This floating diving platform—designed by architecture firm Bulot+Collins—is intended to fulfill two purposes. For one, enthusiastic swimmers can utilize it as a play surface and a place to jump off from. On the other hand, those who climb it can marvel at the encompassing forest landscape. In addition, its design-forward aesthetics allows it to embellish the space as an installation. The structure is made from locally sourced wood and is clad in 1,400 handmade thermochromic tiles. It remains above water thanks to empty floatation barrels.
The floating diving platform is titled 'Iceberg' and is located in New Hampshire's Willy Lake. The design of the project is determined through a collaboration between Bulot+Collins and a group of children at Beam Camp in the summer of 2019.
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Bulot+Collins Boast a Design-Forward Play Surface
1. Floating Eco-friendly Structures - Architects could design more floating structures like the 'Iceberg' using locally sourced materials and eco-friendly building methods.
2. Innovative Play Spaces - Designers could create more innovative play spaces like the 'Iceberg' that merge functional design with aesthetic appeal.
3. Thermochromic Technology in Design - Designers could explore the use of thermochromic tiles like the ones used on the 'Iceberg' to add a dynamic and interactive element to designs.
1. Eco-friendly Architecture - Sustainable architecture firms could take inspiration from the 'Iceberg' and design more structures using locally sourced materials and sustainable building practices.
2. Playground Equipment Industry - Playground equipment manufacturers could take inspiration from the 'Iceberg' and develop more aesthetically pleasing and functional play structures.
3. Interactive Design - Design firms could incorporate thermochromic tiles like the ones used on the 'Iceberg' into their projects to add an interactive and dynamic element to their designs.