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Title: FLOATING HABITATION : RE-INVENTION OF SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER THROUGH ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
Authors: NG WHENG YEN
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Lim Ee Man, Joseph
Floating habitation
Living on water
Spatial relationship
Technology
Issue Date: 11-Jan-2010
Citation: NG WHENG YEN (2010-01-11T09:42:02Z). FLOATING HABITATION : RE-INVENTION OF SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH WATER THROUGH ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The notion of settlement has experience a paradigm shift over the past century. It has gone from building on dry land to exploration into the possibilities of venturing onto water. With flood and land scarcity issues imposed by the rising sea-level, the ideology of “Living on water” seems to happen naturally. Vernacular floating habitations are seen in many parts of Southeast Asian region as individual small scale floating houses that are connected to form a community. Larger floating habitats serves as a single floating unit are seen in contemporary case studies discussed in Japanese and Netherlands context. These options are also proposed in some newer innovative design concepts in preparation for the future. Other than being the measure responding to the imposed issue, floating habitations has also created spaces which interact with the surrounding water-body. As technology advances, these floating habitations could generate interesting spaces which would involve nature and water-body. This dissertation seeks to be the platform to discuss and analyse how technological advancement and evolution of a series of floating habitations have generated spaces. Through understanding the case studies, the scale of the proposal, social interactions, quality of living and sustainability aspects inform also the re-invention of spaces have taken place. It aims to envision with future advancement in technology, opportunities for realization of those spatial re-invention can be proposed in potential floating habitations. Suggestions on feasible techniques or design inspirations applicable will also be recommended.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221984
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