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Floating Metropolis

Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation

Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services.
Workshop Question - How can your brand contribute to a future that mitigates the lifestyle and/or business-related consequences associated with overcrowding and pollution?
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Conceptual Floating Communities
Conceptual Floating Communities
The Proposed 'Floating Offshore Community' is Set in Hong Kong
Doctoral Exchange is aiming to alleviate the effects of overpopulation in Hong Kong through a proposed “floating offshore community”—a conceptual design that offers ample living... MORE
Floating Water Cities
Floating Water Cities
The Seasteading Institute Unveiled Plans to Build the First Floating City
The Seasteading Institute has announced that it will start construction on the world’s first floating water city in 2019. The San Francisco-based institution will build these cities in French... MORE
Recycled Park Proposals
Recycled Park Proposals
This Netherlands-Based Proposal Aims to Offer a Solution to Plastic Waste
Recycled Park is a proposal introduced by WHIM Architecture, which has the goal of retrieving plastic waste “from the river of Nieuwe Maas before it reaches the North Sea.” It is... MORE
Buoyant Beachside Plazas
Buoyant Beachside Plazas
Carlo Ratti Associati's Currie Park Design Will Use Submarine Technology
In a proposal for West Palm Beach’s Currie Park, architecture firm Carlo Ratti Associati has envisioned a floating plaza off the coast of the city’s waterfront. The complex would be... MORE
Spiraling Underwater Cities
Spiraling Underwater Cities
Ocean Spiral is Designed To Tap into the Deep Sea
Ocean Spiral is a conceptual underwater city, dreamed up by Japanese firm Shimizu, that makes for an innovative solution to the problem of strained natural resources with the explosion in the global... MORE
Conceptual Floating Cities
Conceptual Floating Cities
Baca Architects' Floating City Concept is an Overcrowding Solution
The design firm Baca Architects specializes in eco-friendly architectural and housing solutions, and its floating communities are conceptualized as spaces that help reduce the impact of overcrowding... MORE
Conceptual Floating Chapels
Conceptual Floating Chapels
Denizen Works Will Build a Boat That Doubles as a Church
The London-based architecture firm Denizen Works has decided to build a floating chapel, which will be the first of its kind. The Floating Church was conceptualized to be mobile for two reasons&#... MORE
Eco Submarine Architecture
Eco Submarine Architecture
This Underwater City Would Be 3D Printed Using Found Ocean Garbage
There’s enough trash floating around the the world’s seas to make a metropolis––and that’s precisely what one architect is proposing with this underwater city. Comprising a... MORE
play_circle_filled Floating Flood-Protection Villages
Floating Flood-Protection Villages
BIG and Two Other Firms Created a Masterplan for Islais Creek
San Francisco is in a time of tremendous growth, but that growth comes with a collection of challenges — for the BIG + ONE + Sherwood team, the Islais Creek region is the epicenter at which those... MORE

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