None of us may ever live to see a truly different future where arcology is used for human living, but you can bring a bit of futuristic flair to your home with these hand-made aquariums that look like something from a sci-fi TV show.
Aquariums are pretty cool in general, expecially the salt-water type. The myriad of colors from the corals, brightly patterned fish, and shimmering water are relaxing and mesmerizing.
However, a design studio called Octopus Studios thinks that the basic rectangular design of nearly every aquarium on the planet can be improved. What they came-up with is a very unique, futuristic looking design of globes connected by smaller tubes. There have been many designs for human living based upon the concept of arcologies, where there are various ecosystems combined to makes a larger framework of high-density living space.
These aquariums utilize some of those principles to create various sub-chambers for your fish, in which you can create different environments. The fish can swim from chamber to chamber, although I’d guess you could place barriers between the nodes if you wished to keep certain species separated for any reason.
The Silverfish aquariums aren’t cheap — they are hand-made and you need to place a deposit before they will begin working on your custom design. However, there isn’t much in the world of high-end aquariums that is cheap, so maybe it’s worth the premium to have a bit of sci-fi in your fishtank.