Pantone crowned Living Coral as the colour of the year for its life-affirming, vibrant and optimistic vibe. A positive attitude clashing with the dying and discoloring coral reefs. Indeed, it is easier to find the hue on Donald Tump’s face during his climate change-denying rallies than underwater. Shall we call it ‘coral washing’?
The new Jameel Arts Centre by Serie Architects is a cultural hub featuring a white cluster of galleries, 7 desert gardens and an open-air sculpture park overlooking Dubai creek.
Dehydrated cleaning products reducing water waste, autonomous submersible drones mapping the coral reef and a floating device turning street lights into flood-emergency kits. 7 responsible water-related innovations at the Global Grad Show 2018 in Dubai.
An up-cycled jumping whale, shark-shaped alcoves and high-tech sustainable fishing nets saving dolphins’ lives. 7 marine-inspired design projects delivering responsible messages and supporting environmental issues.
Sasha Shtanuk crowfunds for THE BLANKET, a 100 sqm ‘sea’ constantly changing it’s silhouette by the power of wind and “taking different surreal forms- waves, mountains or some giant fantastic sculptures”.
Norwegian firm Snøhetta revealed plans to build UNDER, Europe’s very first underwater restaurant which will offer a glimpse of the Northern Sea marine life.
Water mobility: personal submarines and navigating floating gyms, the ultimate water-bike but also self-driving Roboats crossing Amsterdam canals… With 70% of the planet covered in water, the future of traveling might come as a gliding technology.
SPARK propose beach huts made of discarded plastic collected from the beaches and seas of South East Asia . The colourful pineapple-shaped designs will convey a message in support of sustainable awareness.
MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete blends Lisbon waterfront with the city’s urban landscape and welcomes guests with a undulating arch made of custom-designed 3D glazed tiles.
During 2016 Summer Olympics, the Heart of Denmark beats in Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, with a temporary pavilion by Henning Larsen Architects that refers to the country seafaring and yachting tradition.
Sailing, wheelchair racing, taekwondo and para-cycling. At Rio 2016 Olympics design technology and data analytics contribute to improve athletes performances.
Studio Waffles and LYCS Architecture design V+Lounge in Hangzhou taking inspiration by the poetic atmosphere above and below the water surface of West Lake.
Step aboard a unique floating home in Amsterdam that was created by transforming a concrete warship into a cosy alcove.
Aurora exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair offers the chance to dig into the unique features of each Nordic country. We picked Iceland. Here extreme conditions became the cradle for a distinct creative approach: sulphure designs, flat-packed paper lamps and even furniture made of whale bones and shark teeth.
South African designers Porky Hefer created hanging seatings inspired by marine creatures. The series supports local makers with an environmental message.
Alejandro Plasencia designed REMORA, an anti ghost-net system that could reduce the deadly volume of ocean floating plastic waste to encourage a more sustinable fishing industry.
The Manta Underwater Room is the breath-taking floating project in the Indian Ocean that literally immerse guests in a responsible touristic experience with the lively murmur of the reef.
Aki Inomata played with the “identity transfer” concept creating fascinating shells for hermits crabs that reproduce the architecture of various countries
The Whale Bone project: ECAL student flies to Reykjavik combine “primitive” and contemporary design in Iceland.