What’s so difficult about building a floating pool, you ask? What distinguishes +Pool from a big, expensive above-ground pool is its filtration system. +Pool’s team wants to actively improve the water quality of the East River, by constructing the pool out of a unique series of filters that would make the notoriously toxic waters fit for humans. The pool would release 500,000 gallons of filtered water back into the channel every day. And after a year of testing systems in the river, the team feels confident enough to install a test pool, with a tentative goal of opening the +Pool in summer of 2015. Beyonce, they hope, will play opening day.
The second section of New York’s Highline is open to visitors… some of the same landscaping and planting, with some new areas that disrupt the linearity of it and encourage people to linger, soak up the oxygen and atmosphere.
The garden designing super-duo of Malaysian James Wong and Spanish David Cubero’s lush garden for the Chelsea Flower Show 2011…
I’ve been swatting up on my TED talks podcasts this past week and found this interesting… this talk is both about the engaging field of data visualisation and the compelling concept of measuring national happiness and well-being… more recommendations to follow!