Solar-Powered Floating Resort is an Off-Shore Aquatic Escape

In response to rising sea levels due to climate change, Italian designer Michele Puzzolante of MPD Designs has come up with a concept called the Solar Floating Island, a solar-powered island resort that floats completely off-shore. Made of photovoltaic skins and balsa-reinforced fiberglass, the structure is designed to absorb and reuse natural solar light as well as artificial indoor light, making the resort completely self-sufficient and non-polluting.

In addition to being eco-friendly, the Solar Floating Island is a luxurious aquatic escape. Featuring an on-deck jacuzzi, full kitchen and bar, comfortable sleeping quarters, and a spiral staircase that leads to an underwater observation room, the sleek island is designed to provide a full resort experience while remaining close to nature and aquatic life.

Based on industrial design rather than traditional architecture, the Solar Floating Island can be easily transported and assembled thanks to its modular components. With full support from the government of Maldives for this project, Puzzolante plans to begin development for the Solar Floating Island soon.

MPD Designs Website
via [Inhabitat]

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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