Category ART & DESIGN

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new green roof lets kids explore the wilderness in the middle of the city

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The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is bringing the wilderness to the middle of the city. This weekend, the museum will unveil a space that includes a forest, trails, interactive exhibits and a winged canopy that takes center stage.

Future Green Studio designed the rooftop’s landscaping by dividing the 20,000-square-foot terrace into four quadrants catering to different themes – woodland, play, lounge and dining – giving kids in the city the perfect place to learn about and explore the natural world.

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Free off-grid shelter pops up for urban explorers in Bordeaux

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Exploring the fringes of France’s famed wine-growing region is now easier and better than ever.
After a long day’s hike—and enjoyment of some Bordeaux wine and cheese—urban explorers can take refuge in Le Haut Perché, an elevated shelter designed by London-based Studio Weave. Crafted as part of the Refuges Périurbains project, this unique shelter is one of eleven free overnight shelters on the edge of the city that encourage the exploration of Bordeaux’s fringe sites.

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Floating, solar-powered ‘dragonfly’ bridge can sail to new locations

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This floating pedestrian bridge can sail along rivers and oceans like a boat.

Designer Margot Krasojevic conceived the bridge as a flexible structure that can be folded, stacked and expanded so that it can be moored along quaysides, sailed to different locations, or permanently positioned.
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Old warehouse transformed into a vibrant urban market in Mexico City

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Architect Francisco Pardo gave new life to an old warehouse in Mexico City by transforming it into a vibrant urban market. The four-story structure once served as an auto parts shop, however it now features a two-story local grocer, restaurants, a barber’s shop and a yoga studio. The top floor is open to the public and hosts a beer bar.

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Nanoleaf’s Terra light wall paints Arctic landscapes with 1,200 color-changing LEDs

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Nanoleaf – creators of the first modular smart light – recently unveiled a mesmerizing light wall at Alaska‘s Anchorage Museum that evokes remote Arctic landscapes. “Terra” is made up of 1,200 Nanoleaf Aurora LED panels, which display beautiful imagery of sunsets and polar bears with over 16 million colors.

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