Didier Faustino's Double Happiness

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Wed, Sep 14th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

As part of the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture, architect Didier Faustino converted a billboard into a working swing-set, titled Double Happiness.

From the Re Craft's website:

Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. By playing this "risky" game, and testing their own limits, two persons can experience together a new perception of space and recover an awareness of the physical world

You should actually take the time to check out all of Didier Faustino's artistic creations on his website. Some pretty fascinating ones clearly designed to tease your mind, like his Doppelganger below:

Dashboard
Didier Faustino's Doppelganger

  1969

 

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