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Bringing Nature Inside with a Custom Indoor Pond

Posted by on Friday, August 30th, 2013

Indoor Pond at a Mall

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We’ve all heard of indoor pools… but what about an indoor pond? It might sound strange, but really the idea isn’t very far-fetched. If anything, it’s relatively tame compared to all of the other far-out innovations in aquatic architecture, like floating schools and underwater hotels. Continue reading…


High on Stilts, the Hind House Proves that Weird is Beautiful

Posted by on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Hind House

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Some owners have a lot of trouble with basements that flood during rainy seasons. Underground leaks can be a major headache which can lead to dangerous mold, ruined stored items, and expensive repair bills. Continue reading…


5 Beautiful Alternatives to a Backyard Swimming Pool

Posted by on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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…


Creating a River-Shaped Swimming Pool

Posted by on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Humans and Mother Nature take dramatically different approaches to design. Humans love right angles, squares, and perfect circles. Mother Nature prefers… well, it prefers everything other than right angles and perfect shapes. Continue reading…


Ozeanium Aquarium Fuses Natural and Artificial Art

Posted by on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Ozeanium Aquarium

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The Pebble-Shaped Aquarium of Batumi, Georgia

Posted by on Friday, August 16th, 2013

Batumi Aquarium

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Rocks usually aren’t a very calming sight. They’re hard, dull, and cold. At worst they’re jagged and chaotic. Put a rock at the bottom of a flowing stream, however, and it gradually transforms into a smooth pebble that embodies the peace and harmony of flowing water. Continue reading…


This Gorgeous Modern Home Uses Water in 3 Completely Different Ways

Posted by on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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…


Class is in Session with Nigeria’s Innovative Floating School

Posted by on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Makokos Floating School

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Nigeria? I couldn’t even pretend to guess, but I’d wager that you aren’t thinking about floating schoolhousesContinue reading…


Invoking Your Religious and Cultural Heritage with Aquatic Architecture

Posted by on Friday, August 9th, 2013


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What is the meaning of a fountain? What is the symbolic significance of a swimming pool? Continue reading…


How to Fuse Natural and Manmade Art Into Your Living Spaces

Posted by on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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…