- Architecture & development
We cannot ignore climate change and the associated rise in sea level. Stopping this is difficult and we must take measures to try to limit the consequences. However, it is also important to think about these consequences and respond to them. Designer Wojciech Morsztyn, who recently came up with this idea of the 'Ocean Community', did the same.
Will we all be living on the water in a few decades? Hopefully it doesn’t get that far, but still the rising sea level is a fact and we will see it change drastically in the coming years. In order to turn this consequence of global warming into something positive, the Polish designer Wojciech Morsztyn devised 'Ocean Community'. This living concept is designed to develop fully functional living units on water. Morsztyn won the Red Dot Design Concept Award of 2019 with this concept and although he will only see his concept effectively realised in about 15 years, it is already important that architects, designers and even politicians look at these forms of living. The luxury houseboats designed by Morsztyn can also be used commercially in the hotel sector and for touristic purposes. Each 'pod' would consist of two floors and would have panoramic views of the sea or ocean from all sides. These pods can be grouped together and are then connected via a walking platform. The 'Ocean Communities' should be a natural extension of coastal cities, where relocation to the mainland is still easily possible, but that mainland is at the same time partially relieved. Even putting the probable ecological necessity aside, this design is a stylish alternative for those who love the water, but who often find the yachts too cramped or aren’t fond of being on a moving vessel. Living on the water always will always appeal to the imagination, won’t it? And certainly when it looks so relaxing and is equipped with all the comforts of your own home.
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