Design

Urbanism

Monocle Strasse— Global

Preface

The best streets evolve over time with an odd assortment of places and people. That’s why our perfect street contains a mixture of old and new from our favourite city haunts around the world.

Architecture, Businesses, Cafes, Cities, Streets

01 - Mellow drama

The streetscape

This is a street of mixed materials. Exposed brick rubs side-by-side with stone, plaster, wood, steel and glass facades, creating contrasts of texture and age. The predominant colours are reds, oranges and browns, which age beautifully without looking shabby. The heights and depths of buildings are mixed too, adding a gentle drama of light, shade and space. Street signs are a jumble of fonts and colours. Some hang perpendicular for ease of viewing when walking down the street, others are flat. Somehow the chaotic…

Monocle 24

× The Continental Shift

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