Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Holland may soon be dotted with floating buildings as Dutch architects plan against global warming. The country is already 20 percent below sea level, and rising water levels are a concern. A flooded river is no threat to a floatable building with airtight foundations, and with slack built into electricity and water cables feeding it, the whole kaboodle can simply bob upwards. The gallery shows some building concepts, dreamed up by a company called Waterstudio, among others. Melting ice caps? Bring'em on. [Waterstudio, NPR via io9]

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level