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).

 

brillo

 

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.

 

mini-award-2

 

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.

 

mini_wifi-sofa

 

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