Category Archives: Design

Google's Mystery Barges Revealed to be Silver-Sailed Showrooms

Possible Google Barge

Image from telegraph.co.uk

Google has been raising eyebrows with the construction of three massive barges that are currently moored in San Francisco, Portland, and Maine. The Internet behemoth has been fairly tight-lipped about the barges, leaving news sources to speculate over their purpose. Are they floating data centers? Trendy party boats? Continue reading

Amazing Aquatic Architecture: How to Build a Waterfall in the Middle of the Desert

Desert Cascades

Image source: Inhabitat.com

Earlier this week, we took a look at Ap Verheggen’s incredibly unorthodox plan to build ice sculptures in the middle of the Sahara Desert (it isn’t nearly as crazy as it sounds). Well, Verheggen is at it again! Continue reading

This UN Official Wants to Build Ice Sculptures in the Sahara!

SunGlacier

Image source: Inhabitat.com

Spend a few days wandering around the desert with no water, sunscreen, or internet access, and you’re bound to start going a little bit crazy. Mirages will play tricks on your eyes and you’ll see impossible sights glimmering on the horizon, like a gigantic leaf made out of ice. Continue reading

Candy Land Made Real! Canada Could Build Giant Habitable Snow Cones

Winnipeg Snow Cone Huts

Image source: Blogspot.com

To quote House Stark from the hit TV and book series by George R. R. Martin, “Winter is coming.” Many of the leaves have already changed color and fallen away. The air is growing colder. People are pulling their warmer winter clothes out of storage. And you know what else that means? Continue reading

Spain Combines Old and New with the Gorgeous Lanjarón Water Museum

Water Museum in Spain

Image source: Yatzer.com

What types of things would you put into a museum? Historical artifacts, obviously. Art is another easy choice. Some museums like to display items used by famous people, like the testing equipment used by the Wright brothers. But what about water? Would you ever think to build a museum devoted entirely to H2O? Continue reading

Admire the Humble Beauty of Nature with the Famous Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty

Image source: Usra.edu

When you think of aquatic architecture, it’s easy to immediately imagine over-the-top designs with state-of-the-art technology and hefty price tags. After all, aquatic architects love to go all out with their grandiose ideas of floating homes and luxury water purifiers. But don’t let the million-dollar floating skyscrapers fool you — beautiful aquascapes can cost as little as $0.

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