Domestic Pools is the name of the project that tells the story of twenty of the most beautiful private swimming pools from 1920 to the present day, including that of Villa dall’Ava by Rem Koolhaas and the unpublished project of the 1940s by Alvaro Aalto. The series of photographs in the article,are part of the reportage of the young French photographer Romain Laprade dedicated to the swimming pool of the white oasis, designed by Alain Capeillères for his summer residence.
This pool is a very strong aesthetic symbol, enhanced by the photos of the photographer, which connect it to an imaginary minimal and elegant. The shadows that stand out on the walls create a mystical atmosphere as if the whole environment were poised, suspended in time.
The art of creating elegant yet pop and colorful environments is the main prerogative of the work of Spanish interior designer Ana De Santos. Each of his creations is made in 3D in the form of rendering always trendy: tiles, velvet, marble and gold finishes, give a very nice and aesthetic effect to every table.
The pastel tones and, more generally, the bright colors instantly attract the attention of the viewer, making each viewer feel like a curious visitor who peeps out of the lock the interior of a house that is not his.
This voyeur attitude appeals and intrigues. If you want to know more, you can visit the artist’s Instagram profile here
The project of the members of Invasione Creativa is unique in its kind, which manages to merge topography and typography. But let’s go step by step.
Invasione Creativa is a communication and design studio that deals with the creation of any type of content, from TV commercials to campaigns and their CAPITALS project was born by chance, a bit like all the brilliant ideas.
Looking on Google Maps for a street they didn’t know, the partners saw a building that, from above, looked like an “M”, maybe just the one in Milan. So it became almost a challenge, to find the letters hidden first in the map of Milan and then New York, Tokyo, up to Paris. And if you think it’s easy, maybe it’s because you tried to find the “I”, or the “L”, but try to find an “R”, or a “Q”.
Thanks to CAPITALS it’s as if the name of a city were written by the city itself and I believe that a better representation doesn’t exist.
A majestic seven surfaces waterfall has become the symbol of Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport. The “Rain Vortex” was designed bySafdie Architects and is powered by collected rainwater, which flows in the middle of a greenhouse surmounted by an inverted glass dome.
The raised dome is composed of a glass grid thick enough to absorb any noise created by aircraft taking off and landing, and has been tested to ensure that it does not emit reflections that distract air traffic controllers.
In addition to the waterfall, five floors full of shops, a playground and a terraced garden called Shiseido Forest Valley, characterized by small waterfalls and paths, were also inaugurated.
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement whose members use non-violent civil disobedience methods to urge governments to act on climate change and the mass extinction of animal species.
The visual identity of this movement is reinforced by the D.I.Y. type graphics, as the punk and more generally, antagonistic tradition wants. On the occasion of its first major action in the United Kingdom, the organization has released a series of banners, flags, patches, posters and stickers to download and use, to help spread the news of the movement and its objectives.
In a society that makes its main language images, this is a smart and intelligent choice, as Clive Russell, a member of the art group, explains:
“We needed to create a movement that looks radically different to all eco movements previously because they failed. We needed a movement that was both angry and non-violent, that reflected the fact that this is an existential threat”.
The group also added that their visual projects are inspired by the International Situationist movement of the 1960s, whose strong influence is felt. All drawings are made with a palette of 10 colors; once used, posters and signs are illegally affixed, often using wheat dough as glue: this technique is called flyposting and represents a form of guerrilla marketing.
Extinction Rebellion logo, a stylized hourglass within a circle representing the planet, reminds us that there is not much time left to save the environment. The representation of the animals symbolizes the threat of extinction of the species, the collapse of the colonies and intentional blindness in the face of the global state of emergency.