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.
Closer Showerhead by Diego Grandi for Zucchetti
Reminiscent of an iconic lamp with a counterweight, Closer is certainly the most eclectic of Zucchetti’s recent creations, an iconic shower head that reinvents the movements associated with showering.
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.
Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa
Located in a residential area on a plateau in Yokohama, Japan, the Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates has a distinctive façade with exposed concrete and wooden lattices of Serangan batu wood.
Dental Angels dental clinic by YLAB Arquitectos, photo: Ciro Frank Schiappa
YLAB Arquitectos have created the interior design, and brand image, for a dental office called Dental Angels in Barcelona’s central Ensanche neighbourhood.
Fred Perry store, Bangkok by BuckleyGrayYeoman
BuckleyGrayYeoman’s Fred Perry flagship store in Bangkok brings a distinctively British sense of style, refinement and wit to Thailand.
No Wódka Store by Kontent, photo: Zajaczkowski Photography
Warsaw-based Kontent used scaffolding for the design of No Wódka, a pop-up Polish fashion and furnishings store in Berlin.
Koka Restaurant by Bornstein Lyckefors
For Koka, a Scandinavian food restaurant in Gothenburg, Sweden by studio Bornstein Lyckefors, architect Johan Olsson chose soft lighting using Ascent, a lamp designed by Daniel Rybakken.