urban architecture

Comfort

Incredible »Comfort« series by the Switzerland based multi-disciplinary studio L/B Lang Baumann. The two artists experiment with inflatable architectural interventions. This consecutively numbered work features large scale tubes that are placed in windows and other objects like the broken, aged and well-weathered cars of a junkyard.


Comfort #3 (Barcelona) – 2005 KBB, Barcelona ES, »Focus Switzerland«


Comfort #3 (Barcelona) – 2005 KBB, Barcelona ES, »Focus Switzerland«


Comfort #4 (Kaufdorf) – 2008 Autofriedhof, Kaufdorf CH, »Nationale Kunstausstellung«


Comfort #4 (Kaufdorf) – 2008 Autofriedhof, Kaufdorf CH, »Nationale Kunstausstellung«


Comfort #8 – 2010 Galeria Foksal, Warsaw PL

Die Entwicklung neuer Stadtquartiere im Herzen der City

In Denver, Colorado, a law has been passed making it illegal to camp on city streets. Meanwhile in Frankfurt, Germany, Councillor Frank has called for a deadline by the end of the month: when time runs out, police will remove the Occupy Frankfurt camp immediately. An important era will probably end there. In recent months tented camps around the world have become a synonym to nomadic resistance and collapsible architecture in the context of protests and demonstrations. Especially in Germany’s financial capital is a striking contrast between the imposing but lifeless skyscrapers and the movement’s improvised camps and architectures. These new urban districts were captured by german photography studio Frank Bayh & Steff Rosenberger-Ochs in a series entitled »Die Entwicklung neuer Stadtquartiere im Herzen der City«. The pictures here where made at the tent camp of anti-Stuttgart 21 campaigners in Stuttgart’s Schlossgarten park and the backgrounds were replaced with various types of surfaces.

The life-sized LEGO forest

The legendary LEGO pine trees and flowers are currently part of an exhibition in the Australian outback. However, life-sized in a unique reserve called »Living Desert« in Broken Hill. The reason is that LEGO is celebrating 50 years in Australia. The impressive installation will now remain in Broken Hill’s red dust plains and blue skies of far-western NSW until July 12. More images can be found here.


Images courtesy of LEGO


Images courtesy of LEGO


Images courtesy of LEGO

Visitors Tunnel

Markus Linnenbrink was commissioned to paint the visitors tunnel at the new JVA (prison) in Düsseldorf, Germany. »Visitor access (for family, lawyers, police…) has to be under ground by law in newly constructed prisons in Germany. This tunnel covers the 40 m (about 132 feet) between the security check in the front building and the visitors area in one of the inner prison buildings«, it says on the website.


»DIEDRITTEDIMENSION«, JVA/Prison 2011, Düsseldorf Rath, Germany


»DIEDRITTEDIMENSION«, JVA/Prison 2011, Düsseldorf Rath, Germany


»DIEDRITTEDIMENSION«, JVA/Prison 2011, Düsseldorf Rath, Germany

H3T

The days are getting colder so that proper precautions must be taken for activities in the public. The archtitects H3T, based in Prague, have some good ideas to resist the cold of winter. Please note that brilliant bike sauna, a transportable sweat lodge pulled by a tandem bicycle. Of course, better than beer bikes (sorry for this comparison).


»Bicycle Sauna Kolonok«, 2011


»Tea House Muštelka«, 2010

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»Tea House ČD«, 2011

Crystal Bubble

I have found the solution for this distressed summer. I’m not too sure about the fresh air supply, but with its clear plastic shell, this bubble provides unparalleled, 360-degree views of the wild world around you while sheltering you from the elements. Luxury bad weather camping will thereby broaden your horizon.

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