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Can Luxury Aquariums Double as Natural Swimming Pools?

Swimming Pond

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How would you like to swim with the fishes? No, I don’t mean in the “killed by the mafia” sense of the phrase — I mean literally swim alongside fish. Some squeamish folk may not be keen on the idea, but others adore the idea of a natural, beautiful aquascape that is both an art piece and a swimming pool. But is such a thing even possible? Continue reading

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Be Inspired by This Whimsical, Seuss-Like Water Park As Envisioned by JDS Architects

Seussical Water Park

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What would it look like if Theodor Seuss Geisel (you may know him as Dr. Seuss) had gone into architecture instead of children’s books? It’s hard to say for sure, but I imagine that his design for a public water park would look a little bit like this: Continue reading

5 Beautiful Alternatives to a Backyard Swimming Pool

Backyard Pond

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I have a love-hate relationship with swimming pools. On the one hand, swimming pools are just plain fun. On the other hand, I kind of feel like people don’t really put a lot of thought into swimming pools. I mean, swimming pools are so popular that for a lot people they are the default solution for backyard entertainment. “What should we put in our backyard? Let’s just throw in a pool!” Continue reading

This Gorgeous Modern Home Uses Water in 3 Completely Different Ways

Spanish House

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I absolutely adore modern architecture. The crisp right angles and sleek materials put my mind at ease. I love the simple, uncluttered rooms that emphasize open air and structural harmony. So naturally, this modern custom home located in Madrid, Spain is right up my alley. Continue reading

How to Fuse Natural and Manmade Art Into Your Living Spaces

Cave Pool

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I’ve always hated the term “unnatural.” What is unnatural anyway? Is a house unnatural? Is a plane unnatural? Just because humans make it, that shouldn’t mean that it’s unnatural. A house is no more unnatural than a beehive or a clam shell. All three of these homes were made by animals, so why do houses get special treatment with people calling them “unnatural?” Continue reading

When Bigger is Better: Massive, Room-Sized Aquariums

Massive Outdoor Pool and Aquarium

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You know what they say: go big or go home. Public aquariums follow this motto with gigantic aquariums that are often larger than entire apartments. Typically, the only way to experience that kind of larger-than-life aquascape is to strap on scuba gear or hand over $20 at your local aquarium. Continue reading

Interview with +Pool Creator, Dong-Ping Wong

Concept Art of the Floating +Pool

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One of the inventive minds behind New York’s +Pool, which is currently in the works, agreed to sit down for a quick interview with us and share his thoughts about the evolution of the +Pool project. You can check out the old article here. So, without much further ado, meet Dong-Ping Wong!

Okeanos Group: What makes +Pool special?
Dong-Ping Wong: It’s a plus shaped floating pool that filters river water for everyone. Continue reading