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.
Eindhoven-based design firm EDHV initiated the Phantom Project, addressing the issues of street safety during night time. For LEV magazine they created a series of visuals by projecting images in back alleys during the night.Read more →
“Dedicated to all of the uncredited modifiers, inventors, communicators, and public citizens whose work has changed our common landscape.” This is the first line of the publication ‘Public Phenomena’ by Temporary Services. The book is a celebration of urban interventions of the smallest kinds by ordinary citizens, entrepreneurs or artists, all uncredited and not done for the…Read more →
On his amazing City of Sound blog Dan Hill recently described a tour through a forest near Estonia’s capital Tallinn. What made this trip spectacular was Tetsuo Kondo’s suspended ramp that flows trough the 300-years old woods of Kadriorg. The ramp allows visitors to explore the forest from a totally different perspective as it adds a layer of experience to the landscape….Read more →
Many cities, especially those in North America, continue to struggle with the legacy of massive freeway systems. While Vancouver was largely able to resist major freeway development during the 1960s and 1970s, a couple of intermittent elements of the freeway vision remain in the city, including the Granville Street Bridge (which Bjarke Ingels’s new tower proposal hopes to re-envision) and the Georgia + Dunsmuir Viaducts in False Creek. The viaducts have been a major topic of debate in the city for years considering the controversy surrounding their construction, but only now are serious proposals coming close to reality.Read more →