Category Archives: Aquatic Architecture

The 5 Weirdest Boats Ever Made

Hot Dog Boat

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A boat is a boat, right? Well, not exactly. You’d be amazed by how weird they can get! This list takes a look at 5 of the weirdest boat ideas ever imagined. Continue reading

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The Venus Project: Rebuilding Society With Giant Floating Cities

The Venus Project

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I’ve come across some pretty ambitious architectural projects before. Up until now, I think the most ambitious project would probably be this massive floating city. I mean, it’s hard to top something like that, right? Continue reading

5 of the Most Beautiful Lighthouses to Inspire Your Aquascaping

Lighthouse

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The thing I love most about aquascapes is how they combine land and sea into a beautiful, cohesive whole. It’s rare to see a piece of architecture that adds the sky into the mixture, but there is one commonly adored building that represents the gorgeous trinity of sea, land, and sky: lighthouses. Continue reading

4 Tips for Expressing Water in a Feng Shui Home

Feng Shui

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Greetings from China!

I’m spending a few weeks in the land of dumplings, absurdly long walls, and delicious tea. China is also famous for the ancient art of Feng Shui, which advises homeowners on how to arrange furniture and build houses in order to achieve harmony. Naturally, Feng Shui practitioners have a lot to say about swimming pools, aquariums, ponds and other pieces of aquatic architecture because they interact with the water element so strongly. If you want to bring the ancient art of Feng Shui into your home, then follow these basic guidelines should set you off on the right track. Continue reading

Japan's Olympic Aquatic Center Design May Fall Flat

Japanese Olympic Swimmers

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In case you haven’t already heard (which seems unlikely, considering all of the press it got) Japan won the bid to host the Olympic Games in 2020. Obviously, Japan has some pretty big shoes to fill. Beijing set the bar with their iconic Beijing Water Cube, the gorgeous Bird’s Nest Stadium, and an opening ceremony that likely won’t be topped anytime soon. London’s display was pretty impressive, but it was a far cry from the architectural marvels in Beijing. Will Japan be able to one-up its neighbor to the west? Continue reading

Fort Worth Water Gardens- Shelter From the Sun

Water Gardens

Image From fortwortharchitecture.com

It’s hot in Texas.

Yes, I should have told you to sit down before dropping that news, but it is true.   In Fort Worth, you have three months of average highs in the mid-90s, and five months of at least the mid-80s.   And that’s just average- it obviously can get a lot warmer, and “cooler than 97” is still very hot.  So, in order to make unbearable heat, while, bearable, cities have used water-based architecture and monuments to cool their citizens down.  The Fort Worth Water Gardens are one of the prime examples of this.

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