22 Urban Environments Transformed Through Useful And Visually Appealing Projects

Those who live in cities know that the urban environment can often be rather gray and depressing. If one thinks of certain suburban or densely populated areas, where aesthetics are certainly not the main goal of architects, one realizes that sometimes little is enough to make the areas saddest. welcoming, functional, and beautiful to look at.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of people all over the world who, with ingenuity, creativity, and genius, decided to transform the most common places, buildings, and objects into splendid examples of useful, beautiful, and original design. We are talking about all those innovative works, renovations, and ideas that in some way have improved the daily life of those who live in the city, if only with a smile. Discover with us 22 examples of urban design that should be reproduced everywhere!

#1. These gray and banal concrete cylinders have become very original meeting places to sit down.

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#2. The traffic lights in this city match the style of the streetlights!

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#3. In Azerbaijan, these fountains are designed to look like beautiful dandelions!

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#4. Not bad as a facade for a musical instrument store: it reproduces a Fender amplifier!

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#5. Who says the bus stop has to be a sad and depressing place?

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#6. When you find this in a public park, you can’t help but smile!

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#7. In Denmark, these bins have been placed in this position to facilitate cyclists passing by.

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#8. A real public library, available in the street!

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#9. Modernity and nature: a really useful and beautiful building!

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#10. In this metro, some cars have shelves for exchanging books!

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#11. On this cycle path, luminous signs have been installed to indicate the number of cyclists who pass each day.

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#12. A real urban garden!

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#13. Who wouldn’t want to live in such a place? It’s much more than just a “town”

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#14. When originality and urban environment go hand in hand!

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#15. 3D pedestrian crossings for guaranteed visibility!

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#16. These special tables are designed to allow cyclists to rest and have a comfortable support, without getting off the saddle!

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#17. Not a bad idea for “simple” terminals!

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#18. A bench that … comes out of the ground!

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#19. Comfortable, functional and beautiful!

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#20. This pedestrian crossing in a shopping center is designed as if it were zebra!

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#21. Watch out for the hippos: they seem to “swim” in the ground!

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Have you ever seen such virtuous examples of urban design? These should really be replicated in every city!

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