Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Floods? Lilypads

Noah was right: the Ark is the concept.
As floods ravage the Midwest and other parts of the world, one cannot help thinking about the increased, global torments brought by climate change. French architect Vincent Callebaut also did, and came up with the Lilypads -- floating cities for climate change refugees. Though intended primarily for populations threatened by the rise of ocean levels, this new type of ecopolis is much needed food for thought -- and solace -- for those who live right in the path of strength-gathering déluges. More via Inhabitat.
illustration Vincent Callebaut Architects