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Cellular Landscapes
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Global climate change has been a point of concern over the past century. Some of its major consequences, which are already present, include melting of glaciers, increasing sea water level, temperature rise and excessive acidity of sea water. The natural fluctuations harm the ecology and the biological species will face increased extinction risk. The raise of the water level will cause sinking and gradually vanishing of the land’s surface as a natural resource and place for habitation. It has been estimated that if Greenland ice sheet melts completely, the water would be enough to cover the land with up to 6 meters.

The project investigates the consequences of the rising sea levels due to the climate change and what impact this will have on the topography and the natural landscape. It proposes a utopian vision for a large scale strategy for agriculture which does not rely on the use of land. The structure comprises of inflatable spherical modules, which float on the water surface. It is a dynamic and expandable system, with minimal environmental footprint, designed for low-lying areas vulnerable to flooding and land shortage. The more the land surface is vanishing due to the increasing sea levels, the more the structure will stretch to compensate for the loss of farmland.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
landscapes, cellular, cell structures, inflatable structures, climate change, global warming, sea level rise
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-229656OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-229656DiVA, id: diva2:1213772
Subject / course
Architecture
Educational program
Master of Science - Architecture
Presentation
2018-06-01, Floor 5, Osquars backe 5, 114 28, Stockholm, 10:45 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-25 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved

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