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3 weeks ago

A group of designers led by Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha took second prize at the Association of Siamese Architects International Design Competition for a concept to create icebergs by refreezing Arctic sea water. Tasked with developing radical, unanticipated, transformative or “uncanny” ideas for sustainable architecture, Kotahatuhaha’s team took on the challenge of combating the impacts of climate change in the vulnerable Arctic region through geoengineering. Questions over the idea’s feasibility, scale and ability to operate without the power of fossil fuels must surely be answered before a project like this can be realized. Furthermore, regardless of how effective geoengineering can be, it, in itself, is a reactionary response when the root problem is excessive greenhouse-gas emissions. We look forward to seeing how Kotahatuhaha can further develop these ideas. . . . . . #associationofsiamesearchitects #kotahatuhaha #geoengineering #refreezethearctic #arctic #climatechange #globalwarming #submarine #submarines #conceptdesign #animation #rendering #architecture #instarchitecture

93 Comments

Nosrat Majlesy

👍🏻

3 weeks ago

Luis A. Fernández

This is so stupid

3 weeks ago

Matt Hawksworth

climate change isnt real..

3 weeks ago

deivison

Ceus

3 weeks ago

Abbas Ali

So when are they making these because they look like something from 2050

3 weeks ago

Hector Luis Jimenez Vasquez

Awesome! More ideas like this one!👏

3 weeks ago

alex wallman

Why don't they focus on building robots to plant forests?

3 weeks ago

Jeroen Pospiech

Even if this works, it's fighting the symptoms, not the causes....

3 weeks ago

Patrick Sage

👏❤️

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

Geoengineering is not an architect's job

3 weeks ago

Ricardo Bofill Maggiora

Geo-engineering great project! Geoengineering schemes, such as sunshades in Space as described by Woods, stratospheric aerosols to reflect sunlight (Budyko, Dickinson Crutzen and Caldeira ), and the artificial generation of marine stratus clouds (Latham ), all have the potential to temporarily halt global heating and could be part of a comprehensive treatment. These technological fixes should not be condemned without considering their value as an extender of the time we have to act. In a longer run they are probably no more a cure than is dialysis for kidney failure but who would refuse dialysis if death was the alternative There is a third approach that is less invasive and it is to think of the Earth as a live self regulating system and devise ways to alter the sign of the feedback from one or more of the five main climate regulating processes from positive to negative. The charity, Cool Earth, has proposed using its funds to pay indigenous peoples to protect their natural forest ecosystems not cut them down. Another example would be the biosynthesis of food using CO2, nitrogen and water from the environment. This would sequester CO2 in a constructive and profitable way and return farm land to its natural state as an ecosystem. Chris Rapley and I raised the possibility that feedback from the ocean ecosystems that are 70 percent of the Earth’s surface might be made negative by mixing cool nutrient rich subsurface water with the stable but barren floating layer of the ocean [“Ocean pipes could help the Earth to cure itself” – letter to Nature from James Lovelock and Chris Rapley, 26 September 2007.]. This would feed algal growth and make the surface a more efficient sink for CO2 and algal growth would release DMS (dimethyl sulphide ), a precursor of clouds. This could be achieved by a relatively simple system of pipes and would be driven automatically by wave energy. Small scale attempts to do this have been described and they appear to work.

3 weeks ago

Q a s i m

Watch the government kill them

2 weeks ago

Tyler Agnew

Swore i seen this shit on futurama

2 weeks ago

S A R C A S T I C

Titanic 2 is set to sail again

1 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Alexey Kuzmenko

That project doesn't work couse laws of phisics. Fridge doesn't cool an environment. It just pumps warm from one place to another, moreover it makes additional warm during its work.

3 weeks ago

Malak

Isn’t this gonna melt?

2 weeks ago

Pradiptya Setyahadi

Do you know the backside of the fridge is hot. so how to make sure the iceberg not melting?

2 weeks ago

Emma Richardson

They're just gonna melt again. It's not gonna solve the problem of weather at all. All that's going to happen is more will be created because more will melt and then more countries will flood

3 weeks ago

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