Very interesting eco habitat project developed in New York city by designers, environmental organizations, architects and marine biologists designed to investigate designs revolving around rising tides. It was launched in 2009 and traveled the waterways of Manhattan Island, New York Harbour and other Hudson River ports.
From the project:
“Waterpod™ was a floating, sculptural, eco-habitat designed for the rising tides. It launched in the summer of2009, navigate down the East River, explore the waters of New York Harbor, and docked at several Manhattan piers on the Hudson River before continuing onward. The Waterpod™ demonstrated future pathways for water -based innovations. As asustainable, navigable living space, the Waterpod™ showcased the critical importance of the environment and art, serving as a model for new living, d.i.y. technologies, art, and dialogue. It illustrated positive interactions between communities: public and private; artistic and social; aquatic and terrestrial while exploring the cultural richness of New York’s five boroughs and beyond. By visualizing the future, the Waterpod™ embodied self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, learning and curiosity, human expression and creative exploration. Through its dilatory, watery peregrinations, the Waterpod’s intent is to prepare, inform, inspire, provoke, and fortify humanity for tomorrow’s exterior explorations. Waterpod™ is fiscally sponsored by Action Arts League, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.”
You can learn more at http://www.thewaterpod.org/