Can City

Thema: Recycling urban waste into something more useful/valuable. Beschreibung: A project based in São Paulo where a mobile foundry operates around the city’s streets. The foundry smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as fuel. The moulds and the finished pieces are all made on location, turning the street into an … 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

Amagerforbrændingen Waste to Energy Plant

Thema: A new breed of waste-to-energy plant, one that is economically, environmentally, and socially profitable. Beschreibung: A public ski slope on the roof above the working waste-to-energy plant will be inserted, transforming otherwise unused space into a social sporting venue. Visitors will reach the dizzying heights of Amagerforbrændingen ski roof via an external lift system … Weiterlesen

Paper Pulp Helmets

Thema: A low cost, recyclable, bicycle helmet for use in conjunction with the London Bicycle Hire Scheme. Manufactured from waste newspapers that circulate the London transport network. Beschreibung: The helmets are intended for short periods of use and can be disposed of back into waste system. The helmet and strap are fully recyclable and can … 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

Foundation

Thema: Turning waste into temporary meeting places Beschreibung: Foundation, a concept by Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten is about collecting waste material and old furniture from the neighborhood, moving it to a waste container, reusing it to turn it into a small house (with the container as the foundation), to become a temporary meeting … Weiterlesen

Bus Top Gardening

Thema: Bus Top Gardening Beschreibung: Are there any urban objects left that do not have an urban garden on their roof? New York-based designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio came up with a graduation project at the NYU, that claims to increase the amount of green spaces in the city. Bus Roots is a living garden … Weiterlesen

Social Housing Hardware

Thema: Social Housing Hardware Beschreibung: Ein Unternehmen aus dem Westerwald setzt in Berlin gezielt auf einfache Einzimmerwohnungen, deren Warmmiete bei 300 bis 350 Euro liegen soll, indem leerstehende Plattenbauten, die eigentlich Abrisskandidaten waren, zu günstigen Appartmenthäusern umgebaut werden. Einstige Problem-Platten werden so zu Erste-Hilfe-Bauten auf dem immer engeren Wohnungsmarkt. Gegenwärtig werden mehr als 850 Wohnungen … Weiterlesen