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In the south of Funen island (Denmark), JDS, URBAN AGENCY and Creo arkitekter have just created the new Faaborg Harbour Bath and Blue Base. The open sea bathing area has four wooden bridges of different width and length where lo sunbathe, sit, relax and dive into the water.

— 1 week ago with 23 notes
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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.

— 1 month ago with 69 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
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When an earthquake wounds landscape, a public space can restore ordinary life. In the little Shuanghe Village (China), the duo of architects Olivier Ottevaere + John Linhas has designed The Pitch, a library and a community center with a sloping roof children enjoy.

Photos by Olivier Ottevaere + John Lin. All rights reserved.

— 3 months ago with 106 notes
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In the little village of Ry (Denmark), CEBRA has designed The Pulse Park, a playful environment divided into three different zones, whose features allow several activities and are conceived for users of all ages.

— 8 months ago with 37 notes
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The area of Box Hill Gardens in the City of Whitehorse (Australia) has been totally renovated by ASPECT Studios, recycling elements of the former structures and creating a public space suitable for multiple sport and recreation activities.

Photos by Andrew Lloyd _ All rights reserved.

— 11 months ago with 99 notes
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Located in the neighbourhood of Cova do Vapor in Almada (Portugal), Casa do Vapor is a temporary cultural centre created by Exyzt and local people to provide facilities to the inhabitants and the beach users.The wooden structures host a residency space, a workshop area, the surf school, a common kitchen and a venue for little events.

Photos by: Alexander Roemer _ All rights reserved.

— 1 year ago with 37 notes
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Where to prepare the 10,000 meals a day for the volunteers and musicians attending  the Winnipeg Folk Festival? The Canadian studio Syverson Monteyne Architecture has expressly designed La Cuisine, saving the existing steel structure of a dismantled building and reconstructing it in a new form. The colorful building serves as a big seasonal kitchen facility with sliding walls protecting from bad weather and has a verandah for the festival-goers to meet and relax.

All Images and Photography courtesy of Syverson Monteyne Architecture Inc and Harold Mitchell Photography _ All rights reserved

— 1 year ago with 24 notes
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9.977 square meters x repurposed shipping containers x imagination of people = Parque Natural Tiuna El Fuerte. Designed and built by LAB.PRO.FAB in 2005, the project is located in the western part of Caracas (Venezuela) and is a social, political and environmental experiment of urban cohesion. The public space hosts many leisure activities and events and, like a creative construction site, it has a library, an open theatre, classrooms for workshops, a dining room etc.

— 1 year ago with 38 notes
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The stage is the actor itself, as its construction occurs during the live performance of a piece composed by Adam Donen. This is the concept of colorful Europa by ADA for The Bloomsbury Fete 2013 in London (UK).

Photos by Mark Thomas _ All rights reserved.

— 1 year ago with 11 notes
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In 2011 Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid designed Noor Esti, a temporary summer theatre in Estonia, using timber batons in order to create a plain connection with the natural surroundings.

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To optimize the spatial organization of Lasalle Franciscans School courtyard in Zaragoza (Spain), architect Guzman de Yarza Blache has created a new layer, elevating the multi-use sports court off of the ground.

Photos by: Miguel de Guzman _ All rights reserved.

— 1 year ago with 266 notes
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Opened in Torino (Italy) 2011, Parco Dora by LATZ + PARTNER represents a compelling example of reuse of former industrial areas: it preserves the past as a landmark and changes the landscape, inventing  a new public space for all.

Photos by: Mattia Boero, Heidemarie Niemann, Ornella Orlandini, Andrea Serra, Fabrizio Zanelli, Latz + Partner. All rights reserved.

— 1 year ago with 161 notes
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Heaven is a place on earth and is located in an abandoned paper factory in the Shihlin district of Taipei (Taiwan). Interbreeding Field mantained the existing elements of the building and created Paradise Lost in Time, adding wooden boardwalks, sitting areas, a nice cafè and a green public space.

— 1 year ago with 231 notes
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Over Het IJ Festival, O+A were commissioned to turn the NDSM shipyard in North Amsterdam (The Netherlands) into a multilevel shipping container city with pop-up stores and a nice restaurant, provoking artists to use the space during their performances.

Photos by Federico Bonelli _ All rights reserved.

— 1 year ago with 13 notes
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