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Jun 11, 2014 / 1 note

MANUAL: Urban Sports and Architecture
won the Latvian Architecture Award 2014

Authors: Gunita Kuļikovska,Kristaps Kleinbergs, Helvijs Savickis, Zane Žeivate

www.architecture2014.lv/balvu-sadalijums

Sep 22, 2013

MANUAL: Urban sports & Architecture

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

image`The tiny little street full with buzz and young people at the opening.

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The European skater of the year Madars Apse trying out our spot
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The greatest team after radio interview @RigaRadio 

More: www.facebook.com/urbansportsarchitecture?fref=ts

Sep 22, 2013

The COURTYARD PROJECT at Tallinn Architecture biennale

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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.

civurb:

My rendition of Osceola St in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Check out Streetmix—you can one-up replicating the street you live on and envision the ideal street you wished you lived on.
Aug 20, 2013 / 3 notes

civurb:

My rendition of Osceola St in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Check out Streetmix—you can one-up replicating the street you live on and envision the ideal street you wished you lived on.

(via urbanresolve)

humanscalecities:

Watch Dogs - We are Data
(…) all available data originating from the three cities is visualized on an interactive 3D map, allowing users to discover a data-centric view of their city.

Perfect data overview.
Jul 14, 2013 / 49 notes

humanscalecities:

Watch Dogs - We are Data

(…) all available data originating from the three cities is visualized on an interactive 3D map, allowing users to discover a data-centric view of their city.

Perfect data overview.

Jul 14, 2013 / 225 notes

publicdesignfestival:

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.

Remarkable.

Jul 14, 2013 / 12 notes

publicdesignfestival:

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!

entrappedspaces:

Designer Thor ter Kulve turns city fixtures into instant playgrounds.
Jun 17, 2013 / 233 notes

entrappedspaces:

Designer Thor ter Kulve turns city fixtures into instant playgrounds.

Jun 17, 2013 / 108,306 notes

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.

via timgspears:

(via urbnist)

publicdesignfestival:

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. 
Jun 17, 2013 / 26 notes

publicdesignfestival:

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.