Fitness Boat Powered by Human Energy in Seine River, Paris

A group of designers have proposed the Paris Navigating Gym - a fitness center on a boat that uses human energy to propel the boat down the Seine River.

Carlo Ratti Associati has worked together with fitness equipment manufacturer Technogym, the nonprofit architecture group TerreformONE, and the urban regeneration institute URBEM, to create plans for the Paris Navigating Gym, a fitness centre on a boat that uses human energy to propel the boat down the Seine River in Paris. Continue reading

RIO2016 Street Art

Coincidicing with Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra painted a 190-meter long wall in the city’s former port area. Entitled ‘Etnias’, the 3,000 square meters large mural shows five faces from five continents, relating to the olympic rings. Continue reading

Cabin With a View, The Windowless Plane

the windowless cabin with a view windowlessplaneIn a concept design created by U.K. product and technology research company, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), an airplane’s windows will be replaced with floor-to-ceiling screens displaying 360-degree views of the sky captured by cameras mounted outside the plane. In addition to the real-time displays, the screens would also be used for entertainment purposes, showing detailed information about the objects seen outside the plane and playing recorded media. The screens would also double as touch-screen displays for in-flight services.