Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Disaster-proof house designed by the Powerhouse Company. "Its outer walls are solid and round, so waves can thrust around the house gracefully." I am not sure how well this would work. However, it is one of the most unusual forms I have seen for dealing with this. For more info and photos, click here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

image_art installation

Rising sea levels mapped on existing buildings in Bristol, England, to be produce by Chris Bodle for his Watermarks project. For more information, click here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

image_dutch water purification plant

A Water Purification Plant built in Rotterdam, Holland, in 1973-1977 by Wim Quist Wintermans Architekten, b.v. It symbolically uses a form of water drops. For more information, and other interesting water projects visit h2olland.

thoughts_desalination plants

Could my program selection have to do with creating a floating barge that functions as a water desalination plant? For more information about desalination plants, clickhere. This infrastructure investment could be beneficial in the Bay Area as our water is imported across the state. According to "Water supplies for the Bay Area" website, "we live in a desert magically transformed into an oasis via billions of gallons of water over the last hundred years." This is made possible because the region "imports more than 65% of its water through the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, the Mokelumne Aqueduct, the State Water Project and the Contra Costa Canal (part of the Central Valley Project)" (discussed in this website with more detail).

thesis site photos

photos taken from Port of Oakland.