studio lindfors: aqualta
studio lindfors: aqualta
nov 18, 2009

studio lindfors: aqualta

times square new york image: studio lindfors

new york-based architecture firm, studio lindfors imagined what would happen if new york and tokyo were hit by catastrophic rises in sea-level in their new series titled ‘aqualta’. the images depict everyday life in this unusual scenario in two of the world’s biggest seaside cities. people navigate new york city in gondolas or fish from newly formed river banks in the heart of tokyo. the series is an eye-opening speculation of what might happen if global warming predictions come true and sea-levels do rise in these compact metropolises. the images also allow us to see what the urban landscape will look like in this scenario and how the built environment may change.

studio lindfors: aqualtagarment district new york image: studio lindfors

studio lindfors: aqualta 5th avenue and 35th street new york image: studio lindfors

studio lindfors: aqualta 5th avenue and 53rd street new york image: studio lindfors

studio lindfors: aqualtashibuya station tokyo image: studio lindfors

studio lindfors: aqualtaroppongi tokyo image: studio lindfors

studio lindfors: aqualta west 29th street and broadway image: studio lindfors

  • Zeppelins? Now that’s really a prediction that I never hope comes to pass.

    Mushi says:
  • Everybody should learn swimming. Now:-)

    Pardon says:
  • This apocalyptic obsession is getting so tedious

    pm says:
  • oh, I’d love to go fishing and take a dip in the typically blue and clear water that appears when cities are flooded….

    what? says:
  • why does it show them growing plants in saltwater? it would all be salt water.

    d/con says:
  • “why does it show them growing plants in saltwater?”

    Because architects != biologists.

    Phill says:

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