Luis Barragán used the water as a device for continuity where fountains and azure tones contrast against the terra cotta and pink exterior walls. He brought a sense of calmness and life force into the grounds.
Tecton group, founded by Berthold Lubetkin, Francis Skinner, Lasdun Denys, Samuel Godfrey, and Lindsay Drake, were one of the leaders in introducing the Modern Movement in Britain. Berthold Lubetkin said “Architecture is too important to be left to architects alone.”
The Leça Swimming Pool represent an example of Alvaro Siza’s careful reconciliation between nature and design. Siza was careful to preserve a large portion of the existing rock formations. The pools have been recognized as an important moment in architecture because of Siza’s incredible tact in reconciling his own design with the principles of the changing ocean tide.
And yet, how are project changing today because of the global climate change? According to NASA analysis has global average sea level risen nearly 178 mm over the past 100 years. The rise of the sea level is caused by two factors related to global warming: the added water from melting glaciers and the expansion of seawater as it warms.
The King’s Cross Pond Club was a public art project, commissioned by King’s Cross Central Partnership as part of the Relay Art Program. The daily number of bathers was restricted by the amount of water the system is able to clean. Thus, the use of the pond remains in balance with what nature can absorb and regenerate. The elevated pond becomes a stage where the swimmers perform the balancing act of coexisting with nature.
The primary building material of the Blur building is water, pumped from the lake, filtered, and shot as a fine mist through 31,500 high-pressure mist nozzles. A smart weather system reads the shifting climactic conditions of temperature, humidity and wind speed in a central computer that regulates water pressure.