The DFA Propositions These 'Floating' Buildings in Manhattan

 - Feb 10, 2018
References: d-f-a & dezeen
New York-based architecture firm DFA has conceptualized a series of budget-friendly apartment towers for a pier in Manhattan. According to the designers, the proposed structures will be able to withstand rising sea levels. The complex is designed to fit on the square-shaped Pier 40 and it will include recreational and commercial facilities alongside the livable apartments -- a total of 450 individual units. The cylinder-shaped apartment towers are "high-rises, wrapped in golden net-shaped window frames and planting."

DFA addresses a number of issues with its innovative lattice apartment towers, including the housing crisis in New York City and the flooding due to climate change. By adapting its building design for foreseeable ecological and social outcomes, the architects ensure that citizens and future generations are safe-guarded from unfortunate natural elements.

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