The Dutch collective Observatorium is back with a new architectural sculpture on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London (UK), enhancing its urban landscape and historical trait. It’s Newton’s Cottage and during October and November it will host a series of events and activities curated by Moira Lascelles.
Photos by Thierry Bal and Rahil Ahmad _ All rights reserved.
The process of city-making belongs to citizens today more than yesterday: communities take ownership of their environment and by means of low resources, awareness and creativity answer their needs. Handmade Urbanism focuses on five emerging cities -Mumbai, Cape Town, Mexico City, Istanbul and São Paulo - and describes the potential of urban transformation embedded in small-scale initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.