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Lego Block Parklets in Boston

Four new parklets will be popping up around Boston this summer as part of a new program of the Boston Transportation Department. Brooklyn-based Interboro Designs developed a modular design dubbed “ad-blocs”. These plastic blocks can be stacked and combined to form many different settings. Like giant Lego bricks, the ad-blocs have raised and depressed components that let them lock together. Alternatively, the depressions can be used as planters.
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Serpentine Pavilion

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has designed the 14th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The neolithic structure sits atop large quarry rocks and is situated in  London’s Kensington Gardens until mid-October. The designer describes the extraordinary structure as having “a relationship to the landscape, with a lot of holes so you can see the landscape of this beautiful park.”
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Luminous Water Tanks in Madison Square Park

ivan-navarro-this-land-is-your-land-designboom-06Madison Square Park Conservancy’s ‘Mad. Sq. Art‘ presents a site-specific exhibition by Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro, situated within the garden of one of New York City’s most iconic landscapes. ‘This Land is Your Land’ comprises three wooden water tanks, stilted eight feet above the surface of the ground and elevated to a height just above visitors’ heads.  Continue reading