Royal Caribbean cruises ahead with its biggest ship ever and an interactive wayfinding system that’s making waves.
The cruise ship industry has come a long way in the last few decades. While retirees dominated the passenger population 40 years ago, today’s cruises are family affairs, with guests from ages 8 to 80 and a strong international quotient. To keep the all-important repeat customers coming back for more, cruise ships are upping the ante with offerings akin to floating amusement parks.
Both palette and canvas, glass is infinitely mutable and eloquently transmissive. The seduction is powerful.
It is impossible to separate glass from light. It simply does not exist without light behind, below, before, above, or through it. It is that intrinsic relationship that draws designers and artists to choose glass as their medium. And as technology continually refines manufacturing techniques and lighting options, the possibilities inherent in glass are virtually limitless.
Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.
Twenty years ago, the phrase “fabric architecture” referred to an outdoor tent or restaurant awning. Today, an ever-expanding palette of materials and vastly improved structural, lighting, and graphic technologies allow fabrics to escape the awning and take on new roles: multimedia canvas, iconic sculpture, branded totem, and architectural skin, just to name a few.