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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 weeks ago with 78 notes
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Do-It-Yourself Urban Design is spreading everywhere. Fixing needs and public administration’s lacks&cuts. The video is an overview of some interesting examples.

— 2 months ago with 160 notes
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Collaborative Cities →
This is a documentary and an inspiring journey in Europe and North America to tell the extraordinary stories of creative people and their ideas, that are changing the conventional notion of economy, culture, welfare and education.
— 2 months ago with 12 notes
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Public spaces are suitable for various actions, uses and functions. If not, hack the city: exploit the creativity, have a look at elements of urban landscape and be revolutionary. This is Rotten Apple.

— 2 months ago with 79 notes
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Space&matter has overturned the traditional function of fencing to exclude people and created a public space inside a vacant construction site in Leiden (The Netherlands). 

— 4 months ago with 24 notes
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In Bristol (UK) lamp posts, post boxes and other members of city’s street furniture are talkative. Strange to say. It’s an idea by PAN, with the help of Gyorgyi Galik and Tom Armitage, and consists of a playful SMS platform using the text message function of mobile phones to allow the communication between people and inanimate objects.

— 4 months ago with 17 notes
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Flashback: 1998 Boston, New York City, Baltimore and Berlin.

paraSITE by Michael Rakowitz. Transportable shelters designed to meet the homeless’needs with low budget. Conveying a political and social statement.

— 4 months ago with 127 notes
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Before acting, public space’s players need tools to investigate urban reality.  The Periscope suits them. Designed by collective ika during Biennale di Venezia in 2010, it was also used by curious passers-by with a shift in perspective.

— 4 months ago with 141 notes
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Commisioned by The Architecture Foundation, Viewpoint designed by AOR is located in Camley Street Natural Park in London (UK) and offers an aesthetic perspective of urban wildlife.

Photos by: Max Creasy _ All rights reserved.

— 5 months ago with 68 notes
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Street art improves commuters’ waiting time, urban furniture and ordinary landscapes. Inattesa. art at the bus stop is a project by Turismo Creativo and Ziguline taking place in Formia, Gaeta, Itri and Terracina (Italy).

Photos by: Flavia Fiengo and Arianna Barone _ All rights reserved.

— 5 months ago with 55 notes
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Once upon a time there was a city named Groningen (The Netherlands), that was planned for car mobility. Then in 1970s a bike revolution started. Interesting video by Streetfilms city administrators should watch.

— 6 months ago with 18 notes
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In the heart of Melbourne (Australia), there’s a vacant lot for creative people to use. It’s Testing Grounds by the duo These are THE PROJECTS we do together and everyone can contribute to fill the agenda of activities with ideas, projects and events.

— 7 months ago with 195 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.

— 7 months ago with 36 notes
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Magic Carpet: Re-envisioning Community Space in Sai Ying Pun is a project led by the professor Hendrik Tieben, coordinating the team of the School of Architecture and the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is more than an outdoor cinema because it aims at preserving the memory and the past of Sai Ying Pun, an area  in the Western part of Hong Kong whìch is undergoing complete renewal. The students were in charge of shooting people’s interviews and creating documentaries to be broadcast in the street.

— 7 months ago with 50 notes
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Responding Together →

It’s time to change our lifestyle and experiment alternative ways of staying together. Get motivated reading this catalogue of projects and actions and share your own experience.

— 8 months ago with 3 notes
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