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8 Ton Volkswagon Beetle Sculpture Joins 400 Other Objects in an Artificial Reef in Mexico

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 21, 2011 @ 5:54 pm In Art,carousel showcase,News,social design | 1 Comment


green design, sustainable design, eco-design, marine reserves, coral reef, jason decaires taylor, National Marine Park, environmental destruction, environmental art, lifesize cement VW Beetle [6]

Although typically associated with the more benign variety of consumer, the Beetle is nonetheless a popular icon that evokes memories of our rapid commercial development. Called Anthropocene, the 8 ton cement VW [7] has a well-rounded shape that gives it extra stability 8 meters below the Gulf of Mexico’s surface. Fitted out with all sorts of secret hiding spots, the VW creates an ideal home for a variety of marine creatures [8].

+ Jason de Caires Taylor [9]

Via My Modern Met [10]


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: http://inhabitat.com/8-ton-volkswagon-beetle-scultpure-joins-400-other-objects-in-an-artificial-reef-in-mexico/jason-decaires-taylor-cement-coral-reef-4/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/8-ton-volkswagon-beetle-scultpure-joins-400-other-objects-in-an-artificial-reef-in-mexico/jason-decaires-taylor-cement-coral-reef-2-2/?extend=1

[3] create artificial reefs: http://inhabitat.com/%E2%80%9Csilent-evolution%E2%80%9D-builds-a-beautiful-coral-reef-from-statues/

[4] consumer age: http://inhabitat.com/coca-cola-unites-with-other-consumer-giants-to-promote-sustainable-packaging/

[5] Volkswagen Beetle: http://inhabitat.com/volkswagen-to-unveil-hybrid-beetle-next-year/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/06/jason-decaires-taylor-cement-coral-reef-21.jpg

[7] VW: http://inhabitat.com/poo-powered-vw-bug-hits-british-streets/

[8] marine creatures: http://inhabitat.com/aveda-is-saving-oceans-marine-life-one-plastic-cap-at-a-time/

[9] + Jason de Caires Taylor: http://www.underwatersculpture.com/.../evolucion-silenciosa.html

[10] My Modern Met: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/lifesize-vw-beetle-becomes-a

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