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jason decaires taylor builds underwater suburban dwelling
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sep 22, 2012
jason decaires taylor builds underwater suburban dwelling



jason decaires taylor builds underwater suburban dwelling
‘urban reef’ by jason decaires taylor, 2012
depth 8m, cancun, mexico
all images courtesy jason decaires taylor

 

 

 

jason decaires taylor has developed several sculptures now added to the museo subacuático de arte (MUSA) entitled ‘urban reef’. each of the pieces are underwater suburban dwelling designed homes to cater to particular marine wildlife. the structures of ‘urban reef’ have been designed for and placed in a segment of particularly open terrain. the artist has developed these installations with the guidance of local marine biologists to shelter various reef inhabitants in several rooms and hideaways from predators such as lion fish and barracudas.


the underwater home has been created to resemble suburban housing commonly found in the western world


a detailed view of the home


several openings of varrying size are intended to beacon to small fish in need of protection


notes from jason decaires taylor clarify the structure of the piece

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