and sit there and read a book or something.”
hahaha! IF IT DOES. BUT IT MIGHT. Do you see this?! It is pure speculation. 
NOWHERE in the article was anyone actually quoted as saying that they had actually been scared off. All the quotes were from nearby business owners speculating about people maybe being scared off, because a journalist has just approached them about a story regarding skaters “taking over”.
GOOD JOB ADVERTISER, GOOD JOB ON WRITING A STORY ACTUALLY BASED ON NOTHING BUT 20 PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC PARK AND A BUNCH OF SPECULATION.
Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman


Yo Kate, this place was designed with skaters in mind, right?

Yup all the furniture and materials used in vic square was designed to be robust enough that skaters could use it without destroying it. Skaters do activate spaces like this and most designers try to design spaces to encourage all sorts of active recreation (skating, running, kids play, ball games, etc), not just passive recreation (sitting, reading, drinking a coffee) and there are more and more public spaces around the world being designed to cater for skaters as they’re an important demographic in urban life.  It’s great to see how everyone is using the square including skaters. And while I’m ranting I’m sick of hearing people bad mouthing Adelaide city council they’re trying hard to make great spaces for people in the city and all they get is flack from people who don’t know what good design is or how much it costs to design and build. But I am biased.

Oh also there aren’t metal skate deterrents because they didn’t want to deter skaters. Not an oversight but a deliberate design decision.

ontspruiten:

genkitten:

ourultimatereview:

A spectacular article by the Adelaide City Messenger and Advertiser.

let’s start the review.

"HORDES of skateboarders… as many as 20 skaters

The definition of horde being: a large group of people / an army or tribe of nomadic warriors. Well. If we were talking about class sizes in the primary school system I’m sure they wouldn’t be calling a class of 20 students a horde. 

The measurements of the half of Victoria Square that has been redeveloped thus far, where these apparent hordes are, is around 100m x 100m, this is one hectare or 10,000m². To put into context, with 20 people in the area, that is 1 person per 500m². Your bedroom is probably around 16m².

I hardly think they’re taking over the space.

Next.

'Delish owner Wally Zahr said the biggest problem was skaters grinding on the curved wooden benches…”

Ok, so the owner of Delish apparently knows what the biggest problem is. Pretty much all architectural developments have skaters on their agenda and usually install metal stops on grindable surfaces to prevent them being damaged. If the council couldn’t foresee this, they are truly not with it.

“If it does deter other people from using the square or walking through then it’s defeating the purpose of the park.”

"…but it might put off people who just want to go and sit there and read a book or something.”

hahaha! IF IT DOES. BUT IT MIGHT. Do you see this?! It is pure speculation. 

NOWHERE in the article was anyone actually quoted as saying that they had actually been scared off. All the quotes were from nearby business owners speculating about people maybe being scared off, because a journalist has just approached them about a story regarding skaters “taking over”.

GOOD JOB ADVERTISER, GOOD JOB ON WRITING A STORY ACTUALLY BASED ON NOTHING BUT 20 PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC PARK AND A BUNCH OF SPECULATION.

Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman

Yo Kate, this place was designed with skaters in mind, right?

Yup all the furniture and materials used in vic square was designed to be robust enough that skaters could use it without destroying it. Skaters do activate spaces like this and most designers try to design spaces to encourage all sorts of active recreation (skating, running, kids play, ball games, etc), not just passive recreation (sitting, reading, drinking a coffee) and there are more and more public spaces around the world being designed to cater for skaters as they’re an important demographic in urban life. It’s great to see how everyone is using the square including skaters. And while I’m ranting I’m sick of hearing people bad mouthing Adelaide city council they’re trying hard to make great spaces for people in the city and all they get is flack from people who don’t know what good design is or how much it costs to design and build.
But I am biased.

Oh also there aren’t metal skate deterrents because they didn’t want to deter skaters. Not an oversight but a deliberate design decision.

genkitten:

12068919:

Do any of you live in Tasmania and can recommend fun things to do there? Arts/culture/nature/food etc

oh! people who went to tasmania recently! Rachel?

Go to MONA. I’ve never been but it’s meant to be amazing (sorry I’m not Rachael I just butted in)

genkitten:

ourultimatereview:

A spectacular article by the Adelaide City Messenger and Advertiser.
let’s start the review.
"HORDES of skateboarders… as many as 20 skaters”
The definition of horde being: a large group of people / an army or tribe of nomadic warriors. Well. If we were talking about class sizes in the primary school system I’m sure they wouldn’t be calling a class of 20 students a horde. 
The measurements of the half of Victoria Square that has been redeveloped thus far, where these apparent hordes are, is around 100m x 100m, this is one hectare or 10,000m². To put into context, with 20 people in the area, that is 1 person per 500m². Your bedroom is probably around 16m².
I hardly think they’re taking over the space.
Next.
'Delish owner Wally Zahr said the biggest problem was skaters grinding on the curved wooden benches…”
Ok, so the owner of Delish apparently knows what the biggest problem is. Pretty much all architectural developments have skaters on their agenda and usually install metal stops on grindable surfaces to prevent them being damaged. If the council couldn’t foresee this, they are truly not with it.
“If it does deter other people from using the square or walking through then it’s defeating the purpose of the park.”
"…but it might put off people who just want to go and sit there and read a book or something.”
hahaha! IF IT DOES. BUT IT MIGHT. Do you see this?! It is pure speculation. 
NOWHERE in the article was anyone actually quoted as saying that they had actually been scared off. All the quotes were from nearby business owners speculating about people maybe being scared off, because a journalist has just approached them about a story regarding skaters “taking over”.
GOOD JOB ADVERTISER, GOOD JOB ON WRITING A STORY ACTUALLY BASED ON NOTHING BUT 20 PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC PARK AND A BUNCH OF SPECULATION.
Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman


Yo Kate, this place was designed with skaters in mind, right?

Yup all the furniture and materials used in vic square was designed to be robust enough that skaters could use it without destroying it. Skaters do activate spaces like this and most designers try to design spaces to encourage all sorts of active recreation (skating, running, kids play, ball games, etc), not just passive recreation (sitting, reading, drinking a coffee) and there are more and more public spaces around the world being designed to cater for skaters as they’re an important demographic in urban life.  It’s great to see how everyone is using the square including skaters. And while I’m ranting I’m sick of hearing people bad mouthing Adelaide city council they’re trying hard to make great spaces for people in the city and all they get is flack from people who don’t know what good design is or how much it costs to design and build. But I am biased.

genkitten:

ourultimatereview:

A spectacular article by the Adelaide City Messenger and Advertiser.

let’s start the review.

"HORDES of skateboarders… as many as 20 skaters

The definition of horde being: a large group of people / an army or tribe of nomadic warriors. Well. If we were talking about class sizes in the primary school system I’m sure they wouldn’t be calling a class of 20 students a horde. 

The measurements of the half of Victoria Square that has been redeveloped thus far, where these apparent hordes are, is around 100m x 100m, this is one hectare or 10,000m². To put into context, with 20 people in the area, that is 1 person per 500m². Your bedroom is probably around 16m².

I hardly think they’re taking over the space.

Next.

'Delish owner Wally Zahr said the biggest problem was skaters grinding on the curved wooden benches…”

Ok, so the owner of Delish apparently knows what the biggest problem is. Pretty much all architectural developments have skaters on their agenda and usually install metal stops on grindable surfaces to prevent them being damaged. If the council couldn’t foresee this, they are truly not with it.

“If it does deter other people from using the square or walking through then it’s defeating the purpose of the park.”

"…but it might put off people who just want to go and sit there and read a book or something.”

hahaha! IF IT DOES. BUT IT MIGHT. Do you see this?! It is pure speculation. 

NOWHERE in the article was anyone actually quoted as saying that they had actually been scared off. All the quotes were from nearby business owners speculating about people maybe being scared off, because a journalist has just approached them about a story regarding skaters “taking over”.

GOOD JOB ADVERTISER, GOOD JOB ON WRITING A STORY ACTUALLY BASED ON NOTHING BUT 20 PEOPLE IN A PUBLIC PARK AND A BUNCH OF SPECULATION.

Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman / Cakey Sportsman

Yo Kate, this place was designed with skaters in mind, right?

Yup all the furniture and materials used in vic square was designed to be robust enough that skaters could use it without destroying it. Skaters do activate spaces like this and most designers try to design spaces to encourage all sorts of active recreation (skating, running, kids play, ball games, etc), not just passive recreation (sitting, reading, drinking a coffee) and there are more and more public spaces around the world being designed to cater for skaters as they’re an important demographic in urban life. It’s great to see how everyone is using the square including skaters. And while I’m ranting I’m sick of hearing people bad mouthing Adelaide city council they’re trying hard to make great spaces for people in the city and all they get is flack from people who don’t know what good design is or how much it costs to design and build.
But I am biased.

This makes me really happy.

“Nowadays, because of the plethora of one-to-many communication we have, if a plane crashes in India we may get terribly anxious about it, but our anxiety doesn’t have any impact… We’ve all become twisted and disconnected and it’s not surprising that we feel very stressed and alienated in the world because the world impacts on us but we don’t impact the world.”

—   Douglas Adams, Is There an Artificial God? (via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)

(Source: adrateia, via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)

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