Haruka Misawa's Stunning Aquarium Designs Boast 3D-printed Structures

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 7, 2016
References: thisiscolossal & design-milk
Designer Haruka Misawa decided to modernize the Japanese art of 'aquascapes' by introducing an aquarium design that makes use of 3D-printed structures perfectly.

His creations are inspired by the ocean itself, however each has a futuristic and minimalist aesthetic that complements a contemporary space well. Given that the underwater realm is largely unknown by the human species, Haruka Misawa wanted to capture a certain alien-like design for his pieces -- making clear that the aquascapes have an entirely different energy than what we experience on land. The aquarium designs mirror the structures of the ocean well enough to offer the fish in the tanks a shelter that they would experience in their natural habitats. In addition to its functionality, the constructions make the small aquariums stunning works of art.