Berlin is full of spontaneous parties in public space. During a trip we spotted a techno party near metro station Warschauer Straße. Under a fly-over, over 150 people were dancing to tunes played by a DJ while drinking their own supply of beer. The raw spot turned out to be a perfect party location.
Through Google Earth, a new perspective on the urban form has been revealed. This development implies a new design issue for architects and urbanists, considering roof tops and urban schemes as a part of the city’s facade. Besides that, it shows interesting pattern relics form the past. Rhett Dashwood, Creative Director from Melbourne, and blogger…Read more →
Lighting experts at Philips have come up with a new solar-powered LED street lighting solution. The new technology, SolarGen2 off-grid system, is unique in that it harnesses sunlight to provide reliable lighting after dark. The panels, constructed on top of the street lights, collect the energy of the sun during day, and re-use this energy during the night when extra light is needed.Read more →
Next week, on Thursday 4 October, we’re bringing Europe’s finest city, design and culture bloggers to Amsterdam for Blogging the City, a one-day festival where the ‘blogosphere’ discusses the urban future. Ahead of the event, we’ll introduce you to some of our speakers through a series of short interviews. First one is Martijn de Waal, Amsterdam-based journalist and researcher and one of the founders of The Mobile City, a blog run by an independent research group that investigates the influence of digital media technologies on urban life, and the implications for urban design.Read more →
Could a red ant be a purple cow? About 500 red ants enter theater De Lawei in Drachten, The Netherlands. The ants were painted on the road by artist Henk Hofstra and form part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary. Each ant is three meters in long and two meters wide. All ants come…Read more →