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Aquatic Architecture Without the Water: A Water Tower Home

Posted by on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Water Tower House

Image source: Inhabitat.com

What is a necessary component in every piece of aquatic architecture? Continue reading…

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Behold the German Ingenuity Behind the Lake Rotsee Refuge

Posted by on Monday, July 29th, 2013

Lake Rotsee Refuge

Image source: Afgh.ch

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…

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Could You Live in this Wind Turbine Home?

Posted by on Friday, July 26th, 2013

Morphocode Wind Turbine

Image source: Inhabitat.com

Some people love sleeping with a fan blowing. The white noise drowns out a lot of the other sound from the environment, and the constant wind will help keep the room nice and cool so that you can snuggle up under layers of comfy covers. If you’re a fan-lover, then how would you feel about living your life atop a giant wind turbine out in the middle of the ocean? Continue reading…

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Visionary Koen Olthuis Examines the Future of Aquatic Architecture

Posted by on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Architect Koen Olthius

Image source: Architektur-wasser.de

The Dutch have a problem. Well, to be a bit more even-handed, everybody has a problem, it’s just that the Dutch are going to be among the first ones to really feel it. Rising water levels are forcing architects to reexamine their building practices as the encroaching oceans swallow real estate and wash away foundations. Koen Olthuis of Netherlands-based Waterstudio.nl has been at the forefront of these new architectural practices, experimenting with new ways to fuse water and land into sustainable living spaces. Continue reading…

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The Aquatic Flower: A Star-Shaped Abyss in Armenia

Posted by on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Spillway in Kechut Reservoir

Image source: Twistedsifter.com

In ancient Greek mythology, Charybdis was a terrible sea monster that would consume entire ships with its whirlpool-like maw. The beast made an appearance in two famous tales: The Odyssey and the story of Jason and the Argonauts. Continue reading…

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China Goes BIG with New Century Global Center’s Indoor Beach

Posted by on Friday, July 19th, 2013

New Century Global Center

Image source: Inhabitat.com

China has a reputation for being big. It’s the third largest country in the world (assuming that we exclude Antarctica), it has the largest population of any country by far, and it now officially has the world’s biggest building. Behold the New Century Global Center, a building so incredibly massive that it has its own indoor beach. Continue reading…

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Can Crowdfunding Help You Build Your Aquarium?

Posted by on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Japanese Pygmy Angelfish

Image source: Indiegogo.com

Hey, how would you like to help me build my next aquarium? I’d really like to install a freshwater aquascape in my bedroom, so if you could send a few bucks my way I’d really appreciate it. No? Not interested? Expecting strangers to fund your aquascaping project might seem a bit far-fetched, but apparently crowdfunding is proving to be an effective solution for some aquascapers. Crowdfunding has been used to complete all kinds of unique projects, so why can’t aquascapers get in on the action as well? Continue reading…

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Just a Hint of Water with Puddle Aquariums

Posted by on Monday, July 15th, 2013

Puddle Paludarium

Image source: Tumblr.com

They say that good things come in small packages. That’s absolutely true when you’re talking about jewelry, but when it comes to aquascapes you might have a hard time finding people who are gung-ho about subtlety. Many aquarium enthusiasts like to go larger-than-life with incredibly elaborate aquascapes that include vibrant coral and eye-catching fish. Continue reading…

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Top 5 Most Colorful Aquarium Fish

Posted by on Friday, July 12th, 2013

Colorful Reef Aquarium

Image source: Dickoatts.com

Aquariums are legendary for their bright, neon colors. So why waste time with aquarium fish that have dull colors? If you really want to add some wow factor to your living space, then nothing can beat the top 5 most colorful aquarium fish! Continue reading…

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Weird Aquarium News: Men Steal 400 Koi in Broad Daylight

Posted by on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Koi

Image source: Abcnews.go.com

Installing an aquarium in your office is a great way to boost your business. A gorgeous custom aquarium in the waiting room beats a muted TV any day of the week, the aquarium could attract customers, it makes your business look much more professional and polished, and the aquarium can cut down on the amount of office stress by creating a soothing atmosphere. Continue reading…