The Studio of the Japanese architect and engineer Kengo Kuma and associates (KKAA) designed a great building facade.
Planters made of aluminum panels cover the 1,052 m2 facade while providing space for facilities.
Near Marseille (France) based family company Attrap’Rêves is proposing guests a chance to sleep in fully furnished clear plastic bubbles situated in the middle of nature.
“We wanted to open the doors to create a true sharing poetic and sensory bubbles through the installation of design and ecological facility.”
The city of Dubai will shortly welcome another innovation. The Water Discus Hotel, designed by Poland-based Deep Ocean Technology will be made of two discs: one under and one above the water one. Three solid legs and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairways connect the two structures. Guests will enjoy watching the depths of the ocean as they fall asleep or taking a bath on the upper deck.
“Twenty-one hotel rooms are submersed in the center of a vibrant coral reef with enchanting views of sea life, illuminated with special lighting systems, and offer the use of miniature underwater vehicles equipped with macro photography, operated from your suite, to provide a closer look at the tiniest of creatures. Due to the innovative design comprising individual modules that can be detached and replaced with new ones, Water Discus can also be expanded into a bigger resort complex, and may be constructed and reconstructed anywhere in the world, creating opportunities to live underwater on a permanent basis in an unlimited string of locations.”
An abandoned water-filled quarry located 30 miles from Shanghai is about to be transformed into a 380-room luxury hotel. The site is called Songjiang and the project is to be engineered by Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies.
Construction is already under way. The hotel should open its doors in early 2015. The leisure resort will host extreme sports facilities, a visitor centre and a five-star luxury hotel with two levels of the hotel situated under water, housing a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium. An extreme sports centre for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel.
This climbing video is one of the nicest one I have seen in a while. Experience the beauty of bouldering in an action packed film set in the stunning locations of Leavenworth Washington, Castle Rocks Idaho, Red Rocks Nevada, Cody Wyoming, and Squamish British Columbia. From the hardest to the tallest the west coast has to offer, get ready to see something new.
Savage Films is a video production company specializing in engaging, story-driven outdoor adventure media. We have recently released Western Gold, a feature-length North American rock climbing film.
Norwegian practice Stein Hamre Arkitektkontor designed these two power stations in the forests of Helgeland, each producing approximately 30 GWh.
The structures will supply electricity to support the energy usage of approximately 1,600 residences a year. Extremely functional, the building’s highest priority is to incorporate the surrounding environment.
USA, Arizona is the theater of the incredible Miles, never stopping to twist and turn, here in his wingsuit
Miles is stoked pretty much all the time. The US Air Force brat made his first solo skydive at 25 and he’s made over 3100 since. The Wingsuit expert now teaches BASE jumping in Twin Fall’s Idaho where he can share his love of flying.
Amsterdam-based NL Architects’ Power Flowers offer a way to bring wind turbines into cities with no inconvenience from citizens.
Giving sustainable energy generation a sculptural appearance, NL Architects’ Power Flowers can embrace a natural arboreal form and harness the breeze to provide energy.
Swedish studio Jagnefält Milton Architects proposes a unique hotel design for the small Norwegian city of Åndalsnes.
As a gate for tourists to the stunning fjords, Åndalsnes is planning an overhaul. The “Rolling Masterplan” is a revolutionary way for the city to utilize existing train tracks. The proposal took third place in the design contest hosted by Åndalsnes. (more…)
Berlin-based (Germany) artist Irene Anton reveals her “Intervention Invading Network”, a series of installations in different locations around the world.
For each network, 100 to 150 recycled pairs of tights are tied together shaping interconnected lines and nodes, or stuffed pantyhose bulbs.
Here is the trailer from the latest Leo Houlding picture: “Autana – First ascent in the lost world”.
The alpinist, BASE jumper and adventurer Leo Houlding leads his mates Jason Pickles and Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary and the team from PosingProductions deep into the Amazon. Their mission: attempt a first ascent on the magnificent tepui Cerro Autana in Venezuela.
With the beautiful New Zealand mountains in the background, some local wingsuit flyers just finished their summer, and let us dream some more…
Ata Whenua is located on New Zealand South island, on the west ridge.
Barcelona-based creative studio Dom Arquitectura has set up an “Urban Nest” installation.
The Spanish associates Mikel Elorduy, Blanka Elorduy and Pablo Serrano created a collection of twenty handmade wooden bird-houses to bring a revival of avian life to the public space of Barrio de Garcia in Barcelona.
Enjoy this intense wingsuit edit made by Dutch flyer Ferry Jacobs.
Jacobs left his home-place to live in the French Alps where he enjoys the mountains. We hope he his 2012 summer will bring us the same type of images.
London-based studio Office Siam built a functional and warm urban haven. This low-budget garden office has completely retractable oak framed full-height doors and a rooflight that offers glimpses of the sky.
The “Hackney Shed” takes the place of an old crumbling shack and was built for a writer and a documentary filmmaker at the end of their garden. Its construction cut down on the wastage by using standardized panels and by optimizing the space with a library embedded in the structural members.
Meet Kevin and Bob, two beautiful trained birds of prey, in flight under a paraglider in Nepal in this amazing footage of Scott Mason.
Parahawking combines paragliding with falconry. Birds of prey guide paragliders to termals for in-flight rewards and performing aerobatic manoeuvres.
Enter the wonderful rocky landscapes of the Italian Dolomites from a special perspective. Five base jumpers, members of the Italian clothing company Turbolenza, set the mission to fly from the 5 highest exit points in 5 days.
In the video, Maurizio Di Palma and Roberta Mancino perform in front of the aerial cameras of James Boole and Noah Bahnson and the ground and helicopter cameras of Vania Da Rui.
London-based studio Greendream Architecture developed the “Tentsile Tents” range to provide a comfortable sheltered accommodation independent from ground condition.
Combining the hammock concept with a usable space, the structure provides separation from wildlife, storms, wet ground or debris. The tent is also ultraportable: maximizing usable space while minimizing material usage.
The Swiss Barefoot Company designed the Protection Sock to give you true, genuine, new barefoot feeling with cut protection from sharp objects.
No more sole separates the foot from the ground; the Protection Sock is made of Kevlar and has a special fabric with polyester nub in the sole. The sock protects the entire foot including each toe.
The World Larges Rope Swing Video is awesome to watch and just makes you want to ride it. It was set up in Moab Utah. Devin Graham used a Glidecam 200HD for the flying shots.
Music: “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”
Here is the commercial video from Dynastar, performed by skiers Sébastien Collomb-Gros and Sven Mermod.
The images feature very nice freeride as well as extreme jumping with BASE parachutes. The video features the season 2007.
Sussex-based firm Blue Forest designed the “Echo-Perch”, a luxury tree house made of natural materials for minimal landscape impact that can be assembled within 5 days.
The 6 by 8 meter structure combines can comfortably accommodate four people with a combined kitchen, living area and bedroom. The oval sectional geometry connects with the scenery through windows and a veranda.
“My artworks are art/research projects in which I examine urban, industrial and natural environments. I am especially interested in local mythologies handed down through generations, such as the stories told by Native Americans. Typically these stories bear invaluable information about alternative lifestyles in/with these environments.”