This smart set of hydraulic benches is flush with the ground when not in use, but those who want to sit down can simply pull a lever and watch it rise up. Designed by Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens to give the public a little more control over the urban environment, the benches can be raised to the desired height for the particular people who want to use them.
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Plan and cross-sections illustrate a "complete street" revamp in Syracuse, NY. Click image for link to full profile via Coen + Partners, and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> https://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/