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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.

— 4 days ago with 21 notes
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Designed by Remy & Veenhuizen, Clubhouse is a wooden structure offering various ways of sitting and getting together.

— 2 weeks ago with 47 notes
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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 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.

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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.

— 1 month ago with 457 notes
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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 months ago with 102 notes
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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. 

— 2 months ago with 169 notes
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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.

— 3 months ago with 87 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.

— 3 months ago with 42 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 months ago with 88 notes
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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.

— 3 months ago with 29 notes
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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.

— 4 months ago with 9 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.

— 4 months ago with 26 notes
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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.

— 5 months ago with 46 notes
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Pieces of outdoor furniture seen on Piazza XXV Aprile during Public Design Festival 2014.

Photos by: Luca Rotondo _ All rights reserved

— 6 months ago with 96 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.

— 6 months ago with 133 notes
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