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South Korea's Impressive Ocean Gate Design

Ocean Gate

Image source: Ning.com

I’ve always adored the seashore. It’s a meeting place of two worlds, where the unfathomable ocean endlessly throws waves at the sandy shoreline. I know I’m not the only one — mankind is generally fascinated by the coast. Think of any major city on Earth and odds are good that it’s located along the shore of the ocean, a large river, or a lake. Continue reading

Sea, Forest, and Sky: The Stunning Alila Villas Uluwatu

Bali Villa

Image source: Trendir.com

I’ll just come straight out and admit it: I wish that I lived in Bali. They’ve got beautiful weather, crystal blue beaches, and a thriving industry that caters to making you as comfortable and happy as humanly possible. Tourist communities rely on stunning architecture to attract tourists — they need modern buildings that take full advantage of the environment’s natural beauty. Continue reading

Louvre, Abu Dhabi Style

Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Image from NYTimes.com

The Louvre in France is one of the most distinctive and well-known buildings in the world, both for the jaw-dropping, breath-taking collection of art inside its walls, and for the walls itself.  A 13th century palace, the Louvre is a masterpiece of classic architecture, with its sprawling and elegant length pushed hard against the graceful banks of the Seine, the museum is as much an attraction as the Mona Lisa.  It is both a testament to an a reflection of the long history of France- like Paris itself, it has stood the test of time, and contains multitudes of centuries inside its hallowed walls.  Continue reading

Land, Sea, and Sky! Paludariums with Chirping Birds

Paludarium with Birds

Image source: Aquariacentral.com

Land, sea, and sky — here at Okeanos Group, we tend to focus a lot on sea. But just because the sea is our favorite, that doesn’t mean that we completely ignore land and sky. These two biomes may not be as beautiful as tropical reefs and peaceful lakes, but they can truly take a gorgeous aquascape to the next level. Continue reading

3 Creatures That Will Help You Decorate Your Aquascape

Decorator Crab

Image source: Ocean.nationalgeographic.com

Decorating: you either love it or you hate it. Since you’re reading a blog about custom aquarium design, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you love it. Designing a custom aquarium is a truly unique experience because you’re only half of the equation. No matter how much planning you do, it’s ultimately up to the individual creatures in your aquascape to flourish in a complete ecosystem. You can place plants and coral in certain areas, but you have practically zero control in how those creatures grow. Continue reading

Waterfall + Zoo + Skyscraper = Eden Falls

Skyscraper Zoo with Waterfall

Image source: Visiondivision.com

What do you get when you mix together a zoo, a waterfall, and a skyscraper? Yeah, I’m not sure what you’d call it, either, but you can be your bottom dollar that it would be ridiculously amazing. This sky-zoo-fall isn’t something out of a Dr. Seuss book — Sweden design company VisionDivision seriously wants to build this wacky, hybrid habitat. Continue reading