"We developed 6 interchangeable movable benches that are made out of reclaimed wooden pallets. The benches were designed so they all interlock with one another as part of one singular structure. We placed them around down-town JHB at various locations and are intended for the public to engage with."
'Brothers in Benches' in down-town Johannesburg (Maboneng) by r1 and Sam, a local informal upholstery coach maker.
With a jump back to the future, the duo of artists HeHe has been carrying out The Train Project, developing unconventional prototypes of railway vehicles tested on abandoned tracks in the form of performances.
They made their own rail transport. Are they going to offer it as a public service?
Build your own resting place in the city…
Power-nap space was a cool ParkingDay intervention in Berlin by BMWGuggenheim Lab
A vertical street-food restaurant roaming in the streets of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi…
(very “professional” bricolage by Bureau A architects…)
Want to grow stuff in the streets of your city? Try transforming posters into pocket planters (old Poster Pocket Plants by Sean and Eric in Toronto - 2009)
"Unexpected pertinence: Extending the current notions of public space, the inhabitants of Guimarães are invited to take the maximum profit of these (waterful) mo(nu)ments. The concept is to promote an occupation of the water public spaces by redefining city’s physical limits and deleting the social predefined boundaries. This project is not about beauty, but reinvention - it is about fountain-use upgrade design.
Low-tech, maximum effect: Quick and simple to implement, low-tech urban hacks shows city-users they must be part of the city urban planning, calling for a use of public space where hacking becomes an energetic, optimistic design approach. Fountain Hacks promotes places to enjoy and refresh: put your feet into the water as you have always wished; try on the social shower and invite your neighbour to join you; make part of the city users!”
A set of screwdrivers in a phone booth can turn out to be handy.
A cool way of repurposing old phone booths in your city!
(Naarden - Harmen De Hoop had already thought of that in 1996!)
A DIY cloackroom at a tram stop… Just what you need!
(Amsterdam - 1994 - Harmen De Hoop)
A drinking cup placed by a canal side. A public service.
(Amsterdam - 1996 - Harmen De Hoop)
A cup can always turn out useful… Although I’m not sure I would drink out of this canal!
Two bench vices bolted to a picnic bench on a highway parking lot.
For practical / recreational use…
Now you can start doing some serious urban bricolage!
(Bodegraven - 1996 - Harmen De Hoop)
An invitation to hack your city…
(Rotterdam - 2004 - by Harmen De Hoop)
"He works without a client, installing his ‘landscape adjuncts’ illegally and anonymously…” (Robert-Jan Muller, Jason Coburn)