As cities expand, they often get noisier, and it becomes more difficult for people to find a sense of quiet. Enter Jason Sweeney, one of TED’s City 2.0 award winners, who’s working to crowdsource and geo-locate quiet spaces in the cities through his Stereopublic project.
Artist and Mumbai Lab Team member Héctor Zamora has installed Muegano, a metallic structure above a lake, in New Zealand’s Botanic Gardens. Learn how Zamora’s fascinating public art project encourages people to reflect on Western traditional house structures and urban density.
Portuguese artist André Chiote has been developing illustrations on the architecture of worldwide iconic museums. His minimal illustrations outline the distinctive characteristics of various modern buildings, including Breuer’s Whitney museum, Piano’s LACMA, and Eduoardo Souto de Moura’s Casa das Histórias.
Nineteen months ago, Rob Lutter left London and quit his job to follow his passion for photography, biking, and storytelling and discover stunning places around world. Since then, he has chronicled his bike journey via Instagram and continues to connect with his more than 30,000 followers. Check out some of Lutter’s beautiful shots from his 9,000-mile journey.
Want to get support for better public transit in your city? See the pop-up fake train station some students designed to demonstrate the benefits of public transit to Miami residents.Have a suggestion for Friday links? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your link, first name, and where you’re from. We’re excited to hear from you!