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Urban Yoga | Anja Humljan

Cities shouldn’t be perceived as disturbing our harmony, but instead as something which can make us feel at peace. That’s what yogi, artist, designer and architect Anja Humljan thinks, anyway. She believes in engaging with the urban space around us, and as you can see from these wonderful images, has…

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Where people run | Nathan Yau

Nathan Yau at FlowingData has mapped popular running routes for 22 major cities, including 18 in the U.S. To make these maps, Lau simply grabbed public data from the exercise-tracking app RunKeeper. While these visualizations are not representative of all runners in a city, they do offer useful information on urban spaces. For…

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Puzzle Facade | Javier Lloret

Javier Lloret, a masters student at Interface Culture at Universität für Künstlerische und Industrielle Gestaltung Linz in Austria, may have actually one-upped the reigning speed champion, but in grandiosity, rather than dexterity.  For his thesis project, Lloret designed Puzzle Facade, which transformed the Ars Electronica office in Austria into an illuminated,…

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Paratissima 2011 | TREEBIKE

TREEBIKE – l’albero delle bici | paratissima 2011 È nato per incentivare l’uso delle biciclette e per favorire la crescita di verde negli spazi urbani. Le diverse sagome di lamiera evocano le forme di un albero stilizzato e supportano la vegetazione rampicante. I portabici possono essere disposti circolarmente o linearmente,…

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Seoul’s Sunken Stone Garden

Next time you’re in South Korea, make sure to check this out. Pavement covered up the Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul, South Korea, for 40 years as it was used as a road. But in the early 2000s a new project came underway to restore the stream to its former glory.…

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Solar Powered Soft Rockers

Professor of the Practice of Architecture, Sheila Kennedy, and a group of Design, Architecture and Engineering students from MIT have designed solar-energy storing modern wood rockers on which you can lounge and chat or charge. Smartphones, cell phones, mp3 devices, laptops and other gadgets can be connected via USB. What’s…