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30 Times Designers And Architects Impressed Everyone With Their Creativity And Thoughtfulness

Published 2 months ago

Architects and designers are capable of constructing wonderful things and ‘not so wonderful’ things as well. But those who design and construct friendly and thoughtful stuff are probably the best. After all, we all need a bit of positivity and friendliness around us, even if it’s in the form of some industrial design or architecture.

The subreddit “Friendly Architecture” is dedicated to collecting and sharing some of the most friendly pieces of industrial design and architecture around the world. From a wheelchair-friendly sandbox to a bus stop with swings, scroll below to see some brilliant structures created by thoughtful people.

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#1 Pool And Water Slide, Egmont Højskolen (“Folk High School”), Western Denmark

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#2 In Case This Counts: Braille On The Rail To Describe The View

Image source: messyredemptions

#3 Sympathetic Architecture

Image source: Desire4Gunfire

#4 These Two Coin Lockers That Are Easily Accessible In A Wheelchair, Austria

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#5 Wildlife Overpass, Trans-Canada Highway, Banff National Park, Canada. The 38 Passes And Fencing Have Reduced Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions By More Than 80%

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#6 Homeless Bench, Vancouver, Canada

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#7 In Norway You Get A Small Amount Of Money For Recycling Bottles/Cans. They’re Often Collected By Poor People, Homeless Etc. A Lot Of Our Trash Cans Has These Holders Around Them So People Don’t Have To Search Through The Trash To Collect Them

Image source: beets_or_turnips

#8 Parent + Child Library Carrel, So You Can Do Your Research And Keep Your Little One Occupied. Fairfield Library, Virginia, USA

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#9 They Put Rails Under The Benches In This Park So You Can Always Be In The Shadow

Image source: jadedcloud

#10 Recessed “Pause Space” For Those With Asd Providing An Opportunity To Control The Amount Of Incoming Information, UK

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#11 Solar Park Bench With USB Charging Ports

Image source: dearly_decrpit

#12 Turtle Tunnels In Japan, Protecting The Turtles Crossing Train Tracks And Stopping Trains From Derailing Due To Turtles!!

Image source: p3yeet

#13 Mini Door At Child’s Doctor’s Office, Neat Idea!

Image source: L_Suz

#14 These Public Benches Are Reversible, So You Can Choose To Look At People, Or Boats

Image source: Tikimanly

#15 Green Man+, A Card & Traffic Light System To Give People More Time To Cross At Intersections, Singapore

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#16 Cover For Bicycle Saddle So It Doesn’t Get Wet When It Rains

Image source: Jezoreczek

#17 Bioswale, Seattle Wa. (A Channel To Concentrate, Clean And Move Stormwater)

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#18 Teetertotters Slotted Through The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall By Ronald Rael And Virginia San Fratello

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#19 A Bridge Providing A Bench In The Fences In Shanghai

Image source: mngrpher

#20 Trash Cans For Cyclists (Blikvanger), Netherlands

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#21 Wheelchair Resting Spot On A Long Hill. Also A Bench In A Pinch

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#22 Wheelchair Friendly Sandbox

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#23 It’s Not For People But It’s Still Friendly

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#24 The Fruit Bus Stops Of Nagasaki Prefecture (Designed To Showcase The Agricultural Output Of The Region)

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#25 This Bench Also Works As A Xylophone. Also, No Dividers!

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#26 Wheelchair Accessible Gardening. Used For Garden Therapy, Rehab, Hospice. Developed In Douvres-La-Délivrande, France

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#27 Crab Migration Bridge, Christmas Island, Australia

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#28 Old City, Jerusalem Added 4km Of Wheelchair-Accessible Routes In 2019 (And Cleared It With Unesco)

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#29 Super-Accessible Waterfront, Sirens Beach, Greece

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#30 These Benches That Turn Into Tables

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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