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Squint/Opera Depicts Future Life in Flooded London!
Posted By Kate Andrews On June 28, 2008 @ 5:15 am In Urban design,Water Issues | No Comments
As part of London Festival of Architecture 2008 , award-winning media production studio Squint/Opera  depict London life in 2090, long after sea levels have risen from global warming. In a conversation with Inhabitat, Squint/Opera  designer Nick Taylor explained how these images predict that humans will adapt to changed landscapes; “the images are optimistic and reveal that far from being a tragedy, the floods have brought about a much-improved way of life to the capital city.”
Imitating some of “the techniques of the super-idealistic Victorian landscape painters”, Squint/Opera  have used a combination of photography, 3d modeling and digital manipulation to present five unique visions of a tranquil utopia. One image sees a man preparing to dive off a ledge in St Paul’s Cathedral and another sees a couple rigging up pre-flood artifacts to get makeshift machinery to power a light bulb.
The ‘Flooded London’  exhibition is open from 20 June-20 July at London’s Medcalf Gallery, EC1R 4QE. There will also be an evening event held at Medcalf with Squint/Opera on 18th July 08 to celebrate the exhibition.
Copyright Images © Squint/Opera.
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