‘To feed the planet is not to produce more, it is to fight the waste,’ says Bottura. ‘How to fight it, with the beauty of the imagination of the chefs, the artists … With beauty, we will rebuild the dignity of those who come eat here.’
Source: Massimo Bottura and JR launch an haute-cuisine soup kitchen in a Paris crypt
They see the train as a perfect fit for street markets in part because those markets are starting to outgrow their neighborhoods. Sprawling art fairs take up sidewalks, block bike paths, and leave trails of trash when they’re dismantled. By moving the markets to a train, the architects think that those problems could be solved, and the artists themselves could reach more people.
via An Abandoned Railway, Transformed Into A Traveling Art Market | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.
This trash-taking approach naturally requires a degree of planning and preparedness but also a sense of the impromptu – much like other forms of ad hoc guerrilla street art.
via Guerrilla Upcycling: Public Furniture Made of Parisian Trash | Urbanist.
The apartment is located in the 1930s Art Deco residential complex known as the Walter Buildings, and bears many of its original features. The designer wanted to bring the interiors into the present day, avoiding a fully preserved, museum-like feel, but without sacrificing the sense of history imparted by the parquet de Versailles woodwork, wrought iron stair railing and other features.
via Memories Fade: Historic Paris Apartment Gets Gradient | Designs & Ideas on Dornob.
Creative Review has a phenomenal story on a night club transformation called Les Bains. This building was originally a municipal bathhouse built in 1885 located in Paris.
From January this year, 50 renowned street artists have had the run of the building, turning it into a 3,000 square meter gallery, albeit one that is inaccessible to the public. Marois and gallery owner Magda Danysz invited artists including Futura, Space Invader and Sambre to use material drawn from the building – electricity, ripped-up floorboards, rubble and spray paint – to capture its former energy.
via Creative Review – Derelict nightclub reborn as secret street art gallery.