How local skateboarders actually built their own skatepark on an unused public space, under a bridge in St.Louis, Missouri, USA

(and they are building more! Follow and support their DIY work here: Kinghighway )

publicdesignfestival:

Pieces of outdoor furniture seen on Piazza XXV Aprile during Public Design Festival 2014.

Photos by: Luca Rotondo _ All rights reserved

I like the DIY style. I like the wheels. But is this urban furniture really reusable? Does it really get moved around?

Folding seat built onto a bike rack!

Look how useful these bike rack table tops are!

If you need it, make it!

(by Rotten Apple)

Nice DIY planter to decorate your street.

(by Rotten Apple)

DIY double parked bike rack.

(by Rotten Apple)

Fancy a nap in the city? Try making your own DIY hammock!

(by Rotten Apple)

DIY kits to help build your own mini-park anywhere there is space on the street

via iml-tactical-media:

There’s a new energy around temporary street spaces that is sprouting up in cities. The goal of these kits is to help anyone get them off the ground as quickly as possible.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026002/diy-kits-to-help-build-your-own-mini-park-anywhere-there-is-space-on-the-street

Turning a street in Bristol into a giant water slide : urban bricolage can bring lots of fun!

I like the way participants have a look of pleasure and fear in their eyes. they seem to slide in and out of control with their body and forces of gravity. personally, I found the little adrenalin rush you get at the end, quite addictive.’ Luke Jerram

via myfairyfingers

A DIY approach to slowing a city’s cars: Make your own speed signs!

(via an article by Sarah Goodyear on The Atlantic Cities)

Recycling tyres to make a kind of door mat for this shop.

user-generated urbanism spotted by Christian Dimmer

Another street periscope… Where would you like to build one? Who would you be spying on? ;-)picture by Heinrock (CC-BY-NC-SA)

Another street periscope… Where would you like to build one? Who would you be spying on? ;-)picture by Heinrock (CC-BY-NC-SA)

Home-made street periscope to look at the city from a different perspective… Or could it be for some kind of surveillance… (who is watching who?)

Spotted in Deptford by the Crosswhatfields blog a few years ago.

ParaSITE shelter project by Michael Rakowitz captures discarded energy in the city to keep homeless people warm…

A cool mobile-café ready to travel around the city of Bordeaux - France.

plutot-rever:

Nous vous avions parlé il y a quelques mois de deux cafés ambulant construits respectivement en Suède et en Norvège. Le café a fait du chemin, et nous vous présentons notre CAFE EN BULLANT à Bordeaux !

Ce projet a pour objet de créer de la convivialité et du lien social dans les lieux publics non appropriés ou au cours de manifestations qui nous sont chères.

 Maintenant, c’est à votre tour de participer. Venez nous rejoindre toutes les semaines au détour d’une rue, autour d’un café, histoire de vous poser avec nous, de partager vos belles histoires ou simplement de lire en notre compagnie…

Nous commencerons nos activités d’ici un mois !

Le Facebook du café ici