If you are a victim of global flooding, how do you want to float out?
If there’s going to be a global flood of epic proportions, we may as well approach it with imagination and style. That’s the thinking behind this crazy Water Capsule designed by Jay Stoughstenger. With global temperatures gradually increasing, there has been a corresponding increase in natural disasters and other global calamities that are often downright depressing. Perhaps weary of all this negative speak and eager to envision a soft transition to harder times, the Kuwait-based designer offers a more glamorous way to think about natural disasters, a way that encourages more a dream-like state than desperation or panic. And did we mention that these dreams are also “green?”
Kuwait has been using desalination for many years, so that country is well poised to fit the floating vessel with reverse osmosis technology that can provide decent drinking water. But nothing can be taken for granted, so a gray water recycling system has also been incorporated into the design.
Of course, this eco-design project has not been realized and we kind of hope it won’t need to be, but we do think it’s important to step out of humanity’s self-induced dark cloud and look for a silver, floating lining!