7 Surprising Ways that Designers Used Traffic Cones

7 Surprising Ways that Designers Used Traffic Cones

While traffic cones are traditionally used in city streets to indicate caution, these traffic cones have left the city to demonstrate their multipurpose abilities.  Below you will see how various architects and designers fashioned traffic cones into pieces of art. 

image © LIKEarchitects

image © LIKEarchitects

Constructed of 500 plastic traffic cones, this permanent interactive orange traffic cone art installation piece is located at Paredes City Park in Portugal. At night the structure is lit up using red LEDs.

image © Lldlja Grozdanic

image © Lldlja Grozdanic

Made of 200 plastic traffic cones, this interactive installation called "Planet: Under Construction (PUC) was crafted by architecture firm Woods Bagot. It was part of Vivid Sydney Festival of Light, Music and Ideas.

image © EFGH

image © EFGH

Using 300 standard traffic cones and a steel base, this concert pavilion was made by NYC architecture firm EFGH for a Virgin Mobile event intended to raise awareness about youth homelessness.

image © Loreta Haaker

image © Loreta Haaker

Made with 6 re-used orange traffic cones, this Cone Light made by Loreta Haaker resembles a star.

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This cylindrical pavilion comprised of traffic cones titled Cultural Traffic: from the Global Border to the Border Neighbourhood by Teddy Cruz was presented at the MAXXI as part of the exhibition Spazio (2010). 

image © Paprika

image © Paprika

Made of approximately 280 traffic cones, this instillation presented at the World Summit and Congress of Architecture at the Design Expo in Taipei was crafted by architect firm Paprika.

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Deemed the "Cone Playground" these installation pieces were on display at the famous 'Burning Man' festival in 2004. 


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