fos por (fos)
A cada dia que passa fico mais interessado e fascinado com este “novo mundo” das intervenções efémeras. A fos, realizada pelo atelier espanhol (fos), é um dos exemplos mais interessantes que tenho visto.
Como podem ver nas imagens e no vídeo, os autores usaram cerca de 250 metros de fita cola amarela e a ideia foi tão simples como: preencher o “campo de luz” de um foco que iluminava o acesso a um pequeno restaurante que se localiza no famoso bairro de las letras, em Madrid.
A ideia é óptima, o efeito visual é bastante atrativo, os custos são “reduzidos” e o restaurante ficou a ganhar 500%.
Mais informações aqui.
A New York Times slideshow, with images by Iwan Baan, shows a new development in Lagos waterfront stilt-village Makoko. Nigerian architect, Kunle Adeyemi has taken a creative and collaborative approach to urban planning. Asking what the Makoko community wanted and using money from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the United Nations, he devised a solar-powered floating school: “a low-cost three-story A-frame, buoyed by about 250 plastic barrels, with a 1,000-square-foot play area, classrooms, rainwater collection and composting toilets.” The school, which serves 100 elementary-school children, provides a pioneering prototype for Makoko housing and other potential structures.
Highrise of Holmes | James Wines
This housing structure offers apartment dwellers the unique advantages of garden space and personalized architectural identity in a multi-story condominium. The building is a steel and concrete matrix supporting a vertical community of private homes, clustered into village-like communities on each floor. One of the objectives is to offer a ‘choice, chance and change’ alternative to conventional housing blocks in the cityscape - replacing this imposed anonymity with an anti-formalist collage of indeterminacy, idiosyncrasy and cultural diversity created by the residents themselves.
Adventurous Artists Travel on Homemade Flotillas
Photographer Tod Seelie captures the life of artists as they travel across waterways, floating on their own uniquely designed rafts. Organized by street artist Caledonia “Callie” Curry, best known as Swoon, the project embarked on its first expedition last year. Each flotilla, crafted out of recycled and found materials, boasts its own vibrant, free-spirited personality. Like a traveling circus of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys (and Girls), the artists board their handcrafted ships and set off on an adventure.