Other methods by which architects are tackling climate change include construction of sponge cities, floating architecture, and vertical forests.
Sponge cities comprise of buildings made from soft materials which absorb excess water. Prominent examples of sponge cities include the Nanning Skyline in China, High Line Park in New York, and the Green Roof at the Virginia Living Museum.
Floating architecture is an attempt to cope with the rising water levels by designing structures strong and buoyant enough to float on water. The Floating Island in Seoul and Studio Octopi’s floating pools in London are examples of floating architecture.
Vertical forests have perennial shrubs spanning the outside of high rise structures. Bosco Verticale in Milan and the Trudo Vertical Forest in Eindhoven have not only been successful in decreasing CO2 levels but also provide eco-friendly accommodation.
As is apparent, architects and interior designers play a key role in the fight against climate change. We, at Vibrant Spaces, interior designers in Chennai that are constantly looking at better ways to create spaces that are both green and sustainable.