Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
Dr. William Carpenter
For centuries, mankind has been building their architectural cities near or around water. It has its advantages such as transportation, convenience for the trade routes and water survival. As the earth gets hotter every year and the ice glaciers continues to melts, the ocean sea levels will continue to rise.
Assuming that the projected sea water levels for 2050 are correct, 95% of coastal cities around the world are at risk from rising sea levels and unpredictable storm surges. The coastal cities are going to have to adapt and change its way of thinking with the encroachment of the sea. Rather than simply build higher seawalls to hold back the floodwaters, some architects and urban planners are turning to floating and amphibious architecture and finding ways to adapt buildings to this new reality. In the United States, almost 40 percent of the population lives in relatively high populated-density coastal areas. By the year 2050 it is predicted that the entire eastern coast of the United States will be almost underwater.
Bonaparte, Jonathan, "AQUATIC ARCHITECTURE" (2022). Bachelor of Architecture Theses - 5th Year. 213.