Elaborate and awe-inspiring architectural concept designs don’t have to be purely land based. Some spectacular ideas for structures with sea legs are also floating around, literally.
Aptly referred to as the Floating Island from AT Design Office, this concept design for an ocean based residential, entertainment and business district is an interesting proposal.
The manmade island containing the rafted metropolis would stretch for miles. The foundation is constructed of hexagon slating, and underneath the flooring is a system of connected roads and walking paths that provide transportation outlets.
Occupants have the option to be either above or below the ocean’s surface. A vertical garden contains a chimney like structure positioned in the middle, which allows ventilation and natural light to filter in below.
Ecological features would be incorporated into the structure to make it self-sustainable, including being its own independent waste management facility.
Sort of like an underwater based farm, this ultramodern submarine inspired concept design is an innovative notion. Titled Bloom, the floating construction is from Sitbon Architects.
It gives an imaginative glimpse into the future where architecture may need to be more centered around weather conditions and rising sea levels. Intended to be a floating, sustainable arrangement, the aim of the design is to blend architecture with weather and agriculture.
The sea-based structure houses an all-inclusive laboratory, farm and residential properties.
It also contains a series of systems which generates phytoplankton on site. These microscopic marine organisms produce oxygen and decrease surrounding carbon dioxide levels.
Plans for the Bloom islet include a water filtration system that converts saltwater to freshwater to be used on the structure. Further, the floating habitat would be capable of detecting sea level fluctuations and correspondingly send out alerts and warnings of developing weather concerns, like tsunamis.
Inspiring and creative, futuristic maritime rich sceneries and conceptual designs that seem implausible are certainly interesting to look at.
For more almost outlandish construction notions based around water environments with ecological components, check out io9’s list of underwater cities, Web Urbanist’s roster of futuristic hotels and Amrit Ray’s roundup of architectural projects.
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