Tag Archives: aquatic architecture

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

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Behold the German Ingenuity Behind the Lake Rotsee Refuge

Lake Rotsee Refuge

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who wouldn’t absolutely adore owning a home on a lake or river. A lake house is a quintessential “look what I’ve got!” piece of real estate that can make all of your friends be extra nice to you during vacation season. If you truly want to be the envy of all of your friends, though, forget having a vacation home next to a lake and have a vacation home on the lake. Continue reading

The Beauty of Aquatic Art

Kinetic Rain

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Last week we took a look at beautiful art installations that can complement your aquascape. This week we’re going to kick things off by taking a look at a few gorgeous installations that are triumphs of aquatic beauty and artistic design. Continue reading

When Flat is Hip: Slender Geometry from Tokyo's House K

House K in Tokyo

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One of my primary goals is to tear down your preconceptions about aquatic architecture and highlight the near-endless possibilities. One of the most difficult traditions to break through is the shape of an aquarium. The vast majority of home aquariums are either TV-sized rectangular boxes, or spherical fish bowls. There isn’t anything wrong with these two aquarium shapes, per say – it’s just that these aren’t one-size-fits-all tanks. If you want a truly beautiful piece of aquatic art, then you should refuse compromise and dream up a truly unique aquarium that fits the aesthetic of your living space and your personality. Continue reading

Live in the Floating, Eco-Friendly Sweet Pea Houseboat

Eco-Friendly Sweet Pea Houseboat

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Aquatic architecture can be pretty splashy. It’s big, it’s noisy, and it’s there to get attention. That’s not very surprising considering just how much humans love looking at water. It’s only natural that we would use this much-loved liquid as the centerpiece for spectacles like the Bellagio Fountains, Rio’s waterfall skyscraper, or Fallingwater. Continue reading

Transforming Skyscrapers into Waterfalls with Aquatic Digital Art

Sky Falls Digital Art

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If you wanted to incorporate water into an architectural space, there are a couple of different options available. You could fuse aquatic art directly into the space with fountains or aquariums. You could also go a much more environmentally friendly route by utilizing energy-generating water turbines or a water-based air-conditioning system. A rather unique approach — one that has been gaining steam in recent years — is to incorporate aquatic digital art into the design. Continue reading