In the dreary climes of Norway, the advantages of being able to move your city are countless: following the salmon upstream, chasing after a herd of sheep, eluding a viking raid, perhaps parking it in a more temperate fjord? The Swedish architecture firm Jägnefält Milton‘s entry for an international redesign contest is not too far off, making use of the existing railroad infrastructure in the small Norwegian town of Åndalsnes.
The project, named “Rolling Masterplan,” involves mobile buildings and structures that can be rolled back and forth along the old tracks, allowing the city to be constantly rearranged and reconfigured. In addition to 100 individual homes, the innovative plan includes a hotel, public baths, a park, and a concert hall.
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Only two people can visit the Homeless Museum of Art at a time. Those visitors must sit in plastic folding chairs in front of the booth, which functions as reception desk, director’s office and exhibition hall all at once, and is staffed by artist Filip Noteradaeme, the museum’s director. Noteradaeme, after both giving out and taking… Read More
Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, traveling exhibition Actions: What You Can Do with the City proposes 99 clever ways to revamp urban living and prompt positive change on your home turf.
The diverse “actions” encompass guerrilla gardening, savvy reuse of vacant spaces, clandestine civic improvements, and more playful ideas, such as creating temporary parks in metered parking spots. The best part is, it’s not just theoretical: most of the projects have been brought to life before in cities ranging from Tokyo to Toronto.
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