Design Citizens: professional-grassroots urban tactics - Spacing National
For one dreary rainy afternoon this past July, an underpass of Ottawa’s Queensway was overtaken by acoustic guitars and hot pink shag carpets. With bicycles and runners, and the rumble of the O-Train and highway as a backdrop, passersby were invited to play a song on the guitar or lounge on the carpeted concrete slopes […]
After a full day dedicated to defining infrastructure and how we understand it, the Landscape Infrastructure conference at Harvard Graduate School of Design closed with an afternoon mega-panel examining landscape, infrastructure, and ecological systems. Eight speakers from the world of landscape architecture and engineering discussed their work. Introducing the panel, Chris Reed, ASLA, StoSS Landscape Urbanism asked how…
sophie valla architects: LED clouds in amsterdam
the light installation works in conjunction with two refurbished abandoned gas stations at the entrance of the new noorderpark in amsterdam north.
This Sydney artist turned a dreary freeway underpass into a glowing golden forest
How in the world can art help in deterring crime? By turning dark, dangerous highway underpasses into enchanted golden forests that glow, that’s how! ‘Aspi
In Public Space We Trust: Photo
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CityLab - Bloomberg
Bloomberg CityLab reports on the world’s cities, communities, and neighborhoods: How they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.
Top 10 Imaginative Squares - Land8
As we continue LAN’s Top 10 squares series, we give you a few that challenge the notion of what a public square can be and look at imaginative squares
Abandoned Bridge Amphitheater Reclaims Urban Space
An abandoned, deteriorating bridge in the city of Kosice in Slovakia has been rehabbed and modified to serve as an amphitheater and public gathering space that glows in bright rainbow colors at nig…
SEART- Sylvia Park
Designed by landscape architecture and urban design office Isthmus, The ‘SEART Park’ is designed around the underside of ‘South Eastern Arterial’ motorway overpass SEART. SEART itself is a cold, dark and grey concrete and steel highway bridge, and has a signifi cant presence across the site. The challenge was to develop a design that turned…
Folly for a Flyover by Assemble | Dezeen
Non-profit organisation Assemble have constructed a temporary canal-side cinema under a London motorway flyover. Folly for a Flyover was assembled by a team of volunteers over the course of a month, using reclaimed and donated materials. It remains in place for six weeks, staging a series of movies and performances as part of the Create festival. Built from bricks
Toronto Wants to Turn the Underpass of a Highway Into a Major Public Park
Project: Under Gardiner would transform an elevated highway into a public park space with dozens of uses.