A subway in the sky is the new public transportation system in the mountainous and unstable terrain of La Paz, Bolivia. This, the first cable car line in the city, stretches from an area near the center of La Paz and connects with the frenetic city of El Alto located on a high plateau. Continue reading
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 stories about transforming parking spots to bike lanes, re-designing cities for the elderly and creating spaces for peace, dialogue and coexistence. Continue reading
Built beside Germany’s A57 motorway, Hallenhaus is both a lookout point and public art. Continue reading
The City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto program invests in street art projects across the city, which aims to beautify public space and attribute the local culture and heritage of its host community. The program is rooted in a transformation that celebrates graffiti artwork, murals and stencil graffiti through diverse expressions, which contrast the harmful effects of vandalism. As part of StreetARToronto, the Underpass program START UP has transformed one of Toronto’s oldest communities, Corktown, and its King East pillars beneath the Richmond St E. and Adelaide St. E. overpasses. Continue reading
Rapid transit has become a nearly-ubiquitous part of urban life since it was introduced in Victorian London. How do transit systems around the world use design to brand themselves and promote wayfinding, and how much do their visual identities recall the original London Underground? Continue reading
London-based Canadian designer, Philippe Malouin, is the latest to re-imagine Caesarstone’s diverse surfacing. At the latest Interior Design Show in Toronto, the brand debuted Swings, a playful gesture which takes the composite stone out of its context and re-appropriates it in a surreal installation.
Something he has “dreamed of capturing for decades,” Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has released a stunning set of images that captures his hometown of New York in a way that has never before been seen. Taken from a nauseating 7500-feet above the city, Laforet’s “Gotham 7.5K” series reveals the unrelenting, pulsating energy that radiates from the Big Apple’s city grid. Continue reading
Located in Toronto’s Fort York, during the 2014 Nuit Blanche event, the Semaphore Group created an interactive installation of four transparent mesh cubes, filled with white balloons, were suspended from a 12′ x 12′ wooden frame. Continue reading
Lyon’s Musée des Confluences, designed by Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, opened to the public on Dec. 20, 2014. The museum’s collections focus on anthropology and the natural sciences. Continue reading
Every December for hundreds of years, the people of Lyon have lit candles to commemorate the town’s surviving a 1643 plague. Over time, the tradition evolved to its current form, which sees Lyonnais placing lit candles in their windows. Art installations are also constructed throughout the city.