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JR makes the Louvre pyramid disappear

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For his new show “JR au Louvre“, the remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer JR used his talent for large scale photos to create a fantastic illusion in Paris. Using his trademark technique, JR made the iconic glass and metal pyramid that sits proudly at the entrance of the incredible Musée du Louvre completely disappear into the facade of the Museum building right behind it . Continue reading

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Quayside Seaside

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A beach has popped up in the most unlikely of places. Adjacent to the River Tyne in Newcastle Quayside, a sandy oasis complete with seating, palm trees and beach volleyball has materialised for the summer. The small patch of land has worked to activate the area, attracting passersby to sit and stay a while. The temporary installation is in it’s fourth year and runs until the end of September.  Continue reading

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7 Park Avenue Sculptures

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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

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Pop-ups in Budapest

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In recent years, there has been an emerging trend of using pop-up shops and temporary structures as a way to intensify public spaces. A particularly exceptional example of this practice, which I discovered on a trip to Hungary, is the Borbar Wine Bar. Located in Budapest’s Vörösmarty Tér, a popular evening destination for locals, the outdoor bar is a unique architectural intervention that provides a commercial function and increases the activity of the public space. 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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