Tag: Fake-nature

Fake-for-Real

Geothermal Beach

A man made beach at the location of Nauthólsvík in Reykjavik, Iceland. The lagoon was build with seawalls combined with white sand. The sea water in the lagoon is artificially heated with hot water, merged with the cold water from the sea. In this way, it is possible to swim in the lagoon all year round, with an average water temperature of 15 – 19 degrees.

The Geothermal beach offers additional facilities, such as outdoor showers, hot tubs, steam bath, sailing school and a small restaurant. Nauthólsvík welcomes around half a million guests every year. A fake seaside, for a real vacation!

Source: Nauthólsvík

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Fake-nature

The Weather Machine

A cloud forms from a grass field and moves upwards, a wind blows past, fog floats, it begins to rain, but you’re not standing outdoors in the countryside. You’re in The Weather Machine! Constructed around the climatic conditions of the day on which it takes place, the installation explores rain, clouds and sun heat to recreate the weather occurring outside.

Developed by artist David Shearing, from February 5th through 7th, 2015 the atmospheric installation will transform the stage@leeds venue into a gloomy English landscape.

Source: The Creators Project

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Biomimicmarketing

Rainbow Station

You may know Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde from the Glow in the Dark Trees, the Intimacy Dress or the Smart Highways. Now, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Amsterdam Central Station and to commemorate the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, Studio Roosegaarde created a giant rainbow of light for the railway station’s east side.

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eTree – Electric Gardening

Four meters high with wide leaves, eTree by Israel’s startup company Sologicis is an eco-sculpture that looks like a tree. Its foliage is made of solar panels able to produce energy. This photovoltaic tree is a free wifi spot, a station to recharge smartphones and a place where to sit in the shade.

The first eTree has been recently planted in the nature park Ramat Hanadiv, in Israel. In our power sources craving next nature, we garden our own electricity.

Via Inhabitat. Related post: Sunflowers – Electric Gardening

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Anthropocene

Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams

Artificial water constructions, such as dams, can pose a threat for wildlife, and for salmon in particular, blocking their migratory path towards rivers. To solve this problem Whooshh Innovations designed a fish-launching device: a sort of cannon that sucks salmon up and “shoots” them out in a different body of water.

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