When designers are called upon to make a public space more comfortable, useful or rational — that is, when designers serve people — it can sometimes lead to fantastic results. We hope they’ll never run out of ideas, and will continue to make the world a more wonderful place in which to live.
A&D has put together 12 examples of urban design which it would be cool to see in every city.
The public bench which is also a flower bed
The eco-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot
The reflective garden fence which changes appearance depending on the season
The glow-in-the-dark bike path in this park
The pubic bench which you can turn over after it rains and sit on the dry underside
These designs for a bench, staircase ramp and rain shelter
The bench which is also a table
The fold-out chairs which look like tulips
And the alternatives to benches — public hammocks!
The bus stop with swings
These free public battery chargers for smartphones
Two uses in one: it’s both a bench and a tree guard
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