“Buildings that Don’t Exist: Fake Facades Hide Infrastructure
From the sidewalk, this Paris building looks just like those around it, complete with doors, windows and balconies. but take a look at Google Maps, as Paul of the blog Paris by Cellphone did, and you’ll notice something strange: there’s nothing behind that facade. Like many others all over the world, this ordinary-looking building is just a shell to disguise unsightly infrastructure.
The building, at 154 Rue La Layette, is hiding a giant ventilation chimney for the metro. The chimney is about as large as one of the real buildings that surround it. In another location in Marais, artist Julien Berthier constructed a false door to go on the side of one of these buildings that wasn’t quite as well-disguised”
Willie Cole, From Water to Light, installation at Prospect Street Fire House, Newark (2013)
Medical Herbman Café Project (MHCP) / EARTHSCAPE
Medical Herbman Café Project social action project that travels to different locales that express importance between humans and nature. Shape of a human being, inspired on Leonardo Da Vinci Vitrubian´s drawing, which is the axle of this project is filled out with different medical herbs. Two containers completes the project, one of them is a café where visitor can learn about the effects of herbs.
Medical Herbman Café Project es un proyecto social itinerante que expresa mediante un trabajo de paisajismo la importancia entre el ser humano y la naturaleza. La silueta de un gigantes con ser humano, inspirado en el dibujo del hombre de Vitruvio realizado por Leonardo Da Vinci, es eje de este proyecto, el cual se rellena de diferentes hierbas medicinales. Un par de contenedores completan el proyecto, uno de ellos es un café donde los visitantes se pueden comprobar ‘in situ’ los beneficios de las hierbas.
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“HELLO, I’M A LOST SPACE”, ASH NEL
New Zealand designer Ash Nel explores the occupation of neglected areas with this piece of DIY furniture. As our urban population becomes denser in the Modern Age, space seems to be diminishing. Hence, Nel proposes a new way of occupying the vacant spaces in cities as well as in dwellings by using this device made of plywood.
Florence and a highway interchange in Atlanta.
Salone 2013 according to Markus Fairs, Dezeen
Brasilia during the capital’s construction in the 1960s.