The Architect of Aquatecture

Koen Olthuis is an architect of floating structures, from floating condominiums in the Netherlands to a floating mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Inhabitat dates to ask, why? What is the relevance of aquatecture?

Olthuis replies:

"...what attracts me the most about floating architecture is the enormous flexibility water offers us, and the virtually unexplored limitless possibilities water brings to metropolises worldwide. Planning for urban change using water will help us cope with the yet unforeseen effects of climate change and urbanization."

Olthuis says that building on water also has many environmental advantages, such as natural cooling.

Lots of fascinating images over at Inhabitat.

Full Story: INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities


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