The transparent toilet in Lausanne.
New objects of public design by De Bende for Museumpark in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
As its creator Cho Neulhae says, the Swingers chair helps people to get closer with a smile, taking them back to the childhood.
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) and Rotterdam-based architecture firm ZUS have launched the project I Make Rotterdam, a spectacular temporary pedestrian bridge between the city’s Central and the North districts that will be financed through crowd-funding.
The bridge, which should be completed during the 5th International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam this Spring, has to help pedestrians to get from Rotterdam’s Central Station to some of the biennial’s locations. But how long this new pedestrian bridge is going to be depends completely on the amount of money that crowd wants to spend on it.
Wikitankers are creative pieces of street furniture, designed to make any public space fun and engaging. They are the results of a workshop organised by the Spanish collectives Todo por la Praxis and Straddle3, with the collaboration of Recetas Urbanas, Neokinok and CSA La Torratxa.
Art with function: His screaming yellow banks of drainage pipes wrapped in Hamburg student Oliver show secretly to bicycle or bus stops. He wants to draw attention to the commercialization of public space - and promptly won a design award.
Sombras de Color by Eduardo Castillo was a temporal and site-specific project for the large patio of the Mantucana Cultural Centre in Santiago (Chile). It provided shade, seatings, swings and refreshment with the wooden swimming pool.
The installation was within the frame of the Program for Latin American Architecture to support young talents, in association with the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.
Keep Yourself Warm With The Public Heater
We don’t have to smoke any more to get social with strangers at the train station. Yesterday I came across a rather innovative urban installation at Schiedam Centrum station (a Rotterdam suburb) that has to keep the train travelers warm when they’re waiting at windy stations.