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Underwater World

In Architecture, Design, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Surreal on October 31, 2013 at 4:12 am

Featured Image for British designer brings us a futuristic underwater city

Taken from the Huffington Post:

A British designer has unveiled his updated plans for a futuristic underwater city that almost certainly would not become the stage for a post-apocalyptic nightmare.

The Sub Biosphere 2 (SBS2) was first ‘created’ by Londoner Phil Pauley about three years ago, inspired by the original Biosphere 2 project and his own dreams of living underwater.

SBS2 is conceived as totally self-sustaining, allowing human occupants to live totally separate from the land. It includes eight ‘biomes’ arranged around a central 120m-tall support biosphere. The structure would be a total of 340 metres wide, and half of its living space would be below water even when the structure is above the surface.

Pauley’s designs allow for life-support systems including air, electricity, food and water generation, controlled by a clever use of atmospheric pressure. SBS2 would be able to move vertically above and below water, which would be handy during intense storms.

Underwater Biosphere pods

Underwater Biosphere pods

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Superyachts

In Architecture, Art, Design, Sci-fi on October 24, 2013 at 5:14 am

Featured Image for London Architect Designs a Family of Sci-Fi Looking SuperYachts

Zaha Hadid has collaborated with German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss to design 5 different yatchs and this one is one of them. This 90 meter JAZZ yatch is the first of the 5 to be ‘technically specified and detailed by the naval architects at Blohm + Voss. The overall design is inspired by “fluid dynamics and underwater ecosystems” and with a few more changes, the vessel will be ready for ocean crossings.

Superyacht pool concept

Superyacht concept in compassion to average yacht

Superyacht organic design concept