the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Shimizu Corporation

BROWSE ALL FROM THIS FIRM HERE

100 Office / Shimizu Corporation

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
100 Office / Shimizu Corporation, Courtesy of 100 Office
Courtesy of 100 Office

Courtesy of 100 Office Courtesy of 100 Office Courtesy of 100 Office Courtesy of 100 Office + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Chome-5-1 Mishima, Settsu-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
  • Area

    3753.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Will Shimizu Corporation's Futuristic Deep-Sea City Concept Sink or Swim?

00:00 - 1 December, 2014
Will Shimizu Corporation's Futuristic Deep-Sea City Concept Sink or Swim?, Courtesy of Shimizu Corporation
Courtesy of Shimizu Corporation

"Now is the time for us to create a new interface with the deep sea, the earth’s final frontier," says a brochure from Japanese development company Shimizu Corporation, presenting their outlandish proposal for the Ocean Spiral: a deep sea colony that can supposedly provide for up to 5,000 people in its 500m wide tethered sphere.

The proposal describes the Ocean Spiral as "safer and more comfortable" than existing land-based cities, thanks to the near constant temperature enabled by the ocean, the fact that it will be unaffected by typhoons or earthquakes, and the hope that the city's methods of oxygen generation will enable higher concentrations of oxygen then are found in the Earth's atmosphere.

Courtesy of Shimizu Corporation Courtesy of Shimizu Corporation Courtesy of Shimizu Corporation Courtesy of Shimizu Corporation + 14