March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 26 June 2009

Theory of architecture

Sadykov Mikhail O.

Master’s degree student, USAAA. Research supervisor: Professor L.P.Kholodova, Doctor of Architecture, Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia


As the civilization progresses, the issue of utilization of global ocean resources, including territorial ones, is growing more and more acute. Science and technology no longer have an adequate arsenal of means for resolving this problem, and delays in the use of these means is connected to a great extent with the absence of architectural and, more importantly, town-planning solutions. The idea of a water-surface construction as an urban environment has little changed since the first edition of Jule Verne’s "A Floating City», and alternative developments by Japanese metabolists are not finding their way into modern water-surface architecture. This article presents a brief set of requirements for a floating city, a classification of the existing models of water-surface constructions and offers a technique for constructing a new hybrid class of structures possessing all the range of the features of an urban environment.

Key words: floating cities; artificial land; water constructions; conceptual modelling; rhizoids.

Russian text of this article

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