The Lampbrella is made from fiberglass and equipped with a rain and motion sensor that help to figure out when it needs to open and close the umbrella canopy. In case the Lampbrella fails to open there’s a button on the lamp post that can be used to open the canopy manually. Belyaev thinks that his creation can be useful anywhere in the city where many people walk, but specifically at places without canopies or large trees where you can hide from the rain.
Our German colleagues of Urban Shit featured this great urban intervention that will help the city to get cleaner. Paul Ketz’s Pfandring is a ring-shaped installation that’s attached to street bins. His urban hacking initiative offers people who drink a beer with their friends on the street the opportunity to leave the deposit bottle in the ring, instead…Read more →
Taiwan-based industrial designer Shu-Chun Hsiao created a series of urban birdhouses that are inspired by the Google Maps marker symbol. It is interesting to realize how tightly this simple pinpoint marker is cognitively related to the services of Google Maps and how it has actually developed into a landmark symbol.Read more →
Social designers frequently come up with new ideas to make life better for homeless people, like the famous tent project in Paris. The Shelter Cart project is an interesting one, because creators Gregor Timlin and Barry Sheehan focused on nice, user-friendly design. The big advantage is that the plastic sleeping cocoons are easily transportable.Read more →
Reading Urban Interventions, a recently published book by the ever inspiring German publisher Gestalten is like re-experiencing last two years of The Pop-Up City. The book showcases a whole lot of personal projects in public space executed all over the world. It deals with the space we live in and explores all kinds of interventions changing the significance of this public space. Many projects in the book are familiar to faithful readers of this blog, which isn’t strange since the scope of the Urban Interventions book is in perfect line with the themes we like to write about.Read more →