Friday Randoms – The Architect Was A BMXER



BMXers look at the world different to anyone else. Before we appreciate an object for what it is, it first has to go through a quick and simple vetting process.

• Is it rideable? yes – then what could I do on it!

• Is it rideable? no – but imagine if it was, and what would I do on it.

This is usually subconscious and talking to the older generation of BMXers it actually never leaves you, wether you’re still riding or not. Here’s a bunch of buildings and sculptures where you’d be forgiven for thinking the architect was a BMXer. Highly unlikely that they were, but they certainly know how to grab our attention with their work!
Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 09.37.52First thing that comes into a BMXers mind when they visit their rich Aunts house (above) is “If I dropped in from the big part, will I, A. monster truck to flat or B. be going just the right speed for a bars on that bank?”.

Mediterranean-Style-Curved-Roof-Architecture-DesignYour subconscious has already vetted this house suitable for riding. All your thinking now is, how do I get up with the bike. And Oh…. err nice, trees? by the way Aunty Jill….

colorful-functional-and-sustainable-spanish-pavilion-by-pulgon-diseno-architecture-in-venlo-netherlands-2 colorful-functional-and-sustainable-spanish-pavilion-by-pulgon-diseno-architecture-in-venlo-netherlands-3The BMXer in you has already established a range of possibilities on this building. Most notably the giant carve over the staircase. However, it’s taken you 5 minutes to realise that, said staircase actually goes nowhere!* A regular person would have clocked this right away.
*Unless there’s some kind of hidden doorway!

38ab2306-098d-4c3f-9a1e-400d2ec15d7f.Full_-1024x668Incredible. Knowing you could session your house after watching Corrie must be the greatest feeling ever!

042411Clearly ridable and they even light this place up at night! There’s enough run up here to wall ride the side of the building, above the door! #justsaying

EPSON DSC pictureIf you were a postman, and had to deliver to this house everyday, perhaps you’d have a dream job, right?

bolgen_01Fill in the windows and wonder just how high Morgan Wade could carve this! He’s brave enough to drop in for sure..

Bus_Station2Imagination runs wild, but is it actually rideable?  We’d perhaps need a close up of those curves!

Red Bull Riding over KievRed Bull Riding over KievTurning the dream into a reality on this roof. How amazing must this feel?




Skateable-Sculpture7-640x380Infact the architect was a skateboarder. And this sculpture is designed to be ridden. Just imagine this outside your workplace/school/college during the lunch hour.



thumb_3164_fc1d8e6a5d1b5b4faa4f655394f175bbDream home tho… Caribbean location, blue skies, warm sun and enough transitions to keep you busy all day long.



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