Pedestrians are mentally exhausted because they have to ignore all the madness that’s around them and get from one block to another without being run over by something with two legs or four wheels.
In contrast, the environs of a park, can put you into a state of soft fascination,the aaaaah-inducing feeling of taking in the space around you. http://bit.ly/Zua33m
Urban Sponge. Have a look at another proposal for Prague riverfront from Gemawang Swaribathoro + Indra Nugraha + Morian Saspriatnadi.
More on: http://bit.ly/XKgkpC
rooftops - infinite urban resources?
What if we turned them into gardens?
Here we go again. Cities + Coffee farm + pallets :)
During Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2013, people can enjoy a cup of coffee in the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar, designed by the Australian design firm HASSELL. The temporary installation is made of pallets and has more than 120 coffee plants.
Utopia - why not? Exhibition Past Futures, Present Futures explores 101 unrealized 20th century proposals for New York City that were remade by artists and architects living today.
Let’s have a look at Parks over Parks 5012 by studio Snohetta.
Best of luck for Festarch for their activities. Though we doubt they will need luck. So we rather wish them sunny weather!
The forth edition of Festarch starts tomorrow in Perugia (Italy). Until 10 June the festival by Abitare will focus on the theme of Cities within the city, those informal settlements self-created by its inhabitants that challange rational urban planning and move city boundaries. It will present a full programme of events including a talk with Giancarlo Mazzanti and Michael Maltzan about the role of public space.
reSITE would love to see Ciudades Paralelas in Prague!
Ciudades Paralelas is a mobile festival created by Lola Arias and Stefan Kaegi that turns libraries, factories and other ordinary spaces into stages for performances and urban interventions. It takes place in the cities of Berlin, Buenos Aires, Warsaw and Zurich.
Would you care for a dance? You know what they say. It takes two to tango! And tango they did during reSITE Festival!
What are you drawing? We are happy that so many people participated in the urban drawing workshop!