Urban Reminders: Mini Concrete Block Towers by Evol
Celebrating the city can be an inspirational gift from artists. Berlin based street artist EVOL took a chance and transformed small architectural elements of the city into mini concrete-like block towers. Electric boxes, small planters, garbage cans, concrete chairs and other infrastructure elements received an urban makeover that reminds us of soviet-style concrete buildings. By exposing the past of architecture, the artist tried a simple method of awareness and managed to reach a large number of people with his art. Printed as a recurring pattern of small windows, the art covering some city elements has a few mini inhabitants that break the self-imposed rules of boring repetition. The prints were cut and pasted throughout European cities, creating islands of the past that stand out in the streets. Inhabitat discovered the artist we present today and his works will be kept in our memories, although they do not last for long on the streets, being tear down by patrolling policemen.