seastead

Seasteading! What did the first seastead achieve?

The dawn of the age of Seasteading began on February 2, 2019, when Ocean Builders achieved an engineering feat and an environmental feat. First they proved a single-family seastead can float stably in international waters for less than the cost of the average American home.

Walking City, from Archigram

When considering the economic flexibility and “freedom” created by mobile settlements, we might look to the avante-garde Walking City concept from architect Ron Herron of the Archigram group as an example. Ron’s concept is something that has been in the mind of the architects for a long time.

Seakeeping performance in a Seastead

 
  Seakeeping performance becomes of increasing importance when designing floating structures: regulatory bodies and operators are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of specifying seakeeping requirements which the vessel or marine structure must meet. When designing a seastead, this analysis becomes of paramount importance.