Hypertube: PKMN & Taller de Casqueria

27 Mar

Hypertube, Urban art in Tetuan, Madrid, PKMN architects with Taller de Casqueria, architecture, public artHypertube, Urban art in Tetuan, Madrid, PKMN architects with Taller de Casqueria, architecture, public artHypertube, Urban art in Tetuan, Madrid, PKMN architects with Taller de Casqueria, architecture, public artEarlier this year, Madrid launched an innovative project that seeks to “redecorate” lower income neighborhoods of the city with contemporary art interventions, both in the form of sculpture/structure as well as murals. Starting in Tetouan, the initiative to improve the urban landscape has been quite successful and is continuing on into other neighborhoods: first Usera, then Villaverde in the southside of the capital. One such project is Hypertube, a collaboration between PKMN Architects and Taller de Casqueria. The playful looking structure is made up of six precast reinforced concrete tubes two meters in diameter and two and a half meters in length. These dimensions make it possible for anyone to stand inside, from child to adult. Its objective: a “gathering place for neighbors and passers-by.”

Photos: r2hox’s flickr; marta nimeva; & intermdiae

via abc via lagaleriademagdelena

One Response to “Hypertube: PKMN & Taller de Casqueria”

  1. Anonymous March 31, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Why not plant some trees

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