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The act of lying in public space is often uncommon or (worse still) prohibited. Not in the park of the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (Poland), where Mikołaj Smoleński has upset ordinary. Within the sixth edition of Archi-box series curated by Michal Duda, he has created Polegiwacz, a temporary architecture designed to lie down and relax. 

Photos by Krzystof Smyk _ All rights reserved.

— 2 days ago with 342 notes
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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.

— 2 weeks ago with 23 notes
#Architecture  #public space 

Flashback: 2008 Fribourg (Switzerland).
The Island by Christian Hasucha. To chill out in the midst of cityscape. The installation was part of Festival Belluard Bollwerk International.

Flashback: 2008 Fribourg (Switzerland).

The Island by Christian Hasucha. To chill out in the midst of cityscape. The installation was part of Festival Belluard Bollwerk International.

— 1 month ago with 31 notes
#public space  #event 

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.

— 1 month ago with 16 notes
#public space  #urban actions 
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. 

— 1 month ago with 19 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.

— 1 month ago with 40 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.

— 2 months ago with 69 notes
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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#. 

— 2 months ago with 1828 notes
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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

— 2 months ago with 101 notes
#bibliography  #public space 
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 

Mid-Main Park is a livable and social island on the Main Street promenade in Vancouver (Canada), designed by Hapa Collaborative.

— 3 months ago with 71 notes
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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
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Flashback: 2009 Liverpool Street Station (UK).

Letterform for the Ephemeral by Amadine Alessandra. Performance of eight people mimicking a digital clock in real time with their arms and shoulders between 18.00 and 19.00 on 23 October. And (surprise!) there’s a an on-line clock too.

— 4 months ago with 46 notes
#urban action  #public space 

The little and tall inhabitans of Hautepierre, a Strasbourg’s neighborhood planned in 1960’s, have decided to do something for the place they share. With the help of Horizome and the collective Délits d’Archi, they have built Eley Garden, a real public space with a stage, a playground, an open-air sitting room and much friendship. 

— 4 months ago with 43 notes
#public space  #social  #green