with DRAW Architecture + Urban Design 2019
Global warming is an imminent threat to the inhabitants of our planet. In the last decade, glacier loss has tripled and continues to increase alarmingly. According to NASA's Global Climate Change study, the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets annually deposits more than 127 billion tons of ice into the ocean and raises sea levels by half a millimeter yearly. These rates of unprecedented rapid change are surging, leaving the vulnerable coastal population little time to respond to climate action.
Human activity's damaging role in climate change's progression has all but ensured the possibility of disastrous flooding. As a result, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies are increasingly becoming a critical focus, if not an entire focus, of the architectural profession. From predicting the manufacturing process of future homes to ruminating on how social architecture will play a vital role in how we adapt, the future of buildings and, more specifically, homes will demand adaption to climate catastrophe through a tentative connection to the site and fixed infrastructure.