Gallery: 7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great P...


Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, non-biodegradable objects. Turning a blight into an advantage, architects Park Sung-Hee and Na Hye Yeon from South Korea have designed the 7th Continent: Kinetic Islands which are structures that use rubbish as construction elements for a floating city.

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  1. spellbound55 May 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    cover the garbage with a city that will just make more garbage. … nope.

  2. Jon12345 March 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    No no no no no! STOP! Very clever yes but we need to change the ratio of developed areas to natural spaces in favour of nature not vice versa. Stop with your continuous growth (cancer) model and just find ways to use your creative power to clean the place up by restoring balance. That is all.

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