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A Whale of a Building: The Half-Floating Pavilion “Fluid” Redefines Aquatic Architecture

Posted by on Monday, December 30th, 2013

Fluid

Fluid — Image source: Ning.com

Most of us know the story of Jonah and the whale. At least, we think that we do. Contrary to popular opinion, the Bible claims that Jonah was swallowed by a giant fish and not a whale. In any event, that story has left many people wondering what life would be like in the bowels of a gigantic sea mammal. In fact, the famous song “The Mariner’s Revenge” explores this idea. Give it a listen: Continue reading…

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Chinese Artists Display 1,500 Goldfish in Skyscraper Replicas

Posted by on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Fishpond City

Fishpond City — Image source: Cargocollective.com

Civilization used to spread outward. Thanks to the marvels of modern engineering, civilization now likes to climb upward. Massive skyscrapers that give you the most bang for your real estate buck have become a common sight in cities across the world. It makes us wonder: if humans like vertical buildings, what would it look like if animals lived in vertical homes, as well? Continue reading…

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South Korea’s Impressive Ocean Gate Design

Posted by on Friday, November 1st, 2013

Ocean Gate

Image source: Ning.com

I’ve always adored the seashore. It’s a meeting place of two worlds, where the unfathomable ocean endlessly throws waves at the sandy shoreline. I know I’m not the only one — mankind is generally fascinated by the coast. Think of any major city on Earth and odds are good that it’s located along the shore of the ocean, a large river, or a lake. Continue reading…

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Sea, Forest, and Sky: The Stunning Alila Villas Uluwatu

Posted by on Friday, September 27th, 2013

Bali Villa

Image source: Trendir.com

I’ll just come straight out and admit it: I wish that I lived in Bali. They’ve got beautiful weather, crystal blue beaches, and a thriving industry that caters to making you as comfortable and happy as humanly possible. Tourist communities rely on stunning architecture to attract tourists — they need modern buildings that take full advantage of the environment’s natural beauty. Continue reading…

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Louvre, Abu Dhabi Style

Posted by on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Image from NYTimes.com

The Louvre in France is one of the most distinctive and well-known buildings in the world, both for the jaw-dropping, breath-taking collection of art inside its walls, and for the walls itself.  A 13th century palace, the Louvre is a masterpiece of classic architecture, with its sprawling and elegant length pushed hard against the graceful banks of the Seine, the museum is as much an attraction as the Mona Lisa.  It is both a testament to an a reflection of the long history of France- like Paris itself, it has stood the test of time, and contains multitudes of centuries inside its hallowed walls.  Continue reading…

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

Posted by on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Hind House

Image source: Trendir.com

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…

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Land, Sea, and Sky! Paludariums with Chirping Birds

Posted by on Friday, April 5th, 2013

Paludarium with Birds

Image source: Aquariacentral.com

Land, sea, and sky — here at Okeanos Group, we tend to focus a lot on sea. But just because the sea is our favorite, that doesn’t mean that we completely ignore land and sky. These two biomes may not be as beautiful as tropical reefs and peaceful lakes, but they can truly take a gorgeous aquascape to the next level. Continue reading…

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3 Creatures That Will Help You Decorate Your Aquascape

Posted by on Monday, March 25th, 2013

Decorator Crab

Image source: Ocean.nationalgeographic.com

Decorating: you either love it or you hate it. Since you’re reading a blog about custom aquarium design, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you love it. Designing a custom aquarium is a truly unique experience because you’re only half of the equation. No matter how much planning you do, it’s ultimately up to the individual creatures in your aquascape to flourish in a complete ecosystem. You can place plants and coral in certain areas, but you have practically zero control in how those creatures grow. Continue reading…

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Waterfall + Zoo + Skyscraper = Eden Falls

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Skyscraper Zoo with Waterfall

Image source: Visiondivision.com

What do you get when you mix together a zoo, a waterfall, and a skyscraper? Yeah, I’m not sure what you’d call it, either, but you can be your bottom dollar that it would be ridiculously amazing. This sky-zoo-fall isn’t something out of a Dr. Seuss book — Sweden design company VisionDivision seriously wants to build this wacky, hybrid habitat. Continue reading…

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This Orsos Island Yacht is Part Boat, Part Island

Posted by on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Orsos Island Yacht

Image source: Orsosisland.com

Everybody on earth has at some point dreamed of living on a private island. They’re secluded, absolutely gorgeous, and they represent the pinnacle of financial achievement. Unfortunately, not all of us can be like Richard Branson or Mark Zuckerberg, looking down on the rest of the world from atop a giant pile of money. Buying a private island is something that only ultra-rich billionaires can ever pull off. Continue reading…