Adaptation, love it or hate it we have to do it. As our global footprint expands, society has a deepened need to find better, more superior ways to avoid collision with our natural home. While some countries expand on economic or product wealth, they often overlook critically vital information, as of their impending reliance on green energy and integrated systems, a strong concern that not all share. Architecture has turned to this subject with a simpler yet just as serious approach, offering intricate, acceptable and dynamically diverse solutions.
Architects today have begun a revolutionary task of letting the world envelope them, work that rather than detracts from the natural state of our ultimate home, earth, instead adds a convenient, yet admirably subtle furnishing to the surrounding landscapes. Taking from all green designs, some have gone as far as to culminate architecture, form, and resources into art.
The Marine Barrage was developed in 2008 in Singapore, built for the Government as water needs increased; the Reservoir itself is an architectural marvel. Developed by Singaporean group, Team 3 Pte Ltd, the structure adopts a green roof, adorned with the natural beauties of a grass lawn atop a sloped, angular frame. Within its powerful, firm circular design, their Marina comprises technology with future proof energy, using solar panels to emulate grass.
Designed to alleviate flooding in lower regions, the Marina acts as a beautiful complement to the nature nearby, yet opens an urban, culturally diverse function as technology collides with a commanding view of the Singapore capital. These thoughtful alternatives to invasive architecture really show a commitment to reducing our impact on the world as we know it.