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Fountain Hacks by LIKEarchitects Promotes Public Water Space

 - Aug 11, 2012
References: dezeen & psfk
The fountain hacks by LIKEarchitects and Ricardo Dourado have transformed the city streets of Guimarães in Portugal into playful parks. These pictures show transformations made to the city's fountains where people are captured wading in the waters, eating lunch on submerged lawn chairs and playing with toys.

One of the designs, the 'Olympic pool,' has inflatable rings and is filled with colorful plastic balls. The idea behind this project is to promote the use of public water spaces by reinventing pre-existing water pools. The residents of Guimareas, Portugal, are free to experience the fountains that change public space in a surprising and bizarre way.

These existing structures now act as places where new memories and experiences will be created. LIKEarchitects is an award-winning architectural firm that specializes in designing transitory architectural objects.