Architecture firm Snøhetta released its design concept for Under, a restaurant planned for the coast along Norway’s southernmost tip.
Under’s namesake holds a double meaning: In Norwegian, “under” can just as well be translated into “wonder.” Half-sunken into the sea, the building’s monolithic form breaks the water surface to lie against the craggy shoreline. More than an aquarium, the structure will become a part of its marine environment, coming to rest directly on the sea bed five meters below the water’s surface. With meter-thick concrete walls, the structure is built to withstand pressure and shock from the rugged sea conditions. Like a sunken periscope, the restaurant’s massive acrylic windows offer a view of the seabed as it changes throughout the seasons and varying weather conditions.
It’s even designed with a rough exterior to form an artificial mussel reef over time.
Hurricane Irma’s blackouts reminded locals of what their gorgeous night skies look like with no light pollution. That reminded me of the cool Darkened Cities project by Thierry Cohen.
A doggo named Ajax has been specially trained to sniff out the kea, an endangered bird endemic to New Zealand. Watch this charming short as they roam the mountainous South Island.
“The Mechanics of History” by Yoann Bourgeois is a marvellously simple idea perfectly executed: acrobats climb stairs around a revolving trampoline, falling languidly from the stairs in rhythm. Here it is in daylight: Below is an earlier exploration of the theme titled “Fugue/Trampoline”: Accompanied by Philip Glass’s moody “Metamorphosis Two” performed by Brisa on the […]
Grabbing color samples from a screen is easy enough — all you need is a screenshot and digital color meter. But colors out in the world don’t always translate perfectly in photos. That’s why we are now offering the Nix Mini Color Sensor in the Boing Boing Store. The Nix is a handheld spheroid that […]
The Paww WaveSound 3’s keep your music from getting lost in loud environments through elite noise-cancelation, and they’re currently available in the Boing Boing Store. These headphones are designed to create an ideal listening experience, whether you’re enjoying music at your desk or trying to enjoy a quiet podcast on a noisy flight. Their CSR chipset […]