Visual excess has proven to be successful when it comes to attracting the public. In China, we see examples of this architecture trend in several industries from culture and business centers, parenting spaces, hotels, offices, and retail.
X-Living is a Chinese architecture firm that designed in Suzhou a parents-children sports center. The project follows an aquatic theme integrating leisure and entertainment; the color chose is gentle, and on purpose does not distinguish gender. The black lines decorate the space with an avant-garde feeling.
2//FASHION AND HEALTH
Technology brings along important improvements in our daily life, but along, sometimes there are some side effects. We started using mobile phones in our daily lives and wifi has become a technology that connects several devices in our homes, there are side effects of the electromagnetic radiation that use this function. The research is still contradictory, but we do know that some people are especially sensitive to radio frequencies and that children should limit their exposure. Rian Smolenaers is a designer that developed a clothing line made of an already existing fabric that works against electromagnetic radiation. Several industries use already protective clothing against these radiation, for their workers, so why don’t to extend this idea to the end consumers? Her brand, EASE, has the intention to protect from radiation while still being functional and with an aesthetic and fashionable touch.
3// OCEAN CLEAN UP
Did you know that 80% of the plastic waste and trash that accumulate in the oceans and seas around the world comes from rivers? Rivers are arteries that, from inland, carry out to the deep water all the plastic and pollution thrown in the waters. The Ocean Clean Up organization, after four years of research, just launched an electrical boat called The Interceptor. Its mission is to strategically move along the river so that ships can still flow, but still, collect the trash floating. Why do we think this new is worth sharing? In optimal conditions, The Interceptor can clean up to 100,000 kg of trash per day!
4// 3D PRINTED FOOD
Meydan Levy, a recently graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, has developed edible artificial fruits filled with a printed cocktail of vitamins and minerals. The fruits look like coming from another world; they acquired a final form once the cellulose structure is filled in with fruit juices. What if, in the future, we could print our supply of vitamins, adapting it to a personal specific need?
Brella is a flexible childcare center located in Los Angeles, comprising the possibility for the parents to access a co-working space and yoga classes. Two mothers, Darien William and Melanies Wolff, saw in the market the need to bring kids to a daycare center by the hour and have more flexible intake hours. They launched Brella, and through an app, parents can book child care and pay it by the hour, allowing parents to adapt the childcare to their needs fully.
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