Thursday, July 09, 2009

High-Design Public Bus? Maybe in London | Fast Company

"Commuters using London's public-transit system probably never dream of being picked up in an Aston Martin, but it may not be long before that happens. The storied automaker has teamed with architecture superfirm Foster + Partners to give the famed double-decker Routemaster bus a makeover. "Both Foster + Partners and Aston Martin are recognized brands that are designing at the high end, so it seemed like a good match," Alistair Lenczner, a partner at Foster + Partners, says of the pairing, forged for a competition launched by London mayor Boris Johnson last year."

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