Take a Stroll on the La Sallaz Footbridge in Switzerland…

© Roger Frei, Zurich
© Roger Frei, Zurich

This pedestrian bridge by 2b architectes, completed in 2012, is set between the Metro station and the Bois de Sauvabelin. The design team’s goal was to create a connection between the quadrangularly- constructed urban surroundings and the artificial natural landscape of le Vallon, as the bridge becomes a duality of the different geometries of its location. Depending on the perspective you interact with the structure, i. e. whether you’re crossing over the bridge as a pedestrian, or under it as a car driver, the bridges design showcases a criss-crossing of lines between the square and the street, shifting them together into a singular form. 

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Stolen Bridges, Space Naps, Console Designs & Rhynos! – WIRed #73

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Howdy, Hey There And Hello! This week on WIRed, I uncover the recent phenomenon of bridge theft (and I mean walking/car BRIDGES), how do you sleep in the deep reaches of space where no one can hear you snore, the online catalog of video game console history, and IT’S RHYNO! IT’S RHYNO! GORE! GORE! GORE!

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In Post-Soviet Russia, this Solarium and Olive Beach is Made of Wood. Yup.

It’s no clever Yakov Smirnov joke, but, yeah; I apologize.  Anyway, over in the land of Moscow, Russia, architecture firm Megabudka (with Darya Listopad and Artem Ukropov on the design team) came up with a way  to create an alternative to the main entrance to Gorky Park in 2011. The team decided on contrasting the installed granite and marble at the front entrance with wood for a ‘welcome zone’ that leads from the Pushkin (Andreevsky) Bridge. The team also addressed the desolate embankment of the River Moskva by designing and installing a leisure zone with a beach, showers, and a bar, with this “wooden beach” acting as a symbol of the renewed Gorky Park. Continue reading “In Post-Soviet Russia, this Solarium and Olive Beach is Made of Wood. Yup.”

This Twisted Cabinet Makes Me Want It and See It In LARGE Scale!

This walking cabinet, designed by Markus Johansson — which looks as if it were trying to run out of your house, apartment or dwelling or choice — showcases the illusion of movement, and isn’t just an change to make odd-looking yet unique furniture, but also allows for multiple of these units to be slid and connected together to create one, longer cabinet TO RULE THEM ALLLLLLLL!!!! Continue reading “This Twisted Cabinet Makes Me Want It and See It In LARGE Scale!”