NonA Weekly: A SPLASH OF FUN
Architects have spent a lot of time wondering what water occupation would look like, and the aquatic environment has always fascinated dreamers and researchers.
Worldwide, the popularity of recreational activities which involve contact with water is growing. Ease of travel and change in human behaviour has altered the use of water for recreational purposes.
This week we will be exploring our relation to water when it comes to water recreation and water sports.
1. ARCHITECTURE & WATER: WATER PARK
From The Architectural Review, the concluding chapter in a three-part DOCUMENTARY about water’s relationship with architecture. As climate change creates chaotic weather and rising water levels what are the challenges and opportunities face the city? How can a river become more than a transport route and a pretty view? Through recreation, interaction and radical ideas such as floating parks, amphibious houses and new public wetlands can the river become a living part of the city?
2. THE FUTURE OF WATERSPORTS
What activities come to mind when you think of watersports? Surfing? Paddleboarding? Water skiing? WATERSPORTS have always existed, and they continue to evolve. Whether they’re your favourite part of summer vacation or a permanent fixture in your daily life, watersports are an excellent hobby.
3. DESIGNING WELLNESS
The booming wellness industry and a focus on holistic health are influencing sports and recreation architecture and design. “Our role as architects is closely tied to the core principles of wellness”, says Alex Head from Warren and Mahoney. He’s a specialist in SPORTS DESIGN and explores the state of recreation and takes New Zealand as an example.
4. 10 EXTREME GADGETS FOR WATER SPORTS
Whether powered by jet packs or taking the capabilities of the human body to whole new depths (literally,) these water GADGETS and activities multiply the fun and danger of more conventional water sports like surfing and wakeboarding.
5. WHY DOESN’T FLOATING ARCHITECTURE SINK?
Architects have also spent a lot of time wondering what water occupation would look like. Directly from the ArchDaily project archive, a series of PROJECTS, some of them utopian, exploring the aquatic environment.
6. WATER-BASED TOURISM, SPORT, LEISURE, AND RECREATION EXPERIENCES
At the commencement of the twenty-first century, a wide range of niche tourism, sport, leisure, and recreation experiences provide tourists, sportspersons, people at leisure, and recreationists with substantial choices for how to spend their nonwork time. This BOOK CHAPTER presents in one volume an overview of several water-based experiences that may be pursued as tourism, sport,
leisure, or recreation within a variety of water-based environments.
7. HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RECREATIONAL WATER ACTIVITIES
Recreational water activities are becoming increasingly popular among travellers, especially for adventurous people who like to try something new in their life. The aquatic environment can provide enjoyment as well as health hazards to someone who involves in it. This ARTICLE explores the downsides of water activities.
Stay creative and see you all next week!