Underwater Architecture: The good, Bad and Ugly
1. The good
Underwater architects can produce self sufficient food
Many of the first underwater habitats that have been built with the same intention to provide a safe and a complete environment for people without regeneration systems, including water, air, food, electricity and other essential resources.Recent habitat and improved underwater has great features and architectural innovations that allow these resources through pipelines. These resources can be generated even in habitat structure.
The future holds great opportunities for people who aspire to live in an independent, floating cities and islands. This aspiration is mainly due to the adverse effects caused by the effects of global warming sea level, land and the ecological system on the lines of the coastal cities.
The main objective of submarine structures is to generate and provide clean energy and sustainable food production. This is a very interesting concept of eco-architecture. Green technology viable is the key to this amazing design of the habitat. This will allow future generations a sustainable housing, but also encourage use of clean energy generation, wave power and solar energy. The city will also be able to produce the kinetic energy of a vertical system of ballasts.
The city is designed so as to be able to produce enough food for himself the methods of agriculture, hydroponics and aquaculture. The upper structure of the house of a living forest will be powered by the sun and the lower levels are composed of living and working for people.
Can this be better?
The man in history has shaped buildings that consume only essential resources.The skyscrapers of today are an example of this voracious consumption. This is a very dense, where the various activities, playing live, work, rest, have become difficult to achieve with each passing day. These dilemmas have encouraged the man to create other alternatives as subscrapers, depth and even groundscrapers scraper. But people today still strives to achieve a structure that requires no input or output to zero when it comes to resource production.
The HO2 + scraper is committed to work as an ambassador of self-sufficiency in water. This will be an autonomous float that is not livable and functional space with a self-sustaining. Be able to produce their own electricity from wind, wave and solar power, bio, etc. will also produce their own food through aquaculture, agriculture, hydroponics, etc. This structure aims to create self-sustaining and offer people an underwater oasis with 'zero' negative impacts on the environment and also help to improve it.
2. The bad
Sea storms problems with underwater architecture
The storms of the sea: Of course, this may be the most serious obstacle in the face of this design.
Transport: A whole new transportation system is needed, taking into account the economic situation, then complete. In addition, a submarine transport is not viable in relation to land transport.
Can this be avoided?
This structure will be architecturally appropriate and will be able to stand upright through a system of ballast tanks and roll. Crushed and its tentacles will act as a balance between the elements, while power generation, as they are constantly moving with the tide of sea water meters will be a single force produced by the buoyancy and ballast and controls help keep the building standing.
3. The ugly:
High humidity and cost with underwater architecture
The high cost: The same problem plagued with "more water" skyscraper, the costs involved could be enormous, even if we have the technology.
Why so critical?
In the future the land as an essential resource will be very rare and it is our natural instinct to create our own land. About 71% of our planet is water and the land remains sparsely populated gradually move towards the sea. HO2 + scrapers vision is to create a new metropolis underwater that creates a natural environment.
Well, it could take years to complete and require a very high cost. Architects need to propose solutions to psychological problems, such as living in confined spaces without daylight and structural problems such as alteration of the sea and storms.However, there is no denying the novelty of this design that aims to make full use of green, emissions-free technology, and together they provide shelter from the effects of global warming repulsive.