Superimpose Saturday #12

Japan has designed an underwater city! Over-population will be a problem in the near future; and if we can no longer build up; then we must build under:

Infra Spiral and Blue Garden

Infra Spiral and Blue Garden

Would you be concerned living in a city under the sea? I would love to visit an under-water city, but with Japan being in the earthquake/tsunami zone; i’m not sure that my stay would be permanent:

Inner Atrium and Promenade

Inner Atrium and Promenade

I’m sure the above design was inspired by some of our favorite fantasy/sci-fi water cities. Here are my top 3:

1. Rapture:

Thank you Andrew Ryan for this architectural masterpiece:

Rapture

Rapture

2. Otoh Gunga:

On the planet of Naboo the Gungans have some sophisticated bubble buildings:

Otoh Gunga

Otoh Gunga

3. Atlantica:

This magical kingdom can be found beneath the Atlantic Ocean. You’d need gills to live there, but hey πŸ™‚

Atlantica

Atlantica

Which is your favorite underwater city (it can be from outside of my list). I bet Numenor has some cool underwater buildings since it sank 😎

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6 thoughts on “Superimpose Saturday #12

  1. Bioshock was the first thing that popped into my head. I like the idea of it, all of it really sounds nice. Like you said though, earthquakes amongst other things would make it difficult. It would be interesting to know how big they would plan it to be, and how many people it could hold.

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  2. Rapture’s a good one. On the side of ‘building up,’ I was a huge fan of The Fifth Element’s huge, towering megatropolises. Still, like you said, I’m not sure if I’m hanging out in any of these places for an extended length of time.

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  3. Reblogged this on Brainfluff and commented:
    This cool futuristic idea is now being taken seriously… And I so liked Kirsten’s article about it, I thought you’d like to see it, too. And maybe share your favourite underwater cities in fiction…

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  4. While it’s a nice idea, I’m not sure how I feel about such a fail-deadly living environment. You get a hole in your wall now, it’s a minor inconvenience. You get a hole in the wall there, everyone dies horrifically. Hopefully there’d be some sort of system that can raise the domes to the surface quickly.

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  5. Amazing graphics! An under-water city should be fairly resistant to earthquakes (it floats) and tsunamis (it is beneath the waves), which is probably why the Japanese have developed the idea. It may come to this when surface temperature, pollution, and catastrophic storms hit in in about 30 years time. I don’t have graphics, but my favourite “made” environments are the Ian M. Banks’ GSVs (General Service Vehicles) and the “Flood” series by Stephen Baxter.

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