Hot Seat

I did some posts on the High Line in NYC back in March (along with it’s fine French predecessor) – and have been tracking it for a bit. There’s been some movement in construction, which I will get to in a bit, for now – I just love this one too much not to post it right now… enjoy.

:: images via Curbed NY

This idea of rolling furniture fulfills a few functions. On one hand, it brings up the wonderful adaptation strategy of public space advocated by many, including William Whyte – that movable furnishings allow people to customize the spaces they inhabit. Although constrained to one direction in this case – it’s a step in this direction. Second, and potentially as powerful, is this simple way of reconnecting in a very inventive way to the historical railyard context in a functional, not just ornamental way.

:: images via Curbed NY

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