Artnet: Kate Brown

As Moscow’s Zaryadye Park approaches its first birthday next month, the city’s chief architect, Sergei Kuznetsov, is defending the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed green space for an unexpected feature: its aphrodisiacal properties. Just a stone’s throw from the Kremlin, the firm’s carefully crafted experiment in “wild urbanism” has lived up to its billing, apparently, becoming something of a hotbed for outdoor lovemaking.

“We’re seeing an unprecedented number of cases where people are having sex here at Zaryadye,” Kuznetsov told Russian media. Indeed, several couples have been caught on the park’s many CCTV cameras. …Read More

Pictured: A couple takes a selfie in Zaryadye Park in central Moscow | YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images