Synthetic Arcadia

Man-made islands being constructed globally, paradise-style
Implications - A lack of building space is becoming a huge global architectural development issue. One of the most innovative, yet exceedingly expensive, solutions has been to construct artificial islands. These man-made paradises are often highly eco-friendly and very luxurious.
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Indoor City 2 - Crystal Island in Moscow
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V. Hot 23,749 Clicks Pub: Dec 28, 07
Indoor City 2
Crystal Island in Moscow
At 1500ft (450m) high, the Crystal Island project won’t be the tallest piece of architecture on the planet, but covering 27 million sq ft (2.5 million sq. m) of floor space, it will be gimungeous. Basically,… [More]
Dubai's Next Man Made Island - The Universe
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V. Hot 23,964 Clicks Pub: Jan 23, 08
Dubai's Next Man Made Island
The Universe
Seeming trying to prove that too much is not nearly enough the Dubai developer of “The World” has just announced plans to build the “The Universe” which they will squeeze in between “The World”… [More]
Dubai Builds Fashion Island - Isla Moda
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V. Hot 13,526 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 08
Dubai Builds Fashion Island
Isla Moda
Dubai Infinity Holdings is doing it again. They have announced a mixed use development to establish Dubai as a global "fashion hub." Isla Moda will combine super style and ultra luxury to attract only… [More]
Floating Worlds - The AZ Island Megaship (Flashback)
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Hot 26,568 Clicks Pub: Mar 30, 08
Floating Worlds
The AZ Island Megaship (Flashback)
Alstom Marine and architect Jean-Philippe Zoppini announced an amazing futuristic project called AZ Island. The project is to build a high-tech, artificial island capable of movement. It will be 400 meters… [More]
Man-Made Seychelles Paradise - Eden Island
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Man-Made Seychelles Paradise
Eden Island
The modern world offers a stunning array of man-made islands, but although most of the focus has been on Dubai, Spain, Tokyo and Russia, another gorgeous paradise named Eden Island resides in the Seychelles… [More]
Man Made Luxury Islands - Reef Island in Bahrain
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Warm 11,643 Clicks Pub: Mar 19, 08
Man Made Luxury Islands
Reef Island in Bahrain
The Reef Island is a man-made paradise in Bahrain which will include more than 1,300 luxury homes. The 6.23 million square foot (579 thousand square meters) island, which is currently being built, is… [More]
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