When designers are called upon to make a public space more comfortable, useful or rational — that is, when designers serve people — it can sometimes lead to fantastic results. We hope they'll never run out of ideas, and will continue to make the world a more wonderful place in which to live.
BrightSide.me has put together 14 examples of urban design which it would be cool to see in every city.
The public bench which is also a flower bed
The eco-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot
The reflective garden fence which changes appearance depending on the season
The glow-in-the-dark bike path in this park
The public bench which you can turn over after it rains and sit on the dry underside
These designs for a bench, staircase ramp and rain shelter
The bench which is also a table
The fold-out chairs which look like tulips
And the alternatives to benches — public hammocks!
The bus stop with swings
These free public battery chargers for smartphones
Two uses in one: it's both a bench and a tree guard
Shade balls are small plastic spheres that are dumped into the reservoirs to protect water from contaminants and UV rays.They also help to reduce evaporation and retain water supply.
Bonus: ingenious markering design