What it is?
+ POOL is an initiative of three men through Kickstarter. The goal of this project is simple; ”instead of trying to clean the entire river, what if you started by just cleaning a small piece of it? And what if you could change how New Yorkers see their rivers, just by giving them a chance to swim in it?” + POOL is designed to filter the very river that it floats in through the walls of the pool. The layered filtration system incrementally removes bacteria and contaminants to ensure nothing but clean, swimmable water that meets both city and state standards. No chemicals, no additives, just natural river water. This is the way to clean every single piece in the rivers, they start in New York City. A pool that makes it possible to swim off the shores of New York. In river water. That’s clean.
Why it’s cool?
The most important aspect of + Pool’s design is that it filters river water through the pool’s walls – like a giant strainer dropped into the river. It’s a natural way to clean river water and it’s an very durable way. With this project will be clean every river in the hole world, that is amazing bacause clean water is scarce in the world. In this way, river water used useful, people can enjoy their leisure time. They want the + Pool to be enjoyed by everyone, at all times, the + is designed as four pools in one: Children’s Pool, Sports Pool, Lap Pool and Lounge Pool. This is the perfect leisure time for the Urban Nomad, in the middle of the centre, take a break in a way how you want it.
What it is?
There has been a shift in the way we work; all we need is a place to work, but this place is not longer static. Mobility, adaptability and flexibility are the new modern office, the pop-up office. Design units that can be combined in different ways. This creating for office interior is built of reclaimed wood pallet boards and their frames, separate modules. Toghter the modern work place, facilitating for individual work and collaboration.
Why it’s cool?
The possibilities are endless; easily transported, reconfigurable and rapidly deployed, “pop-up offices” are designed for short term or longer term use, atypical applications such as outdoor festivals or disaster relief situations, or start-ups looking for modest but functional office space. Not a single screw was used! This is the future, because the flexible workstations are world wide very emerging. A cool example for the urban nomad, they looking always for new, cool, flexibel and on the way stuff.
Urban Hotspring Rotterdam
What it is?
An Urban Nomad is known that he/she is a working traveler who travels constantly
looking for new challenges in his career but also in leisure time. The Urban Hotspring in Rotterdam can be such a challenge. It’s a unique place to relaxing, sporting and meeting people. You are swimming between the ships, cranes and skyscrapers in the Maas in
Rotterdam, in the winter indoor and in the summer outdoor swimming. Also, a beach
bar restaurant, banquet halls, terraces, saunas, a hot tub and a garden will be
build. It’s initiative of the city of Rotterdam, the people should be consulted
and participate to building a beautiful and attractive city. The Urban Hotspring
will be realized in 2014.
Why is it cool?
Swimming in the Maas, is given a new look. Now with a minimal environmental
impact. The pool water is treated in a natural way whithout chlorine. This
purified water is heated with a very local source of heat: the heat from the
water of the Nieuwe Maas. With a heat pump can be lower temperature of the
river into a higher temperature in the pool water, which only electricity is
required. So a very durable way of leisure.
The Urban Nomads looking for examples of cool, because the unique location and
concept of the Urban Hotspring is it a nice place for them to meeting, relaxing or doing sport.
This is the future for Urban Nomads!