Creating an Urban Splash: Innovative Water Features in Cities

Creating an Urban Splash: Innovative Water Features in Cities

Architects of urban projects are increasingly in thrall to water, believing it benefits them in a number of ways — from the aesthetic to the psychological. In one sense, when reflected in water, buildings look larger and more imposing. Yet water’s evanescent, organic qualities can also soften and appear to dematerialise their severe lines, even making them look ethereal. Read
Fluid learning: Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University

Fluid learning: Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University

A landmark building by Jasmax marks a paradigm shift in student-centric space (Text by Andrea Stevens)
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X-Code: Inspired by the world of running

X-Code: Inspired by the world of running

The successful sport sector is a true pioneer in its field, using innovative technology to create lightweight, perfect fitting sport shoes. With their groundbreaking design, intricate construction and high-tech fibres, they promise to open up totally new possibilities for athletes. What is revolutionising the world of running is equally good for today’s dynamic office workers. The designer Daniel Figueroa and the ergonomics experts from Dauphin have worked closely together and come up with a special seamless backrest fabric for “X-Code”. Designed to meet the needs of dynamic office workers, it moulds to users’ movements like a second skin. However, this is just one of a number of new design approaches and unique features.
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