Tags: Aqua | Architecture

Architects' Answer to Rising Seas: Floating Homes

Tuesday, 03 Apr 2012 07:24 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

As seas rise and floods intensify, architects and city planners around the world are exploring ways to make humans better able to cope with a watery world.

Experts predict that by the end of the century some of the world's greatest cities — from New York to London and Bangkok — could well be partially or totally swamped.

Rather than just defending against water with dikes and walls, some architects advocate "going with the flow."

Projects completed or under way include a floating mosque and golf course for the submerging Maldives islands and amphibious homes in the Netherlands that will be lifted to safety when waters surge beneath them. Their ideas are gaining acceptance and financial support around the world.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

1888 Shipwreck Found Near Golden Gate Bridge

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 19:33 PM

The wreckage of a passenger steamship that sank in the 19th century after a collision in the San Francisco Bay has been  . . .

HBO Strikes Deal with Amazon to Stream Shows

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 13:53 PM

Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a mo . . .

Scientists Locate Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 12:13 PM

Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sunk in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved