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Miniature House Installations

Natwerk Studio Playfully Brings Attention to Urban Planning Mistake

— July 12, 2013 — Art & Design
Urban landscapes change rather significantly with every generation as populations rise and demands evolve; Natwerk Studio brings attention to some of the mistakes that go along with such change in a playful and even silly manner. Known for their lighthearted approach to art and design, Natwerk Studio created a series of miniature houses that were then installed between the crack of two buildings in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Natwerk Studio came up with the concept when they noted the number-gap from 54 to 70. Each miniature house represents a missing structure between the two buildings. As PSFK notes, the oversight is a "sociological reminder that cities reinvent themselves and often, mistakes are made." Natwerk Studio creatively fixed that mistake.
Trend Themes
1. Urban Planning Mistakes - Natwerk Studio's miniature house installations highlight the mistakes that can occur in urban planning.
2. Lighthearted Art and Design - Natwerk Studio's playful approach to art and design brings attention to urban planning mistakes in a creative and engaging way.
3. Sociological Reminders - The miniature house installations serve as sociological reminders that cities evolve and make mistakes in the process.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Urban Planning - The architecture and urban planning industry can explore innovative solutions to prevent and rectify mistakes like the one highlighted by Natwerk Studio's miniature house installations.
2. Art and Design - The art and design industry can harness the power of creativity to address societal issues, such as urban planning mistakes, in a lighthearted and engaging manner.
3. Sociology - Sociologists can analyze the sociological impact of urban planning mistakes and use projects like Natwerk Studio's miniature house installations as case studies.
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