Six superb underwater buildings

By Cat DiStasio

Whereas structure on land strives ever greater, designers in wetter elements of the world are discovering new methods to construct beneath the waves. Underwater buildings aren’t precisely widespread — partly because of their monumental expense — however there are a couple of stellar examples of submerged buildings that reveal how a development like this might actually take off. From the world’s largest underwater restaurant within the Maldives to a group of luxurious floating condos in Dubai that put beachfront property to disgrace, undersea buildings illustrate what might be carried out once we fuse know-how with structure.

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