Smout Allen

Luke Royffe - Balancing Catastrophe - The East Coast Arks

The future Floridian landscape will be transformed by the increasing frequency of catastrophic event. The increased frequency will expose the inadequacy of Florida's closed forms of defensive infrastructure and defective housing types. By densifying Miami's housing typologies and reconfiguring the closed nature of protective infrastructures, the East Coast Reactive Levee creates a new permeable threshold between Miami and the Everglades National Park. Integrated into the reactive levee, self sustaining Arks form a network of inhabited biomes that embrace the natural event of catastrophe.