These Prefab Coral Shaped Structures Are Designed to Be Self-Sustaining Centres for The Coastal Community

Architecture has the power to infuse the local culture and sustainability into the structure. A shining example of such designs is the Cagbalete Sand Clusters in Taguig, Philippines. The organically shaped structure is a multi-use development made while respecting the existing ecology as well as the history of farming and fishing in the area. The unique building is designed by Carlo Calma Consultancy Inc. and constructed with prefabricated sections that can be placed and added on in a horizontal or vertical direction.

According to the Carlo Calma Consultancy Inc.: “This proposal is to create a new sustainable typology of eco-tourism which is uplifting local culture of farming and fisheries but also creating a unique way of construction, food-production, leisure and having an ecology that is both community-building as much as dynamic spaces for living and tourism.” Continue reading »

10 Terrifying Images of What Coastal Cities Will Soon Look Like Underwater

According to a new study published in Science, sea-levels could rise over 20 feet by the year 2200. To appreciate the real-world impact this may have, Climate Central teamed with talented designer Nickolay Lamm to show how present-day cities would look with the impending sea levels. This disturbing slideshow illustrates just how imperative it is to begin reducing CO2 output into our atmosphere ASAP.

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AT&T Park, San Franciaco: Today Continue reading »