Thinking Outside the Box: Clever, Impactful Design Ideas by Julie Campbell, Design Associate

Nothing makes me happier than encountering clever, thoughtful design in the built environment. Design ideas that are dynamic, multifunctional AND aesthetically pleasing are definitely better than chocolate…well, almost better than chocolate…

Here are a few examples of clever design that I have recently encountered:

Sculpture as a safety mechanism: I would love to meet the person that designed this interesting window protection device.

 An interactive urban fountain on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston

Consider making your garage door more than just a garage door

Use trellising and plants to break up large, blank walls