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What is millennial pink?
Millennial pink. In the past couple of years the colour is reported to have taken the design and fashion worlds by storm, yet it is slippery to define.
Said to have evolved from a pedigree of rose gold iPhones, Pantone’s Rose Quartz and a millennial desire to challenge gender norms, this non-girly, buff shade of pink is also increasingly found in the public domain.
Here’s our top 8 picks of times the colour has hit parks and streets, with Instagramable results.
1. A Room
Brick on the outside, tender pink on the inside, this triangular installation by Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture encourages play in the heart of Mexico City.
It includes a trending motif: cactuses on a pink background (see hashtag #PlantsOnPink).
Photo: Moritz Bernoully.
2. La Muralla Roja
Spanish for ‘The Red Wall,’ La Muralla Roja is a housing project in the La Manzanera development in Spain’s Calpe, designed by architect Ricardo Bofill.
Formed like a fortress with interlocking stairs, platforms and bridges, with a palette of rich and pastel candy colours, the space is popular with artists, tourists and designers – but its success as a living space is difficult to gauge from the empty images.
Photo: Ricardo Bofill.
3. Pink Pineapple Pavilion
Studio Morison’s bright pink pavilion, called Look! Look! Look!, currently graces an 18th century garden at Berrington Hall, a National Trust-designated historic country house in Herefordshire, England.
Local artists Heather and Ivan Morison created the open structure as a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional landscape ‘eyecatchers.’ It was commissioned to kick of fundraising for restoration and to attract visitors to the site.
Photo: National Trust UK.
4. André Malraux Schools
Millennial pink is seen throughout the school complex, designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés to hold a nursery, before and after school care, and a primary school campus.
The school is set on a triangular plot in Montpellier, southern France.
Photo: Eugeni Pons.
5. Cuadra San Cristóbal
A classic. Commissioned by the Swedish businessman Folke Egerstrom and built between 1966 and 1968, the equestrian estate was designed by celebrated Mexican architect Luis Barragán.
The environment plays with flat planes, saturated colors, falling water, light and shadow.
Photo: Steve Silverman, Flickr.
6. Pink Flamingo
On the east side of Paris, this student apartment block is perched over train tracks, with vertical columns rising up like flamingo’s legs in the mind of designer Stephane Maupin.
The project is installed above big concrete slabs over trains in motion, with 27 small spring boxes connecting the ground floor. The boxes stop vibrations from carrying up to the apartments.
Photo: Guillaume Clément.
A 600m cycleway in inner-city Auckland, New Zealand, by Monk Mackenzie Architects and Landlab that includes pink path and interactive lighting.
More than 100,000 cycle journeys have been recorded across its pink runway. While not technically millennial pink, we salute its bold fuschia hue.
Photo: Russ Flatt.
8. Cherry Blossom
Found in several countries around the world, cherry blossom is an excellent space activator, bringing thousands of tourists to Japan each year. Trendsetter nature sometimes does it first, and best.
Photo: Oris5650, Flickr.
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Street Furniture Australia products will be on show at the ASLA 2022 EXPO in San Francisco, from November 12 to 13, 2022. Visit Booth 251 to see the sleek and minimalist Linea range, including Cubes, Platform, Sun Lounge, Seats, Curved Bench and Picnic Settings, and complementary Monsoon Litter Bins and Cafe Stools. Check out a variety of durable and low-maintenance materials and colours including five Wood Without Worry aluminium woodgrain batten shades, the new Earthy Pastel powdercoat range, and DuraBright fade-resistant colours. Street Furniture Australia will co-present the stand with California-based partner Spruce & Gander, who represent our products as an exclusive distributor in California, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky. Dates and times:Saturday, November 12, 2022. 9:30am – 6:00pm.Sunday, November 13, 2022. 10:00am – …
Street Furniture Australia is donating $40,000 worth of furniture from breakout spaces from the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY to The Murri School, an Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Brisbane. The collection of Linea Seats, Cubes, Curved Benches, Sun Lounges and Picnic Settings includes a pair painted by artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka, Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland) – commissioned by Street Furniture Australia and Blaklash Creative. Director of Blaklash Creative and member of the Festival Creative Directorate Troy Casey says, “A huge part of the festival was about how we can ensure that community gets something from it. We spent two days sharing our culture, our experiences, and the responsibility to positive impact. We can’t really do that without giving back to mob, …
CityTree: intelligent air purifier A German-based start-up, Green City Solutions (GCS), has developed an intelligent natural air purifier, CityTree, that uses moss to trap pollutant particles. With the environmental benefit of up to 275 normal urban trees, the compact and mobile unit improves the air, cools it and protects the environment from noise. “We’re building a climate infrastructure,” says GCS co-founder Zhengliang Wu. The moss-covered air purifier, with inbuilt timber bench seats, harnesses the ability of moss cultures to filter pollutants out of the air, bind them to the leaf surface and integrate them permanently into their own biomass. The technological design of CityTree ensures the survival of the moss through an adequate supply of shade, water and nutrients; at the same time, the filter performance and the plants’ requirements …
StreetChat delves into Jan Gehl’s iconic book ‘Life Between Buildings’ to bring you a summary on how to place seats in the city. “Only when opportunities for sitting exist can there be stays of any duration,” he says. Seats are crucial to the success of a public space. The good news is that they are a relatively cheap and easy to install solution for improving an outdoor environment. Point 1. Location, location Good opportunities for sitting mean people can comfortably eat, read, people-watch and socialise. And this can only happen when conditions are just right. Gehl advises: A comfortable relationship to the sun and wind creates a good microclimate, essential for sitting. Benches placed in the middle of open spaces may look good in drawings, but on site can feel …
Public art and its economic value: Public art not only enlivens urban spaces, supports local artists and sparks conversation, it’s a relatively cheap way for cities to attract both visitors and money. Events such as Vivid Sydney and MONA in Hobart have proven to have a significant impact on the local economy, in terms of the increased revenue generated from more visitors, better productivity and free publicity that unique cultural events create. As Meg Bartholomew reports in the Guardian, city planners and property developers are taking notice of the potential that lies in an ‘experience-based economy’. Art that makes people feel good makes them linger – and spend. Aside from the economic benefits, public art helps to define a city’s identity (hello, Melbourne), enhances a city’s reputation, and can even …