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Designer installs an outdoor digital haven in urban Paris...

Designer installs an outdoor digital haven in urban Paris... | green streets | Scoop.it

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, in collaboration with advertising firm JCDecaux, has installed his first urban development project on the famed Rond Point des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

The project, called Escale Numérique (Digital Break in French), is a series of Wi-Fi stations where pedestrians can sit to use laptops or other mobile devices, as well as access local information on a large screen.

The installation won a competition by the Mairie de Paris for intelligent street furniture connected with the underground fibre-optic network, so residents and visitors without mobile internet access can connect on the move.

Lehanneur devised a protective shelter with a plant covered roof, meant to look as good from above as from street level. Concrete swivel chairs with school desk-like tables for laptops sit under the shelter, and a large “digital billboard” provides city information and news for those without personal devices...

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Projecting the Social Life of Small Urban Stoops

Projecting the Social Life of Small Urban Stoops | green streets | Scoop.it

New Yorkers like to believe that they’ve perfected stoop sitting culture, but half a world away in Auckland, New Zealand, experimental design collaborative

Oh.No.Sumo has taken stoop sitting a step higher. As part of St. Paul Street Gallery‘s 2012 exhibition program of curatorial practice, Oh.No.Sumo created a small-scale tactical intervention forming an unexpected theater on a small stoop where the steps are the seats. Responding to the intersection’s lack of social life and the public’s retreat into smart-phone isolation, the Stairway Cinema creates a communal node and conversation piece.

Built from a structural pine skeleton and covered in a waterproof, tactile red fabric, Stairway Cinema projects movies shared on the Internet via social media onto a screen visible both from the stoop and the sidewalk in an attempt to remake the once-isolating medium of smart phones into the art that brings community together. According to the designers, “Our ongoing goal is to experiment with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways.”

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