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April 18, 2013 at 7:15 am #21915
A ramform floating Island …July 5, 2012 at 6:05 am #20803
Ben, you might want to google up the terms “concrete shells, ocean colonization” or check the thread: “http://www.seasteading.org/forum-list/topic/open-ocean-capeable-living-space-bubble/”July 5, 2012 at 5:40 am #20802
Floating concrete shell structures for ocean colonizationJuly 4, 2012 at 6:19 am #20798
One thing is clear, the next step will be just one step away from what is “out there today” to have a better discussion base we should update the group knowledge with learning what is actually already there, how is it built, how does it perform, why concrete is used and not other materials, how is it formed, why and how waves break things etc…
Let us start with learning about the 50 most outstanding concrete floating structures in the world:
( http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f541915/oustanding-floating-concrete-structures/ )
Then lets have a clear idea what a Draupner Wave does and means to a Seasteading venture.
Finally lets have a clear idea that geodesic domes, monolitic domes, and all that fancy names – are just subchapters in a much bigger engineering field called “concrete shell building”
Let’s also have clear that all floating concrete structures out today are either shell structures or honeycomb structures.
A important subchapter are tubular floating structures. (subchapter of shell).
Finally no sea city will ever be built from a different material than a land city – for economic reasons.July 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm #20796
The captain nemo float out thread is (without sidetracking) available here: (http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t43942461/the-captain-nemo-float-out-seasteading/)June 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm #20724
The Orsos Island is a nice “artist version” how a single family seastead would look like.
On the other hand when a Draupner wave comes in…
I would prefer to have my family and assets on a captain nemo float out…
Or a Ramform shaped Island that can take waves over the bow.
The most important thing is to go away from fiberglass yacht technology and come to floating concrete shell and honeycomb technology – only this way real estate prices per squaremeter can come to a range where john blow can be invited to participate in the game – and this is the baseline of “colonization”. – the rest is “millionair toy”.
Wilfried EllmerApril 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm #20006
Whatever the supreme court will rule it is only of national importance for US. citizens – ocean colonization will go on in china, india, brazil, and in the north sea, where the most advanced projects are situated today already…(http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f542346/interesting-projects-for-ocean-colonization/) this legislation whatever it brings will not affect a single one of the 60 most advanced outstanding floating structures that lead the ocean colonization front worldwide (http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f541915/oustanding-floating-concrete-structures/)
concretesubmarine.comApril 13, 2012 at 7:04 am #19998
I will not comment on that – as this is not a topic that should be ventilated on a forum…
A Professional would never do such a thing…and i need to work with people with a professional attitude and project handling that is kind of a minimum requirement in my universe… no more comment from my side …
WilMarch 31, 2012 at 7:03 am #19740
Beside that we should get some political lobbying on this – we are probably well advised to grade up MOBILITY of floating units somewhat to make sure that we can leave “buerocratic shark infested waters” before it is to late for our home – the “captain nemo float out” with its worldwide travel capacity becomes more desireable in this context…(http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t43942461/the-captain-nemo-float-out-seasteading/) – all other axes of ocean colonization (http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f544143/the-axes-of-ocean-colonization-surface/) seem to be heavyly affected…March 31, 2012 at 6:56 am #19739
Damn, that is pure poision for the viability of seasteading in Florida. – And Florida is the “most easygoing” seasteading startup point in the US according to oceans concept – if we can not have standard floating homes without being interfered by third party and getting them destroyed – the future of seasteading in the United States becomes dark….February 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm #18822
You might want to check (http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/t43963819/catamaran-concrete-floating-elements-base-for-ocean-living/) – especially the application of the “Navegante Cholon” – floating house built on catamaran base.February 14, 2012 at 6:52 pm #18446
The Nkossa Barge and other outstanding floating concrete offshore structures (http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/)February 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm #18408
Have a look at the making of the Rion-Antirion Bridge Pylon and other outstanding floating concrete structures at: ( http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f541915/oustanding-floating-concrete-structures/ )February 9, 2012 at 3:45 am #17871
Follow up for concrete shell seasteading at: ( http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f544143/the-axes-of-ocean-colonization-surface/ )February 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm #17865
A port is a trading hub for a population center – so place it in mid ocean does not make much sense . What is needed in mid ocean is a BASE for deep sea mining ( http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f542346/interesting-projects-for-ocean-colonization/ ) aquaculture, oil, gas production. (http://concretesubmarine.activeboard.com/f541915/oustanding-floating-concrete-structures/) – that such a base in the end might grow to a size where it takes over the function and size of a port and a population center might come true for the third or fifth generation of offshore bases – we are currently in the first generation …