kuth ranieri architects: folding water rising tides competition
kuth ranieri architects: folding water   rising tides competition kuth ranieri architects: folding water   rising tides competition
aug 04, 2009
kuth ranieri architects: folding water rising tides competition

‘folding water’ by kuth ranieri architects
image courtesy
kuth ranieri architects

kuth ranieri architects were one of the six winners for their ‘folding water’ concept
part of the rising tides competition in san francisco.

‘folding water’ is a new ventilated levee that protects shorelines by regulating both
sides – rising sea levels and the delta and bay waters mechanically managing tides
to create micro bay estuaries for the shoreline of san francisco and other key areas
within the bay. responding to dramatic global and climatic transformations, this dynamic
levee system meets specific shoreline conditions to preserve waterfront properly,
activities such as recreation and tourism and the estuarine ecology dependent on tidal
action. it departs from the conventional, static levee or dam by exchanging waters
through a perforated pump wall to artificially manage tides and to create micro bay estuaries.
these bay avatars essentially maintain the current estuary’s levels, activity and ecology,
sustaining the relationship between the estuary and its inhabitants. this mega scaled
civic project provides a vital portal for the cultural and environmental future of
the region in the form of a monumental fold of water.

‘folding water’
image courtesy kuth ranieri architects

water level management fold
image courtesy kuth ranieri architects

tidal management: the ventilator
image courtesy kuth ranieri architects

self sustaining energy: geothermal and tidal
image courtesy kuth ranieri architects

comments policy
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

rising tides competition (3 articles)