February 8, 2014
Zeen Architecture – New Architecture is considering the environment and the impact on society as a remedy to sustainable change and implementation. The thrust of sustainable architecture is providing now and tomorrow solutions. The consideration introduced in “How Can We Waterproof Our Future?” reveals the tension between nexuses of water, climate, architecture and environment.
“According to current scientific estimates, the earth’s temperature will increase at least 4-5 °C by the end of this century, leading to a sea level rise of approximately 2-7 feet or more by 2100, which will submerge significant portions of many of the world’s major metropolitan areas, including New York, London, Shanghai and Mumbai. Since we’re facing some pretty catastrophic changes, some of the world’s best minds are working on solutions to prevent, or at the very least, minimize, the land loss and human habitat destruction that lies ahead,” according to Inhabitat | Design For a Better World! .
But between dams, water barriers and floating cities, it’s easy to get lost in the “flood” of different options for dealing with rising sea-levels. Bettery Magazine recently broke down our current situation and the various types of approaches which are being tried all around the world to deal with rising waters.