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These Prefab Coral Shaped Structures Are Designed to Be Self-Sustaining Centres for The Coastal Community

Architecture has the power to infuse the local culture and sustainability into the structure. A shining example of such designs is the Cagbalete Sand Clusters in Taguig, Philippines. The organically shaped structure is a multi-use development made while respecting the existing ecology as well as the history of farming and fishing in the area. The unique building is designed by Carlo Calma Consultancy Inc. and constructed with prefabricated sections that can be placed and added on in a horizontal or vertical direction.

According to the Carlo Calma Consultancy Inc.: “This proposal is to create a new sustainable typology of eco-tourism which is uplifting local culture of farming and fisheries but also creating a unique way of construction, food-production, leisure and having an ecology that is both community-building as much as dynamic spaces for living and tourism.” Continue reading »

An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create An Artificial Coral Reef Near The British Virgin Islands

One day, a young marine mechanic and photographer named Owen Buggy noticed a ship called the “Kodiak Queen” in a shipyard in Road Town, Tortola… rusting away amongst other ships waiting being scrapped for metal. Owen envisioned sinking the ship as an artificial reef and curious about the ship’s origins, started doing some research. He quickly discovered the Kodiak Queen wasn’t just a normal fishing trawler— but a missing piece of World War II history. Continue reading »