Authors: Gunita Kuļikovska,Kristaps Kleinbergs, Helvijs Savickis, Zane Žeivate
The crazy super cool event series we organised in September and made to happen in 3 weeks.
- Built a skatepark in old town , next to the Architect house
- the best skateboarding and architecture photo exhibition
- Unique lectures by IAIN BORDEN (London), RASMUS ANDERSEN (Copenhagen), JANNE SAARIO (Helsinki)
All that for whole month made in tree weeks by me, Helvijs and Kristaps
`The tiny little street full with buzz and young people at the opening.
The European skater of the year Madars Apse trying out our spot
The greatest team after radio interview @RigaRadio
The courtyard project is an annual 4 month intensive process of changing the socialist’s courtyard space in Latvia.
It is down to the earth process involving several stakeholders, but most importantly linking students with locals as one team, allowing face to face discussions. The installation in Linnahall was a scenery reflection of the courtyard project done in three different block house courtyards around Riga neighbourhoods in 2012, regarding to Riga 2014 –European Capital of Culture.
Concept and design: Gunita Kuļikovska, Baiba Lukševica, Ligita Breģe, Mārtiņš Smilts.
There was once Berlin Tempelhof airport, now there is a community garden established in April 2011 by Allmende-Kontor, a bottom-up initiative which promotes urban agriculture and claims forms of social wealth and inclusion. The garden is the result of the creativity of people that bypass the digging ban by means of large elevated boxes, reusing wooden parts of furniture, tables and so on. The space hosts also little events and public discussions.
Recruiting citizens of all the ages in Košice (Slovakia), esterni is building up a new public space under an overpass with a climbing wall, a skatepark, a dancing area and a summer arena. Just a few hours are jeft before the official inauguration scheduled for tomorrow. Everybody is kindly welcome!
Designer Thor ter Kulve turns city fixtures into instant playgrounds.
Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.
Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.
Until September 1st, Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt (Germany) hosts THINK GLOBAL, BUILD SOCIAL! Architectures for a Better World, an exhibition that investigates the emerging scene of professionals making their skills and competences available for public and social purposes. From Ecuador to France, from Mali to South Africa, the 20 displayed projects are both inspiring and impressive examples of the new role architecture plays in society.