Author

Joop de Boer

Fish And Chips From A Rooftop Farm

Fish & Chips

We have seen plenty rooftop farming initiatives over the past years here on Pop-Up City, but this one takes the ideas about farming and repurposing rooftops to a new level. Something & Son have initiated a peculiar sustainable farming project on the roof of a building in Folkestone, UK. The designers grow fish and other crops behind the facade of a characteristic fish and chips restaurant.

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Truck-A-Tecture Showcases Flexible Homes For Urban Nomads

Aero-Mobile by Office for Mobile Design

Increasing numbers of people live a nomadic lifestyle. They change jobs more frequently than toothbrushes, they’re not bound to a fixed house, and have organized their life to fit in a quickly changing world. To find a good way to create houses for this new lifestyle is an issue that many designer deal with. In Omaha, Nebraska, the exhibition venue KANEKO sets the stage for Truck-a-Tecture, an exhibit that showcases examples of the efforts to create comfortable and flexible architecture for modern urban nomads.

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  • Smartphone Zombies, Please Stay Out Of The Fast Lane

    Cellphone Lane

    Using a smartphone changes your behavior in public space. This leads to tensions and strange, sometimes even dangerous situations — not only on streets and in bicycle lanes but also on sidewalks, according to the makers of the National Geographic series Mind over Masses. That’s why they wanted to find out what would happen if they created a dedicated zone for smartphone zombies on the sidewalks of Washington DC.

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