An amazing looking finish for what once was an ordinary fireplace! The element, named Radiance, was inspired by various shelf mushrooms, based on their form, organizational structure, and component geometry. enhanced by lighting and motion sensors the final effect is amazing. This type of project fits into my recent interest in parametric design using tools such as Rhino along with Grasshopper very well… expect more information related to that.

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Amazing Kuroshio sea aquarium video and music

I’ve seen this amazing video just now on my diver friend’s blog and was blown away by the shear beauty of it all and wanted to share this here too.

This was shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan.

The main tank called the “Kuroshio Sea” holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters.  Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank. Read more