As the threat of climate change is amplifying and many communities have to deal with increased risks of flooding, natural disasters, and pollution, architects are creating and developing concepts to assist in times of hardship—the Modular Water Dwellings by British studio Grimshaw and Dutch manufacturers Concrete Valley are a great example in this space.
The Modular Water Dwellings are made out of concrete pontoons that "support a lower deck with walls and columns with a concrete living pod on top." These units will be prefabricated off-site and their modular quality will allow them to be more cost-effective to produce.
The concept of the flood-proof dwelling comes at a critical time as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expects sea levels to rise "as much as 1.1 meters by the year 2100."
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