Category Archives: Design

Hotel Cumbres

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The Lastarria neighborhood is in the heart of Santiago’s city centre. It originally started with a church surrounded by houses and winding streets. Yet, the Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro was only built in 1981 in order to preserve a series of facades beginning with the historic house of Gil de Castro. Continue reading

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Mirrored Ziggurat

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A mirrored artwork is turning heads in Sydney with its eye-catching optical illusion. The reflective stairway to heaven, named the Mirrored Ziggurat, is the work of Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad who recently completed the installation as part of the city’s Underbelly Arts Festival. Located on a grass bank near the bay, the pyramid of mirrored surfaces serves as a staircase stitching together the earth and the sky.  Continue reading

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Weekly Review

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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 the importance of putting pedestrians at the centre of urban design,  encouraging kids to be silly and bridging the gap to good design by using a city’s elevated infrastructure to create great public spaces.

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August Events

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August is the month for celebrating our love for nature and public space through outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events. Here are just a few taking place this month:.

Eco-Art-Fest 
June 20 – September 13, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada

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June 13 – September 13, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland

Piso Piloto
June 4 – October 25, 2015
Barcelona & Medellin

Photo by Alan Levine from Flickr CC

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August Events

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August is the month for open streets and general pedestrian domination. Here are just some of the events taking place this month.

CicLAvia
August 9, 2015
Culver City, CA USA

Summer Streets
August 1, 8, 15, 2015
New York, NY USA

ParaPan Am Games
August 7 – 16, 2015
Toronto, ON Canada

OpenStreets TO
August 16, 2015
Toronto, ON Canada

Eco-Art-Fest 
June 20 – September 13, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada

Piso Piloto
June 4 – October 25, 2015
Barcelona & Medellin

Photo by Pawel Pacholec from Flickr CC

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