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Refloated Tuvalu / water house

Refloated Tuvalu
Refloated Tuvalu

Tuvalu was a small and peaceful island located in the middle of Pacific Ocean. The island, however, started sinking down to the ocean because of rising sea level caused by global warming. In 2060 all of 9 islands will be off the face of the earth. Thus a self-sufficient water house is designed just above the sank Tuvalu. It is the 'Refloated Tuvalu'. To survive above the ocean with the given environment, technical ideas are designed in the house ; Sea water desalination system using ion exchanging membrane, a marine farm, solar power generation and cultivating vegetables. I hope the future climate refugees, Tuvaluans, be happy living here.

University

Sung shin Womens University

Sung shin Womens University
Seoul, South Korea

Design

Sung shin Womens University

Sung shin Womens University
Seoul, South Korea

Song Yeon Hwa