Philippines – Architecture firm Dada has imagined what coastal communities will look like in the future as a result of global warming.
Having explored and analysed the impacts of climate change, population increase and future living conditions, the firm has conceptualised the Currents for Currents housing solution. Designed in The Philippines, the concept comprises highly adaptable, floating structures that are designed to combat the vulnerability of waterfront areas, and respond to the lack of reliable power infrastructures in remote regions.
The modular design of the housing and universally available material components – primarily moulded plastic – means the structures can be recreated in any coastal area around the world. Also featuring tidal wave generators, these purpose-built residencies will provide electricity to the local community and nearby power plants.
With urban spaces predicted to bear the brunt of the climate crisis, Future Cities will need to prioritise resilience as a response to environmental change.