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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Just for fun: Underwater cities

Last week, we learned that we our cities might one day be submerged. However, I like to look on the bright side. If we ever have to move off the land into permanent homes in the oceans, what might our cities look like? I'm glad you asked! Check out these concept homes on io9.

Here's my favorite: The Lady Landfill. From the surface, all you'll see are these tiny islands.




But when you dive beneath the surface, you'll find this:





The Lady Landfill was designed by three Serbian architects, Milorad Vidojevic, Jelena Pucarevic and Milica Pihler for the eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition. The giant skyscraper would collect and recycle the waste of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into an energy source.