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la citta vita

Urban planner. I travel. I collect case studies. I share. I'm particularly interested in the intersection of the arts and urbanism.

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    La Citta Vita on Flickr →

    Love to see people using the La Citta Vita resource on Flickr. Spur SF sets up an event to discuss creating active streets for people.

    — 1 month ago
    #city planning  #streetscapes  #pedestrian experience  #groundfloor retail  #public space  #urban design  #spur  #sanfran  #lacittavita  #la citta vita  #flickr 

    darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Atelier Olschinsky.

    The digital illustration series entitled Cities IV / Deconstructed was created in 2011 by the Austrian design and photography team Atelier Olschinsky. These seven works are complex and heavily detailed hybrid depictions of cityscapes. Atelier Olschinsky was founded in 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. They specialize in all types of detail rich media and their extensive portfolio includes typography, graphic design, product design, web sites, 3d, illustration, animation, photo manipulation and photography. (by Jane Kenoyer)

    — 2 years ago with 1076 notes
    #cities  #art  #artist  #city as a subject  #urban design  #city of tomorrow  #la citta vita 
    Oslo’s Fjord City Plan

    The strategy for Oslo’s 225 hectares (about 556 acres) Fjord City master plan divides the waterfront into 13 development areas along the fjord with six major development sites. The main goal is to improve the connection between Oslo’s waterfront and the city center. The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet in Bjørvika opened in April 2008 as one of the first building projects completed. The plans for rerouted motorways and a new motorway tunnel.

    Fjord City Development Sites

    The Bjørvika area of Fjord City is the transportation hub for Oslo and contains the Barcode Project, a series of open spaces named The Commons, and construction of an underground motorway tunnel. The Tjuvholmen area will consist of a public park (under 3 acres), a boardwalk along the existing quay, 900 dwelling units, a hotel, The Astrup Fearnley Museum by Renzo Piano, a media center, offices and retail. The Vestbanen area has a historic railway station now converted into the Nobel Peace Center designed by David Adjaye and David Small . The Alna area will provide a waterfront recreational park, a harbor promenade, and it will act as a buffer to the more industrial activities in the southern portion of Oslo’s harbor.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #la citta vita  #Fjord City  #waterfront redevelopment  #urbanism  #urban design  #master plan  #norway  #oslo  #city planning  #scandinavia 

    sarahwardrope:

    leetakeuchi:

    Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire draws spellbinding 18ft picture of New York from memory… after a 20-minute helicopter ride over city

    I’ve heard people speak about this guy a few times but never seen his work (or new his name till now!)

    The brain and memory really are the most incredible things - i struggle to remember my shopping list at times never mind even contemplating this kind of project!

    (Source: patrickharris)

    — 2 years ago with 158058 notes
    #artist  #city  #drawing  #la citta vita 
    Your Avatar + you walk into a theme park…

    Recent FastCompany article (May Issue) featuring the new 4-D augmented reality theme park in Islan, South Korea. Created with the digital marketing firm D’strict. Every visitor at Live Park has an avatar as they go from attraction to attraction while their RFID bracelets track activity. Special “kinect” cameras are used to allow visitors interact with the environment. There are plans to bring Live Park stateside.

    Lighting changes based on the volume of a visitor’s voice as they play games using their bracelets to keep score and receive prizes. There is 500ft “live square” which calls itself the world’s largest interactive projection, a touch screen gallery used to create art and then share through the Internet, and a hologram theater  all to interact with visitors.
    — 2 years ago
    #Live Park  #Islan  #South Korea  #4-D  #augmented reality  #theme park  #amusement  #la citta vita  #interactive  #experience