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Fata Morgana

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From now until winter 2016, visitors to New York’s Madison Square Park can find themselves enveloped beneath a mirrored labyrinth, hovering above both them and the surrounding landscape. Mad. Sq. Art presents ‘Fata Morgana’ by American artist Teresita Fernández, a 500-foot-long sculpture comprising mirror-polished discs that create kaleidoscopic canopies above the park’s central pathways and recreational areas. Continue reading

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Stockton Street

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A relatively ordinary street underwent a radical transformation over the winter holidays into a beautiful shopping and pedestrian plaza called ‘Winter Walk SF’. Two blocks of Stockton Street between Ellis and Geary Street in the heart of Los Angeles’s Union
Square changed for one month into an entertainment complex with special entertainment, regular live performances and festive surprises.
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Invisible Barn

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The Invisible Barn by New York-based STPMJ is a design proposal for Folly 2014, an annual competition led by Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park. The design is a barn shaped-wooden structure covered with a reflective film on the surface that reflects the surrounding environment, highlighting different species of trees and plants, sky, ground and the seasonal changes of the site. The reflection allows the structure to smoothly assimilate with nature that allows for a novel and interactive experience. Continue reading

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#lovethisplace

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From Barcelona to NYC and now Toronto, ping pong tables are popping up in urban parks.

Photo by @WndyGold

What makes YOU #lovethisplace? Tweet us a photo and a caption @OpnCty with that hashtag and show us your favourite spaces and places!

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Skate + Park by EFFEKT

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In the spring of 2013, Lemvig Municipality faced a group of citizens eager to transform an empty industrial lot on the city’s harbour front into an area of leisure and recreation. Architect EFFEKT worked closely with representatives from different user groups to develop a new type of urban space. The result of this collaboration was an integrated skatepark + urban park that offered a range of programmatic features and recreational opportunities.  Continue reading

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