Floating Architecture Will Offer “An Improved Way of Living”
December 16, 2015
Dezeen, Dec 9, 2015
(Image: AT Design Office’s floating city concept in China is under consideration. Courtesy of Dezeen)
Rising sea levels and a shortage of development sites are leading to a surge of interest in floating buildings, with proposals ranging from mass housing on London’s canals to entire amphibious cities in China (+ slideshow).
People will increasingly live and work on water, as planning policies shift away from building flood defences towards accepting that seas and rivers cannot be contained forever, say the architects behind these proposals.
“Given the impact of climate change, we can begin to think a lot more about the opportunity for living with water as opposed to fighting it and doing land reclamation,” said architect Kunlé Adeyemi. Read more…