20 November 2018


The Lotus

Lotus — is a Solar-powered Floating Farm-cum-Restaurant. Green imperatives are incubating new designs in architecture which are holistic. Urban rooftop harvesting of crops and solar power, on a habitat floating on water, is one of them, a prototype for future self-sufficient urban communities. Lotus is designed to grow fresh produce with a vertical hydroponic garden and then serve it in indoor and outdoor dining areas where guests can enjoy waterside views. Its design addresses issues of global warming exacerbated by increased emissions of methane and carbon dioxide. Commissioned by client HYDROKOREA, the designers Taeung Kim, Sunae Shin, Sungho An, Seungjun Lee & Mirae Park conceived it and won this year’s K-Design Award – an international design contest held by DESIGNSORI.


Exploratorium at Pier 15

The Exploratorium is an internationally known science museum focused on hands-on exhibits of natural phenomena. They recently moved to this new location, carefully restoring the historic Pier 15 on San Francisco’s downtown waterfront. Visitors can now experience 80,000 square feet of science exhibits in the historic structure, with new cafes and event space located in the contrasting modern glazed observatory with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The building also offers a theatre, more than a dozen classrooms, labs, and teacher training rooms, wood and metal workshops, two retail stores, offices, and a large outdoor plaza.
Photo Credit: Bruce Damonte


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