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Our Food With Rising Sea Levels. Never Give Up

by: Joyce Mahler
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The world population keeps growing, the climate changing, and sea-levels rising. Make floating housing for coastal communities, and the future looks already much brighter.

Our Food: What About Building Shelter, Generating Energy, And Producing Clean Water.

In the Philippines, the architecture firm Dada set their ideas on paper for waterfront areas. But there are more companies like Seasteading, Architecture studio Goldsmith, Peter, Minke van Wingerden of Beladon, a company that specializes in waterborne architecture in the Netherlands and. Researchers at Nottingham University. The Jellyfish Barge project and the Italian Studiomobile.

Worldwide there are many coastal communities. Once started for the immense amount of resources, trade, and the refreshing water can provide. Of course, there was always a fragile balance between what the climate could cause, like storms and high seas, and the resistance people could come up with to endure these stressful events. 

Recommended: Floating Cities: A Sustainable Concept For Future Communities

Rising Sea Levels. Never Give Up: The Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has given fringe libertarian groups around the world renewed vigor to pursue their dreams of building autonomous new societies. Government-enforced lockdowns and increased digital surveillance have added fuel to their suspicions of state control. In contrast, the suspension of day-to-day norms and the specter of an economic meltdown have amplified their calls to rethink society. When you’re not sure which virus is more contagious, says the slogan of a recent meme made by Americans for Liberty. 'Covid-19, or those fine with complete government control.'

floating houses, water
Photo by Dada. Blue as the new green as a design philosophy. Dada floating houses

Our Food With Rising Sea Levels: Save Shelters

There was always the quest for save shelters. Now with the given of a dense population, dwindling resources, and a fast-changing climate, the stakes for saving shelters were never higher. So with the techniques, we have nowadays, and centuries of experience of living in coastal areas, floating villages, and houses on steels, It’s time to prepare for the future sustainably.
Dada came up with futuristic structures that are fully adaptable to their environment. The design is mainly focussed on the circumstances in the Philippines.


                                                      Jacques Rougerie Foundation's: ‘Curunts for Currents’

 

The houses are powered by solar and tidal energy. This way of energy creating can also be used to earn money. Not only creates solar and tidal energy more than enough power for the floating community, but the surplus can also be sold.

Recommended: Blue Floating Energy: Wind, Solar, Hydrogen, Waves

The heart of the project lies in its design, which utilizes the unique at-sea context to the structures’ operational advantage. The houses are powered by both tidal and solar energy, harvested by technological systems incorporated within the units themselves, rendering the entire community to be wholly off-the-grid and self-sufficient.

Graph, floating houses energy supply

Graph by Dada: floating house adapting to the wind and a tidal energy installation

Another advantage is the space in these shelters where food can be grown with aquaponics techniques.

These systems not only provide each unit with a sustainable primary source of power but also a means of livelihood and source of income in electricity farming for nearby inland communities. Although initially created for the Philippines environment, the modular design of these houses, as well as the use of universally available material for its main structural frame, are molded plastic, which allows for their ease in construction in practically any coastal site around the world.

Recommended: Solar Floating Energy: A Smart Blue Innovation

floating house, tidal energy wheel
Graph by Dada: Floating house with a tidal energy installation

Our Food: A Floating Cow Farm In The Netherlands

No country has more experience with coping with water than the Netherlands. Almost two-thirds of the country is situated below sea-level. For this reason alone, The Dutch had to build dikes construct pumping stations, build bridges, and locks. One of the positive outcomes of this process was not only be protected from the sea but also gained land by dry pumping low areas.

floating cow farm, water, cows, building
Photo by Goldsmith: floating cow-farm, the Netherlands.

Now Minke van Wingerden, a partner in the Rotterdam-based property development firm Beladon designed a floating cow farm. If we want to live in floating cities soon, we also have to find a way to produce food. Not only it produces milk, cheese and meat ‘next doors it also saves transport time and pollution. The cows will be kept on the second floor from a garden-like enclosure. One level up the greenhouse will produce grass, and other food will come as used grain from local breweries. On the ‘ground’ floor, there will be equipped to process and package the milk and yogurt. Robots will scoop the manure, which will be sold as fertilizer.

Recommended: Floating City: A Sci-Fi Trope Or A Salvation?

Our Food: A Floating Chicken Farm

Goldsmith Architecture Studio Came Up With A Floating Chicken Farm. It is the follow up from the floating cow farm. The Floating farm will not only housing chickens but also have the equipment to produce eggs and other food products.

Floating Chicken farm graph
Graph by Goldsmith. The exterior of the floating chicken farm.

The well-being of the chickens is one of the most critical assumptions. They will have much more space in comparison with the industrial chicken farms. The chicken farm has natural light, and the solar panels used to generate electricity also produce shade.

Recommended: The First Floating Wind-farm Is Operating In Scotland

Floating Deep Farms: Growing Food Underwater

At Nottingham University, researchers have developed the idea of floating deep farms. It is large vertical containers that are submerged underwater close to coastal areas. It will be possible to grow a variety of crops. The containers also can act as a ‘sink’ for CO2 capture from the local government. Prof Saffa Riffat came up with the concept. He works in the field of sustainable energy.

graph floating farm
Graph floating, submurged farm.

Recommended: Agriculture Under Water: Farming At Sea In Italy

Greenhouse Floating In Rivers And At Sea: Future Of Our Food

The Jellyfish Barge is a floating greenhouse consisting of a plastic dome and a base made from recycled plastic drums. The greenhouse can desalinate seawater to water the plants. A solar panel at the bottom of the barge generates the energy needed to heat the salted water and or polluted water to make it evaporate. I this way, about 150 liters of clean, sweet water is produced. This water gets many times recycled and used in the hydroponic system. The substrate where the plants grow in is from clay enriched by mineral nutrients.

plastic dome, man, plants, water
Photo by Matteo de Mayda 

With this technique, 70% of clean water is saved in comparison with traditional cultivation. The project got executed by Studiomobile, an Italian architect duo existing out of Cristiana Favretto and professor Stefano Mancuso, a botanist from the University of Florance.

Plastic dome, water
Photo by Matteo de Mayda 

Our Food: Our Future

Soon, many coastal areas will be affected by rising sea levels. Above shows that many organizations are preparing and testing housing and facilities to live and grow food.

Not only because of rising sea levels but also when seawater submerges fertile soil, which makes the farmland useless, the above solutions could give a relive and provide shelter and food.

Another solution is to start urban farming projects in and on highrise buildings, which are realized already in many countries. Having – autonomous – communities that can produce their food, clean water, and energy on a small scale is crucial to survive future challenges.

dada, floating houses
Photo by Dada. Floating houses

The area of building large structures has come to an end. Future buildings and communities will be small, self-reliant, and modular.

Cover photo. All residential units are modular and accompanied by co-working spaces, fab labs, recycling plants, science labs, educational hotels, sports fields, and aquaponic farms.

Before you go!

Recommended: Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience

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