Gallery: Proposes Floating City Apps To Aid Slums Affect..., the leader in floating architecture, is now working on helping slums cope with climate change and rising sea levels with a collection of floating functions called City Apps. Slums are tight on space and many have grown up along the water and are at risk for rising sea levels.'s City Apps can provide critical infrastructure as needed. Whether the area needs additional safe housing, sewage treatment, more electricity or space to grow food, these modular and flexible units can serve as catalysts for change. The Netherlands-based studio was recently awarded the prestigious “Architecture & Sea Level Rise” Award 2012 from the Jacques Rougerie Foundation with their entry: App-grading Wet Slums.

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  1. camilopelaez December 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I am an architect from Colombia. I recently finished my master studies final project on floating villages as a solution for flooding disasters in Northern Colombia. The idea is to propose a social engagement project that can be developed by local communities and use traditional vernacular tools for new spatial needs. Here is a link to the project book:
    I am happy to receive any feedback,

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