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5 Incredible, Reinvented Oil Rigs

by Jones Oil

Skeletal, industrial and perched way out to sea, oil rigs are hardly the most inspiring of structures. And when they’ve served their purpose, they become not only obsolete, but desolate.  An offshore platform is only useful as long as the reservoir beneath it is yielding a profitable amount of oil. After that, it’s abandoned – and must be dismantled quickly. But in recent years, innovative designers, environmentalists and architects have started to see the potential of a structure standing smack, bang in the middle of the ocean. The results: some very clever ideas – and a possible brand new lease of life for the world’s thousands of disused rigs. Here are some of our favourites… Read the rest of this entry »