Hyper Realistic Ocean Wave Vases

Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma, two glass artists at Kela’s, a glass art gallery in Kauai, Hawaii, have a unique talent for capturing the power and motion of the sea. It is only at a closer glance that these stunning ocean wave vases can be distinguished from the real thing. They created a myriad of other beautiful glass art inspired by the sea, so be sure to take a look!

“Six Tables on Water” by Gaetano Pesce

Today we want to pay your attention to exhibition of renowned Italian designer Gaetano Pesce at David Gill Gallery in London “Six Tables on Water”. Each piece conjuring the surface, depth and density of six expanses of water – oceans, lagoons, rivers, lakes, ponds and puddles. The limited edition table collection takes an imagined aerial views of each represented landscape, where they reflects on features such as steps leading up from the Venetian lagoon.

Eco Village “Coral Reef” by Vincent Callebaut

If you’re our loyal reader you should remember amazing eco concept of Vincent CallebautLilypad. But Vincent continues to pump out amazing concepts of futuristic eco systems. This time inspired by the organic form of coral he has created utopian eco villages for for 1,000 Haitian families affected in 2010 by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. This village is called “Coral Reef”. Built upon seismic piers off the coast of the mainland, the prefabricated, modular units can be fit into a wave-like matrix as space is needed. Each family would have a plot of land to grow their own food. A canyon flows between two rows of housing and is filled with a tropical ecosystem for the local fauna and the flora. Aquaculture farms and grey water recycling plants filter and process the water before sending it into the sea. The entire complex is carbon neutral and powered via a number of different renewable energy sources. Power would be generated from thermal energy conversion under the pier, marine currents, vertical axis wind turbines, and solar photovoltaics.

Citadel

In one of the previous posts we talked about Lilypad – floating eco-city. But it will be created no earlier than 2100. This concept is much more closer. In March 2010 is scheduled to begin construction of the first floating apartment complex in Europe. And it will happen in Holland. Project of Waterstudio – Citadel – this is a kind of attempt to reconcile with the enviroment, to begin to live on the water, not only near the water. Each apartment will have an excellent view over the water, and some of them – the place for small boats. For connection between Citadel and the land will be created a bridge.

Water Building Resort

Water Building Resort by Orlando De Urrutia, is a sustainable building of postmodern generation (hitech), it was designed architecturally and inspired by the form of a drop of water when falling from the heights.

Lilypad

According to the less alarming forecasts of the GIEC (Intergovernmental group on the evolution of the climate), the ocean level should rise from 20 to 90 cm during the 21st Century with a status quo by 50 cm (versus 10 cm in the 20th Century). As a solution to this alarming problem architect Vincent Callebaut came up with this ecotectural marvel. He called this project “Lilypad“, but this ecotectural marvel is also called as “Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees”. The idea of Lilypad Project is to create a series of floating self-sufficient ocean-going eco-city islands. Each one would be able to house 50,000 residents and would support a great deal of biodiversity. Collecting pools located in their centers would gather and filter water for use on board. These would be places for adventurers and refugees alike as water levels rise around the world and threaten many, particularly island, habitats. Vincent Callebaut hopes that Lilypad will make the transition from design to reality around the year 2100.