City Lounge by Carlos Martinez

City Lounge is an outdoor space in the center of St. Gallen, Switzerland, that has been designed by Carlos Martinez in collaboration with Pipilotti Rist, as a result of a design competition to create a public living room. A red carpet flows all around the buildings, recreating places to relax, places to converse, places to park, fountains, even fake cars you can climb on. It’s an amazing project that brings life to the city. Photos by Thomas Mayer Via Judit Bellostes Read more […]
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Sakura Cafe by Klein Dytham Architecture

Klein Dytham Architecture designed this beautiful outdoor furniture for a cherry blossom party to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Mid-Town, a major mixed use development in Tokyo. The solution was to create large cherry blossom seats and tables of polystyrene coated with a urethane surface which spreads the pressure. Via dezeen Read more […]
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The Red Ribbon Project

The Tanghe River Park, located in Qinhuangdao, China, features a new installation of red steel that stretches for 500 meters along the riverbank. The Red Ribbon project integrates a boardwalk, lighting, seating, environmental interpretation, and environmental orientation. It is made of fiber steel, and lit from inside so that it glows red at night. Four pavilions in the shape of clouds are distributed along the ribbon, which provide protection from the weather, meeting opportunities, and Read more […]
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Hairywood by 6a Architects

6a Architects designed, in collaboration with Eley Kishimoto, a temporary public space and landmark. The tower creates a threshold into the new gallery space and offers an escape to watch the world go by. The small space at the top, lined with printed timber and upholstery, is like a fragment of private space open to the street. At night the tower is lit from within and glows like a lantern. Read more […]
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Lookout Tower by Avanto Architects

Avanto Architects designed this lookout tower located on a cliff of the Korkeasaari Island with spectacular views of the sea and the city of Helsinki. The free form is inspired by its natural setting: it follows the existing low stone wall and skirts around a small birch grove. The load bearing grid-shell structure consists of 72 battens bent and twisted on site from seven preformed types. Over 600 bolted joints hold the shell structure together. Read more […]
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Bus Shelter by Hild und K Architekten

This beautiful bus shelter, designed by Hild und K Architekten, is located in Landshut, Germany, a medieval old town. A computer-controlled high-energy laser beam cuts the chosen pattern in the Corten steel sheet. After cutting, the sheet is simply folded into a bus shelter. The internal panes of glass were fitted on the spot. Read more […]
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Bar Nestle by Fulguro

For the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival, NestlĂ© had the opportunity to have a bar on the lake side serving food and beverages. Fulguro designed a platform that would go from the edge of the lake onto the lake itself. The platform was shaped like steps allowing a maximum number of people to enjoy the view of the landscape. The bar was a kind of a beach house that landed on the platform. One side of the roof opened to let people order at the bar. At the same time it provided a shelter when the Read more […]
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