Article originally seen in Confusion magazine – issue #17.
Update (March 13, 2020. 14:22): RCS DIY is slated for destruction by the end of March, 2020
Update (March 13, 2020. 18:25): The locals are not going to let this go. Please help them fight to keep their spot by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in support of RCS DIY.
An on-going, never ending, always growing DIY park project is the Red Cabin Spot, a.k.a RCS DIY, under one of Stockholm´s countless bridges. The local crew is there almost all the time, constantly fine tuning, maintaining, scheming new building plans and of course also tearing the park a part, piece by piece, on their boards.
Below you can enjoy the two masterminds, Leo Ström & Fredrik “Fresh” Gustafsson, playing around in their latest creation – the most insane “backyard pool” Stockholm has ever seen. A true beast with tons of vert and steep corners but yet an ever so fresh pleaser to the eyes; huge deathboxes, large cyan tiles, yellow cooping blocks and a baby smooth surface, all poured in one go. With all the extra details such as the drain in the deep end, pool light, love seat and even water valve caps on the walls it’s as close to the real deal as it gets.
Words & photos: Nicklas Höglund @niemho
For more RCS check their instagram on instagram @rcs_diy