Floating in a Sinking City

June 4, 2008

Harvard Graduate School of Design students Kiduck Kim and Christian Stayner have conceived of a Floating City for New Orleans that will “rise safely in an Archimedean liquid landscape. Housing plats and roads are marked by solar-powered lighting poles. Individual dwellings bob, tethered with RV-type umbilical cords through which potable water, electricity, sew-age, and telephone connections continue uninterrupted. When the water subsides, depositing the city in a new arrangement, a postdiluvian landscape emerges.”
Its a solution but also a very scary image of what the world can become.

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