Project: Speculative Design

Awaken Hidden Disease

An article from BCC on 4th May talking about how climate change could possible melting permafrost soils that have been frozen for thousands of years, and as the soils melt they are releasing ancient viruses and bacteria that, having lain dormant, are springing back to life. This is the possible evidence to point out that in the future,will would be dangerous for all of us and seem likely that flood would make it more severe. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170504-there-are-diseases-hidden-in-ice-and-they-are-waking-up… More

Introducing Contamination Detector 1.0

In 2050, Sea level will rise and effect all the big cities near by the coast.  According to the temperature that sharply raise over decade and the increasing amount of ice melt in both poles. One of the research point out that the Sandy-like storm that used to occur every 500 years, before the greenhouse gases produced by human began. Now such a storm arrives once every 25 years and if the Sea level continue to rise sharply, by 2100 the storm would visit the city every 5 years. London Thames barrier was designed just to be able to… More

Tackle Sea level rising !

  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/20/atlantic-city-miami-beach-sea-level-rise?CMP=fb_gu According to the article “Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling the rising waters” by Oliver Milman in The Guardian Website, they talking about how Sea level rise is making floods more common. They also mention the Sandy-like storm that used to occur every 500 years, before the greenhouse gases produced by human began. Now such a storm arrives once every 25 years and if the Sea level continue to rise sharply, by 2100 the storm would visit the city every 5 years. They are also talking about a foot higher… More

Dry pavement !

Another field that I have been research on the innovation that focusing no preventing flood which is call  “Permeable Pavement”. This kind of innovation is help to keep road being dry. This kind of idea could be useful for the place where there are at risk of flash flood. Here is the video of how the Permeable Pavement work. However this kind of idea only fix the problem when there is just small flash flood but it could not protect the major flood incase if the river Thames water level is over limit and there is no water way… More

Thames day out

Observing thames is one of the way that give me the information about how Londoner’s life link to the river Thames. From what I saw the water level effects directly to all activities related to the river such as Ferry, Cargo ship and restaurant by the river… More

Are we at risk ?

Elephant & Castle is in the zone ! According to “LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK” ‘Elephant and Castle Supplementary Planning document’ ( DECEMBER 2011 ) they mention Elephant & Castle in the issue of water as one of the high risk place of flood. Here is the part I copied from the document WATER 8.19 A Strategic Flood Risk Assessment has been prepared to understand flood risk in Southwark. The northern half of the borough is within the Thames flood plain, which contains over two thirds of Southwark’s properties in well established communities. A large part of the borough is located… More

Uncertain or certain protection ? : Thames flood barrier

Thank to Georgina today about the presentation about uncertainty architecture. She gave us on an idea of how people interact with the space, building or the place we considered it is a building! At one point, she mention about the ‘Thames Barrier’ which I’m now focusing in this kind of topic about ‘If climate change effect the way that architecture have to adapted to it, how the adapted architecture going to effect us on human behaviour ? ‘. After the presentation, I started to do some research about this barrier right away. The Thames Barrier is located downstream of central… More

Serious prevention of flood

Thinking of the scenario of how people come up with the idea of dealing with flood and take my previous experience as an example. In 2014, a lot of houses in Bangkok decided to build a small wall barrier in order to protect their house from the major flood. At that certain time, it was kind of normal to see people trying so hard to protect their property, however, as I think back to this kind of structure is very interesting both in the way that people don’t really care about the aesthetic for their property but more about function… More

Extreme weather

Thinking about climate change over past decades, humanity have to face the severe extreme weathers and its seems to be able to prove that it cause by human. In 2014, Thailand which is where I’m from have to face the major flood that have ever seen in my life or even my grand parent life. Half of my house 1st floor was under water for a month and so did others whose house is in the capital where a lot f areas had effected by this event. According to this, It inspired me to in the way that I got a… More