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A Floating City

New Orleans as a Floating City
A simply beautiful design for a future Floating New Orleans as noted by Inhabitat:

It’s been almost three years since New Orleans weathered Katrina’s wrath, and debate still rages over plans to reconstruct the sunken city. Myriad options have surfaced ranging from rebuilding the levees to designing storm resistant structures to not rebuilding at all. Here’s an approach that endeavors to ride the river rather than stem it’s course. Harvard Graduate School of Design students Kiduck Kim and Christian Stayner have conceived of a Floating City that will “rise safely in an Archimedean liquid landscape.”

So elegant, so well designed and such a good way to work with the natural demands of a place rather than fortify against it. [More] [Via]

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