I asked you abt the human dimension collage because in first year, I was asked to take dimensions of my body in those same dimensions, it was the first project ever. It was in relation with the Modulor of Le Corbusier. Is it the same for you?
No, we are using it to help us guide our design. We are using them to better accommodate the human body in out space.
The Times Square Alliance has partnered with Spanish collaborative mmmm…as part of an experiment in urban furniture design. The result, Meeting Bowls, is a series of three over-sized semi-spherical capsules that provide seating for up to eight people. Over the course of the next month, these exaggerated forms will invite engaging social interactions along Broadway Boulevard in Times Square. Inside the bowls, there is a feature which allows one to record and share their dialogue via smartphones or laptops. Meeting Bowls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to midnight daily through September 16th.
“In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.”—Arne Jacobsen
With all eyes fixed on everything coming up roses on the West Side’s High Line, City Planning has been concentrating on the East. The long-term goal of connecting the lushly-landscaped promenades and bike paths of the West Side to the heavily trafficked spaghetti of the East Side moved a step closer with the opening on July 14 of the section from Pier 11 at Wall Street to Pier 15 at South Street Seaport.
The Smart miniature billboard campaign not only shows off Smart’s trademark (tiny cars), but also uses the same mentality for advertising. At a fraction of the costs of a normal billboard campaign, Smart has gained itself massive exposure, both offline and online.
Japanese practice Yoshiaki Oyabu Architects has shared with us images of ‘Urban Woods’, a parasitic installation ad renovation project in Osaka, Japan. Situated adjacent to an exceptionally wide and busy road in the city, the design seeks to reintroduce the concept of nature into the urban fabric while raising commercial appeal to the tenant building.