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Sunbeds perk up an abandoned space

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The designers of No Studio from Wroclaw, Poland are creating a series of micro-installations to breath new life into neglected public spaces. Founded by Magda Szwajcowska and Michal Majewski, No Studio’s portfolio contains works that range from temporary architecture to small-scale architecture to product design. Their motto is to solve problems as opposed to creating monuments. Continue reading

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The People’s Canopy

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People’s Architecture Office and In Certain Places created People’s Canopy, a mobile intervention designed to revitalize underused places in Preston’s city-centre. The aim of People’s Canopy is to encourage exchange and new (visual) connections between the university and the city center, using a two-story high, expandable red roof-structure on bicycle wheels. Continue reading

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Bike Lanes in Santiago

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The city of Santiago, Chile is expanding its biking system and improving mobility as a result. The NGO Ciudad Emergente organized a public intervention to prove that a bike lane could be integrated into a busy street in the city. For one weekend, a temporary and safe 3 km bike lane was available on the three-lane street Eliodoro Yáñez from Tobalaba to Avenida Providencia. Overnight, a team of volunteers transformed one lane into a bike lane by painting lines and installing traffic cones. During the day, safety was assured by human traffic guards and a clear separation between the street and bicycle lanes. Continue reading

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The Street Art Project

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Street harassment has been covered in the media as of late, but it has been making women and transgender people feel uncomfortable in public spaces for far too long. The Street Talk Project have brought the topic of harassment to the streets with a selection of 7 artist-designed aluminum street signs. The public art intervention and gallery exhibition in Toronto addresses how women navigate the city, and the socialized sexism that governs bodies on a day-to-day basis.

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DRIVE New York

DRIVE is a nationwide journey to encourage bottom-up efforts and “drive” social innovation through design. The project documents collaborative creations with urban and rural community groups. Designed by Rotten Apple and Soft Walks, DRIVE is a six-city series that starts off in New York City and continues in Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha and Laramie. Continue reading

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Snohetta’s Vulcan Beehive in Oslo

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In an effort to promote beekeeping and plant pollination in Oslo, Norway, architecture office Snøhetta has designed and realized ‘Vulkan Beehive’, perched atop a roof adjacent to the Mathallen Food Hall. The project’s location relates both to the cuisine center as well as various green spaces in the urban area.
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Dive into the Park Avenue Tunnel


As part of  The New York City Depeartment of Transporatation Summer Streets 2014, Norwegian artist Jana Winderen created a 7-block long immersive sound installation within the Park Avenue Tunnel, running from 33rd Street to 40th Street. The soundscape uses sound recorded from shallow to deep underwater environments found in countries from Greenland to Thailand.  Continue reading

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