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Underwater Hotel Gets Green Light to be Constructed in the Maldives

Underwater Hotel Gets Green Light to be Constructed in the Maldives

The $50 million project will be built by a Dubai development company nestled within the coral reefs on the picturesque island of Kuredhivaru. Jutting out from the water, the Water Discus Hotel will be

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The Maldives To Become The World’s Largest Marine Reserve By 2017

The Maldives To Become The World’s Largest Marine Reserve By 2017

Just a few days after Australia officially created the world’s largest marine reserve, the President for the Republic of Maldives has announced that the state will become the first country to be a

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FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

If you only see one environmental film this year, let it be The Island President. The subject of Jon Shenk’s documentary is recently deposed President Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed and his

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World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

Located five minutes from the Maldives airport, the 18-hole golf course will include luxurious accommodations, which overlook the green fairways and the surrounding reef. The golf course is doubly

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Maldives To Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

Maldives To Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea

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OFIS Unveils 4 Self-Sustaining Islands in Maldives

OFIS Unveils 4 Self-Sustaining Islands in Maldives

Slovenian architect studio OFIS was recently granted a 25 year lease by the Maldivian government to develop a set of four islands into tropical eco resorts. Each island's plan demonstrates concern for the

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Snowflake-Shaped Floating Krystall Hotel to Sparkle off the Coast of Norway

Snowflake-Shaped Floating Krystall Hotel to Sparkle off the Coast of Norway

Koen Olthuis and Dutch Docklands have announced a new project: a five-star floating hotel off the coast of Norway named the Krystall. Reminiscent of their Maldives development the Greenstar, this

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Waterstudio’s Koen Olthuis on FLOAT!

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Waterstudio’s Koen Olthuis on FLOAT!

Photocredits: Architect Koen Olthuis - Waterstudio.NL and Pieter Kers FLOAT! is a beautiful volume that explores the world of floating architecture through historic, current, and future developments as

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US Navy to Pump Oil from Grounded Ship After Accident Destroys Large Areas of Coral Reef

US Navy to Pump Oil from Grounded Ship After Accident Destroys Large Areas of Coral Reef

The US Navy is set to begin pumping thousands of liters of oil from the USS Guardian ship, which ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines last week. The minesweeper already destroyed part of

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Deep Ocean Technology Announces Plans to Build Worldwide Chain of Water Discus Hotels!

Deep Ocean Technology Announces Plans to Build Worldwide Chain of Water Discus Hotels!

Dubai is already home to some of the most architecturally stunning, advanced, and excessive buildings in the world, but the Water Discus Hotel is a showstopper - and we just received word that BIG INVEST

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‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

Do you know where to turn if you have an idea that will make society better? We are many who dream of change in our society, but turning those dreams into reality might prove to be a tricky deal. Soramist

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Maldive Islands Largest PV Installation Donated Courtesy of Kyocera Solar

Maldive Islands Largest PV Installation Donated Courtesy of Kyocera Solar

The Maldive Islands are well on their way to completing their largest solar installation. The system is a donation from Japan of 675kW of Kyocera PV modules installed in a total of 10 locations. The work

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Brand New Smoking Island Rises Out of the Red Sea

Brand New Smoking Island Rises Out of the Red Sea

As island nations around the world look for solutions to stem rising sea levels due to climate change, a new land mass has spontaneously popped out of the Red Sea. The smoking hot island is acting as a

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Golfers Can Tee Off on This Zero-Energy Clubhouse’s Green Roof

Golfers Can Tee Off on This Zero-Energy Clubhouse’s Green Roof

The clubhouse serves multiple functions. In addition to becoming an extension of the greater greens, it has an inner courtyard where golfers finishing up their game can enjoy a meal or drink, or collect a

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6 Amazing Eco-Island Resorts that Combine Luxury and Sustainable Innovation

6 Amazing Eco-Island Resorts that Combine Luxury and Sustainable Innovation

MICHAEL GRAVES SENTOSA ECO RESORT SINGAPORE JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU RESORT - FIJI STAR ISLAND RESORT, BAHAMAS SIX SENSES ECO RESORT VIETNAM THE OFIS TROPICAL RESORTS IN MALDIVES MORRIS

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Hyunjoon Yoo’s Green Weave Golf Club Sports a Living Wall

Hyunjoon Yoo’s Green Weave Golf Club Sports a Living Wall

At 5,670 square meters, the club is substantial but it doesn't overpower the course. The project's long lot forced the architects to think of imaginative ways to break up the space while maximizing the

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Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

At the beginning of 2011, Dubai's most notorious man-made islands, a.k.a. The World, made a splash with news that they were slowly but surely sinking into the sea. Now, in a bizarre twist of events that

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Incredible Floating Pre-Fab Neighborhood Pops Up in The Netherlands

Incredible Floating Pre-Fab Neighborhood Pops Up in The Netherlands

Houseboats have been around for quite a while, and the Dutch have built some extraordinary ones. Building floating neighborhoods is the next obvious step, as development pressure is making terrestrial

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Harvest City: Floating Islands to Bring Agriculture and Industry to Haiti

Harvest City: Floating Islands to Bring Agriculture and Industry to Haiti

Harvest City would be a place for Haitians to live and start their lives again, but it would also be a place for agriculture and jobs to thrive. Two thirds of the city would be dedicated to farming and

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Embassy of Drowned Nations: Floating City for Rising Tide Victims

Embassy of Drowned Nations: Floating City for Rising Tide Victims

One of the winners of the Sea Change 2030+ competition, the Embassy will serve as both temporary housing and to spread awareness about rising sea levels. The innovative inverted design of the island will

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Hanimaadhoo Maldivian Airport Has a Curvaceous Clamshell Roof

Hanimaadhoo Maldivian Airport Has a Curvaceous Clamshell Roof

One of Haptic an NSW's primary goals for the airport was to maintain the untouched character of the coastline. They achieved this by locating the terminal right in the lagoon and putting the runway and

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Ellis Park House Set the Sustainable Standard for Altius Architecture Inc.

Ellis Park House Set the Sustainable Standard for Altius Architecture Inc.

Ellis Park House is a 4,300 square foot family home located in the Bloor West Village neighborhood of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. The single family home, completed in 2006, presents a great example of a

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Architects Envision Hawaii-Sized Island Made of Recycled Plastic

Architects Envision Hawaii-Sized Island Made of Recycled Plastic

There are millions of pounds of plastic swirling out in the ocean and the best way to take care of it would be to collect it all and recycle it. Whim Architecture, from the Netherlands, is proposing to do

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Chagos Archipelago to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Chagos Archipelago to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

In a move that will double the amount of the planet's protected oceans, the U.K. announced late last week that it is turning the Chagos Archipelago into the world's largest marine reserve. The 55-island,

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EcoNation and TerraCycle Transform Snack Bags into Upcycled Gadgets

EcoNation and TerraCycle Transform Snack Bags into Upcycled Gadgets

TerraCycle has been rocking the upcycling world for a while now by collecting trash from their consumers to make colorful accessories from packaging. Now they've teamed up with EcoNation to make a chicer

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“State of the Climate” Report Shows Unprecedented Warming in Australia

“State of the Climate” Report Shows Unprecedented Warming in Australia

We're sorry to start the week with some dismal news, but here goes: A report released today by Australian scientists shows the continent experienced unprecedented warming over the past 50 years. Not only

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