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Title: A SELF SUSTAINABLE FLOATING COMMUNITY : CONSERVING AND PROTECTING THE IDENTITY AND CULTURAL VALUES OF A DISPLACED COMMUNITY
Authors: LIM TSUNG YEE STEPHEN
Keywords: Architecture
Tan Teck Kiam
Thesis
Issue Date: 14-Oct-2009
Citation: LIM TSUNG YEE STEPHEN (2009-10-14T08:48:02Z). A SELF SUSTAINABLE FLOATING COMMUNITY : CONSERVING AND PROTECTING THE IDENTITY AND CULTURAL VALUES OF A DISPLACED COMMUNITY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: One of the most alarming effects of global warming is the projected rise in sea levels. Data published by the International Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC) projects that 634 million people live in coastal areas within 9 meters of the coastline. Furthermore a study by James Titus and Vinay Narayanan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the sea level will rise to by an increment of 3 meters by year 2200. This statistics is alarming for growth of small islands, especially in developing countries. Potential effects include stunted economic development and distressing environmental issues. Thus, as the sea level rises, new ways of living and survival strategies have to be devised. Thus, the objective of this thesis is to investigate the deployment of floating structures which can adapt to the condition of rising sea levels. The thesis will develop a prototype in the context of Mauritius Island, in the fishing and touristic village of Le Morne Brabant located by the coast. It will develop modular living structures which can be easily (re)configured relative to different contexts and environment. Emphasis would also be placed on energy recovery design systems to achieve a self-sustaining community. This exploration will also elaborate on strategies which will ensure continuity in the way of life for the local villagers, preserving their sense of identity and place. While these floating structures strive to provide a modern living environment, it will attempt to minimize changes to the community’s tradition and lifestyles.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221308
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