Ocean-side Art Installation By Day and Rental Pods By Night

Summer is coming to our part of the world, with it all its pleasures. Who doesn’t love the lazy, hazy feeling of an entire  day at the beach. Wouldn’t it be even better if you could stay all night too?

Fourteen architects, designers, and artists collaborated in Centrumeiland, Amsterdam, to come up with a way to make that moonlight experience a possibility.

Image: Urban Campsite

Image: Urban Campsite


The artists created an art installation, while the designers and architects offered their design and structural touch to transform the art into ocean-side dwellings.  The resulting rental pods are beautiful to see and a spot for campers to enjoy by night.

Image: Urban Campsite

Image: Urban Campsite


The mission was clear for all parties – every pod needed to be constructed  with materials that had alternate uses besides their original purpose. The fabulous result is a micro neighbourhood of yurts, demonstrating each designer’s individual style.

Image: urban campsite

Image: urban campsite


There’s a hands-on art installation known as Urban Campsite Amsterdam—has had visitors from around the world seeking it out, keen for an evening on the beach.



Beyond the initial concept of the beach huts, there is also a community herb garden, local supermarket, a functioning kitchen, DIY workshops, and the site’s central gathering area -around a firepit of course!

Don’t you think it would be great if this idea headed to your part of the world for the summer?

Swimming through the clouds

In a spectacular design that is definitely not for the faint hearted, swimmers will be able to float above the skylines of London’s city as soon as 2018.

The ambitious project will see a “sky pool” built between two apartment buildings in London’s Nine Elms district.

The pool, made entirely of glass, will be suspended ten stories above the ground.

Approximately 25 metres long and six metres wide, the concept was thought up by Sean Mulryan, director or Eco World Ballymore, in partnership with architectural firm, Arup Associates.

“My vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering,” said Mulryan. “I wanted to do something that had never been done before. The Sky Pool’s transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade. The experience of the pool will be truly unique; it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”

The development, that will include a spa, sky deck and orangery, will commence construction this year, with occupants being able to move in by 2018.

Would you be game enough to swim over the city?