Posts Tagged ‘water’
When a family purchases a house, unless it’s a new build, they usually want to change the kitchen and bathroom. When changing the bathroom they will first of all:
- assess the size of the bathroom
- decide which types of sanitary ware they will wish to install
- estimate the size of those items
- consider the doorway
- how the room is entered
- which way the door opens
- whether that needs to be changed
- consider the window
- is it an opening window
- will any sanitary ware installed affect the ability to open that window?
- The window gives light and maybe people want light for example, an area for putting on make-up
The shower and shower doors are another issue to consider. If the bathroom is small, the family may decide to:
- install a shower over the bath – this saves space and yet provides a functional shower
Vincent Callebaut, the visionary behind Lilypad and Dragonfly, has recently created a whale-shaped floating garden designed to drift through the world’s rivers while purifying their waters. The Physalia is a self-sufficient ecosystem that generates all the power it needs from the sun and works to reduce water pollution through bio-filtration.
Callebaut’s designs are certainly fantastical, but it’s a treat to ponder them and hope that someday this type of utopian technology will actually exist. His newest vision is a floating environment filled with gardens and covered by both a green roof and thin-film solar panels. Hydro-turbines generate power from the moving water underneath the boat, thus, all of the boat’s energy is generated from renewable sources. A pretty neat concept I’d say.