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  • The Tokyoiter

  • For a while Japan took over The New Yorker with The Tokyoiter, a collection of fictional covers made by talented illustrators from all around the world. The goal was to promote the inspiring daily stories that can be lived in Tokyo, in a true celebration of the city and its inhabitants. The project showcases illust[...]
  • 275 trees in one urban bench

  • German company Green City Solutions released an urban bench that occupies 3.5 sqm and whose moss panel produces valuable oxygen and cools the surrounding air, just like 275 urban trees can do. Moss is protected by plant coverage and binds particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and CO2. CityTree has integrated IoT tech[...]
  • Benjamin Noir, the largest mural in Denmark

  • Benjamin Noir is completing the Vrimmel, a large-scale mural of 66 meters in the Osterbro neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark. The piece is entirely drawn by hand and it depicts urban spaces and imaginary buildings.  It is considered to be the largest drawing in Denmark, and there is no sketch or plan for the composi[...]
  • Treepedia

  • The MIT Senseable City Lab presents the project Treepedia, a study platform which measures the amounts of green in several cities around the world, more specifically the green canopy cover. “Rather than count the individual number of trees, we’ve developed a scaleable and universally applicable method by analyzing [...]
  • 10 Illustrated Tokyo storefronts

  • Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz, known as Mattō, fixed into cotton paper ten illustrated Tokyo storefronts. Shops' facades that are still surviving in old buildings despite the disruptive earthquakes that hit Japan regularly. “When I moved to Tokyo, more than three years ago I was really surprised that upon my wal[...]
  • The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra

  • War in Syria has irrevocably changed the ancient city of Palmyra. “The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra” is an online exhibition by the Getty Research Institute and a tribute to the legendary caravan city, that collects materials from when it was first captured and illustrated in the 18th century, to sadly recent times. F[...]
  • Paper city is still growing

  • Charles Young began his Paperholm project in August 2014, and his paper city is still growing. As a daily project he creates little buildings that slowly grow into a dreamy urbanscape. Most of his creations are accompanied by short animated gifs that illustrate their function: each new piece is designed, built, photo[...]
  • Do-it-yourself city mapping

  • Architects and urban planners, lo and behold! Berkley PhD candidate for urban planning Geoff Boeing came up with a do-it-yourself open source city mapping tool that improves mapping visualization. As explained in his dissertation, he observed the limitations to the current urban planning street / network analysis l[...]
  • Mouse bistro

  • If you live in Sweden and own a little house, make sure he visits the mouse bistro created by Anonymouse on the sidewalks of Malmö. It all started as a fun experiment with small scenes consisting of a nut shop, "Noix de vie", and the italian bistro "Il Topolino", on the corner of Bergsgatan and Almbacksgatan, but it [...]
  • Tokyolization project

  • In their attempt to ‘japanize’ the world, Daigo Ishii and Future-scape Architects had something in mind: exchange the parts possible to exchange. Add the elements possible to add. Then, can New York, Paris or Venezia turn into Tokyo? As Ishii explains, “in the Tokyolization Project even a city that has no connectio[...]
  • L’infinita fabbrica del Duomo: il trailer

  • Distribuzione Lab 80 film lab80.it/distribuzione Anno 2015, durata 74' L’infinita fabbrica del Duomo racconta la storia della nascita e del continuo mantenimento del Duomo di Milano attraverso i secoli. Primo atto della quadrilogia Spira Mirabilis che affronta il concetto di immortalità attraverso gli elementi del[...]
  • Milano: a living archive

  • Un film di Francesca Benedetto, Federico Bernocchi, Davide Rapp. Italia, 2015 Un suggestivo video, vincitore in aprile del Premio Treccani Web, mostra come la documentazione fotografica permetta di rileggere la storia urbanistica e architettonica di una grande città. Milano, a Living Archive, è il titolo di un corto[...]