A Public Attic for Helsinki facing the Parliament of Finland. Attic is the memory of a house. In attic time is different. Attic is not routine, attic don’t have stress. All the objects are tied to stories. Attic is a narrative space. Also a city can have an attic. A public attic to reflect the collective subconscious. This became a small spontaneous community centre of improvised architecture during the Helsinki Festival 2004.
All the building material was recycled from various construction sites from around Helsinki. http://www.clab.fi/
One of the aims of this workshop by the spanish team PKMNS is to experiment with the impact of red colour on an historical landscape. In comparison to imitative and permanent techniques, they use chromatic contrast, material recycling and use planning as an alternative toolkit to perform in patrimonial areas. The intervention considers two scales: It is a huge sign (3 meters tall and 24 meters long) that provides the delocalized entrance to the archaeological site with representativeness, and it is also a collection of characters that can be individually pieced to kit out the place with new uses: P can be transformed into stilts to be used as mobile viewpoints A is a cart to sort out the problem of accessibility to persons with restricted mobility, Q can be transformed into an artificial tree to shade a small area, U is a pair of observation towers that offer different views over the site, I is a backpack prototype that can be used as portable shadow, M is an universal Do It Yourself system for urban fitment construction and E is a portable museum with information of the archaeological site….
Eating local and meeting locals. Eat With Me is a social networking site that allows you to meet new people in your neighbourhood by organising and attending events and sharing a meal together. It is designed and developed by Liisa Vurma, Jaanus Torp, Thomas Vaht and Bethany Jones. The instructions are simple: register, look for an event or add your own dinner party.
On 24th June, a building appeared in the gap between the east and westbound traffic of the A12. Transforming the cavernous undercroft where the motorway crosses the Lea Navigation Canal, Folly for a Flyover is hosting a six week programme of waterside cinema, performance and play.
Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, the Folly draws influence from the surrounding red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, posing as an imaginary piece of the area’s past, a building trapped under the motorway.
By day the folly will host a café, workshops and events and boat trips exploring the surrounding waterways. At night there will be screenings ranging from animation classics to early and experimental cinema with live scores, light shows and performances.
Like a giant construction-kit, the folly will be built over the period of a month by a team of volunteers. Having served one purpose it will be disassembled at the end of the summer, and the compents will find new uses across the local area.
Folly For a Flyover is the winner of the 2011 Bank of America Merrill Lynch CREATE Art Award.
Virtual Subway Store by executive creative director Joungrack Lee.
Tesco Homeplus in South Korea sets out to become number one with out increasing the number of stores. By placing virtual stores in subway stations people can buy items online and the items are shipped to their home.
Results: People could meet Tesco Homeplus wherever they go, not having to visit the actual store. Moreover they could make good use of the wasted times and enjoy their free time. After this campaign, on-line sales increased tremendously (Nov.2010-Jan.2011). Through this campaign, 10,287 consumers visited the online Homeplus mall using smartphones. The number of new registered members rose by 76%, and on-line sales increased 130%. Currently, Homeplus has become No.1 in on-line market and is a very close 2nd offline.
Cardboard Shelter, temporally small house, Tokyo – Japan (2011). Japanese architectural studio atelier OPA has designed 2 types of temporary shelters than can be easily assembled using cardboard. It’s obviously not meant to be used indoors, but rather in gymnasiums where most of the evacuees are currently living without basic privacy. The designers, whom recently received a donation to deliver 300 units to the Tohoku region, released the blueprints under the Creative Commons license so anyone can build one.
El Sawy Culturewheel is a comprehensive cultural center laying on a 5,000 m2 area right under the 15th of May bridge on Zamalek island. It’s a clear example of culture requalification of a public space. El Sawy Culturewheel operates all year round, seven days a week from 8 am till the last show ends, offering two to four events a day. It provides culture and art at affordable prices. ‘The Waterwheel’ derives from his five-part novel series with the same name. Since our center is concerned with culture, the word ‘water’ was replaced by ‘culture’.
El Sawy Culturewheel is a comprehensive cultural center laying on a 5,000 m2 area right under the 15th of May bridge on Zamalek island. It’s a clear example of culture requalification of a public space.
El Sawy Culturewheel operates all year round, seven days a week from 8 am till the last show ends, offering two to four events a day. It provides culture and art at affordable prices.
‘The Waterwheel’ derives from his five-part novel series with the same name. Since our center is concerned with culture, the word ‘water’ was replaced by ‘culture’.