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The Reborn Island

Warming Competition with Nawapan Suntorachai
Our world is changing.
Imagine Miami Beach permanently underwater, hurricanes constantly clashing against Manhattan, devastating droughts in London, and heatwaves that render Barcelona unlivable.
A future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day. 
How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large?

WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to our changing climate and the environment.
Software Used
Rhino 5, Grasshopper, Galapagos, SketchUp 2019, Vray 4.2, Photoshop CC 2019, AutoCAD
Shrinking Islands

As long as the global temperature keeps increasing, the icebergs from North pole will shrink causing the sea level to rise. Some islands will disappear within a century, or even in a decade. We would like to propose a solution that can help the islanders and also the wildlife to find a new habitat.
Abandoned Oil Rigs
The off-shore platforms or oil rigs are located hundreds miles away from the land used to suck up fossil fuel buried deep under the ocean floor. These are massive structures that can be up to few hundred meters wide. Usually, the rig is big enough to accommodate even hundreds of workers and researchers. They are able to live similar lives as people living on land since some rigs even have their own gyms and swimming pools. We can say that the rigs are like a miniature version of a functioning city floating on the sea. However, when these are decommissioned, they are just abandoned since it is much more profitable for companies or governments to do so. There are more than 27000 rigs that had served its purpose and are left behind all around the globe. We would like to propose the idea of using the rig as a platform with self sustainable habitat. The transition from the island to the rig is carried out in a span of nearly 100 years. 
The Island Reborn
Stage 1 - The Abandonment Abandoned rigs are moved to the closest island in need. All the unnecessary parts are removed leaving only essential structures needed to form the new platform. Stage 2 - Relocation Trees from the island will be used as construction parts for the infrastructure and housing units. With these newely sourced materials from the island, new structures are taking form on the platform. Stage 3 - Regeneration and Adaptation After years go by, the island is almost inhabitable. People have already left the island to live on the rig. A simple form of agriculture starts using a water collection system that collects rain water and also converts sea water. Now the rig has a fully sustainable and closed of ecosystem of its own. Stage 4 - Future City - New Archipelago From an island to an archipelago, from a home to a community. As the population increases, the cluster of rigs have been brought and connected and relied on each other in order to support growing community and its needs. In this stage, people start thinking about new method of sourcing food and generating power in an environmentally friendly way. Infrastructures such as wind and tidal waves turbines, fish farming, hydroponics vegetation are implemented. The bottom of the rig is starting to act as a surrogate reef that are often occupied by diverse ocean species. The rigs which were floating garbage of the ocean became a home, a community, and finally became something thats helping rhe environment return to a more normal state.
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