It’s No Picnic Table designed by artist Michael Beitz for the front external space of Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, in Nebraska (2011).
Electronic Urbanism, an avant-garde speculative project on town planning and electronics, by Takis Zenetos (1926-1977), the brilliant architect who designed some of the most beautiful buildings in Greece during the 60′s and early 70′s.
The basic idea of Electronic Urbanism, which Zenetos designed, developed and investigated from 1952 to 1974, is the creation of a system with diverse levels and locations for different urban functions, primarily residential, suspended from natural environments (as cantilevers or mountains) and integrated with all communications technologies, that allow wide-ranging connections among people and social groups.
A proposal to turn the abandoned Battersea Power Station in South West London into a museum and amusement park, from the French Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZN), winners of the ArchTriumph competition Museum of Architecture, 2013.
The 80-year old decommissioned building is located on the south banks of the river Thames surrounded by a mix of residential, industrial, office typologies and a nearby train station and park.
Built between 1930 and 1955, the victorian style design is an excellent example of original art deco interiors, constructed with steel frames and brick cladding and four concrete smoke stacks towering 103 meters above the ground; the coal-based electrical energy producing factory will be converted
into a venue for the exhibition of architecture from the middle ages to the contemporary age.
AZN on project’s concept : Our created pathway links together a number of spaces for discovery: the square in front of the museum, clearings, footpaths outside and above and inside, footpaths traversing courtyards and exhibition rooms. The angles and perspectives created by the rail’s pathway, through the movement within and outside of the structure, place visitors in a position where they can perceive simultaneously the container and its contents, the work and nature.
Previously: A trampoline Paris Bridge by Atelier Zündel Cristea
A skatable sculpture at Vassivière Island, built from green phosphorescent concrete to glow in the dark, designed by Korean artist Koo Jeong-A, realised by L’Escaut architectures collective (Brussels) in collaboration with Brusk (Brussels) and Barricade (Poitiers) collectives, 2009.
This is not something brand new for the word but it is the first time it is done in Athens: BASE Jump from Apollo tower in Riancour street. The video ignited multiple reactions and comments about the legitimacy of this action coming from a number of prudent citizens who demand that the jumper gets arrested and punished; claiming reasons of safety and security. WWT wants to comment that BASE jump, like any other urban sport, such as parkour, skate or bmx offers new readings of the urban landscape, breaks the borders of regular and organized urban behaviour and as such it bears risk (mainly for the doer) but also responsibility .Unfortunately prudent citizens assume that everybody except them is irresponsible or perhaps they are green with envy for not having the guts to jump themselves!
If you are stimulated by the terrain vague, dysfunctional places, or the Berlin TV Tower, then build an intimate relationship and explore the creative potential of these environments…
The Humping Pact is a suspended act of meditation on the nature of dissemination, the will to conquer, and the illusions of grandeur.
A closer look and a peephole to their missions
Looking forward to get it on “Frankfurt”… More Coming… soon