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.
In this last article in a series about the importance of the kiosk, I’ll cover an initiative that took of this summer in London, called KiosKiosk. KiosKiosk is a project which offers small kiosk space to creative start-ups, like artists and fashion designers for free. Supported by the London Sustainable Development Commission, its founders want…Read more →
Recently the Dutch town of Castricum was been changed into a temporary open air campsite. Between August 19 and August 29, camping was made possible all over the place — in the public green, at parking lots, et cetera. Furthermore, the inhabitants of Castricum offered camping places in their gardens and facilities. Staying at the…Read more →
Axel Timm is one of the founders of the Berlin-based office Raumlabor. Raumlabor is currently working in Rotterdam to prepare their latest project for the ‘Wereld van Witte de With’ festival, which will take place between 14 and 16 September. The festival’s theme for this year is ‘The Street – Live!’, focusing on new ways to use and experience public spaces. We asked Timm five questions about Raumlabor, his views on enhancing public space, and ‘Limousine Service’, the office’s current intervention on the streets of Rotterdam.Read more →