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.
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Floating Water Cities - The Seasteading Institute Unveiled Plans to Build the First Floating City
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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]
Conceptual Floating Cities - Baca Architects' Floating City Concept is an Overcrowding Solution
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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]
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