Every year designers and architects from all over the world come out with crazy but ingenious ideas that make life in the city much more convenient. We’ve put together a list of some of the best eco-friendly and down-right beautiful inventions.
A glow-in-the-dark bike path, eco-friendly public Wi-Fi spots, solar-powered phone-charging stations: what is this, something from a futuristic sci-fi movie? Nope, all these things already exist right now.
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In Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 photo provided by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in suit at center rear, and LADWP workers deposit the final batch of over 90 million “shade balls” into the Los Angeles Reservoir in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. The plastic balls were placed to protect water quality and to save 300 million gallons of water a year from evaporation. (Art Mochizuki/Los Angeles Department of Water and Power via AP):
By Los Angeles Department of Water and Power/Associated Press/FOTOLINK, https://www.eastnews.ru/pictures/result?phrase=EN_01182796_0069&news-pic=1&pic-catId=0&stock-pic=1&archive=en-arch&pic-agencyId=0&search-way=keywords
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Flower bed bench 0:45
Eco-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot 1:08
Reflective fence 1:38
Glow-in-the-dark bike path 2:00
Always-dry rolling bench 2:38
Smart ideas from IMB 3:04
Bench-table hybrid 3:31
Tulip-shaped fold-out chairs 3:58
Hammocks instead of benches 4:20
Bus stop with swings 4:44
Public phone-charging stations 5:09
Tree guard bench 5:47
Ingenious office art 6:13
Shade balls 6:39
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Standing Here – Silent Partner
Summer Smile – Silent Partner
Spring In My Step -Silent Partner
Splashing Around – The Green Orbs
Skyline – Text Me Records
Sabor Moreno -Quincas Moreira
Boo Boogie – Dougie Wood
-You might think it’s a cool-looking curvy flower bed, but in fact, it’s a comfortable bench to have a seat, maybe read a book, and take in the lovely flowery aromas.
-This Wi-Fi hotspot isn’t just a convenience to have right in the middle of the park but also a revolutionary ecological installation, since it’s powered by solar energy.
-You can get a fence that constantly changes colors with the seasons and blends in with its surroundings.
-This path named after Van Gogh is decorated with thousands of tiny twinkling stones that charge by sunlight during the day and glow bright at night.
-An urban designer from South Korea has created a bench that rotates so there is always a dry side.
-“Smart Ideas” IMB campaign with smart urban solutions includes “posters” that also serve as a bench, a rain shelter, and a ramp.
-You can just sit and relax on the bench side or simply turn around and make use of this nice convenient desk to get some work done.
-If you ever find yourself in Toronto, make sure to check out these awesome tulip-shaped chairs.
-These hammocks are a great way to take a break during a busy work day and just kick back and relax with a perfect, peaceful view in front of you.
-These swings will definitely help you out when you get bored while waiting for the bus.
-Public charging stations are becoming more and more popular because of their extreme convenience in a world where a big part of our lives depends on our devices.
-This bench will make sure that the tree is by no means damaged and you can get some nice shade in return.
-It looks like the owners of this building managed to turn this space into true art. Plus, by pressing the button on this elevator, you become part of the painting.
-“Shade balls” are actually used to protect the water from contaminants and UV rays.
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