Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper

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Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC) Placemaking from around the globe and how they are transforming our public spaces. To learn more: www.pps.org/lighter-quicker-cheaper

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Martin Angelov upcycles an abandoned telephone booth into public seating Storage Bench Seating, Booth Seating, Floor Seating, Public Seating, Office Seating, Entryway Hall Tree, Street Furniture, Furniture Nyc, Cheap Furniture

Martin Angelov upcycles an abandoned telephone booth into public seating

Martin Angelov transformed parts of an old telephone booth into a chair.

Repurposed traffic barrels activate a forgotten parking lot in Texas. The hanging barrels create swaying patterns of light and shadow, adding interest into a underused public space. Art Transportation, Urban Intervention, Space Architecture, Public Art, Public Spaces, Green Building, Light And Shadow, Innovation, Landscape

Repurposed traffic barrels reactivate a forgotten public space in El Paso

FLASH INSTALLATION is a pop-up architectural installation that reactivates a public space with repurposed materials in El Paso.

Conceptual artist Christo is giving visitors to Italy's Lake Iseo a chance to walk on water—atop a vibrant orange floating walkway Richard Long, Land Art, Christo Floating Piers, Christo And Jeanne Claude, Italian Lakes, Walk On Water, Water Art, Pictures Of The Week, Expositions

This Artist Is Letting People Walk on Water

Conceptual artist Christo is giving visitors to Italy's Lake Iseo a chance to walk on water—atop a vibrant orange floating walkway

The Flint Public Art Project connects local talent with international artists and thinkers to develop participatory cultural events, public art installations and demonstration projects that reimagine the city. Interventions range from massive video projects to chair-bombing by local teens. #LQC #Placemaking Art Installations, Installation Art, Cultural Events, International Artist, Outdoor Art, Public Art, Lighter, Art Projects, Range

Flint Public Art Project

The Flint Public Art Project connects local talent with international artists and thinkers to develop participatory cultural events, public art installations and demonstration projects that reimagine the city. Interventions range from massive video projects to chair-bombing by local teens. #LQC #Placemaking

Tudor Baciu drives around the Romanian countryside with his 'Cinemobile', screening films in villages with no cinemas. Screen Film, Public Spaces, Films, Movies, Tudor, Outdoor Spaces, Lighter, Bring It On, Cinema

The 'Cinemobile' bringing movies to Romanian villages

Tudor Baciu drives around the Romanian countryside with his 'Cinemobile', screening films in villages with no cinemas.

DUMBO Boulders is an outdoor bouldering structure at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge offering a good exercise combined with one of New York's best views. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Manhattan Bridge, Bouldering, Great Places, Times Square, Dolores Park, Public, New York, Exercise

The Cliffs at DUMBO

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, a new bouldering park is activating a space into a fun and healthy hub! #LQC #Placemaking

Hunk Design has created awesome #LQC amenities. These fun but simple public space pillows are made from shipping container materials, seat belt bands and swimming pool buoys! The The "Fuguloco's" have become host to relaxation and play for kids and adults alike in #Placemaking projects across The Netherlands. Urban Intervention, Tigger, Kids Playing, Netherlands, Swimming Pools, Bands, Container, Public, Belt

Hunk Design has created awesome #LQC amenities. These fun but simple public space pillows are made from shipping container materials, seat belt bands and swimming pool buoys! The The "Fuguloco's" have become host to relaxation and play for kids and adults alike in #Placemaking projects across The Netherlands.

malka architecture uses pallets to build arenas in las vegas is part of - working alongside justkid’s curator charlotte dutoit, life is beautiful a music and art festival has initiated the urban renewal of downtown las vegas Green Architecture, Concept Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Amphitheater Architecture, Green Pallete, Edinburgh, Temporary Architecture, Pallet Painting, Exhibition Display

malka architecture uses pallets to build arenas in las vegas

working alongside justkid’s curator charlotte dutoit, life is beautiful - a music and art festival - has initiated the urban renewal of downtown las vegas.

Design Museum Dharavi - a portable museum in one of the world’s largest slums – has opened in Mumbai, India with exhibitions on terracotta pottery and cricket. Fashion Street Mumbai, Community Space, Community Service, Arts Integration, Spanish Artists, Museum Exhibition, Exhibition Stands, Slums, Design Museum

Dharavi

The dense community of Dharavi, Mumbai has become host to a pop-up design museum where artisans are sharing local goods with their community. The area is considered one of the region's largest 'slums' but despite negative connotations, is home to a vibrant community of makers. The pop-up museum is a site of cultural and community exchange. #LQC #Placemaking

sent me this great photo of an optical illusion pedestrian crossing in Kyrgyzstan - what a fab idea! 3d Street Art, Amazing Street Art, Street Art Graffiti, Street Artists, Banksy Graffiti, Passage Piéton, Pedestrian Crossing, Zebra Crossing, Urbane Kunst

Paint is a powerful thing, and so is optical illusion! #MentalSpeedBumps #LQC #Crosswalk #DIY

IBM "Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities" remporte le Grand Prix Outdoor à Cannes ! Street Marketing, Guerilla Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Marketing Ideas, Targeted Advertising, Creative Advertising, Advertising Campaign, Advertising Ideas, Advertisement Examples

IBM's "People for Smarter Cities Project" is turning advertisements into functional street amenities like benches, ramps and shelters from rain. These #LQC interventions are reinventing the presence of ads in cities to support the livability of streets! #Placemaking

'Walking in Balloons' is an installation underneath the Shilin metro station in Taipei. The space is filled with one thousand inflatable cylinders that prompt people to reimagine this public space. It's also become an instant play space for kids! Under Bridge, Community Space, Installation Art, Art Installations, Sundance Film Festival, Great Hotel, Urban Furniture, Great Restaurants, Hotel Spa

士林那道光

都市酵母從2006年由水越設計發起,結合台灣的設計師,以創意發想,推廣有趣的公共空間生活概念,目的是讓大家愛上居住地。

students of waseda university crafts temporary plywood pavilion in tokyo Pavilion Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Wood Arch, Library Themes, Temporary Structures, Courtyard Design, Urban Furniture, Environmental Design

students of waseda university crafts temporary plywood pavilion in tokyo

with a limited budget, the structure's form features a grid in the shape of a cubic volume with the four sides spherically hollowed out.

New York Compost. These community compost bins are made from old New York Post newspaper boxes Newspaper Stand, Old Newspaper, Urban Composting, Composting Bins, Chelsea 2016, Garden News, Urban Intervention, Urban Architecture, New York Post

Urban Composting On The Streets Of New York

Graphic designer Debbie Ullman turns discarded newspaper boxes on the sidewalks of New York City into public composting bins.

Floating Gardens, Giant Chalkboards, and Climbing Walls on Banks of Seine in Paris - Urban Gardens Urban Furniture, Street Furniture, School Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Temporary Architecture, Floating Garden, Pocket Park, Reportage Photo, Climbing Wall

Floating Gardens, Giant Chalkboards, and Climbing Walls on Banks of Seine in Paris - Urban Gardens

Photo: Mairie de Paris. Paris is transforming an utterly urban area along the River Seine to a cleaner, greener space. A new Left Bank promenade called the Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine) was unveiled last month, and is quickly drawing crowds of walkers, cyclists and urbanites seeking a bit of nature. Photo: Architecture Urbanisme. Photo: […]

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