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Aqua custodia by alltelleringet Aqua custodia by alltelleringet
A rather strange idea I must say. So the thing is that the area where the water is open, so it's the same water outside as inside. I would be happy to hear your thoughts about it!

If this structure would be lowered into water with normal air pressure inside the box the water would compress the air a lot and water would fill most of the space inside. To keep the level of water at a level of 10-15 % of the height of the box it wouldn't be possible to lower it more than about 1.8 meters with normal air pressure in the box. Therefore, there is a over pressure inside the box and more air had to be filled into the box as it was lowered down to the bottom. By increasing the pressure of air inside the box it would also keep the box from imploding because of the surrounding water. A human can survive at a higher pressure, at least for a while: "Depending on how you go about going that far below water and the specific tolerances of your body a deadly depth can be from 500 to 1200 feet." ([link]) Imagine that it's not as deep as 500 feet. Rather a few hundred feet's or maybe less, but that is not really important.

To get food he has to fish, which you notice if you look closely. The small propellers provides the lamps with energy. The water is moving and makes the propellers spin.

The big failure will probably be that the air runs out as it would require a lot more trees to keep producing enough oxygen to keep him alive. Slow death in the aqua custodia.
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BuilderRoth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I'm loving the thought you put into this image. Its nice to see art with a story behind it.
loganduncan16 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Photographer


LegendaryRey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept for this piece, and also your detailed description :heart:

The only fault I would find is that you can't zoom in to see the smaller details - otherwise a beautiful image :clap:
willyamPax Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to build this will be quite a challenge... awesome work!
InCenter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I would live there...!!
Mephilez Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I love how specific you are in the description. The concept and output are very well done.

I actually did this once though. It was in Minecraft..... :) lol
BellaSylph Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the idea, and the way the light trickles down is very realistic. My curiosity caused me to look this up [link] Just an FYI. :d
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent idea and picture.

Did you you know It is estimated that marine plants produce between 70 and 80 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, maybe put some sea weed around the house in the water:)
IvanVlatkovic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great concept and awesome work , well done :)
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