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How many traffic lanes should a street have? Should public transport be prioritized? And what about bike paths?
StreetMix is a playful web-tool for urban planning. The site is based on a template and a set of pre defined elements like cars, bikes, pedestrians and buildings that you can reorganize and scale.
The project is a created by Code for America 2013 fellows.
Posted by Sebastian on Jun 30, 2013
A city-development project in Rotterdam heard of the idea, spotted a PR-opportunity and offered to collaborate and construct all seven bridges in the new urban residential area Spijkenisse just outside of Rotterdam.
All seven bridges have now been completed.
• More about the project on: thebridgesofeurope.tumblr.com
The Guardian asked its readers to share their pictures of what cyclists have to put up with. Here are 20
• More photos on The Guardian
Posted by Sebastian on Mar 11, 2013
Photo project by the Italian photographer Ra di Martino who discovered the architectural remains of the Star Wars movie set on Google Maps.
It turns out that Luke Skywalker's childhood home is not located on planet Tatooine, but in the Tunisian dessert at the coordinates 33°59’39 N 7°50’34 E.
More about the photo project on The Guardian.
A piece of urban furniture and landmark created by pupils at the elementary school Tove Ditlevsens Skole (TDS) in Copenhagen.
The sculptural object is one of many elements conceived to revitalize the public space around the school and in Copenhagen's Vesterbro district in general.
• More info on Facebook (in Danish)
A very long grass carpet running through the village of Juajac in France.
The carpet was created by artist Gaelle Villedary to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program “Arts and Nature Trail”.
The green trail required 168 rolls and runs for 420 meters (1,377 feet). Total weight: 3,5 tons.
Carlsberg Group recently held a competition to transform its iconic brewhouse into a new Brand & Experience House.
The competition process - called Brewhouse Project - was transparent and the final proposals were exhibited and presented to the public before being presented to the jury.
The exhibition took place in the very brewhouse that the competition is about to change, and visitors received a card upon arriving which they could to fill out and place at the proposal they liked the most. The cards did not count as a jury-vote but as an indication of public taste and opinion.
The exhibition - and the bar - was built from pallets. Lots of them.
And the winning team: Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
Posted by Sebastian on Feb 16, 2012
Kitchain is a modular kitchen-based system, designed turn the ritual of cooking and eating into a social event.
The system can be assembled into various structures and turned into one large kitchen where it is possible to cook, eat and relax in one or more groups.
Kitchain is suitable for events like festivals and it is currently installed at the Artefact festival in Leuven, Belgium. It is designed by Antonio Louro and Benedetta Maxia.
Related entry: Outdoor Pop-Up Kitchen
Hüttenpalast is a new unconventional hotel, located in a former factory building in the residential district Neukölln in southern Berlin.
Hotel rooms are made up of caravans and wooden huts that are placed in a 200 sq meter warehouse space.
Hütten Palast ("Hut Palace") is created by event maker Silke Lorenzen and designer Sarah Vollmer. Their aim is to offer visitors a unique and personal Berlin experience.
Tel: +49-(0)30-37 30 58 06
The National Gallery of Denmark has teamed up with Roskilde Festival to facilitate a series of collaborative art events at the upcoming festival in June.
The biggest event, quite literally, is Museo Aero Solar - a huge solar-powered air balloon made of reused plastic bags.
The artwork is conceived by the artist Tomas Saraceno and festival goers can participate by collecting plastic bags and taping them together in small sections. The sections of various bags are eventually connected and formed into a big balloon that will float above the ground.
You can participate + win tickets to the festival by donating at least two (clean) plastic bags. Send your bags by post to the National Gallery of Denmark (or stop by in person if you are in Copenhagen) before june 13th.
The photos are from a previous event.
To win festival tickets (or simply participate for fun) send your plastic bags to:
Statens Museum for Kunst
Att: Morten Sørensen
1307 København K