Contemporary shophouse sports its own indoor pool

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Thursday 14 November 2013

Cross disciplinary design team FARM teamed up with KD architects to design a shophouse in Singapore that comes with a monolithic lap pool that ‘guides one’s experience from the front to the rear’, as well as stairs that loop through the shophouse. Bathed in natural daylight that seeps through the roof, the place looks amazing

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Incredible indoor cloud installation by Berndnaut Smilde

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By Dean Christ in New Art on Friday 9 March 2012

I remember thinking that I would never experience an art installation as profound as Olafur Eliasson’s artificially created rainbow in a room. Well, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has created a installation where, by controlling the humidity and atmospheric pressure in a room, he can conjure up surreal clouds that float elegantly inside a room. An ephemeral beauty that lasts for just a moment but is captured forever as a photograph, proving Daliesque scenes can occur with a little help from science.

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