Created by HQ architects, ‘Warde’ is an urban installation located in the heart of Jerusalem. Composed of four 9-meter high by 9-meter wide inflatable flowers, this project is part of the municipality’s effort to improve the urban space of the city center and in this specific case, of the Vallero’s Square poor condition. Continue reading
Bikers and drivers see it, if you walk you’ve used it. A crosswalk signal, you know it well – bland, straight to the point. Sometimes, it may have some numbers next to the unisex figure. What these numbers do is count down the seconds you have to race down the street before a symphony of car horns erupt to tell you, your time is up. The signs work well and go unnoticed, there seems to be no need to address the topic; and so the story begins. Continue reading
Ill-Studio has collaborated with French fashion brand Pigalle to create a multicoloured basketball court between a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Panels of blue, white, red and yellow ethylene propylene diene monome (EPDM) rubber – a synthetic material commonly used in playground and sports areas – have been applied to the floor. Continue reading
Xenobia Bailey’s “Funktional Vibratons” is a highlight of the new NYC subway station at 34 St. Majestic mosaics are suspended above the main entrance and feature overlapping mandala-like circles and patterns against a cobalt blue background. Starbursts and rays of light fill the space creating a vibrant and joyous attraction. Bailey is a fiber artist and her art for the station began as crocheted pieces, which were transferred to digital images, enlarged and interpreted into mosaic by Miotto Mosaic Art Studio. Continue reading
When guests step into the whimsical courtyard at the Hotel de Griffy in France they are presented with a feeling of entering an alternate reality as it filled with hundreds of pink balloons. Some balloons are scattered among the grassy floor but most of them are stuffed into a hanging net that is suspended above the entire yard. Continue reading
Sage Gateshead is a 20,000 square meter cultural space designed by Foster + Partners that is renowned as an international home for music and music discovery. Located in Gateshead Quays in the North East of England, the grand structure is situated adjacent to the River Tyne.
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the world-renowned Pavilion commission on the Serpentine Gallery grounds in London, UK. The outdoor temporary exhibit, designed by Spanish architects SelgasCano, is an amorphous structure consisting of translucent multi-coloured panels woven in a way to that creates a “secret corridor” for visitors to travel through. 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 the campaign to make iconic Parisian plaza’s pedestrian friendly, designing cities for millennials and New York’s best street murals of 2015 (so far).
Vivid Sydney 2015 is currently underway and lighting up the city in this unique annual event of light, music and ideas. INTER/play by The Propaganda Mill transforms historic Cadmans Cottage into a magical environment by using the architecture of the building as a canvas and light as a material. Instead of being pre-rendered, the graphics projected onto and into the cottage evolve in real-time and are ‘sculpted’ through the movement and interactions of spectators, people passing by or those drawn into the cottage itself. Continue reading
Toronto-based artist, collector and curator Micah Lexier, a Winnipeg native, officially launches Hands Holdings Things (2015) series of images in partnership with PATTISON’s Art in Transit programme. The 8 image series will be displayed on street level outdoor media products at several locations across the city, with media supplied by PATTISON Outdoor Advertising from April 1 to May 29, 2015.