New York Compost Box Project

Thema: Composting made easy for New Yorkers on the go. Beschreibung: City dwellers looking to dispose of organic material while keeping their communities green will have another way to pitch in amid the changing media landscape. Those ubiquitous newspaper boxes that have lain dormant with the rise of the web have found new life – … Weiterlesen

Tube Tongues

Thema: A map showing which languages are most common at every tube station in London. Beschreibung: Each tube station has a circle coloured by, after English, the language most spoken by locals. The area of the circle is proportional to the percentage that speak this language – so a circle where 10% of local people … Weiterlesen

!NAT

Thema: A mapping standard offering easy to read, easy to memorize and easy to use subway network maps. Beschreibung: The crowded central area of most cities is enlarged to make room for the multiplicity of lines and connecting stations. A standard set of symbol is applied to all maps: line colors, stations, connections, line and … Weiterlesen

The Plant

Thema: A model of closed-loop urban food production. Beschreibung: The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside an repurposed industrial building. The Plant will create 125 jobs in Chicago’s economically distressed Back of the Yards neighborhood – but, remarkably, these jobs … Weiterlesen

Hantz Woodlands

Thema: World’s largest Urban Farm planned for the City of Detroit. Beschreibung: Picture oaks, maples, and other high value trees planted in straight, evenly spaced rows. Grass between rows of trees will be mowed regularly, and flowering trees will be planted between streets and sidewalks to create a breathtaking place of beauty each spring and … Weiterlesen

New York Wheel

Thema: Urban attraction. Beschreibung: The New York Wheel promises to become one of the City’s – and the world’s – great landmark attractions, alongside the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Located on the northeastern side of Staten Island (St. George), the 630-foot, or roughly 60-story, attraction will be the tallest observation wheel … Weiterlesen

Dithyrambalina – Musical Architecture in New Orleans

Thema: Creation of an evolving musical village. Beschreibung: A host of international artists, musicians and inventors are creating Dithyrambalina – a landmark village of musical, playable houses. Invented instruments embedded into the walls, ceilings, and floors of Dithyrambalina’s architecture will support boundary-breaking musical performances and inspire wonder, exploration and invention in visitors of all ages. … Weiterlesen

Friends of the QueensWay

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: The mission of the Friends of the QueensWay (FQW) is to transform the blighted structure that housed the LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch and was abandoned over 50 years ago into a public greenway. The former railroad right of way extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone … Weiterlesen

Urban Air

Thema: A global art-in-public sitework. Beschreibung: Urban Air transforms existing urban billboards into living, suspended bamboo gardens. Embedded with intelligent technology, Urban Air becomes a global node — an open space in the urban skyline. An artwork, symbol, and instrument for a green future. Urban Air has been designed, engineered, and has secured the billboards … Weiterlesen

TOKYO CITY SYMPHONY

Thema: 3D projection mapping art on a miniature model of Tokyo at a 1:1000 scale. Beschreibung: Symphonize with the world to the ever-evolving city of Tokyo. Participants can enjoy various motifs of the city: „Futuristic City“, „Rock City“, and a traditional Japanese „Beauty of Nature“ motif by pressing the keys on a keyboard, as if … Weiterlesen