a€oeLilypad Islandsa€A by Vincent Callebaut

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The design of the city is inspired by the shape of the great Amazonia Victoria Regia lilypad. Some countries spend billions of pounds working on making their beaches and dams bigger and stronger. But the lilypad project is actually a long-term solution to the problem of the water rising.a€A He added: a€oeIta€™s an amphibious city without any roads or any cars. The whole city is covered by plants housed in suspended gardens. The goal is to create a harmonious coexistence of humans and nature.a€A The a€Lilypad Citya€™ would float around the world as an independent and fully self-sustainable home. With a lake at its centre to collect and purify rainwater, it would be accessed by three separate marinas and feature artificial mountains to offer the inhabitants a change of scenery from the seascape. Power for the central accommodation hub is provided through a series of renewable energy sources including solar panels on the mountain sides, wind turbines and a power station to harness the energy of the waves.

.::Design at -> perfectcity.net

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Posted: September 3rd, 2008
at 5:17am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,too good to be true,green,home,weaponry,architecture,fo' real?,science,development

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