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The interactive installation BruumRuum! by David Torrents and artec3 Studio lets people interact with public space in Barcelona emitting noises and sounds and, as a result, produces colorful lightning changes.

— 4 days ago with 15 notes
#public space  #urban actions 

Bobsled is not only a winter sport, as Umsichten demonstrated in 2012 with Superbob, reusing discarded materials from the deconstruction of a previous installation by Baltic Raw at the Hamburger Kunsthalle.

— 2 weeks ago with 84 notes
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City One Minutes →

In City One Minutes you can sail the whole world, passing from a city to the next one and observing sunlight through time. The website collects stories, impressions, points of view in the form of videos: each city is divided into 24 one minute portraits and each portray depicts one hour of the day. 

— 2 weeks ago with 20 notes
#public space  #social 

The Italian collective Orizzontale has just inaugurated the new installation 8 ½, as 2014 winners of the Young Architects Program (YAP) in Rome. Set up outside MAXXI Museum, the project emphasizes the function of public spaces, generating encounter among people, enjoyment and cultural growth.  It consists of two elements: a wooden gateway with lamps made out of recycled beer bottles and an open-air arena, with a stage, sitting zones and water play fountains.

Photos by Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI _ All rights reserved.

— 3 weeks ago with 38 notes
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For Village Éphémère 2014, the Canadian Atelier GUY architecte has chosen to modify familiar elements of urban pattern like jersey barriers, turning them into street furniture.

Photos by Jean Micheal Seminaro and Yann Meurot _ All rights reserved.

— 3 weeks ago with 78 notes
#public design  #service 

Like a matryoshka doll, Alberto Odériz has used 45.000 breeze blocks to design a temporary public space inside the Zócalo, the main square in the heart of Mexico City.

— 4 weeks ago with 69 notes
#public space  #architecture 

In the Fakulteta district of Sofia (Bulgaria), Transformatori and Compote Collective engaged little volunteers in order to build the first kid’s corner recycling discarded materials.

— 1 month ago with 27 notes
#public design  #social  #recycling 

Fundación Mi Parque has been working to improve Chilean neighborhoods by means of green public spaces and local involvement. Since 2007 many parks have stemmed everywhere, like Villa Hermosa’s garden in Huechuraba.

— 1 month ago with 41 notes
#green  #social 

Since 2004 the Dutch artist Rob Sweere has been inviting people worldwide to take part in an unconventional experience: to contemplate the sky for 30 minutes in complete silence. It’s the Silent Sky Project#. 

— 1 month ago with 1794 notes
#public space  #art 
City is a common good. This is a compelling album of initiatives combining the traditional top-down strategy with a collaborative approach. 
humanscalecities:

We Own The City – Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning

City is a common good. This is a compelling album of initiatives combining the traditional top-down strategy with a collaborative approach.

humanscalecities:

We Own The City – Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning

— 1 month ago with 98 notes
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Felice Varini enjoys drawing on urban landscape and in 2013 in Salon-de-Provence (France) the Swiss artist created a monumental red painting. Seen from any unspecified point of view, Double disque évidé par les toits appears to be a graphic element but, as its name clears up, it has to be viewed from the terrace of the Château de l’Empéri to reveal itself.

— 1 month ago with 40 notes
#art  #event 
This is the post n. 1000. Since January 2010, we've been sailing the online world, reading books and magazines, discovering things by chance, searching brand new talents and updating our bookmarks.
It’s time of cheers&huge smiles.
Keep on loving public spaces, of course.

This is the post n. 1000. Since January 2010, we've been sailing the online world, reading books and magazines, discovering things by chance, searching brand new talents and updating our bookmarks.

It’s time of cheers&huge smiles.

Keep on loving public spaces, of course.

— 1 month ago with 9 notes
#public space  #public design  #public design festival 

Within the frame of Ruhr.2010, modulorbeat proposed their personal concept of light installations.

Photos by: Werner Hannappel _ All rights reserved.

— 1 month ago with 115 notes
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Mid-Main Park is a livable and social island on the Main Street promenade in Vancouver (Canada), designed by Hapa Collaborative.

— 2 months ago with 70 notes
#architecture  #public space