Monday, April 30, 2012
"Pop-up-green-Park" - These tire planters and grass mounts were used in the city of Lima in narrow urban places to add some greenery to otherwise bare concrete alleys and plazas. The planters are used in way that can be easily displaced and moved around. Also allows for an array of different arrangements - Thought this may be nice to share - Heba
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
and I can tell this is a public place, just look at those rock structures. not too comfy but cute and scenic.
And look at the water! so beautiful. what kid wouldn't want to pretend he was the captain of his own little ferryboat right there. meanwhile mom and dad can sit and eat a delicious fish sandwich.
As I look at the inovation of the team in peru that came up with the children's play place I can't help but think that they have taken something ugly and useless and turned it into something fun. while it may not have the "class" of a fancy chair set made of end-of-life ires it is definitely fun for the kiddies :)
Friday, April 13, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Problem - To create an inviting area that will allow people to fully enjoy the green space of the park.
Solution - Designating tables and trash cans will reduce trash problem and allow people to picnic in the park. Also create a playground to make the park a family attraction, we want to create a stylized playground that will look good and still be functional for children to play on. The overall goal is to inspire a lot of action and playing in the park area.
Use of tires - Whole, cut, and shredded tires for use in construction of tables, seating, playground structure and ground surface.
Questions - Are there any specific games that are especially popular in Istanbul? Are there any specific for children? For teens? For adults? For seniors? Why has picnicking become a problem instead of a welcomed activity for the local authorities?
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Even though the park is nice and long, people mostly travel to the ferry ports. This makes the park less of a recreational and casual destination - more of just another part of the commute.
We should provide people incentives to travel the length of the park, not just across it to the nearest ferry port, with destinations worth walking to (like a theater) and a raised path with pleasurable scenery and sociable resting areas for traveling.
Should be similar to the High Line Park in New York City (http://www.thehighline.org)
|The path will be between the street and park to divide the busy from the calm, but not shut them away from each other.|
|If the path is constructed high enough, entrances can be overpasses, like little bridges, above the street from the other side to make crossing easier and safer.|
Tires could be stacked whole to build up the path, and shredded to make the walking surface.
What do you think?