A Shit With A View

The architects of H3T, who have been mentioned before on this blog thanks to their Bike-0-Sauna, have come up with an illegal toilet providing the best view ever to its users. The Toilet with a View provides one of the most important qualities of a good toilet: privacy. It’s located far from everyone, and nobody…

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A Dreamscape Of Bamboo And Bridges

During a lecture we did at Moscow’s Strelka Institute two weeks ago, I got to speak with landscape architect Adriaan Geuze who leads the world-famous Dutch landscape design office West 8. Offscreen he showed some of his latest park designs. We would like to highlight one of the amazing parks that West 8 has created and…

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Decorate The Potholes

“When they don’t do it, we must do it.” That is what Juliana Santacruz Herrera must have thought when she started repairing the potholes in the streets of Paris with colorful strips of yarn. Randomly placed in cracks and breaks, her designs result in a colorful addition to the urban lay-out. It’s always good to…

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This Is Not A Waste-To-Energy Plant

‘Hedonistic sustainability’ is a concept introduced by Bjarke Ingels, embodying the idea that sustainability is not a burden, but that a sustainable city in fact can improve the quality of life of its citizens. I would immediately refer to several initiatives that we have highlighed here on The Pop-Up City, for instance the Corona Save…

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Urban Drifting

Use your iPhone to have a psychogeographical experience in your own city. Inspired by the Situationists, Serendipitor is a free app that utilizes Google Map’s API to “find something by looking for something else.” Begin by entering a destination, from which Serendipitor suggests various routes, which are shorter or longer, depending on how much time…

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Experience-Based Traveling With Wanderfly

Yesterday a brand new trip advisor named Wanderfly grabbed my attention. Wanderfly is a travel website, but then different. Instead of typing in the name of the place you want to go, the website says to help people discover new and exciting experiences based on their interests (what are you up to?) and budget. The…

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Zuidas Pleasure Landscape

The economic crisis has led to delays in further development of Amsterdam’s new business district and second city center, the Zuidas (South Axis). But what to do with the large amounts of unused land? With some help from artists from the nearby Sandberg Institute, local authorities turned an empty building site into both an urban agriculture…

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Supermarket Skate Lane

After having introduced The Fun Theory (with the brilliant piano stairs), Volkswagen now comes up with another interesting action which speeds up life a little: the fast lane in the supermarket. The idea is simple: some shopping carts are pimped with a skateboard, providing some extra shopping fun for those who can’t stand people who…

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