Gallery: X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

 
X SEA TY near Hong Kong and New York.

X SEA TY is a proposed floating city that works to clean up the cities by transforming them from carbon dioxide-polluting environments by exploiting biochemical energy algae. The buildings are made with porous concrete and facades are covered in photosynthetic material, algae systems and living walls. This system works to produce biofuels, which can then be used for energy use. The living facades encourage animal life and biodiversity.

The cities are assembled like bee hives as needed to meet demands and can be built anywhere and even moved. Some can be located next to city centers to relief overcrowding and help produce enough resources for the city all while reducing pollution. Totally self-sufficient, these lush cities produce all the energy they need, provide for water and actually improve the environment.

+ X-TU

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  1. leithauser April 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Nice idea, but has anyone figured out the cost of building the city and what the payback would be? If you cannot sell the real estate and other products (biofuels, food etc.) for enough to provide a reasonable payback for investors, you are not going to be able to build many, if any, of these lovely cities. Also, have you compared the cost of these floating cites vs. the cost of doing the same thing on land, maybe close enough to the sea to pump in water using some of this energy you expect to produce?

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