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How to Create a Feng Shui Aquarium

Posted by on Friday, September 28th, 2012

Feng Shui Aquarium

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Can fish help cleanse your chi? Can goldfish bring you wealth? Feng Shui practitioners answer “yes” to both of these questions, as they feel that the arrangement of your home can have a major impact on your life. Continue reading…

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Let Water Inspire Your Home, Like the 2012 World Expo Water Cube

Posted by on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

MVRDV Water Cube

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The barrier between terrestrial and aquatic architecture is getting fuzzier every day. Houses that float on water are becoming widespread — would it be more accurate to call them “boats” or “houses?” It’s hard to say for sure — maybe a little bit of both. I love it when architecture blurs the borders between water and steel to create art pieces that pull in the best of both worlds. Continue reading…

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The Future of Aquariums: Corkscrews, Suspended Tanks, & Other Marvels

Posted by on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

CG Society and the Future of Aquariums

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It’s hard to guess where architecture and design will be in 100 years. Will the buildings of tomorrow basically look like the buildings of today, or are we only a few decades away from underwater houses, colonies on the moon, and structures that would make today’s most advanced skyscraper look like a mud hut by comparison? Continue reading…

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Turning Footsteps into Drinking Water with the Human Pump

Posted by on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Human Pump Creates Drinking Water

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Aquatic architecture is unique because it can be taken in two very different directions. On one end of the spectrum you’ve got architecture that focuses on beauty and elegance, like the high-quality aquariums offered by Okeanos Group. On the other end you’ve got structures such as bridges and dams that focus entirely on performing a utilitarian purpose. A lot of buildings fall somewhere in between. The Golden Gate Bridge, for example, is both beautiful and vital for the people of San Francisco. Continue reading…

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This Water Tower Was Converted into a High-Rise Apartment

Posted by on Monday, September 24th, 2012

Belgian Water Tower Home

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I remember way back in grade school I had a homework assignment where I was supposed to write about my room. Each student wrote four paragraphs, with each paragraph corresponding to a wall of his room. The next day we got together to talk about our homework and I was completely blown away because one of the students had eight paragraphs. You see, her family just happened to live in a lighthouse, which had eight walls instead of using a conventional square-shaped design. I remember thinking, “What?! People can live in lighthouses?! I wanna live in a lighthouse!” Continue reading…

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5 Great Places to Keep Your Aquarium

Posted by on Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Salt Water Aquarium Fish

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Figuring out where you’re going to keep your aquarium is a big decision. They’re so huge, heavy, and difficult to set up that you definitely don’t want to move them around. In fact, the most beautiful aquariums are semi-permanent installations that are more like pieces of furniture than anything else. Check out these suggestions if you’re thinking about having Okeanos Group add a beautiful aquarium to a living space. Continue reading…

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The Top 5 Bizarre Fish for Your Home Aquarium

Posted by on Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Top 5 Bizarre Fish

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Welcome to the first every Fishy Friday, where I’ll be taking a look at fish and other aquatic wildlife for your home aquarium. We’re going to start things off with a bang by appealing to the weirdos out there. It’s easy to fill your aquarium with bright, colorful fish, but some folks prefer to take a somewhat unorthodox approach to aquascapes. If you’re one of those people, then this list should give you an idea of bizarre sea creatures to populate your aquarium. Continue reading…

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Scotland Hopes for World’s First Floating Community

Posted by on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Canting Docks Floating Community

Image source: Inhabitat.com

In the post yesterday I mentioned that the Water Discus Hotel might be a little overly ambitious because it makes the leap into submerged living spaces too quickly. The smartest way to approach massive aquatic hotels is to do so gradually — first with beautiful aquariums provided by Okeanos Group, then floating houses, then floating communities, and then move on to large-scale buildings. Continue reading…

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Sleep With the Fish in Dubai’s Underwater Hotel

Posted by on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Water Discus Underwater Hotel

Image source: deep-ocean-technology.com

I’ve seen some crazy things over the course of writing for this blog, from floating megacities to research facilities designed to rest on the ocean floor. Usually, these wacky designs are more of a mental exercise than a legitimate attempt to drum up some funding and build a floating New York. After all, we’re still working on floating houses, so we’re only in the baby steps of aquatic architecture. Continue reading…

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The Roman Aqueduct: Who Knew Plumbing Could Be So Beautiful?

Posted by on Monday, September 17th, 2012

Roman Aqueduct

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Yesterday, I covered the breath-taking Cascata della Marmore, which is the world’s tallest manmade waterfall. The ancient Romans are responsible for creating this pseudo-natural wonder, which is an impressive feat in its own right. The crazy thing is that a 541-foot waterfall isn’t even the most impressive contribution that the Romans made to the world of aquatic architecture. Continue reading…