Technologies in the square

Also the city’s appearance can be modified by the technological progress. An example is the design that comes to the aid of wi-fi technologies. Surfing on internet I found many designers work on it and how to introduce wireless connection in cities squares. The first designers that I report are Davide e Gabriele Adriano  who have conceived  an urban sitting that meets technologies.

colomer_01It is called Brillo. As you can see in the photo it is a normal sitting but the back can become a kind of support. With his double function it can meet the needs of contemporary society; for example it can be a back to relax but also a support for a book or mostly for a pc. In fact this idea of design is associated to another idea called “E-postcard”. This is a project that has as its aim the enhancement of the artistic heritage of cities, because thanks to possibility to connect to the Internet through the connection WI-FI inserted in positions you can create postcards of the city and send it immediately. The sittings can transform into a communication tool. I think that this object is very versatile and if it is placed in a square I think that the material make it elegant (instead if it is placed in a park I would prefer maybe wood).




Other designers that think how to design a square in relation to wireless technology are Piter Perbellini and  Lorenzo Bartolomeis who took part to a design competition  Mini Design Award 2007. Piter Perbellini won the first prize withWireless Square (or W2)” , a project of urban forniture to facilitate communication, human relationship and dialogue virtual. It is placed in a square where there is a totem-antenna for wireless connection to the Internet and a series of sittings that develop in concentric way around this. The shape that comes out allude to form of the radio waves. I imagine it cover with grass in a park. It is a good solution for communication, with your friends near and far and the rest of the world, that is very important for our contemporary cities.




The Lorenzo Bartolomeis’s project is called  “MINI wi-fi sofà” and he also participated to Mini Design Award 2007. It is a urban pouf  equipped with wireless technology for free access to the network.





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