72 Hour Urban Action is a series of architecture festivals taking place in cities around the world. Each participating team is given a site and then has 72 hours to create a built urban installation. Re-Make/Re-Model participated as part of the More or Less team at 72HUA in Stuttgart in 2012:
A desire line is a path developed by erosion caused by footfalls or bicycles. It is a spontaneous but rational creation where individuals identify the shortest way to go from a to b. The accumulation of single decisions produces, in the end, the path.
The team was given a green corner site with a lot of people taking a shortcut across the grass. This had created a visible line across the site and we decided to celebrate it with a series of wooden frames. They remind one of a house that could have been drawn by a child, an homage to the children going to the football pitch or to the elementary school, who are the creators of the line. The structure makes the border between the inside and the outside porous; it allows the users to see through and cross it creating new paths. Following our mission to plan for chance encounters, we added furniture that encourages people meeting on the path to sit and spend time together.
Urban Intervention for 72HUA, Stuttgart
Collaborators: all members of Team More or Less