Posts tagged design and space

THIS IS GREAT! A totally fascinating solution for a challenging urban space.
alishahenson:

I seriously love this so much. I worked in advertising for a bit and I think this is the best use of a billboard I’ve come across in awhile! Check out more of the project here: Urban Air.

THIS IS GREAT! A totally fascinating solution for a challenging urban space.

alishahenson:

I seriously love this so much. I worked in advertising for a bit and I think this is the best use of a billboard I’ve come across in awhile! Check out more of the project here: Urban Air.

From roadside memorials to makeshift barriers, people consistently alter shared common spaces to suit their needs, or let both man-made and natural aberrations run wild. The result is a new kind of public space – with creative and inspiring moments that push past the original planned design of cities. (via Public Phenomena Ten Years of Visual Research Into Creative Public Space Use)

From roadside memorials to makeshift barriers, people consistently alter shared common spaces to suit their needs, or let both man-made and natural aberrations run wild. The result is a new kind of public space – with creative and inspiring moments that push past the original planned design of cities. (via Public Phenomena Ten Years of Visual Research Into Creative Public Space Use)

Ten New Historical Markers
“In 2007 a group of Pittsburgh-based artists, activists, and amateur historians coalesced around their interest in the often- buried history of radicalism in the United States. Perturbed by the lack of visibility and appropriate perspective given to important moments of resistance reflected in the city’s existing historical markers, they formed the Howling Mob Society to research and design a series of new public signs.”

Ten New Historical Markers

In 2007 a group of Pittsburgh-based artists, activists, and amateur historians coalesced around their interest in the often- buried history of radicalism in the United States. Perturbed by the lack of visibility and appropriate perspective given to important moments of resistance reflected in the city’s existing historical markers, they formed the Howling Mob Society to research and design a series of new public signs.”

"Are the Olympics truly good for the health of a city?"
Here’s an article about that project we discussed in class this week, documentarian Gary Hustwit is checking out former Olympic villages and seeing how they’ve fared. A very relevant look at how people use spaces!
Gary Hustwit On The Fate Of The Olympic City, After The Games End 

"Are the Olympics truly good for the health of a city?"

Here’s an article about that project we discussed in class this week, documentarian Gary Hustwit is checking out former Olympic villages and seeing how they’ve fared. A very relevant look at how people use spaces!

Gary Hustwit On The Fate Of The Olympic City, After The Games End 

Here’s the video we watched today about this weirdo engineering mistake that created a bizarre body of water in California. 

The Accidental Sea (by ransriggs)

Re: our conversations in class today about neighborhoods, changes, and how people use spaces.

Abandoned Houses.

Creative reuse of public urban space
noahkalina:

Front Yard 

Creative reuse of public urban space

noahkalina:

Front Yard 

Very interesting! Power of the people > design choices made by governments

fuckyeahpublicspace:

June 2012- several thousand people gathered in Brussels for giant picnic to advocate/demand more public space and accessability for pedestrians and cyclists in their city. From the polis blog:

“The open space in front of the Stock Exchange, right in the heart of Brussels, is officially called a square (plein or place). In reality, people only have a sidewalk a bit wider than average to stroll beside a four-lane thoroughfare that bisects the city center north to south.

The “square” is usually unpleasant because of car exhaust and engine roars. Last Sunday at noon, however, residents — mostly families — invaded the public space with a picnic.”

sources:
http://www.thepolisblog.org/2012/06/brussels-residents-picnic-to-reclaim.html
http://instagr.am/p/LsG6zvOl80/
http://twitter.com/CeciliaVerh/status/211781205023141889/photo/1

Making Over the Mall With Parks and Sermons

Check out this article in the New York Times about creative re-uses for abandoned shopping malls.

Schools, medical clinics, call centers, government offices and even churches are now standard tenants in malls. By hanging a curtain to hide the food court, the Galleria in Cleveland, which opened in 1987 with about 70 retailers and restaurants, rents space for weddings and other events.

Other malls have added aquariums, casinos and car showrooms. Designers in Buffalo have proposed stripping down a mall to its foundation and reinventing it as housing, while an aspiring architect in Detroit has proposed turning a mall’s parking lot there into a community farm. Columbus, Ohio, arguing that it was too expensive to maintain an empty mall on prime real estate, dismantled its City Center mall and replaced it with a park.