Floating + Pool Light installation illuminates the East River to test and report on water quality

LED lights on a plus-shaped installation floating on Manhattan’s East River change colour based on the water quality conditions. + Pool Light is a public installation executed by local studios PlayLab Inc, Family New York, Floating Point, and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. It tracks and reports the physical conditions of the water off Pier […]

Floating Farm in Rotterdam is now home to 32 cows

A floating dairy farm has opened in Rotterdam, showing how food production can become less vulnerable to climate change. Floating Farm was designed by Peter van Wingerden and Minke van Wingerden of Beladon, a company that specialises in waterborne architecture. It is now home to 32 cows, producing dairy products that will soon be on […]

BIG unveils Oceanix City concept for floating villages that can withstand hurricanes

Architecture firm BIG has designed a concept for a floating city of 10,000 people that could help populations threatened by extreme weather events and rising sea levels. BIG founder Bjarke Ingels unveiled the scheme yesterday at a round-table discussion on floating cities at the United Nations’s New York headquarters. Called Oceanix City, the concept consists […]

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