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On S. East Street in Baltimore (USA), waiting is fun thanks to the Spanish mmmm…. The wooden public art installation is part of TRANSIT – Creative Placemaking with Europe.

— 2 weeks ago with 92 notes
#service  #public design 

Moscow based art group Zuk Club has renovated the Lugano Skate Park taking into account the sunlight’s changes and therefore mixing brilliantly geometries, mandalas, patterns and color palettes. 

— 1 month ago with 158 notes
#art  #public design 

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.

— 1 month ago with 84 notes
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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.

— 1 month ago with 40 notes
#public design  #public space 

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.

— 1 month ago with 83 notes
#public design  #service 

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.

— 2 months ago with 27 notes
#public design  #social  #recycling 
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.

— 2 months ago with 9 notes
#public space  #public design  #public design festival 

The collective Les 4jeudis has reshaped the garden of Le Fournil, an help center in Grenoble (France), with playful and socializing elements and pieces of furniture.

— 3 months ago with 25 notes
#public design  #public space 

Within the frame of Design City 2014 in Luxembourg, Encore Heureux has created OVERSHOOT, a wooden installation with 8 swings. The sign refers to the Earth Overshoot Day calculated by Global Footprint Network, marking the date when humanity exhausted nature’s budget for the year.

Photos by Nicola Delon _ All rights reserved.

— 3 months ago with 45 notes
#public design  #festival 

Pieces of outdoor furniture seen on Piazza XXV Aprile during Public Design Festival 2014.

Photos by: Luca Rotondo _ All rights reserved

— 4 months ago with 93 notes
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Primary Structure by Jacob Dahlgren is a colorful steel sculpture, tracing lines under the shadow of a beech woodland. It’s one of the art installations of the Wanås Foundation located in the south of Sweden.

— 5 months ago with 131 notes
#public design  #public space  #art 
"If you design streets and cars, you get streets and cars. If you design places and people, you get places and people."
William H. Whyte
— 5 months ago with 76 notes
#public space  #public design  #urbanism 
Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons starts on the premise that public spaces are part of urban commons, today more than yesterday, as recent history has told us. With this consideration, the book presents a collection of the most mesmerizing design projects reshaping cities’ topography by means of art, imagination, civic participation and low resources.

Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons starts on the premise that public spaces are part of urban commons, today more than yesterday, as recent history has told us. With this consideration, the book presents a collection of the most mesmerizing design projects reshaping cities’ topography by means of art, imagination, civic participation and low resources.

— 6 months ago with 46 notes
#bibliography  #public design 
Open call for international public design projects inspired by the theme of the street food, as a tool for enhancement of public spaces, socialization and aggregation. Submission deadline: 28th February 2014 Submit your project

Open call for international public design projects inspired by the theme of the street food, as a tool for enhancement of public spaces, socialization and aggregation.
Submission deadline: 28th February 2014
Submit your project

— 6 months ago with 8 notes
#publicdesignfestival  #streetfood  #food  #urban space  #urban  #call  #design  #public design  #designweek  #salonedelmobile 
A few days left to enter the open call for international public design projects for the next edition of Public Design Festival in Milan (Italy). The theme is food and you can get inspired by the images enlisted in this tumblr blog over the years.  
To apply: here. 
Don’t be shy.

A few days left to enter the open call for international public design projects for the next edition of Public Design Festival in Milan (Italy). The theme is food and you can get inspired by the images enlisted in this tumblr blog over the years. 

To apply: here.

Don’t be shy.

— 6 months ago with 12 notes
#public design festival  #public design  #competition  #public space  #food