According to statistics, we spend more and more time outdoors. It becomes increasingly important then to make the streets of towns and cities more comfortable and original. Unusual benches, smart street lights, funny garbage cans and many other items can make us feel so much better.
The 14 urban space ideas we have collected below turned grey and monotonous places into somewhere nice to live. Some designs are simply speaking ingenious. Others inspire the passers-by to engage in environmentally friendly projects.
#1 Smart street lamp
This lamp begins to bloom the moment you stand underneath. Such innovation is bound to make your day a better one instantly.
#2 A solution to feed stray dogs
Wancleia Soares came up with a solution that addresses the issue of feeding stray dogs. The plastic tube is long enough to feed a few dogs at a time. The top lid removes easily to refill the tube with food and the whole thing can be easily attached to a tree or a street lamp post.
#3 A solar tree to charge your phone
Such trees are bound to catch on in the near future. They look futuristic on one hand and on the other they will let passers-by charge their mobile devices.
#4 Play a game while waiting for the green light
There is no way you will get bored waiting for the light to switch. You can play against a stranger standing on the other side of the street. Well, the only problem is that you might forget to cross the street…
#5 A slide instead of steps
It looks fun and it definitely works when you are in a hurry. Especially when you wearing high-heels and you don’t want to run down the steps.
#6 Colorful bird houses
A Danish designer came up with bird houses that match the architecture of the city. This is how humans and animals can live in perfect harmony.
#7 A mobile cashpoint
Although I am sure that this could help in a number of situations, I am not so sure about the legal status of the idea…
#8 A block for a jumper
A gigantic athlete jumps over a tall apartment block. This installation was built before the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro.
#9 A duck-walk
If there are lots of ducks in your town, this is the solution for you. Though the animals might not observe the law at all times, the cyclists and pedestrians are bound to be much more careful.
#10 A fully furnished bus stop
A person of unknown identity furnished a bus stop in Norway so that anyone waiting there felt at home. If you have to wait long, there are even books for you to kill the time.
#11 Forest animals looking after your bike
Such place to leave your bike makes you feel you are somewhere magical…
#12 A billboard turned into a swing
A fantastic idea for anyone who doesn’t know what to do with an old billboard.
#13 A shark bench
Believe it or not, this is just bench at a bus stop in Thailand.
#14 A nap in the city? Why not!
No matter where you are, hammocks make it feel so much cozier. You can talk to the person next to you or just enjoy a moment of silence.
There is enough room for six people! Isn’t it a wonderful idea for a meeting place?