Floating Island

Self-Sufficient RE:Villa Floating Island Concept Recycles Coastal Pollution Into Building Material

Self-Sufficient RE:Villa Floating Island Concept Recycles Coastal Pollution Into Building Material

Together with a naval architect and a building engineer, WHIM architecture is developing an island prototype that employs recycled coastal pollution as building material. The RE:Villa would be constructed

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Sleep With the Fishes on Your Own Private Island in Sweden

Sleep With the Fishes on Your Own Private Island in Sweden

Designed by local artist and sculptor Mikael Genberg, Utter Inn sits on its own private floating island in Lake Vasteras near Stockholm. The journey to The Utter Inn (which means Otter in Swedish), begins

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Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

What do you do with a “severely impaired” body of water and an unsightly shoreline park that is riddled with invasive species?  Launch a series of luscious floating islands!  In an effort to

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Vegetated Floating Island In The Sky Goes Missing From UK Music Festival

Vegetated Floating Island In The Sky Goes Missing From UK Music Festival

Is Land was produced in the Brunel Goods Shed in Stroud, Gloucestershire through the work of a large group of people contributing to its realization. The project required a significant amount of math,

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Gorgeous Floating Water Lily Islands Soak Up Solar Rays

Gorgeous Floating Water Lily Islands Soak Up Solar Rays

Headed by architect Winy Maas, research group The Why Factory challenges us to think big in regards to going green and conserving our natural resources. Making bold and slightly fantastical designs, the

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Joysxee is a Real Eco-Paradise Island That Floats Atop Garbage!

Joysxee is a Real Eco-Paradise Island That Floats Atop Garbage!

Sowa began constructing his first island in 1998 not far from Cancun. Collecting empty plastic bottles, plywood and bamboo he’d found on the beach, he built up the island to include a two story house

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Futuristic Floating City is an Ecotopia at Sea

Futuristic Floating City is an Ecotopia at Sea

Futuristic floating cities seek to provide a solution to many of our environmental problems, like rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and dwindling resources. Recently Japanese building firm

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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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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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FLOATING GATE CHASES FLOATING ISLAND

FLOATING GATE CHASES FLOATING ISLAND

Did any of you New Yorkers see this? I went down to Manhattan's waterfront a couple times to try to catch Smithson's Floating Island, and both times it eluded me (I think the schedule wasn't as regular

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FLOATING ISLAND SETS SAIL IN NEW YORK CITY

FLOATING ISLAND SETS SAIL IN NEW YORK CITY

We wrote about Robert Smithson's floating island about a month ago, but I just want to remind interested New Yorkers that the floating island has set sail today. The displaced chunk of Central Park will

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FLOATING ISLAND

FLOATING ISLAND

In 1970, Robert Smithson (of Spiral Jetty fame) drew this sketch for a new earthwork concept: a 30x90ft barge landscaped with shrubs and trees native to the New York region. The “floating

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