Waterworld: Could Floating Homes Be the Future?

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Waterworld: Could Floating Homes Be the Future?

April 16, 2019

As sea levels rise, architects are brainstorming ways to make homes more resilient to flooding. A floating unit is being singled out as a living solution for coastal areas.

Oceanix, a nonprofit that designs and builds floating cities, and the MIT Center for Ocean Engineering are showing off a futuristic concept of a floating city. The floating communities can expand, contract, and combine to form cities in prefabricated hexagonal islands of 4.5 acres that are able to house up to 300 people. Combine six of these islands and you could have a small city of 10,000, they estimate.

 

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