Phap Vu , a D. Arch candidate in the UH School of Architecture hosted and designed a gallery exhibition of his research/graduation thesis which focuses on floating architecture as a response to rising sea levels.


To support his findings and solutions to sea level rise, he was funded by the Charles Lau/AM Partners Endowed Fund in the spring of 2014 to visit the Netherlands. Here he would visit two major architectural firms called WHIM Architecture, who specialize in recycling plastic from rivers and seas and using it to construct floating houses on small artificial islands, and  Waterstudio, a firm that was developing several floating facilities in the Maldives, including a convention center, hotels, and an 18-hole golf course, all of which will serenely float on the surface of the Indian Ocean.

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by Phap Vu

10   /   08   /   2014