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(Dezeen)   Disappointing Mad Libs headline of the day: "Nudes tops greenery-covered Forest School in Pune with looping cycling track"   (dezeen.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Track cycling, Pollution, Photosynthesis, Architecture studio Nudes, Air pollution, Nudes' plan, Carbon dioxide, Global warming  
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2020-07-12 9:11:03 PM  
That downward side of the cycling loop's overpass mixed with the barely calf height walls is just itching for death.
 
2020-07-12 10:11:13 PM  

BumpInTheNight: That downward side of the cycling loop's overpass mixed with the barely calf height walls is just itching for death.


I spent way too much time looking at that, and it looks like the walls are a lane-width high. I'm not sure how much that helps, though.
 
2020-07-13 1:31:06 AM  
Go on...
 
2020-07-13 1:31:26 AM  
Looks to be enough to keep one in. Realistically they would build "suicide fences" along the edges anyways. What would be nice is if they included a rooftop coffee shop or whatever, along with an astronomy center showing what could be viewed if the air quality wasn't shiat. Maybe a zip line that takes kids right the hell out of town. Endless possibilities.
 
2020-07-13 1:38:35 AM  
Most North American bridge codes require railings for bicycles to be 42 inches in height.
 
2020-07-13 1:44:35 AM  

BumpInTheNight: That downward side of the cycling loop's overpass mixed with the barely calf height walls is just itching for death.


I thought that as well.

Then, I noticed that all the photos had only white people.
Why?
 
2020-07-13 1:48:10 AM  
Those photos were the least disappointing thing I've seen from a page beginning with the word "nudes" yet featuring no nudity.

/Seriously, the cycling track looks awesome to me.
 
2020-07-13 1:58:51 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: Then, I noticed that all the photos had only white people.
Why?


I was going to ask the same thing. And it's not like its a foreign design firm either.

But what I will also ask is how in the hell do you get on/off that bike track?
 
2020-07-13 2:04:30 AM  
So their marketing slogan could be... "Need an innovative design? Send Nudes!"
 
2020-07-13 2:08:03 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Zevon's Evil Twin: Then, I noticed that all the photos had only white people.
Why?

I was going to ask the same thing. And it's not like its a foreign design firm either.

But what I will also ask is how in the hell do you get on/off that bike track?


Climb up the side while dragging the bike behind on a rope, just like you're climbing a tree with a chainsaw. Then stand on one of the terraces and pull the bike up, grab it, and then fling it over the side of the track. Then you can either climb up the rope and hope the bike holds onto the inside of the track, or just free climb up the side.

When you get ready to leave, just do all that in reverse...or jump.
 
2020-07-13 2:22:13 AM  
Looks cool for a scifi movie, but not very practical in reality. You can build a cycling track on the ground a lot cheaper, and you won't have to crowd your bike in the elevator.
 
2020-07-13 2:26:37 AM  
Looks like two green minions.
 
2020-07-13 2:27:47 AM  
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2020-07-13 2:27:54 AM  
Here's the floorplan for the terrace (from the bottom of the article. It looks like bicyclists will be entering the track from the right side building. It also appears that the outermost and innermost lanes won't be used for cycling.

Also, zoom in on this image and stare at the circles. It's like the buildings are freaking spinning, man.

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2020-07-13 3:12:55 AM  
That needs to be used for go karts.
 
2020-07-13 3:21:20 AM  
PUNE
 
2020-07-13 3:59:09 AM  
Forest School in Pune absolutely has to be a euphemism
 
2020-07-13 6:09:28 AM  
Spliffy!
Let's build one in a marijuana legal state.
 
2020-07-13 6:16:42 AM  
I want to build one as a Lego / Hot Wheels mashup.
 
2020-07-13 7:57:28 AM  
Good to see someone doing the needful.
 
2020-07-13 8:07:00 AM  
I guess they'll grow moss on the north side. Not a lot of sun even in summer even in India will hit that side. Either that or grow lights under those plant lattices will need to be added thus increasing the energy drain and negating somewhat the whole conservation plan.

/ LEDs would work but still that many would be significant.
 
2020-07-13 8:18:42 AM  
It's not even a real thing yet. That's all just pie-in-the-sky architectural renderings.
 
2020-07-13 9:23:38 AM  
I wonder how many people will this school have to hire to tend to the forest on the outside walls. This thing looks pretty but it will need constant care and there is a LOT of it.
 
2020-07-13 11:33:30 AM  

cyberspacedout: Here's the floorplan for the terrace (from the bottom of the article. It looks like bicyclists will be entering the track from the right side building. It also appears that the outermost and innermost lanes won't be used for cycling.

Also, zoom in on this image and stare at the circles. It's like the buildings are freaking spinning, man.

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It also looks like the artist who produced the images used in the article wasn't working from that drawing.  For starters, the over-under is the mirror image of what is shown in the drawing.
 
2020-07-13 11:42:25 AM  

BumpInTheNight: That downward side of the cycling loop's overpass mixed with the barely calf height walls is just itching for death.


Looks like there is no other way off.
 
2020-07-13 11:43:44 AM  
HAHAHAHAHAH what a pile of butt

Sure, now picture it with a 6'+ cyclone fence all around the track to keep the idiots from going over the roof.

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Bet that's not looking quite the same once you put up the ugly ass chain link fence all around the rooftop figure 8 track.
 
2020-07-13 1:24:42 PM  
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The track seems to dip down towards the outer edge of the curve which is really bad. Also, if would probably be safer if instead of going up on the crossing the upper section of the track was on the level and crossing would dip down underneath.

But who cares about the safety, this way looks more appealing...
 
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