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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #41
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can we make these "floating cities" mobile as well?
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Old October 24th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #42
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Well, I am working on a concept for a floating city. It is a very interesting idea, as it requires ot only new technological solutions but also offers unseen possibilities in city AND society design.

A simple, yet amazing example: everybody knows that the sun never shines from north. But that doesn't have to be true for a floating city. It could rotate once a day (or even more often) and provide any direction with direct sunlight. Even the north.

Here you can see its progress:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7#post85120697





I need to update it anytime soon though.
Wow.. it's cool.. Hope it is movable too..
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Old October 27th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #43
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It is intended that way, yes

However, it could stay always only quite far from the shore, because of its draft (100m +).

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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #44
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Floating Cities

Futuristic floating cities seek to provide a solution to many of our environmental problems, like rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and dwindling ...
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #45
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green float
http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme...reenfloat.html
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #46
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Very beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing pictures.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:49 PM   #47
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gabrielbabb - OMG very nice picture of Mexico City -amazing
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 08:09 AM   #48
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 12:22 PM   #49
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Malé, Maldives.
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Male by jo mclure, on Flickr
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Old November 25th, 2013, 06:54 PM   #50
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I doubt Male is actually floating.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #51
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With all this furore about global warming, extreme weather and more intense natural disasters, building floating cities may be negligent.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #52
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I doubt Male is actually floating.
It's not, it's a highly developed coral reef or island
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Old November 26th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #53
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It's not, it's a highly developed coral reef or island
Exactly. Everytime there's a thread about floating cities, someone posts pictures of Male. Interesting? Yes. But not a floating city.
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