In this edition:
Antony Gormley’s “Horizon Field” installation in Austria, swimming pool alternatives, a visit to Buckingham Palace, contemporary living in Germany’s deindustrialized Ruhr Valley, and some of Europe’s regional success stories.
Antony Gormley’s “Horizon Field”
British sculptor Antony Gormley has set up Austria’s largest landscape installation to date by placing a hundred cast-iron human figures at the same altitude, spread out across the Alps in the Vorarlberg region.
Cooling Off in Summer
Parts of Europe experienced record high temperatures this summer, and for those without a pool of their own, there are some new alternatives to help beat the heat – such as mobile pools and garden showers.
Visitors to London won’t catch a glimpse of the queen in summer when she’s on her annual holiday in Scotland, but they can take a tour of Buckingham Palace, her official residence in the British capital.
The New Face of the Post-Industrial Ruhr Valley
The Ruhr Valley was once the heart of Germany’s coal and steel industries, and since their decline people in the region have been adapting to new ways of life, including the style of their homes.
Regional Success Stories
Some inventions are so successful that they eventually take on the name of the town where they come from, and we focus on three examples from Europe.