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TEDx: Brian Healy Proposes to Reactivate Boston’s Harbor with Floating Communities

TEDx: Brian Healy Proposes to Reactivate Boston’s Harbor with Floating Communities

Responding to rising sea level predictions and elevated threats of coasting flooding, Perkins + Will design principle Brian Healy has proposed a replicable, floating residential community for Boston’s harbor: Floatyard. In this TEDx, Healy argues that not only would this radical proposal protect coastal housing investments, it could reengage Charlestown’s industrial harbor. In addition to this, Floatyard's architecture would incorporate solar energy and rainwater harvesting on its roof, as well as capitalize tidal energy from the mooring columns which anchor it.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "TEDx: Brian Healy Proposes to Reactivate Boston’s Harbor with Floating Communities " 26 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/420615/waterfront-architect-brian-healy-speaks-at-tedxboston/> ISSN 0719-8884
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