“Just a Black Box” is a more than a box

London-based architect Tomaso Boano and designer Jonas Prišmontas  proposed a project named “Just a black box,” to provide more, much needed, public space in the city. The sculptural, but a quite minimalistically formed structure is distinguished by its double duty; it can serve as street furniture for public use, or as a kiosk. The box is elevated by simple hydraulic columns, revealing a multipurpose commercial area with a range of services: a coffee shop, a bike repair workshop, a library, a ticket office and even a small cinema. When it’s closed, the box offers a series of comfortable seating areas that provide a pleasurable interaction for the users. The box is made of a durable vandal-proof material, and it’s resistant to harsh environmental conditions.


source: designboom