By adding clever, small-scale and minimalist designs (“almost no design” according No Studio) to neglected public spaces, the designers want to bring value, quality and new functionality to these locations. One of the urban hacks involves a series of basic, colorful sunbeds on an abandoned embankment stairway along the river Oder. The beds invite people to use the space, sit down, sunbathe, and enjoy the view.
Another installation consists of a multi-functional space in a park, where the user is able to determine the function of particular elements. The ‘pavilion’ was used by a wide variety of users — from shelter for the homeless to a playground. It also offered place for debates, exhibitions, screenings, concerts, and so on.
The interventions took place during the Lower-Silesian Festival of Architecture in Wrocław (DoFA) in collaboration with the city’s Museum of Architecture, presenting the latest developments in contemporary architecture.