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Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype’s utopian visions for the future of farming are both beautiful and completely self sufficient. His synergetic design is a floating permaculture, comprised of many green systems including wind power. Made possible by a grant
 
Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype’s utopian visions for the future of farming are both beautiful and completely self sufficient. His synergetic design is a floating permaculture, comprised of many green systems including wind power. Made possible by a grant from the Bakema Foundation and partnering with the Netherlands Architecture Institute and A10, Koering’s system is radical, futuristic, and would float about the North Sea.

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  1. Hyncharas April 28, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I do have my own concept for a fleet of floating, sustainable cities (among other things) that would circumnavigate the globe, although even if I’ve never heard of Permaculture, I think it’s a lot closer to practical application than this approach might be.

  2. ecologicdesign April 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Umm. No. This is pretty much the antithesis of permaculture.

    Our techno-utopian fantasies do not provide real solutions for the present and tend to promote abdicating our responsibility to make the sufficient changes required in our society.

    Permaculture as I have studied, practiced and witnessed it offers REAL solutions for our present situation. Read about it and get your head out of the clouds – Earth is calling.

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