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Architectural Design Contest

(Artist Concept – NOT plans for French Polynesia Floating Island Project)




Storm Makes Sense of Shelter

Submitted by Simon Nummy (Atkins)

Further to the need to design for extreme environmental conditions that Seasteaders can expect to encounter, there are other “storms”, political, social, economic, physiological and indeed psychological ones that the community will have to weather.

The concept is one that is driven by:

  • Connection with land and vegetation
  • Self sufficiency and independence
  • Ease of platform configuration
  • Resilience and Sustainability
  • Materials and Modularity

The intent is for an architecture derived from nautical technology and sensibility, designed to take on any type of storm.

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