Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you text-walkinglanes for all you multi-taskers, enabling communities to build their own plazas and six short-listed public space projects that enrich their communities.
Located in the former residence of the 10-story International Shoe Company, the staggering 600,000 square-foot City Museum in St. Louis could be considered the ultimate urban playground ever constructed. Continue reading →
Walking the streets of Valparaiso, Chile’s historic port city, one encounters a gallery in the steep hill-side streets. The sides of buildings, staircases and cobble-stone alleys are punctuated by vivid works of art that leaves little room for the banal. Continue reading →
Through the NYC Parks and The Fund for Park Avenue, Marlborough Gallery has brought us seven Santiago Calatrava sculptures that will grace the Park Avenue mall from June 8th through mid-November beginning at East 52nd Street. The seven sculptures are of painted aluminum construction and range in size, with the tallest piece standing eighteen feet. Continue reading →
In our everyday movement within cities, streets provide numerous uses: as a conduit between here and there; as places of planned and sporadic interaction and as sites of opportunity for economic consumption. In this way, streets provide vital infrastructure for city vitality. Increasingly, however, streets in Toronto provide more barriers than entrances, lacking effective cycling infrastructure, suitable rights of way to engender pedestrian safety and a disproportionate affinity for the private vehicle. Against this backdrop, the City of Toronto is in the process of developing a complete streets handbook to facilitate a new approach to planning and designing its streets.
A younger generation of urban explorers are rediscovering NYC and posting their exploits on Instagram where they have thousands of followers. These New Yorkers are scaling to the tops of bridges and exploring below the streets of New York in abandoned subways. Continue reading →
MINDCRAFT is an exhibition that presents a new selection of the best Danish craft and
design which was held during the Milan Design Week. The exhibition features fourteen new
works by nineteen of Denmark’s leading designers and craftspeople. Curated by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi and is shown in a spectacular historical venue in
Brera in the centre of Milan.