Waterfront Hotel Extended into Ocean to Preserve Coastline

In an attempt to preserve the coastline, architecture firm U:phoria designed a series of waterfront resorts that are extended into the ocean instead of the typical horizontal layout of detached spread out villas. This stacked configuration aims to maintain the natural coastline and its "sea pile foundation system will cause little interference to oceanic life". It's still in design development and is slated to be finished in 2013 on the coast of Da Nang, Vietnam.

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