Environmental Safety Construction and Town Economy




S. A. Kizilova, post-graduate student, teaching assistant at the Chair “Fundamentals of Architectural Design” of the Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Through the global tendency to adapt water spaces for the life of society, it is becoming necessary to study the ways of organization and operation of a new type of habitable structures — aquatic heterotopies. The purpose of this article is to identify the ways of organizing eco-sustainable spaces in the context of heterotopies in the aquatic environment. As a result of the analysis of realized and conceptual examples of floating and stationary structures from domestic and foreign architectural practice, methods of modeling an eco-sustainable space in extreme conditions of the aquatic environment are identified. These methods are: the use of alternative energy resources, the inclusion of autonomous farm production, the ability to dynamically adapt to climate change, reducing the cost of realization and optimizing the time on transportation. As an illustration of the application of the synthesis of the revealed principles in the context of conceptual design, the author’s project prepared in the framework of the competition of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2018 competition dedicated to innovations in high-rise construction is presented. The materials of this article can be used in the context of a theoretical analysis of the development of heterotopies as an innovative type of space and in the context of the practical implementation of structures in the aquatic environment.


architecture in the water environment, floating structures, heterotopia, eco-sustainability, architectural futurology

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