Monday, June 23, 2008

One I missed . . .





LILYPAD: Floating City for Climate Change Refugees

There are very few urban design solutions that address housing the inevitable tide of displaced people that could arise as oceans swell under global warming. Certainly none are as spectacular as this one. The Lilypad, by Vincent Callebaut, is a concept for a completely self-sufficient floating city intended to provide shelter for future climate change refugees.

3 comments:

mister ecks said...

They vaguely resemble the opening of the eggs in Alien...

dad2059 said...

They vaguely resemble the opening of the eggs in Alien...

They kinda look like uber-modern football (American) stadiums to me.

Where do I sign up? And point me the way toward the soft pretzel and beer stands!

Mac said...

Ecks-

Good god, you're right! :-)