Future Homes Could Be Built Underwater

The planet’s overpopulation is leading to the development of backup plans, and these plans involve less conventional things. For example, an architect from Belgium took into account the idea that future homes to be built underwater.

The vision of the architect Vincent Callebaut can sound utopian, but its plan seems to represent a solution to planet overpopulation while being a nice option for those who love marine landscapes. The architect has made public a highly ambitious plan, which envisions the construction of underwater eco-villages, which could accommodate up to 20.000 people each. The project is called “Aequorea” and contains a series of graphics that depict the huge buildings, constructed in the shape of a spiral. They extend from the surface of the water and can reach up to the base of the sea or ocean, according to CNN.

The buildings resemble jelly fish and would be constructed of out plastic, in the vast Island of rubbish in the Pacific, an area with shocking amounts of waste. Aequorea would have laboratories, offices, hotels, sports fields and farms, the buildings would have around 250 floors and would be at a depth of 1000 meters. Sea water would be filtered to become drinkable, microalgae would be used for recycling, and the light would be ensured through bioluminescence. Those worried about effects of strong currents, storms or earthquakes, will stay calm because the geometry and structure of the towers would be as stable as possible.

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  1. Arielle Fox August 21, 2019