Wonder if this guy simply obliged to the forces of nature – or wether he was inspired by this little world reknowned fellow:
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In the house I grew up in we had a great swimmingpool. My brother and I enjoyed it immensely and swam like dolphins all day long during the summers. The mornings began with a quick swim, the first thing we did, when we returned from school was diving through the water. In the wintertime we [...]
everything was painted brigt red. The walls. The ceilings. The floors. Even the inside of the toiletbowls. And this octopus (made of glass, slightly obscene) was waiting in an ocean of red by the zink…
One of my favourite spots in Seattle are the Ballard Locks connecting the freshwater-lakes Lake Union and Lake Washington and salty Puget Sound. I can spend hours watching the locks fill up to lift the ships to another waterlevel – or let the water out to lower the ships. Close to the locks is a [...]
I grew up in a small town in Denmark, where the inhabitants didn’t make much fuss about themselves. We did though have one thing to be really proud of: We had waves, and those waves were often mentioned in the broadcasting media. The waves were coming from the Kalundborg Transmitter, a transmission facility for long- [...]
Another piece of wavy architecture – literally placed ON the waves, shaped in wavy patterns and created for the “masses” to enjoy the waves – the magnificent Kastrup Seawater Lido is well worth a visit when in Copenhagen. It’s very close to the Copenhagen Airpost, so the next time your plane is severely delayed you [...]
Speaking of museums with great architecture andÂ a wavy twist… Yesterday I went to Louisiana – the museum of modern art spectacularly draped on the coastline north of Copenhagen. They featured a great new exhibition called ‘Frontiers of Architecture 1′. The exhibition left no doubt, that there’s definately a new wave of wavy architecture on [...]
Last summer I had the privilege to houseboat-sit one of the amazing houseboats in Lake Union, Seattle.Â What an amazing life: to be alive, asleep and awake on the rolling wake of waterplanes landing and small boats cruising the subbtle waters. And as the icing on the cafe, this is what the mailboxes looked like: [...]
The Great Wall of China was recently voted THE new wonder of the world. Before I visited the Great Wall the first time I thought – for some reason – that it ran through a flat grassy wave. But it turned out to be winding through beautiful mountains. The landscape and the winding changes dramatically [...]
I went to Australia a couple of years ago – and we went to Hyden in Western Australia to see Wave Rock – and it was fantastic – even though I have never been in a hot place with so many flies :-) Waves are soft and gentle – and this wave is hard and [...]
Wavy details of the classic Copenhagen park benches (dotted by birds shit, graffiti and drops of spring-flowers)
In Danish the idea of linked trafficlights is literally translated “Green waves” <Danish: GrÃ¸n BÃ¸lge>. In my neighbourhood in downtown Copenhagen a new green wave/series of linked lights for bicycles has just been launched. Keep up the speed – and you can ride your bike through green lights only during rushhours.
Check out this funky building soon to be completed in the Danish town Vejle – created by Henning Larsen architecs. More pictures and info on boelgenvejle.dk Wavy architecture seems to be a new wave on the roll…
The Elbphilharmonie – the new concerthall in Hamburg – definately encourages the audience to share a brainwave or two while listening to the music. The new glassroof on top of the old cocoa-and-coffee-warehouse in the harbour definately has a wavy look. Created by architecs Herzog and de Meuron – planned to open 2010.