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Self-Contained Floating Building Might Just Survive Global Warming

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The rendering above depicts Sarly Adre Bin Sarkum's Water-Scraper, which received accolades in eVolo's annual skyscraper-design competition. The Malaysian architect, who designed Water-Scaper to be an entirely self-sufficient floating city (complete with a farm up top), "envision[s] a future where land as a resource will be scarce; it is only natural progression that we create our own. Approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface is ocean, even more if climate change has its way, hence it is only [sic] natural progression that we will populate the seas someday.” Ballasts and tentacles keep the structure from bobbing, which, if you asks us, kind of takes all the fun out of it.
· Underwater Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient City at Sea [Inhabitat]