Excerpt: ‘Samahan: Preservation and Upliftment of the South Asian Sea Nomadic Community,’ an architecture design thesis by Isha Torne from IES College of Architecture, Mumbai, investigates the design and technical specifications of floating and amphibious structures for the Bajau Laut community in the Philippines. The suggested architectural intervention includes a prototype floating structure that will be mobile and tethered depending on its use, as well as a floating educational, healthcare, community, and seaweed drying centre.
Introduction: Water is necessary for all forms of life. It has been called blue oil and is one of the most valuable commodities in the world. a resource that is natural that we are working to protect, conserve, clean up, and reuse. Water is another factor we continue to fight against as a result of climate change and rising sea levels. The third global war is rumoured to be fought over water. It is priceless.
The purpose of this architectural design thesis is to investigate the design and technical specifications of floating and amphibious structures for the Bajau Laut community in the Philippines. As a result, an architectural model for the pilot project of an amphibious and floating structure is suggested for the purposes of this thesis.Save