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Water
Blog

70% of Earth's
surface is water,
but only 3% of
that is freshwater
and less than 1%
is available to us.
Use it wisely.

An archive of
projects towards a
sustainable future.

Drinkable Book

Drinkable book is an ingenious idea for a low cost water filter system accessed by tearing pages out of the book.

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15 / 05 / 14
Posted in BOOK, DESIGN, DRINKING, Polluted Water, PRODUCT, Purifying/Filtration, SCIENCE
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Park and Slide

For one day only, Bristol’s Park Street was transformed by Park and Slide, a giant 90m water slide installation, by artist Luke Jerram for “Making Sundays Special”.

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5 / 05 / 14
Posted in ART, CITIES, INSTALLATION
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Edible water container: Ooho!

Spanish studio Skipping Rocks Lab is one of the winners of this year’s Lexus Design Award with their edible water package Ooho!

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26 / 04 / 14
Posted in Bottled Water, DESIGN, DRINKING, FOOD, HARVESTING, PRODUCT, SCIENCE
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King’s Cross Pond Club

As part of King’s Cross culture/art programme-Relay this summer, if planning permissions is granted, architecture studio Ooze and artist Marjetica Potrc will construct a temporary natural pool on a brownfield in the King’s Cross Central development.

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5 / 04 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, INSTALLATION, IRRGATION, Swimming Pool
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COPENHAGEN’S HARBOUR RE-IMAGINED

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Danish architects Tredje Natur and PK3 have designed a series of artificial islands that will transform Copenhagen’s harbour into a recreational area filled with wildlife and water sports.

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14 / 03 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, DESIGN, Ocean/Sea, Swimming Pool, SYSTEMS
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Thames Baths Project

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New York is not the only place where you will be able to bathe in the heart of the city. Thanks to Studio Octopi, London could have it’s own Thames River swimming pools at  Shadwell and Blackfriars by 2023.

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1 / 03 / 14
Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BATHING, CITIES, DESIGN, Polluted Water, Purifying/Filtration, River/Lake, Swimming Pool
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+POOL

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If you supported +pool on kickstarter you could be one of the first to swim in New York’s East river.

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20 / 02 / 14
Posted in BATHING, DESIGN, FLOATING, Polluted Water, River/Lake, Swimming Pool
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EXPLORING THE ARCTIC

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It’s commonplace to remark that the world’s weather has gone crazy, but what’s behind these changes? Scientists point to warming in the Arctic as a key force in driving changing global weather patterns. Yet the Arctic remains one of the least known regions in the world, shrouded in the mystery of unknown strangeness, exploration and adventure. ARCTIC, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, sets out to explore this terrifyingly vast and beautiful region through manifestations in science, art, literature, and culture.

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9 / 01 / 14
Posted in ART, EDUCATION, EXHIBITIONS, Ice, ISSUES, Ocean/Sea, SCARCITY, SCIENCE, UNCATEGORIZED
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Rising Waters

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Rising Waters, recently opened at the Museum of the City of New York to mark the one-year anniversary of Super-storm Sandy. The result of an open call, professionals and amateurs submitted over ten thousand works in the wake of the hurricane and over one thousand are included in the exhibition. The photographs are a sharp reminder of the devastating impact water can have on urban life, but also the processes of relief and coping. Until March 2 2014.  > More

31 / 10 / 13
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We’re all just sentient sacks of water…

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In this issue of Damn magazine Jane surveys a selection of ideas and projects that explore the future of water in imaginative ways, including Wonderwater Cafe.

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28 / 10 / 13
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