Pod Off Grid: Explorations Into Low Energy Waterborne Communities
(ORO Editions, 2016)
Despite the continued risk of widespread flooding through Climate Change, living, working and playing on water continues to be a necessity and a way of life for many. In the context of population increase, rapid urbanisation and technological advancement, architects and urban planners have an opportunity to rethink the city of tomorrow and embrace an element that accounts for 2/3 of the Earth’s surface area with the fundamental question: can water be an alternative means of urbanisation?
Prof. Jason Pomeroy has pushed the boundaries of sustainable design on land through his research into zero-carbon developments and the role of urban greenery in the sky. In this book he explores the ideas behind self-sustaining low / zero energy waterborne communities. Built case studies from around the World, students' works, and his vision for future waterborne communities explore how to address many of the social, spatial, cultural, economic, environmental and technological challenges of tomorrow.