Links We Love, 8/29/12

Links We Love, 8/29/12

August 29, 2012
Photo by: Mariko Reed

An amazing play structure, incredible robots, and an updated version of the Wooly Planter in this week's Links We Love. 

-This proposed concept for Rio's welcome sign for the 2016 Olympics is quite impressive! If made, this "Solar City Tower" will sit atop the island of Cotonduba and provide energy for Rio's Olympic City. Water will be pumped from the ocean, to create a spectacular waterfall. [DsgnWrld]

-Calling all designers: NYC's new Battery park needs "movable seating," and you could be the one to make it. Three hundred of the winning chairs will be made. [Apartment Therapy]

-Stumps of wood? No—it's a play structure! Evan Shively turned these fallen eucalyptus trees into beautiful structures meant to be climbed on (pictured). [Gardenista]

-Robots have really done it now. This robot engineered by students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona makes 3D structures out of sand by spraying sand and glue from nozzles. [Dezeen]

-If you loved the idea of the Wooly Planter, but weren't sold on a fabric container, you're in luck. They just debuted a new version of everyone's favorite wall planter in recycled plastic. [Inhabitat]