Swings

 

 

The Red Swing Project started in February 2007 as an urban intervention within the city of Austin, Texas. Our swings are made of red painted wood and hung using retired rock climbing rope. Over the years, we have hung over 150 red swings in USA, India, Thailand, Brasil, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Spain, Portugal, Haiti and Poland.

The red swing remains the constant while the environmental backdrops and cultural contexts change from place to place.

We pay particular attention to public response to this familiar object set in an unfamiliar place.

 

See more on The Red Swing Project.

 

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A Defensive Architecture

Winners of the President's Medals Student Awards 2009

 

Impressively beautiful thesis “A Defensive Architecture” by Nicholas Szczepaniak from the University of Westminster London UK . With his thesis he won the President’s Medals Student Awards in 2009.

 

 

 

See more images on their website.

 


Quadratura

 

 

Beautiful installation by Pablo Valbuena in 2010 in Madrid.

 

Quadratura was the technique used in the baroque to extended architecture through trompe l’oeil and perspective constructions generated with paint or sculpture.
The site-specific installation presented at Matadero Madrid follows the same principles but manipulating space by means of projected light. The main axis of the room of Abierto x Obras is extended and the limits of the physical space dissolved.

 

 

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Trouble in Paradise

 

A more realistic Zoo

Again animals, again Vienna…

Project from Steinbrener/Dempf in the Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna, in 2009.

 

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Goodbye Penguins

Pictures from the japanese artist Takeshi Kawanosetzt thinking about the consequences of global warming.

 

 

Via We looked like Giants.

 


Eiterquelle

Vienna, I miss you so much…

 

Photographs by Stefan Fürtbauer from the series “Eiterquelle”.

 



Spielplatz

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Wonderful interventions by “Démocratie Créative” to turn our everyday urban space into a playground.

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