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Archiquarium

Modernist two-story homes for fish friends

by Richard Prime in Design on 14 October 2010

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Unless you go custom, aquariums rarely do much to elevate the humble fish's status anywhere close to that of furry four-legged friends. Swedish designer Karl-Oskar Ankarberg has taken on the plight of the fish, designing an attractive split-level home called the Archiquarium.

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Ankarberg makes the upper level of his "modern living for trendy goldfish" out of white Corian with black Corian for the ground floor, resulting in exceptionally-crafted aquatic digs suitable in almost any home or office.

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Both the upper and lower levels have panoramic windows so the fish can be viewed as they travel around, swimming freely between the floors. Two more windows at the rear and side of the tank, along with a big skylight installed in the lower level offer optimum viewing pleasure.

Unveiled at Stockholm's Hem 2010 (Home Fair), Archiquarium is in production and will soon be available for purchase.

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