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.
1. The public bench which is also a flower bed
2. The eco-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot
3. The reflective garden fence which changes appearance depending on the season
4. The glow-in-the-dark bike path in this park
5. The pubic bench which you can turn over after it rains and sit on the dry underside
6. A designs for a bench, staircase ramp and rain shelter
7. The bench which is also a table
8. The fold-out chairs which look like tulips
9. The alternatives to benches — public hammocks!
10. The bus stop with swings
11. A free public battery chargers for smartphones
12. Two uses in one: it’s both a bench and a tree guard
Artical originally on www.architectureanddesign.net