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Tag Archives: City
Great story! And important to tell…
The map of an american city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways.
Street art and furniture in public places tends to be the last thing on the minds of public planners. Many artists have been branching out into more creative and innovative ways of putting inviting and interesting designs for the general public. Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martin of The Netherlands have come up with an interactive design for the people.
By utilizing a hydraulic system, users can determine which pieces to bring up and determine their own seated or standing heights to set the modular blocks at. There are three retractable pieces that come up to function as a lounge area, eating spot or meeting place – or just lower them all down to be flush with the cement to keep the flow of traffic moving.
Many people who live in New York City might believe that they have a ‘small’ apartment. But, after seeing this photo series of cramped apartments, you might reconsider. And that’s exactly what the human rights organization Society for Community Organization (SoCo) was going for when they commissioned the project.
In the middle of 2012, Hong Kong was ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. But, the issue with these types of glamorous rankings is that, often times, a city’s major problems are pushed aside. In an effort to raise awareness about the inadequate housing concerns in Hong Kong, and about the percentage of people who survive in extremely tiny living quarters, SoCo developed this photo campaign that features an aerial view of incredibly crowded apartments.
Often no bigger than a large cubicle, the apartments average about 40 square feet and are the result of dividing already small spaces into smaller, partitioned rentals. Each wide-angle photograph, shot from overhead, highlights individuals and families, along with their belongings, surviving in these very crammed and extreme conditions.
Big thanks to Nezar for finding this.
This video really made me smile! And it’s really well made too.
“My bachelor graduation project „New York Biotopes“ deals with abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings of the metropolis New York City. A type of metamorphosis, where the newly developed vegetation assimilates elements of the city and makes them useful for their own purposes. These creatures and plants, partly mechanical, partly organically in appearance, spread more and more over the city and fill it up with life.
My idea was to create a film, that fills up the metropolis New York with vegetation, that adapts to the straightness of the technology and the given situation. This happens through the assimilation of structures and forms. These biotopes are shaped by the existing living environment, but in turn also shape the newly developed living environment by their presence. In other words, a symbiotically coexistence begins”, Lena Steinkühler, a graphic design student from Dortmund, Germany, says.
This simple and classic rooftop garden is an unforgettable design, with the main “garden” being a circular patch of grass with elegantly shaped topiaries surrounding the sleek and simple center. Though it’s 25 stories above the teeming city, this garden is a peaceful oasis just screaming for a visitor or two.
These super beautiful photos are by Miru Kim, who is wandering around in various cities naked. Awesome!
This film is created by Rob Whitworth, who says:
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an amazing up and coming city. This time lapse is a culmination of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots capturing some of the cities relentless energy and pace of change.
Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows part of the magic (love it or hate it) is in the traffic. Ever since I first set foot in HCMC I have been captivated by the
cities energy. Saigon is a city on the move unlike anything I have experienced before which I wanted to capture and share.
Soundtrack: Mondo’77 by Looper
Hanksy is yet again spotted in New York City’s Lower East Side. This time with a Hanksy version of the monkey and a message saying: “Laugh now, but one day we’ll be in charge”.
Brand new video from Kings of Convenience – shot on Eirik Bøe‘s roof in Bergen, by Panorama Hardanger.
Build Up! is a playful, collaborative, interactive installation by the LAB at Rockwell Group for the 25th Anniversary National Building Museum Honor Award Gala on May 17, 2011. Build Up! invited guests of the gala to work together to create a virtual cityscape that is projected onto a suspended structure above the gala space. Guests generated colorful buildings at iPad-embedded pedestals, and then “pushed” them up into the projected cityscape. The more buildings that guests added to the city, the more the environment comes to life, adding whimsical dirigibles and generative fireworks to the colorful atmosphere. Build Up! builds off the concepts and technologies that the LAB has been exploring, as well as Rockwell Group’s fascination with story-telling, play, and spectacle.
Found via @flexmotion