Chongqing is one of China’s hottest, most humid cities in summer, but at Palm Island breezes blowing over the water and its buildings’ reflective facades help to reduce temperatures
This newsletter is devoted entirely to the element of water. Various urban projects are currently making use of its diverse aesthetic and psychological effects. Water surfaces sometimes serve as a mirror, in which the reflected buildings seem to float; at other times, they act as a link between nature and the built environment, or as a public attraction, but whatever use is made of water, it is always eyecatching.
Here’s what you’ll find in our July Newsletter:
Creating an Urban Splash: Innovative Water Features in Cities
Heading into Virtual Worlds: Audio-visual Technologies
Inspiring Search Results N° 31: Bath taps for mounting onto bathtubs
Inspiring Spaces N° 23: Landscape design
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for July 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
Onde Sensuelle Installation by Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture
Onde Sensuelle is an ephemeral installation created by architects Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens for the 2014 edition of the Festival of Lively Architecture (Festival des Architectures Vives) at La Grande Motte in France.
‘Edge Effect’ garden by Snøhetta & Knippers Helbig, photo: Louise Tanguay
‘Edge Effect’ by architects Snøhetta and engineering firm Knippers Helbig, is one of 22 contemporary gardens on display at the 15th International Garden Festival (IGF).
‘Shikiri / see beyond colors’ by Emmanuelle Moureaux, photo: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design is showing ‘shikiri / see beyond colors’ at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; six large models exploring the architectural approaches of her design concept of ‘shikiri’.
‘The BIG Maze’ by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, photo: Chi Chi Lin
Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group have created a life-size indoor maze at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, offering a preview into an upcoming BIG exhibition at the Museum in early 2015.
Spring/Summer dining table detail by Valentin Löllmann
Created for a solo exhibition at Design Miami/Basel 2014, Valentin Löllmann’s ‘Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter’ collections explore the boundaries of materials, texture and form for a series of works that “get as close as possible to authenticity”.
‘Best Friends Chair’ by Martin Mostböck
The ‘Best Friends Chair’, designed by Austrian architect and designer Martin Mostböck, arose from a reaction to a colourful expression used in his native Vienna.
‘Tarab Sculptures’ by Siba Sahabi, photo: Lisa Klappe
Using 3D modelling, Siba Sahabi translates dance into design with a series of five abstract sculptures based on oriental dance costumes in motion.