Jungle Bubbles, living in a bubble among the elephants

Jungle Bubbles, living in a bubble among the elephants

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

If your dream has always been to spend a night in the middle of nature, over your head the starry sky and all around the beauty of completely free animals, then the latest initiative offered by Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is for you. 

They are called Jungle Bubbles, the houses that the resort offers its guests, real bubble-shaped suites with transparent walls and ceiling, built on wooden structures raised above the ground that allow guests to enjoy a unique view. 

In addition, the Jungle Bubbles are complete with every comfort, from an air conditioning system, a bedroom and a living area and a bathroom with shower. 

The technology of the suites has been developed and manufactured by Eye in the Sky using polyester fabric and using the prestressing manufacturing method.  

One night in the Jungle Bubbles costs around $500, but before judging the price, one must bear in mind that the experience offered is unique and, above all, that the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort has always been committed to helping and protecting elephants. 

What better way to participate in a just cause than to stay safely in the midst of nature. 

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jungle bubbles | Collater.al
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The Super Mario theme park is coming this summer

The Super Mario theme park is coming this summer

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Design

If you’re already looking for a destination for next summer, Osaka could easily become the first choice as it hosts Universal Studios Japan‘s latest project, a Super Mario theme park

If you love the Mario and Luigi brothers, Yoshi and Toad, Princesses Peach and Deasy and the terrible Bowser, then Super Nintendo World is the place for you. 

According to Thierry Coup – current Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Universal Creative – the theme park will be a “life-sized, living video game“, so imagine the tracks you’ll drive in the world-famous karts, ride on the shoulders of giant Yoshi, fight other visitors with fireballs, enter Bowser Castle and collect gold coins. 

All this will be possible thanks to an electronic bracelet that will allow you to access all the attractions and interact with other people. 

To present the Super Nintendo World has been released the music video “We are born to play” which gives the first idea of what you can find inside the theme park and which sees the characters of the Super Mario world duet with the singing Charli XCX. 

Watch it below! 

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Geoship designs the living domes of the future

Geoship designs the living domes of the future

Elisa Scotti · 4 weeks ago · Design

In recent years we have often heard of environmental disasters that have hit our planet, events that are becoming increasingly frequent and disastrous. Architects have been trying for a long time to find functional solutions that address these types of problems without compromising the comfort and habitability of a home, even in terms of space.

The Seattle-based architecture firm Geoship has designed a valid and innovative design solution. It is a structure in the shape of a geodesic dome in bioceramic, an unusual material but useful to lower construction costs and absolutely resistant. They are energy-efficient, durable and resistant, and can be built quickly and economically. The answer came when the members of the company wondered why they were still building houses in wood or with “antiquated” technologies.

The firm only works on ecological projects, which would allow its users to have a home with little capital available or through mutual funds. Their aim is to help groups of people to activate land trusts to create domed “villages” and the possibility of becoming co-owner of the company. Users will be able to actively participate in the planning and define the modalities of cooperative co-ownership.

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Nagababa, the armchair metaphor for feminine beauty

Nagababa, the armchair metaphor for feminine beauty

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Design

It is called Nagababa, the armchair made by the Wamhouse Studio that takes up Gaetano Pesce’s famous chair. If the UP Series of 1969 revolutionized the idea of seating, becoming a symbol of Italian design right from the start, the one signed by Wamhouse studio takes up its shape and at the same time recalls a female body ready to undergo various cosmetic surgery operations. 

The Nagababa, which in Polish means “naked woman“, wants us to reflect on how a woman’s body is conceived today. More and more frequently we are bombarded by images that raise to an ideal body that of a thin woman with curves in the right place and long, sharp legs, making the idea that there is a right body and a thousand wrong ones pass. Thus, the Wamhouse chair has large stitching and embroidered arrows that recall the signs that the aesthetic surgeon makes on his patients, showing how you are and what you are going to remove and modify. 

Moreover, since the Nagababa is a piece of furniture, even the connection between the female body and the object is immediately noticeable, underlining how in many cases the woman is really seen as a mere object of furniture, as decoration, beautiful to show but that must remain still and mute. 

It is necessary to take a good look at the Nagababa and understand, according to society, at what level of perfection the woman must aim for every day. 

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The Unicorn Island masterplan by Zaha Hadid Architects

The Unicorn Island masterplan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Design

Zaha Hadid Architects‘ latest project is about to see the presentation of Start-Up, its first building. It is the Unicorn Island, a real island in the center of the Chinese city of Chengdu, on the eastern shore of Xin Long Lake, which will host an exhibition and congress center covering an area of 67 hectares. 

The complex is born from the desire to support the sectors linked to technology and research that in recent years are experiencing exponential growth. Suffice it to say that until recently the Chinese economy was based almost exclusively on traditional industries, while in recent years interest is shifting to technology, giving rise to the so-called “unicorn companies”. 

Once completed, Unicorn Island will be easily accessible both on foot and by bicycle, but also by subway. The project involves a series of buildings with a sinuous shape and soft lines positioned in “clusters” – therefore divided into groups – around a central square that will serve as a meeting place, but will also be used to create the metro stops. 

The aspect linked to sustainability does not take second place, in fact, Unicorn Island will host public green spaces, water collection systems, and agriculture. 

There is still a long way to go before the end of the project, in the meantime let’s find out what Unicorn Island will look like. 

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Unicorn Island Zaha Hadid | Collater.al
Unicorn Island Zaha Hadid | Collater.al
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