Henry Grabar is a staff writer for Slate’s Moneybox and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.
Beats a moving walkway.
Readers were very excited last month when a team of Parisian architects proposed a trampoline bridge over the Seine. But while the location was great, the bridge was not real.
If you're hurting for bounces, you need to go to Russia, where Salto Architects have designed a 170-foot-long trampoline pathway for the Archstoyanie Festival in Nikola-Lenivets. In the last twelve years, this small village 2.5 hours southwest of Moscow has become an unlikely capital of Russian contemporary art -- a sort of Russian Marfa.
All images courtesy of Nikita Šohov & Karli Luik, courtesy of Salto Architects.