City Seats: 14 Examples of Unconventional Urban Furniture
Forget boring benches, these 14 innovative designs for public furniture are functional, decorative and interactive, offering more than just a place to sit.
'Compost Islands' Could Help Solve NYC's Trash Problems
Each year, New Yorkers produce more than 14 million tons of trash, which usually gets sent to landfills outside the city. Nearly 29 percent of that waste...
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Mésarchitectures | Dezeen
Architect Didier Fiuza Faustino of Paris studio Mésarchitectures has installed a pair of swing seats on a billboard frame as part of the Shenzhen & Hong Kong bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in China this week. Called The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the project is conceived as a mobile installation and can be erected around an
Meet the Artist Behind Those Amazing, Hand-Knitted Playgrounds
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is known for her massive, colorful architectural sculptures/playgrounds. The most famous example of her work is the...
The Communication Hut, designed by architecture firm Herreros Arquitectos, is an illuminated public space in Gwanju, South Korea that provides users with both 24-hour access to WiFi and a safe social environment at night.
superkilen urban park by BIG architects, topotek1 + superflex
the kilometer long park is situated in copenhagen's most ethnically diverse areas, and features more than 100 objects derived from the 60 plus cultures represented, reflecting the true nature of the neighbourhood.
City Museum: A 10-Story Former Shoe Factory Transformed into the Ultimate Urban Playground
Housed in the former home of the 10-story International Shoe Company, the sprawling 600,000 square-foot City Museum in St. Louis is quite possibly the ultimate urban playground ever constructed. The museum is the brainchild of artist and sculptor Bob Cassilly who opened the space in 1997 after years
‘Swing Time’ lights up the Lawn on D - The Boston Globe
A solitary swing stands still among the activities taking place at the Lawn on D. The oval, suspended by steel beams, emits a soft white hue, until curious parkgoers decide to take a seat. Their faces lit up, figuratively and literally, as the oval begins to glow -- first blue then varying shades of purple-pink — as the sitter starts to swing to and fro.
MVRDV wins Swiss housing competition
MVRDV wins a competition to design housing in Emmen, Switzerland comprising pastel-coloured houses and apartment buildings with courtyards and gardens.
Car park by JAJA Architects features a planted facade and rooftop park
Multi-storey Copenhagen car park by JAJA Architects with a plant-covered facade to hide the cars and external staircases leading to a landscaped roof park.