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Bill Gates Did Not Spend $645 Million On This Eco-Friendly Yacht (Updated)

UPDATE: Rumors are like balloons: when they get too big, they explode. It turns out, Bill Gates DIDN’T BUY the super-yacht AQUA. It might take longer than 4 years for it to come to life, and by longer, we mean maybe never. Dutch design and technology agency Sinot, which developed the AQUA concept, has stated that “it has no business relationship with Mr. Gates.” If you still wonder what Gates’ mega-yacht would have been like in a parallel reality, scroll down through the image story below.

The futuristic super-yacht run entirely on liquid hydrogen DOES NOT belong to Bill Gates.

Image credits: Sinot

Sinot was not happy about the rumors and made it clear that “The hydrogen concept AQUA is not linked to Mr. Gates in any form or matter.”

Image credits: Sinot

Anyway, here’s how the already-notorious superyacht looks up close

Image credits: Sinot

The mega-yacht has an indoor health and wellness center that features a gym, an infinity pool, a hydro-massage room, and a yoga studio.

Image credits: Sinot

During the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019, designer Sander Sinot commented that “for development of Aqua, we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning and forward-looking owner”.

Image credits: Sinot

Huge 28-ton liquid nitrogen tanks can be viewed through the glass panel in the middle. Every tank is sealed in a vacuum and cooled up to -423°F (-253°C).

Image credits: Sinot

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AQUA is designed to host 14 guests and 31 crew members. There are 4 guest staterooms, 2 Japanese-styled VIP cabins, 1 owner’s pavilion, 14 double crew cabins, 2 officer cabins, and 1 captain’s cabin.

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

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This space can be filled with art, musical instruments, and other objects of desire depending on Gates’ personal interests.

Image credits: Sinot

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The top and lower decks are connected by a spectacular circular staircase that’s said to be one of the yacht’s defining features.

Image credits: Sinot

The luxurious 50ft-wide master bedroom is strategically placed under a central skylight and features enormous windows that create ethereal luminosity.

Image credits: Sinot

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The deck furniture has been completely custom-made by the finest craftsmen, and is upholstered in soft fabrics with colorful throw pillows and piping details.

Image credits: Sinot

Among a variety of spaces dedicated to leisure activities, AQUA features an in-house observatory, an indoor cinema, dining and lounging areas, and many other things.

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot

Image credits: Sinot

Even though this yacht was not bought by Bill Gates, it’s a good opportunity for some of us to get to know what the heck is this mysterious liquid named hydrogen? So, here it is. Liquid hydrogen has been used as a fuel in space technology for several years. It is light and has fewer potential risks when compared to compressed gas. What’s more, it’s getting trendy! The International Energy Agency announced that hydrogen “is today enjoying unprecedented momentum. The world should not miss this unique chance to make hydrogen an important part of our clean and secure energy future.” No wonder NASAcalls it the fuel of choice for space exploration. We don’t want to sound rude but Ferdinand Magellan was missing out on this one.

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Moss Walls: The Interior Design Trend That Turns Your Home Into A Forest

As urbanites get more and more isolated from the natural world, their desire to maintain some sort of connection has inspired creative new interior design ideas like moss walls to fill their needs. Moss walls are a beautiful and relatively low-maintenance way to bring some beautiful nature into your home.

Though walls like these can be expensive to install, they are easy to maintain – especially if they use lichen instead of moss. As long as you maintain the appropriate indoor humidity and keep them out of the sun, you won’t need to water them.

(h/t: inhabitat)

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Moss Wall In The Bathroom

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Molly Porter 2 weeks agoI think that this is beautiful

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DariaB 4 years agoReality hacking?

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MADELEINE KIMBALL 6 months agoOk but I feel like at some point it would just die and be kinda ugly, right?

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Moss Wall In Yoga Studio

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VladRumyantsev 4 years agoNice!

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DariaB 4 years agoThe musical instrument at the ceiling and the way the wires are set to look like graphic rappresentation of sound is what catches my attention better than the moss wall here. Still beautiful, of course.

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Kitchen Plants And Fresh Greenery

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Michael Garvey Brings Sunshine—and a Yoga Studio—to a Brooklyn Loft

A painting by Michael Garvey rests above a custom couch and a Flos floor lamp, with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams side tables and a silk rug from Stark Carpets. Photography by Greg Endries.

This 1,800-square-foot loft in Brooklyn almost had it all: an enviable location, ample space, and a solid oak beams that date back to the 1850’s. It just lacked a floor plan to best show off its assets.

Custom Flavor Paper wallpaper emboldens a bedroom, with table lamps by Room & Board and a W Hotel Furniture bed with a faux leather headboard. Photography by Greg Endries.

“It was a cookie-cutter nightmare,” says interior designer Michael Garvey, referencing long rooms without a rational flow and little natural light. The solution? “I added enormous floor-to-ceiling pocket doors in two locations where the sunlight is strong to create a yoga room and activate the floor plan for greater openness and circulation.”

Tom Dixon pendants hang above the stainless-steel kitchen island. Photography by Greg Endries.

A palette of spring green velvets, neutral silk rugs, and highly-reflective yet tone-on-tone wallcoverings freshened up the two bedrooms and bathrooms, enlivened by a series of Garvey’s own paintings. For the kitchen area, new clerestory windows and an oversize stainless-steel sliding door offer illumination. And to offset all that brightness, wood floors were re-stained, deepening the patina while retaining a hint of their industrial origin.

The custom dining table is a solid piece of Acacia wood atop a blackened steel base, illuminated by a Corbett Lighting chandelier. Photography by Greg Endries.
Custom paint treatments cool the bright yoga room, with a West Elm rug and cushions. Photography by Greg Endries.
A Stark Carpet rug and Restoration Hardware couch furnish the study. Photography by Greg Endries.

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The Future Of Parking Garages Doesn’t Involve Cars At All

What would a world in which fewer people own cars look like? I’d never thought about the consequences until I came across this project: the conversion of a seven-story building in Peckham, London, from a dreadful parking garage into cool local business and community hub.

 

Carl Turner Architects worked with Makeshift–a company that designs and manages public spaces for local independent businesses–to turn seven levels of the building into creative studios, shared workshops, office space for co-working, 3D printing areas, and even kiln rooms–all useful spaces for small manufacturing companies, entrepreneurs, and artists. They also dedicated two levels of the repurposed space to communal areas accessible to the public, so tenants, neighbors, and visitors can mix and interact inside the space.

[Photo: Tim Crocker]

The project arose from a request from the neighborhood council, which asked for ideas for repurposing the disused levels. According to the architects, they envisioned the project as a “kunsthaus,” or “house of art,” that could serve as a social hub in the heart of this south London neighborhood. That’s why the common areas also include an event space that is free to use, a children’s play area with obstacle courses and soft surfaces, a music venue, a cafe, a yoga studio, and even a hair salon, plus a variety of bars and restaurants.

 

The project offers one useful answer to a simple question: what are we going to do with the millions of parking spaces and garages that will be left over, if car ownership drops dramatically due to the rise of shared vehicles or other forces?

[Photo: Tim Crocker]

I live in Madrid, and I only use electric cars that I rent by the minute through an app. It’s so fast and convenient, and combined with ever-increasing private car restrictions and the emergence of autonomous vehicle technology, I could see it becoming much more ubiquitous around the world–and with it, a future in which parking buildings become obsolete and empty very quickly. Projects like Peckham Levels offer one way to repurpose these buildings, which could bolster the community itself rather than its cars.

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