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'Festival of Nature' Features Beachside Umbrellas That Resemble Flowers

 - Aug 15, 2017
References: kimminjaearchitects & designboom
The 'Festival of Nature' is a gorgeous project proposed by Kim Min Jae Architects that features a series of shape-shifting flower parasols to make lazy beach days even dreamier. The architects behind this project aimed to re-connect urbanites with beach shelters by transforming the space into something reminiscent of living and organic nature.

As the sun moves, the shadows cast by the parasols will change its appearance, representing the various transformations nature undergoes. The umbrellas feature a marine-inspired palette that resemble the variations seen on the surface of the sea. The movements of various beach-dwellers complement the flower-shaped shadows "with gestures of living flowers and sea surface."

The canopies serve a function that extends past sun-coverage, providing a gorgeous, sea-side oasis. Photo Credits: designboom, kimminjaearchitects