List/Grid Tag Archives: Outdoors

Rope Pavilion

Rope Pavilion is one of 5 winning proposals for the Warming huts competition. The project was designed by New York-based firm kevin erickson + allison warren and is planned to be constructed this January into the Assiniboine credit union river landscape in Winnipeg, Canada.

Crater Lake – Social Meeting Point Installation for Kobe Bienalle 2011, Japan

Crater lake – is a new concept of outdoors socializing meeting points designed and built by 24° studio. The project is one of the winners of Shitsurai Art International Competition organized by the city of Kobe, Japan; the installation is a participant of Kobe Biennale 2011. Crater lake is exhibited from October 1 till November 23 at the man-made Port Island of Shiosai park providing a view at the Kobe urban center, its surrounding mountains and seascape. The installation is inviting visitors to enjoy the social interaction while observing the beauty of the environment through 360° viewing vista. The design… Read more »

sTREEt – A Green Urban Furniture Design –  by Kibisi

Street furniture mainly represents the secondary role to the city perception, while facilitating our existence in it and giving it some character. Mostly all of the urban furniture is disengaged – streetlights are not matching garbage bins and benches, bus stops are steeped in advertisement, traffic lights are totally out of city style and so on. The Copenhagen based firm KiBiSi found a solution to the urban landscape mess – the sTREEt. It was designed especially for the Gwangju Design Bienalle 2011 in South Korea. The main idea of sTREEt is described as weaving a functional line to the cityscape,… Read more »

Kinetic Double-Sided Bench from New York

Recently the family line of outdoor benches got supplemented by a new member –the Polymorphic bench, also known as the Kinetic double-sided bench. A group of ten architects from Columbia University GSAPP in New York created a wavy-shaped unique outdoor seat, that’s made out of plywood and interacts with its users. The unusual construction consists of 119 interconnected elements all attached to a pivot and bolt system. This inventive pattern of connection moves the bench with an occupant’s weight and transforms it in the most comfortable way according to the ergonomic profiles and giving the most comfort, not forgetting the safety (a… Read more »

The Loopita Bonita – A Social Chaise-Longue

The Summer has arrived with all the heat it can offer, you gotta believe me on this one, living in Cairo, you can never under-estimate the HEAT we get here, pushing us all to go up north to our lovely breezy beaches on the coast of Alexandria – my hometown. During the sunny season, people starts their summer outdoor-furniture shopping. For the past week or so my wife and I were also on the hunt for the same exact thing, trying to land a couple of outdoors comfortable chairs for our beach place, and while searching online, I bumped into this magnificent piece… Read more »

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