Best Of 2010

  • Happy New Year everyone! We would like to provide you with our ‘Best of 2010′, bringing five articles we wrote last year which our readers found most interesting, intriguing and appealing. Click on ‘Read more…’ to go to the entire posts. We wish you the best of luck in 2011 and hope you will keep reading The Pop-Up City.

    Pay & Sit: Privatized Benches In Public Space
    As one of the students participating in an interface design program, Berlin-based artist Fabian Brunsing designed this rather remarkable privatized bench in public space. To sit on it comfortably, you have to insert a € 0,50 coin. Read more…

    Addicted To Health
    One of the most remarkable element characterizing French and Italian cities is the pervasive presence of the animated green crosses telling us there’s a pharmacy. In fact these signs visually dominate the French and Italian streetscapes. They’re heavy and there are exorbitantly many of them. But they make the street look interesting! Read more…

    Custom Bike Urbanism
    If getting hungry, while strolling along the roads of Shanghai, it is not necessary that McDonald’s will be your eatery of choice. Certainly not if you are all crazed out about having your stomach filled with local street food. In this case you might choose the local chef providing freshly prepared meat-on-sticks from his hybrid of a bike-BBQ grill. Read more…

    Dead Drops: The Offline File-Sharing Network
    Aram Bartholl, also known as the man behind Speed Show, has launched a new project in New York City which is part of his Eyebeam residency. Under the name of ‘Dead Drops’, he created an anomymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space by ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into publicly accessible walls, buildings and curbs. Read more…

    Why Not Print Buildings?
    Via Blueprint Magazine we found out about the birth of a machine that is able to print entire buildings. The monster is located near Pisa, Italy, and its father is Enrico Dini, an engineer with a background in offline programming systems for six-axis robots.